Manager Software Engineering
Software Engineering - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Manager Software Engineering
Software Engineering - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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At TomTom…

You’ll move the world forward. Every day, we create the most innovative mapping and location technologies to shape tomorrow’s mobility for the better.

We are proud to be one team of more than 5,000 unique, curious, passionate problem-solvers spread across the world. We bring out the best in each other. And together, we help the automotive industry, businesses, developers, drivers, citizens and cities move towards a safe, autonomous world that is free of congestion and emissions.

As an Engineering leader of the team you will be working with a team of skilled, innovative and passionate engineers in creating cutting edge software solutions for creating and maintaining digital maps. You lead the team in creating breakthrough solutions, robust and scalable services using modern application development techniques in a multi cloud setup, advancing agile development principles and improving engineering practices. 

You are responsible for the successful creation of ground-breaking software solutions by participating in various aspects of software development including technical requirements analysis, architecture and design, code reviews, automation and continuous delivery, while delivering customer value, with high quality along with continuous personal advancement.

What you’ll do
  • Provide technical direction to the team to deliver solutions leveraging Cloud technologies to ensure highly automated, cost efficient, reliable and scalable systems for global map updates with fast cycle times.

  • Orchestrate the design, development and delivery with high quality, performance and scale by ensuring timely execution and delivery;

  • Responsible for managing team of 8-15 members;

  • Develop, build, mentor and direct a world-class engineering team and cultivate a culture of executing high-velocity and high-class delivery by developing sustainable and scalable components;

  • Primary accountability for the end results and deliveries of the team; has impact by exercising control over resources and planning;

  • A strong collaborative mindset to work closely with your peers in various teams like Product Management, Operations, Quality, Customer teams and more to bring diverse viewpoints and goals together;

  • Define a long-term talent strategy across technologies;

  • A zeal for solving customer problems, and the cascading the same passion across teams;

  • Drive for innovation and improvement - encouraging and enabling your team to improve their tools, processes, and culture, keeping them agile and creative;

  • Has full management authority and accountability for the performance and end results of the teams within own area of specialty;

  • Develops and builds the teams: attract, recruit and retain capable individuals;

  • Helps individuals to continuously learn and develop themselves (collects, provides and helps to interpret feedback); decides on fair compensation, benefits and promotions;

  • Assists the teams and the release manager to continuously improve the way of working; stimulates collaboration within the team and with other teams;

  • Evaluates team's performance against the objectives and key results, identifies risks and corrective actions Adapts team plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges;

  • Applies deep understanding of the business and how own area integrates with others to achieve unit objectives through sustained collaboration;

  • Identifies and solves technical and operational problems and addresses issues with impact beyond own team based on knowledge of related disciplines; understands and recognizes broader impact across the department;

What you’ll need
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent field and must have minimum of 10-15 years of experience in software development;

  • 2+ years of experience in technical leadership and people management experience

  • Experience in Cloud technologies is required;

  • Develop full stack applications/services/tools/script to build highly available and scalable solutions in the public cloud (e.g. AWS or Azure)

  • Expert hands on knowledge of latest technology, good exposure to web technologies and open to all technologies primarily Java but not limited to that;

  • Knowledge of modern programming technologies and approaches (OOP, SOA, Microservices and Events. Design Patterns, SOLID principles, TDD etc.);

  • Proven track record with complex architectural designs and getting them developed/deployed;

  • Very good exposure to DevOps concepts and tools, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery;

  • Proficient in Unix/Linux operating systems;

  • Experience with Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery, Git/Gerrit, Gitlab, Kubernetes etc.;

  • Experience with Operations in DevOps cultures

Meet your team

We’re Automotive Systems. We build the next-generation connected navigation systems that TomTom Automotive provides to leading players in the global automotive industry. Our team works on diverse projects in an agile environment, integrating a variety of TomTom products and services into one tailor-made solution. On our team, you’ll see your work come to life as it evolves from a first demo to being used in millions of cars on the road.

Achieve more

We are self-starters who play well with others. Every day, we solve new problems with creativity, meet new people and learn rapidly at our offices around the world. We will invest in your growth and are committed to supporting you. In everything we do, we’re guided by six values: We care, putting our heart into what we do; we build trust (you can count on us); we create – it’s how we make a difference; we are confident, but don’t boast; we keep it simple because life is complex enough; and we have fun because life’s too short to be boring. 


Ready to move the world forward? 

After you apply

Our recruitment team will work hard to give you a meaningful experience throughout the process, no matter the outcome. Your application will be screened closely and you can rest assured that all follow-up actions will be thorough, from assessments and interviews through onboarding.


TomTom is an equal opportunity employer

TomTom is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity, thrive on each other’s differences and are committed to creating an inclusive environment at our offices around the world. Naturally, we do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, national origin, genetics, or age.

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