Head of Platform Engineering

Konfidentiell Stockholm

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About the Role 

Currently, we are identifying a Head of Platform Engineering for a Stockholm-based consumer tech company. Our client’s mission is to create a ground-breaking virtual entertainment network where users can express themselves in a new way. In this role, you will play a vital part in a scale-up making their mark on the tech industry. 

You will lead the global platform engineering strategy and operations. By your side, you will have a team that consists of programmers and DevOps. As Head of Platform Engineering, you will work, as part of the engineering management team, with operations, strategy and development to continuously deliver a world class platform with as high uptime and as low latency as possible.

This a unique opportunity to be part of a company that is disrupting an industry and is making a lasting positive social impact in people’s lives. Our client is well-funded by international top-investors from the music, tech, gaming and IP industries. 

What you’ll be doing

  • Lead teams by hiring, coaching, and creating an environment that enables success, robustness and stability
  • Oversee vision setting and roadmap creation for the production engineering department by working with your leads, teams and management across the company
  • Manage processes and use your technical expertise to improve the team and ensure your team contributes to our KPIs with regards to uptime, latency and networking
  • Build an organization that prioritizes predictable delivery and metrics that showcase your teams’ impact on the overall end user experience
  • Work with other leads to improve the Engineering organization and uphold our workplace philosophy
  • Analyze, operate and maintain our AWS platform

Key Qualifications

  • You have 5+ years of experience as a Software Engineer and/or DevOps
  • You have 2+ years of experience as a manager 
  • You have experience hiring and growing senior leaders and managers
  • You enjoy coming up with pragmatic solutions to concrete problems using first principles thinking
  • You are passionate about working at startup and structure process in a high-paced environment
  • You are up-to-date with new tools and solutions to use to solve technical problems

Bonus Points

  • Experience in building completely new teams and organizations
  • Experience managing supplier relationships
  • Experience from working with B2C video streaming applications
  • Experience managing high availability infrastructure that millions of people use everyday

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