Senior Software Engineering Manager

Amsterdam, The Netherlands/Remote
Added: March 4, 2024
Are you passionate about creating great products that meet customer needs and delight drivers? We are looking for a Senior Engineering Manager that can help us shape the future of driving. Working closely together with Product Management, UX, and other teams across TomTom, you will lead an empowered Product Team, building the in-car navigation experience used in millions of cars across the world.

What You’ll Do

  • As Senior Engineering Manager, you are accountable for the outcomes achieved by your team. You manage several engineering teams, directly or indirectly via other Engineering Managers.
  • Your performance is significantly based on the business impact of your team, as well as the extent to which the team develops top talent through daily business.
  • You set guidelines and policies for all developers in our department by aligning with peers, the industry and tech leads. You add value to our software engineering practices by challenging and improving the process and applying best practices from the industry.
  • Your most important tool for delivering results is identifying growth opportunities, empowering team members to take ownership and coaching them to success and doing a little bit better every day.
  • Beyond helping your team to be successful, you show leadership by identifying opportunities and taking ownership of initiatives outside of your team's scope.
  • You define a team topology and staffing plan that sets the team for success. The growth of team members, team health, career planning and performance management are playing a supporting role here.
  • You will be a member of the Engineering Leadership core team, as a steering group for the department.

What You’ll Need

  • We are looking for an experienced Engineering Manager with a history of leading larger product teams (25+ engineers), managing multiple engineering managers and a solid understanding of modern incremental and iterative software product development and their implications.
  • You have a proven understanding of the business, the technology applied and the product. This will help you to assess the impact of what the teams deliver and take ownership for shaping the direction of the team and its systems in line with business objectives and strategy.
  • You are highly empathetic, an excellent communicator, a true role model for leadership inputs and principles, and enjoy helping others to be successful just as much as having individual impact.
  • You have sufficient technical skills from your background in software development. You mainly use these skills to identify, evaluate, and grow talent, and ensure the team is staffed well and moving in the right direction.
  • Experience working in empowered Product Teams, in close collaboration with Product Management and UX are a big plus

What's In It For You

  • A dynamic environment where you are exposed to the key players in the automotive world. The major brands in the world have decided to use TomTom navigation solutions and millions of cars world-wide drive with the solutions you help create.
  • An opportunity to be coached and grow into stronger engineering management roles with a wider scope and bigger impact, developing your potential.
  • Freedom to make your local decisions, giving you a mandate on critical aspects of the business.
  • A competitive compensation package including a performance bonus.
  • You will be exposed to a team with a long history in the automotive industry, you will learn how to operate best to deliver to the mission and strengthen your skills.
  • Your ideas for improvement will be embraced and embedded in the roadmap in cooperation with our excellent UX and Product staff.

What We Offer

A competitive compensation package, of course.

Time and resources to grow and develop, including a personal development budget and paid leave for learning days, as well as paid access to e-learning resources such as O’Reilly and LinkedIn Learning.

Time to support life outside of work, with enhanced parental leave plus paid leave to care for loved ones and volunteer in local communities.

Work from home, the office, or even abroad – each team has the flexibility to choose how they work based on business needs.

Improve your home office with a setup budget and get extra support with a monthly allowance.

Enjoy options to work from your home country and abroad for a set number of days each year, to visit family and friends, or to simply explore the world we’re mapping.

Take the holidays you want with a competitive holiday plan, plus an extra day off to celebrate your birthday.

Join annual events like our Hackathon and DevDays to bring your ideas to life with talented teammates from around the world.

Become a part of our inclusive global culture and have the chance to collaborate with a diverse community – we have over 80 nationalities at TomTom!

Find out more about our global benefits and enjoy additional local benefits tailored to your location.

Meet your team

We're the Automotive Systems Product Unit. We deliver innovative solutions to leading automakers in the global automotive industry. Together with your team, you will develop these solutions from conception to completion, finding where you can make the most impact to improve the lives of millions of drivers.

At TomTom...

You’ll help people find their way in the world. In 2004, TomTom revolutionized how the world moves with the introduction of the first portable navigation device. Now, we intend to do it again by engineering the first-ever real-time map, the smartest and most useful map on the planet.

Work with a team of 3,700 unique, curious and passionate problem-solvers. Together, we’ll open up a world of possibilities for car manufacturers, enterprises and developers to help people understand and get closer to the world around them.

After you apply

Our recruitment team will work hard to give you a meaningful experience throughout your journey with us, no matter the outcome. Your application will be screened closely and you can rest assured that all follow-up actions will be thorough, from assessments and interviews all the way through onboarding. To find out more about our application process, check out our hiring FAQs .

TomTom is an equal opportunity employer

TomTom is where you can find your place in the world. Every day we welcome, nurture and celebrate differences. Why? Because your uniqueness is what makes you, you . No matter your culture or background, you’ll find your impact at TomTom. Research also shows that sometimes women and underrepresented communities can be hesitant to apply for positions unless they believe they meet 100% of the criteria. If you can relate to this, please know that we’d love to hear from you.