Technical Director

Barcelona
Volkswagen Digital Hub – Volkswagen Digital:Hub - Spain /
Perm Contract /
Hybrid
Volkswagen Group Services  is delighted to announce that they have been given the opportunity to build a Volkswagen Digital:Hub in Spain. The Hub is part of the international Software Development Centre network in the wider Volkswagen Group.

At the VW DIGITAL:HUB we are constantly looking for talented people willing to join our projects. Our start-up environment is very open-minded, we love to test and implement new ideas. Our purpose is to be proud of our team and our day-to-day work and to have empowered teams that become the true experts in leading projects.

Our day-to-day is to grow together as we take the project to excellence working side by side with the client. We are a group of people with a common purpose based on respect and teamwork as the key to success. If you think you are ready to enjoy your work in this start-up environment and be part of our big family backed by one of the biggest companies in the world, we invite you to keep reading this.

The Technical Director Role.

A technical director is responsible for Business Unit Health. He/She is typically a person with a high level of seniority and very good Soft Skills and managing projects hand-by-hand with delivery managers. A high-tech level and experience managing more than one time are presumed.

Your Responsabilities:

    • Lead a 40-50-person team across technical writing and training materials, driving initiatives to reduce operational costs for the business and most importantly customer and business success.
    • Running 1:1s listening to the Team Leaders and product owners, giving them your support and going with them in their professional and personal development.
    • Managing Technical Teams: You will lead and manage a team of technical professionals, including programmers, product owners, product designers, QAs, DevOps, to ensure that all technical aspects of the projects are developed and implemented effectively. This includes ensuring that the team is adequately resourced, trained, and motivated to perform to the best of their abilities.
    • As the Technical Director, you will provide technical guidance and direction to the development team, helping to identify technical challenges and providing solutions to address them.
    • Delivering fair performance reviews in order to build trust and motivate your team leaders and product owners.
    • Hiring the best talent for your Business Unit.
    • Digital:Hub Leadership and Delivery Manager Best Friend.
    • Ensure Guidelines, Best Practices and Architecture between cross teams. Motivate and cultivate a strong and proactive team culture to drive both large platform and process changes, including many cross functional initiatives.
    • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills including presentations, bid defenses, workshop facilitation, business and report writing
    • Delivery Advocate & Enabler.
    • Establish six-monthly OKRs, help teams define them and follow up on them month by month.

Your Profile:

    • BA Degree in Computer Sciences (or FP) and/or professional experience in Software.
    • Software engineering background working with different technologies
    • At least 8 years of technical experience, with a minimum of 4 years as Team Lead / Engineering Manager.
    • Good management skills and team spirit.
    • Experience working on a diverse portfolio of products at all stages of development and live service, identifying risks and issues, mitigating and resolving them.
    • Ability to adjust, prioritize and re-align delivery in response to changing business needs.
    • Technical proficiency and the ability to understand, discuss, and challenge architectural concepts, tradeoffs, and new opportunities with technical team members.
    • Experience hiring, leading, developing and evaluating team members.

Our Culture:

    • Human factor first
    • The best approach to shine is to make others shine
    • The best way to be your best version is to know yourself and share your weaknesses
    • Help and share knowledge between projects

    • 🤝🏽 About the Team and the HUB:

    • People first. Projects are the people who manage them.
    • We like to be together but we also believe that talent is found everywhere.
    • We want teams that are empowered and autonomous.
    • We are a team, we value team success over individual success.
    • We promote inclusion and diversity.
    • We create an environment of safety and conviviality in which we recognize and respect our differences.
    • We encourage conciliation with our personal lives.
    • We know what it is to work in Agile and why we want to work this way.
    • We are proud of our work and have space to do it.
    • We are not afraid to make mistakes. Every day is an opportunity to learn and improve. Every mistake is an opportunity to improve.
    • Each person is unique and adds unique and exceptional value. We value the personal and technical qualities of each team member equally.
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