Entry-Level Lead Engineer

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Entry-Level Lead Engineer

We’re looking for a Engineering Manager, with 3+ years of experience, to join our growing creative team in Amsterdam. We're an award-winning digital agency and Europe's leading Shopify Plus partner. We focus on strategy, design, development and data-driven growth in the e-commerce industry, with a client base of international fashion, lifestyle and beauty brands.

Full-time · Amsterdam

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Our mission is to set the industry standard for designing, developing and growing a D2C e-commerce experience.

The industry is still young, still growing, and so right now there are no standards for how to build a successful store. We keep ourselves open to experimentation, new ideas and creative freedoms to find innovative ways of developing high quality e-commerce experiences.

We aim to drive ourselves and the industry forward every single day. We innovate for our clients to make them stand out among their competition. We celebrate diversity by sharing our experiences and learning from each other. If this sounds good to you, and you have the skills, the energy and the ambition, we'd love you to join our ranks!

The team

You’ll join a young, diverse, vibrant and energetic team of professionals who are passionate about what they do and eager to learn more. We have a centrally located office in Amsterdam that’s always packed with friendly faces, warm food and cold beer.

We encourage everyone in the team to frequently get together for innovation sessions, dinners, drinks and parties because we believe fostering a strong team spirit amongst all colleagues leads to a better standard of work.

We’re big on collaboration and always encourage our separate teams to work together on projects. You’ll work closely with the sales team, learning from them along the way whilst they also learn from you, as we all pitch in to help our clients grow their businesses.

Job description

As our Engineering Manager, you'll be coaching and mentoring our frontend developers, facilitating them to achieve their goals, while creating the best experience for our clients. 

You’ll lead 2 squads/teams composed of 10 developers based either in The Netherlands or remotely. You'll have the opportunity to work with one of the most diverse Ask Phill teams! Coach will be your middle name, and you’ll also be responsible for recruiting and onboarding your next team members, making sure they feel welcome and excited to join the next project!

This role is ideal for someone with a strong technical background in web/frontend development, preferably in Shopify, JavaScript and Next.js. or similar technologies. Do you also have an agency background? That’s a plus!

For this role, years of management experience are not needed, but we are looking for someone who has experience in coaching and managing team members.

Responsibilities

  • Coach people and teams through continuous feedback, helping them reach the next stage in their careers.

  • Participate in recruitment and hiring, assessing candidate profiles, and conducting interviews.

  • Organise effective onboarding of new team members in collaboration with the People Team.

  • Stay ahead of industry trends and challenges, using your knowledge to develop strategic solutions that keep us competitive.

  • Create training plans for team members based on their individual needs.

  • Collaborate with other Team Leads and Engineering Managers on department-wide improvements.

  • Facilitate upskilling sessions to enhance the team’s e-commerce expertise and foster continuous learning.

Benefits

  • Work with innovative global lifestyle brands

  • Macbook

  • 28 annual holiday days + a day off on your birthday

  • Pension plan

  • Lunch at the office

  • Unlimited access to psychologists of OpenUp

  • Access to financial advising services from Equip

  • Hybrid work environment: working 40% of your time at our office

  • Get the opportunity to work abroad for four weeks per year

  • Friday drinks

  • Amsterdam city centre office

  • Travel reimbursement

  • A culture that values diversity, innovation, and forward-thinking, all within a vibrant and supportive community.

Job Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience in software development, preferably in Shopify, JavaScript and Next.js.

  • Experience leading and coaching a small-medium sized team 

  • Familiarity with agile methodologies, particularly Scrum;

  • Excellent communication skills and looking forward to work with a multicultural team; 

  • A passion for e-commerce and a desire to bring new ideas and perspectives to the team.

Additional useful experience 

  •  Previous experience working in a web agency or a dynamic project environment; 

We're looking forward to seeing how you can contribute to our team's success and help us revolutionize the e-commerce landscape!

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