Head of Technology

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Head of Technology

Are you a seasoned technologist looking to join an exciting scale-up adventure? Love the idea of working on a B2B SaaS product that could change an industry? Keep reading 😎.

Full-time · Amsterdam

Tell me more about the role! 🎬

Of course! So, HATCH is looking for an experienced technologist to lead our engineering team, building a great product that pushes the boundaries of fashion. Because that’s our aim: to digitize wholesale fashion for good through the HATCH Digital Showroom (Trust us, it’s needed!).

In this role, you will ensure that technology is a key differentiator for our product, the business and HATCH customers alike. It is a pivotal role that:

  • Translates the company’s commercial & product ambitions into the technology strategy and roadmap.
  • Evangelises the possibilities of technology to unlock surprising solutions for our customers’ and users’ needs. Collaborate as one team with the Head of Product and Head of Design.
  • Challenges our talented 8-person engineering team to develop high-performing, reliable, secure and - most importantly - scalable solutions.
  • Defines the long-term tech talent strategy for HATCH.
  • Ensures the team’s capacity is optimally planned and possible constraints are preempted & solved before they can cause delays.
  • Sets the engineering principles; championing engineering best practices and driving the HATCH engineering culture.
  • Is a member of the HATCH leadership team and will proactively contribute to the short- and long-term plans & vision for HATCH.

In short; this role sets the overall long-term technology direction while always leaving ample room for the engineers to contribute and grow. 

What about you? 🥁

Are you excited about the role? We hope so! Here’s what we’re looking for in you:

  • You are a technologist at heart. You’re passionate about the space and can leverage this passion to motivate your team.
  • You have proven experience with both product development as well as system design.
  • You have a solid understanding of all disciplines of software development, which you use to constructively challenge the team to get better.
  • Part of your past experience includes at least 2 years of leading and scaling an engineering team.

  • You have strong strategic thinking and communication skills.
  • You understand how engineering impacts the bottom line of the company and are able to leverage financial metrics to drive improvement initiatives.
  • Being in a start-up, it’s critical that you are able to think on your feet, think in solutions (current and future) and are pragmatic by nature.
  • You’re excited by the challenge of taking on a successful product and maturing it into a commercial SAAS solution.
  • Cherries on top🍒:
    • You have experience working with large enterprises and have a good idea of the technical landscape you might find.
    • You have a great network in the startup/scaleup world and can leverage this to HATCH’s benefit.
    • You have experience in b2b SaaS.

    Aced the above? Apply! 🎉

    No need for long motivation letters, the only thing we would like to hear when you apply, is WHY? Why HATCH and why this role?