Amsterdam, Netherlands

Head of Engineering Culture

About the team

Chief of Staff office is a team of professionals with diverse backgrounds, knowledge and expertise that supports engineering organization while growing on a scale. 

We build essential structures and processes on every stage of an engineer 's journey from hiring and onboarding, employee engagement, team health and engineering productivity to team talent development in partnership with other functions such as People organization. We are the main partners of the CTO and engineering leadership team in driving transformation in the engineering organization.

About the role

Miro engineering organization is a diverse, evolving and fast growing unit. We are a team of 500+ plus engineers going through a journey of hypergrowth, structure and process establishment, change management and alignment. 

Being on this journey, coupled with the focus on delivering customer value requires a lot of passion and energy. Miro is hiring the best engineering talent on the planet, and we want to create the best environment for engineers to grow, be happy and successful and for the company to reach its both short and long term business objectives.

We believe that building a strong engineering culture of ownership, accountability and autonomy is one of the pillars to achieve that. We aim at building an engineering organization that can adapt to its needs, is scalable and efficient in its execution.

We are looking for a senior executive with strong proficiency in change & transformation and organization development in product and engineering environments to help build and shape Miro engineering organization culture.

Would you like to join us on this exciting journey?

What you’ll do

  • Build a capability within Engineering to drive change and achieve greater effectiveness by developing, improving, and reinforcing strategies, structures and processes within an engaging, high energy environment. The goal is to build an organization that can adapt to its needs (agility), is scalable and efficient in its execution
  • Partner with engineering leadership and Miro engineers in building strong engineering culture
  • Help engineering organization live and execute through this culture with the focus on reaching operational excellence (system thinking, flow efficiency, transparency, improve and learn, build people, We are one team)

What you’ll need

  • Strong Engineering management background (the role of Engineering Manager, Head of ) or proven experience knowing and understanding challenges of engineering organizations in the fast growing and changing environment/during hypergrowth
  • Being passionate about product and software development. Being passionate about growing teams
  • Experience in building and driving large scale people programs aimed at building strong engineering culture, improving engineering ways of working, org design, collaboration
  • Experience of large team setups using agile methodologies
  • Experience leading and coaching engineering organizations through change processes, visualizing their core values, and contributing to their identity development
  • Program management experience (planning, prioritization, strong execution)
  • Deep analytical skills: ability to detect gaps in process and dive deep to understand the root cause of a problem
  • Strong communication on all levels (engineers, managers, leadership)
  • Growth mindset
  • Having both technical and business/management backgrounds is a plus

What’s in it for you

  • Competitive Equity Package
  • Medical Insurance coverage
  • Allowance to facilitate remote working during WFH period
  • Weekly remote team activities to keep the spirits high
  • Opportunity to work for a truly global multicultural team
  • Lunch, snacks and drinks provided in the office

About Miro

Miro is an online collaborative whiteboard platform that enables distributed teams to work effectively together, from running brainstorming sessions and workshops to planning projects, from designing new products and services to facilitating agile ceremonies. Miro is trusted by Dell, Cisco, Deloitte, Okta, Shopify, and many more global companies of all sizes.

We are a team of dreamers. We look for individuals who dream big, work hard, and above all stay humble. Collaboration is at the heart of what we do and through our work together we hope to create a supportive, welcoming, and innovative environment. We strive to play as a team to win the world and create a better version of ourselves every day. If this sounds like something that excites you, we want to hear from you! 

At Miro, we strive to create and foster an environment of belonging and collaboration across cultural differences.
Miro’s mission — Empower teams to create the next big thing — is how we think about our product, people, and culture. We believe that creating big things requires diverse and inclusive teams. Diversity invites all talent with different demography, identities and styles to step in, and inclusion invites them to step closer together. Every day, we are working to build a more diverse Miro, cultivate a sense of belonging for future and current Mironeers around the world, and foster an environment where everyone can collaborate and embrace differences.

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