532 day(s) ago

Head of Engineering vacancy at TestGorilla

Negotiable salary

Remote worker location: Worldwide
English: Advanced, Upper Intermediate, Native Speaker
Experience: 5+ years
Employment: Full-time


Netherlands, Amsterdam
TestGorilla is a pre-employment assessment platform. Our screening tests identify the best candidates and make hiring decisions faster, easier, and bias-free.

General overview of the role

We are looking for a Head of Engineering to set up and lead our engineering department and help us bring our product to Enterprise level maturity. You’ll manage our software architecture, our cloud infrastructure, and the deployment of new features. You ensure all internal systems and our integrations with third parties operate effectively, efficiently, and securely.

Simply put, your goal is to enable the hyper-growth of our company from an engineering standpoint.

In your first months, you’ll work with our outsourced development team in Spain to learn the code base and co-develop features. Gradually, you’ll take over the project management role. In parallel, you will build our own development team and decide how you allocate responsibilities to internal and external resources.

To be successful in this role, you should be capable and confident managing a development team, defining the technology roadmap, and setting goals, budgets, and timelines for all engineering efforts.

You report to the COO and co-founder, Otto Verhage.

The first step in this recruitment process is one of our own assessments. It allows you to experience our product first-hand and gives us an initial idea of your fit with the role.


Attract, hire, develop, and lead the development team
Manage software development projects by setting requirements, goals, and timelines
Monitor and manage the reliability and performance of our infrastructure and integrations
Ensure compliance with security standards and privacy laws
Work together with the founders and other departments to shape and prioritize the product roadmap
Manage the engineering budget and its return on investment
Implement innovative technologies
Coordinate with external stakeholders for new integrations and tools


Work experience as a head of engineering or in a similar senior-level position at an engineering department
Extensive experience with cloud technologies
Hands-on experience in back-end and front-end development, preferably in Python, Django REST framework, and Angular
Good understanding of agile methodologies
Leadership competencies with a strategic mind
Excellent project management skills
BSc/MSc in Engineering, Computer Science or relevant field

Perks & Benefits

· Instrumental role in shaping HR Tech startup TestGorilla
· Set up and lead your own team of developers
· Help us gear up for Series-A and beyond
· €50k base, €10k bonus, stock options
· Remote position

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