VP Engineering (m/f/x)
location_on Berlin, Germany
work Full-time
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VP Engineering (m/f/x)
location_on Berlin, Germany
work Full-time

At SuitePad, we're shaping the hotel room of the future!

SuitePad is a Berlin-based SaaS company focused on hotel tech. We deliver hotels’ aggregated content, entertainment, and services through in-room tablets, set-top-boxes, large format digital touch screens, signage, and even a touch projector. The depth and quality of our services have made us the market leader for in-room guest communication in more than 60,000 hotel rooms across the globe. Some of the most renowned hotels trust us with their digital guest communication, among them international hotel groups like Jumeirah, Meliá and Van der Valk. 

We are now looking for a passionate VP Engineering (m/f/x) to forever leave their mark on SuitePad by growing our product to complement the scaling of our organization. In doing so, they will manage and expand our team of engineers, make far-reaching architectural decisions, and build robust development processes along the way.

Your Responsibilities:

You will be SuitePad’s top tech executive and work closely with the two founders (who focus on sales and product, respectively), as well as other key employees to help SuitePad scale from a largely Europe-focused player to a true global leader. In short:

  • You will help form, validate, and challenge the overall product strategy, as well as transform it into a technical road map 
  • A people-person at heart, you will shape the engineering team by hiring and retaining critical development talent, growing our team from 8 to approx. 20 developers in the process
  • You will strengthen existing development processes and enable the engineering team to deliver excellent quality for the entire organization
  • You will provide leadership on and make far-reaching architectural decisions for our technology stack, as well as for the team structure
Your Profile:
  • You have at least 5 years of leadership experience in a technical executive capacity (e.g. CTO, VP of Engineering) and have experience in hiring and managing members of a team
  • You have driven growth in a team, platform, or product
  • You have deep technical expertise as a software architect or a similar role with extensive experience in at least one of our technology stacks (Ruby, AWS, EmberJS, embedded systems)
  • You believe fundamentally that business goals and development goals should be the same
  • You have near-native command of English
About us

Our Stack

Our tech team has built a robust, service-oriented architecture that powers 10s of thousands of devices. We’re primarily a Ruby/Elixir/Ember.js shop with some services in Node.js. Our custom hardware devices (mostly tablets) are powered by a suite of Android (Java/Kotlin) apps, which serve our Ember.js apps.

Our infrastructure runs on AWS. We are in the process of migrating to k8s on EKS. Our datastores are PostgreSQL and Redis. We use AMQP as a message bus to tie things together. 

We use GitHub, CircleCI, CodeClimate to help us get things done.

How We Work:

  • We are a team of light-hearted and international Frontend, Backend and Android Engineers.
  • We encourage teammates to bring in well-reasoned opinions, productively disagree with us and to make decisions based on technical merits – we make evidence-based decisions as a team.
  • Our leadership believes in leadership as a service, enabling our team to be performant/productive and continuously improving.  
  • We respect each other's work-life balance.
  • We strive to reduce “total cost of ownership” by upholding high code quality standards that are enforced via CI, static analysis and code reviews. 
  • We practice agile methodologies that fit our team size - a Kanban-light approach. 

We offer: 

  • A team of excellent, international Engineers to work with
  • Collaborative, swift decision making and flat hierarchies
  • A high degree of freedom in your work
  • A product with global traction - not just another app company
  • An excellent onboarding process, continuous training as well as an annual budget for personal development and conferences
  • A modern office, right in central Berlin (Kreuzberg/ Mitte)
  • A lot of, no literally, tons of Android tablets and other devices at your disposal

Who we are:

As a Berlin start-up we re-defined the way hotels connect with guests. In the hotel room of the future, you’ll find guest directory, telephone, remote control, newspapers, and room service menu, all united on a single device: the SuitePad.

Use the SuitePad to make your stay just that much more special – order breakfast to your bed, make a restaurant reservation, book spa treatments, control lights and AC, or explore tourist activities around town. It’s all here on the SuitePad, at the touch of a finger.

Curious to get to know more? Get in touch – become part of our team and shape our success story!

Apply Today!

Apply here or send us your CV (or a link to one) to jobs@suitepad.de! Please tell us about your experience in growing a team of developers and if you're open to relocating to Berlin. Your contact person is Julia Zschoch. We’re looking forward to getting to know you.