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VP of Engineering wefox (m/f/d) - Barcelona

Permanent employee, Full-time · Barcelona

About us
The highly successful InsurTech wefox was founded in Switzerland in November 2014. It successfully operates across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. wefox is customer-centric and utilizes an ecosystem of key brokers and insurance companies to meet customer needs of trust and simplification. By combining the most advanced technology with traditional insurance consulting know-how, wefox has already managed to acquire more than 250,000 customers. We are now in phase two of our growth and need to continue to increase scale and improve scalability as we enter additional markets.

You will adapt and assimilate in our team easily if you can identify yourself with our company values:

  1. We make things possible
  2. We are team players
  3. We stay focused
  4. We communicate clearly
  5. We are always authentic
​​​Want to find out more? Ask us about these values in your interview!

Responsibilities
We are looking for someone with great communication and leadership skills, ready to take over our tech team. The team will be integrated and include client and back-office side. We need a resilient person, who will understand the product, will be able to manage teams and make sure that the release strings don't stop and stay as much agile as possible.

On the daily you will be making focus on harmonization of the product and business to understand new requirements and make sure that everything is well-defined. Design and manage the implementation of the best technical solution. Make sure that the tech stack is up-to-date and has minimum legacy.

The company is growing rapidly and we need people who will help us reach the next level.
 

Qualifications & Skills
What do we expect from you? 
  • 4+ years of management experience
  • Strong background in technology leadership (running teams, groups, continuous integration, inter-dept communication)
  • Good communications skills and understanding of Product Management
  • Good understanding of the business and solution oriented person
  • Familiarity with Agile, Scrum and related team management models
  • Strong software development background with existing coding skills in one or more common web languages (Javascript, iOS/ Android, Salesforce, Java)
  • Strong Architectural experience in micro services
  • Strong System management background with understanding of maintenance of Quality of Service, Security and other defensive measures.
  • Background in effective hiring of technical team members.
  • Familiarity with source control systems (GitHub)
  • Strong communication skills and sense of accountability
  • Willingness to learn and to teach
  • Curiosity for tech, programming languages and frameworks
Would be a plus:

  • Technical Ability Java, Salesforce, Angular, Swift, Kotlin
  • Relational and Non-relational database experience (specifically Postgres, REDIS, MongoDB)
  • Worked in a hosted cloud environment such as AWS
  • Experience using and integrating with third-party APIs
  • Contributions to the open-source community
  • Moderate tennis table and football table skills :)

What we offer
At wefox we take pride in ourselves on having an environment that rewards teamwork and where everyone’s contributions are valued and encouraged. While you’ll receive a competitive salary and a full benefits package, you’ll also join a rapidly growing company that works together, learns together, and plays together.
Our Offer:
  • A multi-disciplinary role with opportunity to manage your own path to success
  • Full responsibility for your role, we want you to be your own leader!
  • Outstanding chances to develop your own ideas – and make them work
  • Your professional development is one of our priorities and we actively support building your skills and knowledge further
  • An open-minded and passionate team spirit devoted to innovation
  • -You will work closely with Sergi and Marcel
  • We are an open company - check out our Techleaks and Glassdoor ratings

Perks and Benefits :
Now, we’ve gotten to the fun part, the part where you get to brag about your company, those perks your friends are so jealous of!
Here are some of them:
  • Flexible working hours including some days remote option
  • Health insurance
  • 26 working days of vacation + 24 y 31 December  
  • Discounted gym membership (Gymforless)
  • 50% of your public transport costs paid by the company
  • You can change a public holiday for a vacation day
  • A stack of the most modern technologies and working gadgets
  • Free coffee, fruit and snacks, because we need fuel!
  • Company merch and tees. There is no better way to get your company name out there than by arming your team with branded goodies!
  • Several company benefits – grants for public transport tickets, training and coaching
  • Oh and did we mention our sunny terrace, foosball and a massive ping pong table?
If you love a less-formal work environment, flexible paid time off, a competitive compensation and benefits offering - and have an engaging attitude, get in touch, we want to meet you!

Your application

Thank you for considering a career at wefox. Please fill out the following form. In case you are experiencing problems with the document upload, mail your documents to jobs@wefox.com.

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  • Contact Information
  • Cover letter including your salary expectations & possible starting date
  • CV
  • Skills / knowledge / memberships
  • Letters of recommendation and certificates
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