Director of Engineering

Instabox AB Stockholm



About Instabox

Instabox is a fast-growing tech scaleup that is on the journey to change the logistics industry. We aim to always deliver our service as perfectly and efficiently as possible and this is the reason why our customers keep returning; we care about them and each of their parcels.

At Instabox we solve both complex and technical problems while staying results-oriented, inclusive, and competence-driven. The problems we solve vary from IoT and warehouse solutions to predictions-engines and web systems. We always strive to solve each of them with a data-driven approach. We own and control both our whole logistics chain and our whole tech platform and that gives us the possibility to make sure that the systems we build have a very strong match for our use-cases, both internal and external. This has played a big part in our success so far and we will continue on this path as we develop our services further and expand into new markets. 

To continue this growth journey Instabox is now looking for a Director of Engineering!

”the fastest delivery in the industry”

About the role

The engineering team at Instabox is rapidly growing and we are now looking for a Director of Engineering that will help to scale the organisation, processes and technology to make sure that Instabox gets the most out of every team and individual. As a Director of engineering, you will set the strategy for how to grow and set up teams in the best possible way to enable Instabox to deliver on the company strategy in a fast and sustainable way. You will work closely with, and report to the CTO, and team and tech leads will report to you. You will grow your team of technical leaders, constantly developing their leadership skills to enable an environment where each member of the tech team can be inspired, productive and safe.

Focus in the role will be on

  • Build, lead and grow Instabox’ engineering teams
  • Manage leaders within the engineering team and help them to evolve their leadership skills
  • Keep the teams aware of, and excited about, the company vision and strategic goals and make sure they understand how their everyday work contributes to them
  • Stay on top of current trends and best practices and help the teams adapt to them
  • Stay on top of the teams productivity and help them identify and remove bottlenecks
  • Spearhead IT projects to increase our market reach and improve our USP
  • Support the leaders to continuously improve and adapt their tools and processes to make sure they are productive and help them identify and remove bottlenecks
  • Create overall technology standards and practices and ensure adherence
  • Work to improve the EVP to attract new employees

In this role, you will also be responsible to develop, track and control the development of annual operating budgets for purchasing, staffing and operations. You will Manage and optimize infrastructure assets to satisfy internal financial targets

You will work closely with Product, Business Development and Operations to define, and deliver new products and enhancements. Together with the CTO, you will lead the strategy for technology platforms, partnerships and external relationships and also work to identify new areas of digital marketing opportunities and create plans to implement them for Instabox and their clients and partners.

Your background

To succeed in this role you should have several years of experience from software engineering and the tech industry; including working experience as a Director of Engineering, CTO, VP of Engineering or other senior leadership roles.

You should have

  • Strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Strong project management, organizational and time-management skills
  • Proven track record of success in leadership positions
  • In-depth knowledge of web systems architecture, design and development
  • Previous experience from startup/scale up, high growth organizations
  • Hands on experience with complex project management 
  • Strong negotiation and vendor management skills
  • MA in Engineering, Computer Science or similar relevant field (MBA preferred)

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