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TX Group is the leading private media group in Switzerland. The company was founded in 1893 and today employs a staff of approximately 3,400 in Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Luxembourg and Serbia. It has been traded at the Swiss stock exchange since 2000.

TX Group is the shareholder of some of Switzerland's most well known Digital Brands, including 20min, JobCloud (jobs.ch), Homegate, Tutti, Ricardo, Doodle or Zattoo. The combined audience on web and mobile represents about 40% of the measured Internet traffic in Switzerland. As such TX Group plays an active role in supporting and guiding these companies to further success.

The TX Data Technologies Services collaborates with all these companies to build advanced data products and services. We work with cutting edge technologies to go from research prototypes into production systems at a rapid pace. Our systems serve more than 40% of the attributable swiss internet traffic and reach more than 80% of the swiss population on a monthly basis. If you are as much a data nerd as we are, you realize that this is an unique opportunity!

Head of Engineering 80-100%

Responsibilities:
  • Oversee data, product and platform engineering teams and support the cross-functional domain teams to be successful
  • Accountable for delivering solutions meeting product team's requirements
  • Responsible for nurturing the engineering organization's culture and recognizing when to let the team evolve and when to guide its growth
  • Advocate for steady progress on the product, the infrastructure, and the total system health
  • Have successful peer partnerships with other department leaders in the TX Group
  • Provide a consistent/successful interface between Engineering Development and Product Management
  • Standardize the development process where needed, allow local differences where advantageous
  • Oversee the engineering organization's capacity and availability
  • Prepare and manage the engineering department's budget
  • Design strategies for future development projects based on the department's overall objectives and resources
  • Hire engineers and coordinate their training
  • Implement innovative technologies
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Work experience as a Head of Engineering or in a similar senior-level position at an engineering department
  • A well developed people management philosophy for managers and engineers
  • Commitment to understand, communicate and improve the quality of multiple teams
  • Drive changes by example and with hands-on, not on a meta level
  • Extensive experience of delivering reliable and scalable solutions relying on big data
  • Extensive experience with cloud technologies and modern human-computer interfaces
  • Hands-on experience in back-end and front-end development
  • Agile project management skills
  • Leadership abilities with a strategic mind
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluent in English, German is a plus
  • BSc/MSc in Engineering, Computer Science or relevant field
  • Good sense of humor is a must
  • Availability to travel regularly to Serbia

What you can expect from us:
  • Flexibility during the global pandemic: We understand that everyone has different needs and as a team we've learned to adapt
  • A great heterogeneous team with different interests and skills, that enjoys working together
  • Flexible working hours and home-office possibilities
  • We value personal improvement and support you in expanding your knowledge with courses and conferences
  • A yearly internal conference (https://conf.tx.group/) in Zürich, with international keynote speakers and an opportunity for you to learn how other teams work and show off your own successes and experiences
  • Assistance and Support through all aspects of the on boarding process
  • Travel opportunities to our satellite offices around Europe. Specifically to our headquarters in Zürich, where we like to meet regularly for collaboration, events and off-sites
  • Your Laptop of choice and a standing desk at our HQ
  • On-site canteen with plentiful selection of fresh food and salad
Location
Zürich

We look forward to your application

Adnan Temel
Senior Recruiter
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