Director of Engineering

About Typeform

One sunny Barcelona morning, two designers sat down to build a beautiful lead gen form for a bathroom company’s showroom. They ended up reimagining the data collection experience, and realized it was one idea they wouldn’t be flushing down the toilet. Today, Typeform is a team of over 300 people from more than 35 countries, with offices in Barcelona, Spain and San Francisco, US.

We’re building a world where brands, businesses, and their communities can have more personal relationships with the people who matter most. To do this, we give people the tools they need to have conversational experiences at scale—because meaningful relationships start with conversations.

From online lead forms and engaging quizzes, to face-to-face encounters in the office, help us build more meaningful relationships, one conversation at a time.

About the Role

Develop, manage, and empower product development teams, staffed by 25 engineers, creating a productive, thriving, fast-paced + high-quality delivery, engineering culture.

The role can be based in Spain, Portugal, UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany or France.

 

The Role

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Improve delivery capabilities by implementing a consistent method of continuous improvement across delivery teams, and every quarter identify the 3 top improvement opportunities and implement one.
  • Set ambitious goals for your team. Keep them engaged and improving themselves quarter over quarter.
  • Reduce degradation or interruption of service, maintaining our planned external SLA of 99.9%.
  • Honour our defect fix internal SLA through all your teams.
  • Improve our ability to retain high performing engineers through co-creating plans with HR / Talent and using performance management to do so. 
  • A respected mentor and guide to your Team Leads. 
  • Keep motivated teams that feel proud of achieving the goals.
  • Produce and execute exit plans for those individuals who don’t fit our teams or fail to deliver consistently.
  • Actively participate in the hiring process, ensuring that only the best talent join our teams.
  • Deliver a revised architectural roadmap within your owned services that unlocks future product value, addresses mid-term scale risks, and improves our security within 3 months.
  • Contribute to the engineering department by doing meaningful process improvement proposals and ensuring the implementation plans are deployed and followed through your colony.
  • Lead key engineering department initiatives outside your colony.
  • Improve our visibility of key platform issues, by driving consistent methods of measuring our top 3 issues across all services (logging, performance, uptime) within 6 months.
  • Deploy engineering best practices through the SDLC to ensure engineering output is top quality and your services technical debt is kept to a minimum.

 

About you

Here’s what we’re after:

  • A strong understanding and track record of how to drive a thriving Engineering culture, with a track record of managing teams of 25+ engineers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, able to keep LT connected and engaged with Engineering priorities and challenges.
  • Able to drive sustainable growth of the Engineering organization, finding, retaining and developing top talent.
  • Experience managing engineering teams across multiple geographies, and with agencies/outsourced teams.
  • Ability to balance bottom-up contributions to architectural improvement with the practical needs of a rapidly scaling business.
  • Experience building a justifiable resourcing plan based on product and architecture roadmaps.
  • Practical experience with tools to drive accountability and predictability for the business in roadmaps.
  • Experience partnering with Product Management to break down large, complex projects into multiple teams with rapid iterative milestones and clear outcomes, to produce a predictable product and engineering roadmaps.
  • Experience implementing evaluation criteria and career planning for engineers and managers which address a healthy mix of technical & leadership skills.
  • Ensure the correct software development process is in place and followed according to industry best practice and the needs of our organization.
  • Data driven approach to decision-making.
  • Cloud-native experience is a must. You have developed products directly for the cloud. 

 

Bonus round (not compulsory, but you’ll hit the high score):

 

  • Broad hands-on experience with frontend/JavaScript and backend (Golang or related) technologies.

 

Think you’re a good fit? Hit apply—success might be just around the corner 😉

*Today, more than 2.5M people from all over the world use Typeform. We celebrate the diversity of our customer base, and we want our employees to reflect those differences. At Typeform, we’re committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We strive to be an equal opportunity workplace.



Interested? Hit apply and show us what you've got.

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Dear talented engineer…

Yes, you! You’ve got skills in abundance and companies are knocking at your virtual door. But you’re looking for somewhere special—with people who care about you, your interests, and motivations. Here’s why we believe Typeform is that place:

What we do matters.

Typeform is used by about 2% of the world’s population every year, with millions of typeforms answered every day—and we’re growing constantly. Sheesh! That’s why we need you. You’ll help us build scalable, resilient software and systems that empower people to have more meaningful interactions with their customers, communities, employees, and more.

It’s all about the team.

You’ll work with people from all over the world—55 nationalities and counting. A group of humble, talented, diverse folks who value autonomy and end-to-end ownership of projects. You’ll be given all the tools you need for continuous delivery and ongoing experimentation.

We believe in open source.

We're building Typeform on top of open-source projects—like Golang, React, NextJs, K8S, and Django—and we encourage you to contribute to the open source communities that interest you. You’ll get a $15 donation credit for every hour you contribute to open source software, which you can donate to a charity of your choice.

You’ll never stop learning.

Our start-up days may be behind us, but we’re no stuck-in-the-mud corporate buzzkill. There’s always something happening, with opportunities to level up your skills while solving challenging problems. You’ll be given responsibility and a chance to get involved in both tactics and strategy. And you’ll have a structured career path, with $1000 per year to invest in your own development as you see fit.

Innovation isn’t just a buzzword here.

Okay, innovation is always a bit of a buzzword. But we’re the real deal. Every quarter you can join a 2-week hackathon, where you can make your own project proposal or team up to work on somebody else’s. You’ll get to meet people from different teams, work on different tech stacks, and contribute to our product roadmap. These sessions often give birth to new product features, and even architectural change.

We’re remote first.

It’s not where you live that matters, it’s where you’re at—your skills, mindset, and attitude. We hire across the US and Europe, and you’ll join a team that suits your time zone. You’ll be made to feel at home from the first moment, thanks to our thoughtfully designed remote onboarding. And you’ll get a $1000 one-off payment to kit out your home office, plus $120 per month to cover any extra expenses. Travel is hard right now, but when the world is back on its feet, feel free to stop by our San Francisco or Barcelona offices to say hi.

How you ask is everything.

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