At Airmee, we're working hard to create the best delivery experience in the world and optimise logistics to make it more efficient and environmentally sustainable. Our technology is at the heart of what we do, powering thousands of deliveries each day.
Airmee is one of Europe’s fastest growing logistics startups transforming last-mile delivery, backed by some of Sweden’s biggest investors and entrepreneurs. We help e-commerce by leveraging machine learning and powerful proprietary research-based technology to provide convenient and fast e-commerce deliveries same day or as fast as within the hour.
As the VP Engineering at Airmee, you will build and scale a world-class product engineering team of 20 engineers that is growing quickly each month as we expand with new services and internationally.
If you enjoy working in an entrepreneurial and rapidly-evolving environment, this role is for you.
About the role
This is a unique opportunity to have a central role at one of Europe’s fastest growing tech companies, making a wide impact on people’s everyday lives and disrupting one of the largest industries in the world. It is a role for you if you are interested in building a world-class next-generation tech team working with state-of-the-art technology. The role is also for someone that thrives in an ever-changing fast-paced environment where leadership is hands-on, and tasks can range from code reviews to setting product and development strategies.
Since we’re at the intersection of technology and the physical world, the stakes are higher. A whole new class of problems emerge as thousands of parcels and couriers are in motion every day. Problems that affect millions of people across our markets, and serve as opportunities to improve our services to make them as seamless as possible. Combined with exponential growth and the continuous launch of innovative services and features, the role therefore requires deep technical expertise and strong leadership skills.
It is a role that will work closely with the business and operations side of the company to create alignment with the engineers. A business mind-set is therefore crucial for the role. You cannot be a stranger to operating in fast-moving environments. Airmee’s high performance bar requires that you are self-motivated and target driven.
At Airmee, People primarily grow by working on challenging and innovative projects. As a leader, it is your job to empower them to do so and help solve any obstacles along the way.
A successful candidate will be highly analytical, resourceful, customer-focused, team-oriented, and have a natural ability to lead under time constraints to meet deadlines. We work on many products simultaneously, and a start-up mindset will be beneficial.
So what will you do?
Build a world-class tech team and be able to attract and retain talent. Our team is distributed across the world.
Deep dive leadership: able to understand our technical infrastructure in depth and evaluate engineers
Strategize and influence the product vision and roadmap in collaboration with the business and operations team
Collaborate with product, data science, engineering, business and operations teams to analyse key business problems and deliver engineering solutions end to end
Effectively work across the organisation and collaboratively with other teams
Translate the strategic roadmap into a practical execution plan with quarterly OKR's to ensure that we ship features faster at an unmatched speed
Build an influential culture of engineering excellence maintaining the balance and right trade-off for building products for speed and tech debt
Set up processes to handle ad hoc support requests from customers, sales, and logistics operations to make sure the general execution cycle is not disturbed
Develop an operational model to achieve operational excellence for the engineering and product teams
What're we looking for?
Proven experience building software across the stack (mobile, platform, etc.)
A minimum of 3 years of management building and leading a software engineering team in a fast-growing company/startup
Strong understanding of technical architecture, system design, and problem solving acumen on complex technical challenges
Willingness to dive deep and be hands-on
Proven experience working cross-functionally with Product Management, Data Science, and Business partners
Excellent written and verbal communication in English
Passion for high quality, usable, fast and reliable software
Exceptional work ethic
Masters degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or related field
This job comes with several perks and benefits
Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.
Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.
Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.
Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.
Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.
Kids are the future, go spend time with them.