VP of Engineering


Hamburg, DE
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Prod Mgmt/Dev
  • Post Date: 04/05/2021
  • Website: https://www.taxdoo.com/
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About Taxdoo

Automated VAT compliance for e-commerce

Job Description

As Taxdoo’s VP of Engineering, you’ll be part of the company’s core management team, reporting directly to the responsible co-CEO. You will own and lead our mission-critical engineering efforts related to architecture/infrastructure, tools, and processes to set the company up for accelerated growth in the coming years. Taxdoo is an API-first company. An open API is at the core of our tech stack and every business logic should be replicable through it. We are also a native cloud firm, hosting completely on AWS. We were an early user of serverless applications and continue to develop our tech stack following this mindset. Taxdoo’s existing engineering team, based in Hamburg, consists of more than 10 persons today, growing fast to more than 40 by the end of 2021 – most of whom you will be hiring. Roles include all levels of seniority as well as frontend, backend, full-stack, and DevOps positions. You will lead and motivate the team to reach their full potential. Our team comes from a range of backgrounds and we put emphasis on diversity. Even if you’re not entirely sure whether you tick all the boxes below, please apply – we’d love to hear from you. We’re at least as interested in your potential as we are in your experiences. 
  • Grow and manage our diverse team of engineers.
  • Work closely with the product team to ensure frequent delivery of new products and features and to understand desired application capabilities and testing scenarios.
  • Regularly interact with the VP Product to update roadmap. 
  • Guide the engineering teams and support them to address technical challenges, such as the most suitable tech stack, system architecture, code quality, and system performance.
  • Ensure your teams deliver outstanding value to our customers in an efficient and agile way.
  • Coach, advise, manage and foster a knowledge-sharing environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in building an engineering team.
  • Experience in a high-velocity, fast-growing, venture-backed B2B SaaS environment.
  • Cloud-computing evangelist.
  • Ability to drive and oversee the delivery of multiple work streams - setting technical KPIs, prioritizing engineering initiatives, and supporting the business in an optimal way.
  • Strong technical skills in designing, implementing, testing, and deploying applications in a distributed, event-driven microservices architecture.
  • Superior communication skills in English (German optional), ability to understand and translate business and user requirements across teams and senior leadership.
  • Track record of developing and launching SaaS products.
  • Extensive experience in building software products, with a proven track record of building and managing teams in high-growth tech companies.
  • A fast-growing and well-funded category leader.
  • An international and open-minded team hailing from five continents.
  • A passionate, motivating, and appreciating the environment.
  • A high degree of autonomy, accountability and trust.
  • Attractive offices in the center of Hamburg.
  •  A modern, efficient tech stack  (check out our stackshare).
  • Flexible work from home regulations.
  • A competitive compensation package (salary, benefits, and virtual shares).
  • Regular team events in and outside the office.
  • Coaching, mentoring, and training opportunities (internal and external).
  • Relocation support and 28+2 paid vacation days.
About us
Taxdoo is the automated platform for financial compliance in e-commerce. We make it easy for e-commerce businesses and accountants to handle VAT, manage financial accounting and ensure the fulfilment of compliance requirements.

Our platform powers end-to-end automation for more than 1,000 customers and received the TAXCELLENCE Award 2020 for best tax technology solution. Based in Hamburg and with the support of leading international investors like Accel, HTGF, Visionaries Club and 20VC (see our feature on TechCrunch), our team of currently 100 motivated colleagues is constantly growing.

Our goal is to enable seamless cross-border commerce in Europe and beyond – where companies are able to focus on their core business, not on bureaucracy. We believe in our core values of trust, simplicity, quality, and diversity. Complexity does not have to be complicated.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.