Are you an experienced Python developer who has a special talent for leading projects and people?

We’re looking for a team/project leader to join our small development but mighty team in The Hague.

About you

  • You have the ability to foster proper communication to different stakeholders,
  • You have the ability to create a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on healing and problem-solving,
  • You have a collaborative approach to work,
  • You enjoy taking in new challenges and you’re a problem-solver,
  • You strive for accuracy and don’t like to leave things unfinished,
  • You are flexible and adapt quickly to change,
  • When it comes to code you do not overcomplicate, you love simple solutions,
  • You are always on top of new developments.

The role

Project Management (30%)

  • Create and maintain the development roadmap (epic-level),
  • Monitor development progress and identify (possible) bottlenecks.
  • Communicate with business on the project progress.

Product Owner (40%)

  • Draft development stories based on product/feature designs coming from the Head of Product,
  • Maintain the backlog (both sprint and product).
  • Translate business requests and requirements into stories on the backlog.
  • First contact for all bug reports.
  • Test all delivered code/features/functionality towards set business requirements.

Development (30%)

  • Support team with development tasks from the backlog.

Team lead (10%)

  • Manage a self-steering team via SCRUM principles.
  • Protect the Team from external interference, interruptions and distractions, be an effective gatekeeper, without losing sight of the ultimate client’s needs and business objectives.

Your profile

  • 3-5 years development experience Python (3.x), Javascript,
  • Bachelor/Master degree in Computer science/ Software Engineering (or similar),
  • Knowledge of Git, Docker, Kubernetes (K8s), API’s,
  • Familiar with various design and architectural patterns,
  • Knowledge of user authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments (Istio),
  • Experience with implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests,
  • Good understanding of Database design and optimization (MySQL or PostgreSQL)
  • Fluency in Dutch and English
  • Previous experience in similar roles (Team lead, Lead Developer, Product Owner, SCRUM)

Advantageous:

  • GCP Certification Cloud Architect or Cloud Engineer,
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.,
  • Awareness and experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games,
  • Experience in applying a wide variety of well-documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: various Burndown technologies, many Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.).

Competencies:

  • Cooperation
  • Flexibility
  • Excellent problem analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Clean code writing
  • Accuracy
  • Abstract thinking, numerical acumen
  • Achievement orientation
  • You're precise and a finisher