Hello retail is searching for a

Head of Development

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Introduction

Hello Retail is a startup that is in rapid growth as the e-commerce market is booming. Our mission is to make every online shopping experience personalized, whether you are a small or large company. 

The development team is growing rapidly, and we need a servant Head of Development who can help scale our product, help grow the team members, and set them up for success. 

You will be responsible for the development department and for the performance and quality of our products. You will lead a team of 14 highly energetic people in the product development team, consisting of many roles besides developers, such as data scientists, UX/UI designers, DevOps & a project manager. We are a tight group of people who love building products that delight customers. 

Do you love to build products used by millions every day, and do you enjoy helping to grow technical people and help nourish a creative engineering culture – then look no further. 

The way of work is a hybrid, where the team is working from the office 3 of the 5 days a week. This gives us the option to brainstorm together on a whiteboard and provides flexibility for the team. The position is, therefore, local and isn’t a remote position. You will be reporting to the VP of Product.

About the job

  • Leading a cross-functional engineering team of 14, that is growing 
  • Ensure the platform and the products are secure, reliable & fast
  • Collaborate with the lead software architect to ensure the applications can scale, and the code is of high quality
  • Conducting one on ones with the team members
  • Build out career pathing & provide the necessary training for the team members to grow
  • Ensure we have the right team and help recruit additional skilled technical people
  • Work with the development team and product managers to come up with new ideas and solutions for the challenges ahead
  • Foster a culture of ownership, autonomy & innovation across the team
  • Iterate quickly without compromising quality and raise the bar on operational excellence

The ideal candidate

  • 3+ years of experience managing and coaching development teams
  • 8+ years of experience developing highly scalable solutions
  • Have a positive attitude to problem-solving
  • Experience with AWS or other cloud vendors
  • Experience with managing remote teams
  • Experience collaborating with many different stakeholders from various departments
  • You enjoy helping people grow and removing any roadblocks they might experience
  • You don’t mind working in a fast-paced startup environment, where the ambitions are high
  • You have a problem-solver mindset and have an attitude of getting stuff done
  • Experience building complex solutions with Java or Python

 

Nice-to-have:

  • Experience building SaaS products
  • Experience with machine learning or working with data scientists

What we offer

  • A competitive salary
  • Comprehensive training in our systems and best practice.
  • Great incentive to do your best.
  • A workplace where we celebrate the team spirit.
  • A workplace where we jointly ensure that every day is as good as possible.
  • A workplace where we celebrate our results.

Perks & Benefits

Catered diverse lunch with your colleagues, every day from one of the best kitchens in Copenhagen

Skill development program: We want to take you from good to great

Are you a true Tech Savvy? Macbook, trackpad, you name it, we get you covered.

Located near public transit: Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace

Social gatherings and games: Hangout with your colleagues

Your local office is your anchor point, thus, we placed it centrally at your convenience.

Free soft drinks and treats / fruits: Peckish after lunch? We got your back

Free beer on Fridays: Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together

Free coffee / tea: Get your caffeine fix for free

Pet friendly. Dogs, turtles or goldfish are welcome in the office as long as they want to cuddle every now and then.

"Joining Hello Retail has to be the greatest decision I have made in my career so far. The culture of the company is amazing and everyone here is incredibly smart and talented! Working here makes me feel valued and I love that I get to learn new things every day. It is truly motivating and rewarding.

Since day one, I knew I made the right choice. I only wish I joined sooner!"

Viktoria Davidova, Online Project Manager
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about us

Hello Retail was formed in 2013 and thousands of web shops in the Nordics, Benelux adn US have chosen our Personalization engine. We are a fully managed SaaS solution which means that we are not just a platform. We take care of our customers from A-Z making sure that they get the most out of working with us. 

The product is based on a solid experience of Customer service, ecommerce CRO and Big Data / AI / Machine Learning – call it whatever you like – we like to name it intelligence :-). A product built from the ground up, now serving thousands of successful ecommerce businesses in several markets.

Today, we are almost 60+ people based in Copenhagen with different nationalities which gives a great, international atmosphere with room for all types of people. We are relaxed but ambitious, we are having fun but know when to work, we cooperate but are fully aware of the value of being self-driven and motivated.

If you do not know Copenhagen already, the capital of Denmark oozes of atmosphere, lots of shopping, restaurants and cafées, and cool hangout places. You can cross Copenhagen by bike or electrical scooters in no time to go for street food, maybe even kayaking in the canals, or ice skating in the winter time. Copenhagen and Denmark is world famous for the world’s happiest habitants and the crime rate is close to zero. 

The office is 2 minutes from the central station with the best view you can find in Copenhagen, Penthouse floor on the Buen building.  

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