Head of Engineering

Munich or Remote (Europe)

About Strydal

We're building a technology platform which enables every fitness & well-being professional in the world to run a digital online business - it's the Shopify for fitness.

Strydal is a Munich-based early stage start-up with first funding in the transition from beta to scale phase.

About this position

As we start scaling, we’re looking for a Head of Engineering interested in building the future of training and wellness at home. You’ll use your knowledge and experience to support, manage and grow our 4-people-strong team of highly talented engineers, while fostering a productive and collaborative working culture.

As Head of Engineering you’re responsible for developing, shipping and maintaining technical products that enable Strydal’s mission of becoming the number one online-business solution for every instructor in the world.

You’ll collaborate daily with the founding team, designers and sales/marketing managers to ensure goal alignment on planning objectives. You’ll be working in a completely distributed team and, as an early joiner, you'll have a profound impact on the product, company culture and tech architecture. A strong willingness to work independently, take ownership and contribute to decision making is crucial.

What you'll need to succeed

  • 2+ years of experience as a Senior Software Engineer, Lead Software Engineer or equivalent role.
  • 5+ years of experience in Software Engineering.
  • Profound knowledge of backend & frontend web technologies.
  • No fear of “getting your hands dirty” and hacking away together with the team if that’s what the situation requires.
  • Strong communication skills and a collaboration-first mentality.

Your responsibilities

  • Manage a team of talented engineers and enable them to do their best work, while creating a positive and empowering culture.
  • Make, mediate and validate architecture decisions across the entire technical stack and infrastructure.
  • Actively contribute to the codebase as one of the most senior engineers in the team.
  • Own performance, availability and reliability of our technical systems.
  • Establish the working methods and processes that ensure code quality and effective collaboration as the company and team scale.
  • Mentor and coach engineers so they seek bigger challenges, keep learning and progress in their careers.

Our tech stack

  • Our web frontend is built with React
  • Our backend services are written primarily in Ruby (Rails)
  • Our infrastructure lives on AWS and Heroku
  • Real-time video built on top of WebRTC & WebSockets

Our offer to you

  • ESOP option: You have the option to personally be invested in the company and participate in its success.
  • The opportunity to have a measurable impact within a growing, mission-driven company
  • A flat hierarchy that embraces ownership and promotes creative freedom
  • Choose your working hours and routine — you know what works best for you
  • Work from wherever you want, while still being part of a very motivated team
  • Office budget so you can work from your favorite co-working space
  • A free Strydal membership for your own usage
To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and other relevant documents to jobs@strydal.com
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