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Head of Software Development

Spain, Catalunya [Cataluña], BarcelonaSoftware Development

Job description

Yuki is one of the leading innovators in the domain of accounting and financial administration. We are rapidly growing and, as a product-driven organization, it makes us proud that our SaaS solution is used by over 120,000 entrepreneurs and more than 1,200 accountancy firms across The Netherlands, Belgium and Spain.

At Yuki, 200 employees, of which 65+ are in product and development, are dedicated to enabling entrepreneurs and accountants to work smarter. We do so by providing them with the easiest-to-use, self-learning, community-driven, and highly automated accounting software.

Yuki is part of Visma, one of the biggest software companies in Europe, and just like Visma, we believe that technology is leading the change. By being entrepreneurial, taking responsibility and being inclusive, we make progress happen for our users, colleagues and for the company.

We are here to change the world of accounting and we are looking for a passionate Head of Software Development to join us in our quest. Do you want to be part of it?

What you will be doing

At Yuki, you have a direct impact on the employee experience and performance of the 40+ software engineers in the development team.

Your passion for people and processes helps you perform line management duties, mainly supporting and coaching the team leads in the different squads. You are a problem solver and like to work with people to overcome challenges, celebrate success and address concerns. You feel comfortable in the area of software development processes and enjoy being the go-to person for all process and people related matters.

In your day-to-day job as  Head of Software Development, you’ll be talking to the team leads and other employees in the squads, as well as product and domain experts, and of course key stakeholders from other departments. You’ll make sure escalations are handled promptly and professionally and you ensure your people can work well, can grow, and are happy. You inspire confidence, and you’re a strong motivator. You’re a partner in dialogue with the Head of Product and Chief Software Architect, whose key responsibilities are more on the product and technical side. Together with them and the CTO, you will be part of the Product and Development Management team.

Most importantly, you get energy from working with people that; are eager to learn, are team players, like to have fun, and are driven to build the best financial administration solution in the market.

Your key tasks

  • Mentor and coach team leads and engineers within the Software Development team;

  • Provide guidance and ensure appropriate organizational processes and procedures are used within the Software Development department;

  • Handle escalations from the business promptly and professionally;

  • Ensure performance management takes place and is improved according to the needs of the business and the employees;

  • Work together with our internal recruitment team to manage department staffing;

  • Identify opportunities to further improve the product and development organization;

  • Together with the Head of Product and Chief Software Architect, align department vision and strategy with the company’s short and long-term goals.

What we offer

  • Flexible working hours.

  • Permanent contract.

  • Full-time position, 40h a week.

  • Cool open space office located at 22@, Barcelona’s innovation district.

  • Fresh fruit, bread, coffee, tea and drinks every day.

  • Informal organisational culture.

  • A good working environment in a dynamic international team: we spend a great time together!

  • Awesome team Building Events (Global & Local).

  • The opportunity to grow within the company & develop your skills: Career Path.

  • Study budget - choose your learning plan! (including English and Spanish lessons).

  • Medical & Dental coverage.

  • Gym discount.

  • A hybrid model of remote work.

Job requirements

What you will bring to the team

  • 2+ years of experience leading and managing a software development team.

  • You care about your team, are keen to share knowledge and are open to giving and receiving continuous feedback.

  • Experience working with agile methodologies, including Scrum.

  • You are passionate about tech, but even more about organizational and people processes.

  • A background in software engineering.

  • Strong people (management) skills.

  • Good English and Spanish language skills (our team communication is primarily in English).

  • You are result-driven and like to keep things lean and efficient.

Bonus points for…

  • Experience managing teams that operate from multiple locations/countries.

  • Software engineering experience in a tech company.

  • Work experience as an Agile coach or Scrum master.

*All the applicants must have an EU work permit.

**Please note that we do not collaborate with third parties to fill this vacancy.