Head of Engineering (m/f/x) - App team
Pallon (fka Hades)
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
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.