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Head of Engineering (m/f/x) - App team

Pallon (fka Hades)

Pallon (fka Hades)

Zürich, Switzerland · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2024
About Pallon

At Pallon, we are building smart software to automatically report defects in sewer inspection videos and consult cities when to fix them. With more accurate and objective data, we help to prevent wastewater leaks, reduce CO2 emissions, and avoid urban flooding. Our mission is to make cities more sustainable and resilient.

Responsibilities & team structure

In this role, you’ll join the Leadership team and be responsible for growing our engineering teams while ensuring high-quality delivery. The main focus will be on the web-platform team in collaboration with our Product Managers & Designers.

We're a fast-growing company and the problems you will face are often challenging and diverse. Some of the tasks you'll be working on are:

  • Grow and develop the engineering teams

  • Ensure the engineering team delivers on team and company goals

  • Create a positive and productive work environment

  • Establish and refine development processes

  • Identify and prioritise work across competing requests

  • Oversee the development and execution of a technical vision

  • Ensure the platform's reliability and high standards of software quality


For a successful application, we recommend the following requirements:

  • Successful track record of growing teams and managing engineering teams

  • Able to coordinate across experts, teams, and management

  • History as a software engineer on a complex technical product

  • Understand technical products and best practices for development teams

  • Experienced growth in a company that scaled to more than 50 employees

  • Located in Europe and if not in Zurich willing to travel 2+ times per year to Zurich


The following are not required for you to apply, however, they do add extra value:

  • Experience with setting or changing organisational structure

  • Experience with engineering teams working on B2B SaaS products

  • Experience with our tech stack

  • Experience with machine learning

Our tech stack

We do not require experience in these exact technologies

  • Frontend: Typescript, MobX, React, WebGL, Canvas

  • Backend: Python, NodeJS, Typescript, Postgres, Django

  • Infrastructure: Kubernetes, Docker

  • Analytics: DBT, BigQuery, Metabase

Benefits & company culture

As a part of Pallon, you will:

  • Contribute to a positive impact on society and the environment

  • Work in a stimulating and fast-paced environment

  • Develop a novel product that changes the industry

  • Have an impact on the company

  • Be part of a motivated, smart, fun, and supportive team

  • Own a part of Pallon and have a part in our success with our Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP)

  • Enjoy access to our beautiful office space located in Zürich

  • Bake pizza with us on our rooftop terrace while enjoying the view of the Alps

  • On hot summer days, go for a dip in the river right in front of our office!

How we interview 
  • Respect your time: we keep interviews short to value your time

  • Real problems: all questions are based on real problems we had to solve. We do not make you jump through hoops that are unrelated to the work you will be doing.

  • Get to know you: we want to get to know you as a person to understand if we are the right team for you.

Our interview process
  1. Phone Screen

  2. Leadership Interview

  3. Technical Interview

  4. Onsite Interview

Inclusion statement

At Pallon, we highly value equality of opportunity and inclusivity, and we would like to particularly encourage women and candidates from under-represented backgrounds to apply, even if you don’t match 100% of the requirements.