VP Engineering

  • Development
  • Gent, Belgium

VP Engineering

Job description

As a SaaS company, a big part of Officient’s success originates in our product. To prepare ourselves for the next growth stage, we are looking for a VP Engineering who can maximize the productivity of the development team in a sustainable way. As VP Engineering, your main focus is on process and people. You will work with our product and development team to translate vision into roadmaps and roadmaps into concrete action plans and milestones. On a daily basis, you will monitor progress towards development goals, steer the team members in the right direction, review their work, coach them, and unblock them when needed.


Your main responsibilities

  • Integrate the technical and product vision and requirements into actionable plans

    • Deeply understand both the technical and product requirements, and challenge these where needed

    • Develop realistic planning of releases and steer the dev team towards execution of this planning

    • Ensure timely delivery of features that have a key business impact

    • Balance short-term impact with long-term sustainability 

    • Facilitate internal (product, sales/marketing and Customer Success) and external product collaboration and communication

  • Monitor and optimize the productivity of our dev team 

    • Install lightweight processes and structures, building on scrum/kanban

    • Monitor progress, reviewing, testing, and shipment of features

    • Review, coach, and train (e.g., through pair programming) team members towards desired end result

  • People management

    • Coach, motivate and develop individual team members to reach their full potential

    • Play team members to their strengths to maximize productivity

    • Encourage experimentation and learning

    • Be actively involved in hiring process

In essence, you will:

  • Challenge

  • Coach

  • Plan

  • Monitor

  • Deliver


You’re a smart people and process person with top-notch engineering knowledge. More specifically, we are looking for the following:

  • Your experience and skills

    • Outstanding communication and influencing skills, able to adapt to different communication styles

    • Outstanding planning and project management skills

    • Experience with kanban and/or scrum.

    • Proven ability to coach, mentor, and motivate young potentials

    • Understand the bigger picture as well as limitations 

    • Top-notch, up-to-date engineering skills and knowledge

  • Your mindset 

    • Proactive, self-starting, action-oriented

    • Patient (and impatient when the context requires)

    • Growth mindset - open, curious, determined, quick to try new things

  • Bonus points

    • Experience in a fast-paced SaaS environment

Our offer

  • A competitive salary package that is Officiently optimized to your individual needs

  • Flexibility in working hours and location

  • The opportunity to grow, learn and lead within a fast-growing and innovative startup