R&D Backend Director

We're looking for an experienced group manager to lead our backend group. The backend group is responsible for core development assignments, using the latest web technologies and working in an advanced agile-based continuous deployment environment.

As part of this role you will lead your group to solve complex challenges in a Big Data environment, working on a product that serves 90 million users, has 2.6 billion profiles in family trees, and 8 billion historical records.

The role combines technical and managerial leadership of several teams as well as cooperating with other R&D managers and leaders across the organization.

What you bring

  • B.Sc. in Computer Science or Software Engineering (M.Sc advantage)
  • 10+ years of experience in server-side development
  • Proven managerial experience (5+ years)
  • Strong leadership skills – ability to inspire, motivate, train, and manage the team of experts
  • Self-directed, ambitious, team player, and a strong communicator
  • Extensive knowledge in distributed systems, OOD, architectural and design patterns
  • Experience with Big Data and cloud technologies