Working at ZiuZ Group Leader Software Development

  • ZiuZ Visual Intelligence |
  • Fulltime |
  • Gorredijk, Netherlands
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Want to lead Scrum teams feverishly working to optimize the latest customer review website? Or manage developers at a multinational creating workflow applications for mundane processes?

Or… do you want to head up a software development department that works on diverse and innovative solutions for things that really matter?

At ZiuZ, our mission is to achieve worldwide impact with products that contribute to socially relevant issues. We provide visual intelligence technology to customers in over 50 countries active in the areas of Pharma Automation, Medical Imaging and Forensic Investigation. We’re currently looking for an experienced ‘Group Leader’ for our Software Development department who will support our Scrum teams to create the cutting-edge software (C# .NET, C++) that our professional users rely upon, day in and day out.

What is your role as ‘Group Leader Development’?

You lead our Software Development department: a team of 20-30 professionals, that comprises Software Developers, a Software Architect, Testers and Technical Writers. You’re responsible for organizing, evaluating and coaching team members, as well as leveraging their strengths and supporting them in their professional development.

You oversee the technologies and processes utilized to design, develop, test, document and deploy software. You optimize where possible and ensure that teams working on different applications benefit from each other’s knowledge, methods and third party solutions. Robust processes are important yet you don’t lose sight of the human factor essential to success.

As Group Leader, you coordinate activities taking place within the department, ensuring a balance between day-to-day Sprint work and things that contribute to the department’s long-term objectives. Each year, you set out a vision for the further professionalization of the department and work closely with your team members to realize it. You report directly to the CTO and collaborate with the business lines to set priorities and allocate resources.

What do you bring to the table?

We are in search of a seasoned manager with experience leading teams of developers and a solid familiarity with Scrum. You have a background in computer science (HBO/WO) and a track record in people management (10+ reports). You have the technical breadth to navigate strategic decisions related to e.g. development frameworks, patterns & technologies; software security; quality assurance & test automation and documentation. Of course, you don’t do this alone: you take advantage of the deep knowledge present within your team.

Strong communication skills enable you to translate ZiuZ’s overarching strategy into focal points relevant to your team. Likewise, you listen to your team members to understand their needs and concerns, and you ensure that these are addressed. You seamlessly switch between a multitude of topics and you proactively engage colleagues across the organization. Colleagues at ZiuZ hail from around the world, you must therefore be adept at communicating in both English and Dutch.

What does ZiuZ offer?

In addition to a full-time position and a comprehensive employee benefits package, ZiuZ offers a supplement to your primary salary to be used toward personal pension accrual, a commuting allowance and a standard expense allowance, including provisions for home internet and mobile phone expenses. Furthermore, ZiuZ offers 27 vacation days per year and reserves budget for professional training for each and every employee. We work in a hybrid setup in which we facilitate employees to work in the office and, should they wish to do so, partly from home. This is not a remote-only position.

At ZiuZ you will experience a working environment in which innovation and the development of high-quality products that apply cutting-edge visual and artificial intelligence technologies are the order of the day. As a company, it is of paramount importance to us that you continue to develop yourself and invest in relationships with your peers. The ZiuZ Research Board supports employees in expanding knowledge and developing technical competencies through the exploration of new tools and technologies. We make room for informal contact amongst colleagues on a daily basis through company-wide coffee breaks and daily lunches. We also organize recreational activities such as game events, MTB excursions and a family day.

Are you curious about this role and would you like to know more about working at ZiuZ? Don’t hesitate to get in touch, we’d be happy to tell you more.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Chandler Hatton CTO
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First meeting

Introductory meeting of one hour with the hiring manager and a tour around the building

Second meeting

In-depth interview of one hour, working out a case-study and an introduction to some of your potential new colleagues


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