​We are currently in need for a Head of IT Development (m/f/d) who will be responsible for six international teams. The IT department is at the core of the Invia Group collaborating closely with the Product, Marketing, Operations, and the Customer Service to ensure the best experience possible for our users. We are looking for a technical savvy, people-oriented product leader with a strong agile and entrepreneurial mindset to join and lead our growing team in Leipzig, hybrid or from remote.

Your tasks

Leadership Tasks 

  • Lead as a visioner and create and live a vision for your team members 
  • Inspire, motivate, and manage at the right time six international development teams and always show the fine art of leadership
  • Act as an ambassador for our team leads to ensure a smooth and a productive as well as a cooperative work environment
  • Create and maintain an efficient work environment within our cross-functional teams by liaising with agile coaches as well as with other internal and external stakeholders
  • Resolve with excel leadership skills any conflicts and challenges which may occur
  • Identify, develop, and appreciate the skills of our team members, also within the teams to build retention
  • Ensure exceptional talent acquisition & recruitment
  • Enable agile teams that embrace and deliver consistently ambitious goals
  • Define and deliver enhancements and new products by focusing on stakeholder management, in detail through liaising with other teams like product, marketing, and operations
  • Develop, track, control and evaluate the development of annual operating and capital budgets which then can be used for purchasing, staffing, operations, and other critical market & organisation decisions 
  • Be the trusted and reliable person for partnerships and external relationships
  • Think as a business owner and focus on supporting our growth plans within the organisation

Technological Level

  • Set and implement a vision for our international technology platforms which is in line to our organisational and international strategy
  • Ensure a high achievement of technical KPI’s such as availability, responsiveness, and various quality levels by creating unique technology standards and practices  
  • Prepare and implement an effective scalability for the future international organisational expansion readiness
  • Identify current and future technological trends which are fitting for current and future Invia products and will also focus on the increasement of the organisational revenue
  • Ensure that current and future needs are always met by implementing the correct technology

Your profile

  • Degree in engineering, computer science or similar relevant field
  • At least five years of previous work experience as Head of IT or similar leadership role
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal and leadership skills with proven experience in building and leading successful international teams
  • Proactive problem solver with hands on approach
  • Experience and in-depth understanding of managing complex projects
  • Experience in leveraging agile methods like SCRUM or Kanban to achieve exceptional results
  • Effective negotiation and vendor management skills
  • Fluent German and English language skills
  • Experience with technologies from our tech stack (AWS, React, NodeJS, PHP, Python, Docker and Kubernetes) and modern cloud infrastructure

Your trip to us

Start your journey with the Invia Group. Apply now with your significant application documents, your availability, and your salary expectations. In case you have any questions, please contact us on +49 341 6505010100.

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