Software Development Manager - Data Hub

Mendix, Rotterdam

We help enterprises achieve their digital goals

Duration: Full-Time

Mendix is on a mission to enable anyone in any organization – from the marketing coordinator to the software developer to the CEO – to create things that are transformational for their company.  We are fundamentally reinventing the way applications are created and we’re reinventing the future of software development.  Sounds ambitious, right?  We agree.

Not to brag, but nearly 4,000 organizations worldwide, including KLM, Medtronic, Merck, and Philips, rely on Mendix to build web and mobile applications.  Thousands of our customers use our platform to delight their clients and empower their employees. It’s no surprise that we’re a recognized Leader by Gartner and Forrester in a red-hot market expected to exceed $21 billion by 2022.  Ok, maybe we did want to brag a little.  But we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished…and…we’re humble enough to admit that we need you to make us even more effective.

Are you dreaming about leading and coaching multiple development teams in a fast-growing product organization? Do you believe in an agile software development approach, collaboration, empowerment, and continuous improvement?
We know that to continuously improve our newly announced Data Hub product and to keep amazing our global user base, we need the best product development team. We are now looking for an experienced Software Development Manager to take this product to the next level.

Your main challenges

  • Lead a super-efficient result-oriented software development organization that rapidly and continuously builds Mendix product releases;
  • Maintain an agile and fun technology-oriented environment that continues the tradition at Mendix as an employer for the best and brightest engineers.

Your responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for the product delivery process with a specific focus on the overall product quality processes;
  • You collaborate with other departments to further extend the agile process outside R&D. You will drive the complete, organization-wide agile product delivery process;
  • You will continuously improve all processes within Mendix R&D. We are not dogmatic; we want to stay adaptive and eager to learn;
  • You will coach team leads and teams in working in a disciplined process;
  • You will act as a people manager for teams that do not have a dedicated team lead yet;
  • You will be responsible for product delivery and team focus. You collaborate with other departments to make sure R&D can keep focus;
  • You will be accountable for the weekly progress, clearly defined sprints, well-led meetings, and the delivery of working products to our users after each sprint;
  • You will be responsible for HR, culture, and employee happiness. Together with the other Software Development Managers you need to make sure Mendix R&D is a great place to work. 

Desired skills and experience

  • Not a “high-level spreadsheet manager”, but hands-on, pragmatic, part of the team;
  • Experienced Agile Coach; experience with creating a multi-team agile software delivery process;
  • Experience with quality processes in a multi-team agile environment with a focus on continuous delivery;
  • Ability to lead team retrospectives that bring any issue (on any level) on the table to improve team culture and working processes;
  • Enjoys rhythm/cadence and has enduring discipline to create that;
  • Great time-management skills, “Getting Things Done” approach;
  • A good 10 years of experience in software engineering, including hands-on programming skills;
  • Experience with developing cloud-based software for the enterprise;
  • Skills and creativity to create (and keep) a great place to work for highly skilled professionals.
Experience a culture like no other at Mendix

Relaxed environment with the coolest office in the Netherlands, and great view of the Erasmusbrug

Intelligent and fun colleagues from all over the world

We like people who take ownership and we give everyone as much freedom as possible. This means there’s as little process as we can get away with, because we don't want to get in your way. We also strive to stay as flat as possible. Do you have an issue? Walk right into our CTO's office and bring it up. Even though our client base consists of large enterprises, we do not allow a bureaucratic culture to enter our R&D department. We value the start-up culture that has brought us so much success. We are a high-tech company, not a project-oriented organization.
About Mendix

Mendix provides a platform and approach that helps enterprises innovate and digitally transform their businesses and industries. Nearly 4,000 organizations worldwide, including KLM, Medtronic, Merck, and Philips, rely on Mendix to build web and mobile applications to delight their customers and empower their employees. We are a recognized Leader by Gartner and Forrester in a red-hot market expected to exceed $15 billion by 2020.
While we live on different continents and work on different things, we are one team with a shared mission and set of values. We are passionate and strive for new heights, professionally and personally. We value hard work, accountability, and results.  Above all else, we believe in a culture of growth, respect, and fun.
So, are you the brilliant Software Development Manager we're looking for? Join now!

Our Guiding Principles

While we live on different continents, speak different languages, and work on different things, we are bound by our “MendixBlue” guiding principles.  Being “MendixBlue” means that you live the culture, and you consistently improve it as we grow.  It’s kind of a big deal.

We put the customer first.  Without our customers, we have no business.  So, if you act in the best interest of our customers, always…you belong here.

We think big. We work to have a meaningful, lasting impact on the world.  So, if you aim high and think long term…you belong here.

We innovate.  We want to be what happens next.  So, if you ask “what if?” and work to find a way or make one…you belong here. 

We nurture talent.  We look, not just at the sum of what an individual has done, but at the potential of who they can be.  So, if you’re up for learning from your failures…you belong here.

We hear every voice.  Inflated egos don’t last here, humility does.  So, if you share credit and ensure that the best ideas win – regardless of who they come from…you belong here.

We own it.  If something needs doing, we do it. So, if you focus on the outcome, and take initiative to get it done…you belong here.

We have fun.  We use laughter as a common language.  We can ask for help and we’re happy to give it.  So, if you find joy and purpose in what you do…you belong here.

Make your career at Mendix.

There are precious few jobs that let you create the future. But you’ll find one at Mendix. We are at a pivotal time in our company’s existence: where rapid growth meets stable funding.  This is the time for industrious people to raise their hands to solve the next generation of problems. Mendix is a place where ambitious people can thrive; where you can identify an issue, propose a solution, and build the structure to make it happen.

Important to know: Mendix is a Siemens business, which means we’re backed by the resources and stability of one of the world’s largest and most forward-looking enterprises. Think: job security.

Since our company was founded in 2005, our aim has been to create a great work environment for people at all stages in their careers. That’s why we are so pleased and honored that we were rated a top Cloud Computing Company to work for in 2019, based on feedback from our employees on Glassdoor. With offices in the Netherlands, the UK, Germany, and the US, (and more coming), we provide an international playground to truly impact the world through low-code.

About Mendix

About us We are creating an application platform that empowers people to build and continuously improve apps at unprecedented speed and scale. Who we are We’ve been in your shoes We know firsthand how hard it can be to quickly build software your users love, while maintaining the control you need. Having worked with hundreds of enterprise customers, we also understand how difficult it is to successfully execute a digital strategy. Our mission Our founders created Mendix to solve the biggest challenge in digital innovation: to empower IT and Business teams to collaborate like never before, while experiencing unmatched speed and control. These principles are architected into the very core of our platform, and they drive our relentless focus on your success. We are here to help We love helping you build breakthrough digital experiences, rejecting the conventional approach of merely doing the same things faster. We seek a long-term partnership with your team so we can help you deliver transformative value through applications. Our conviction—and your success—is powered by a diverse team of passionate and exceptional talent.

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