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Manager Digital Technology

Job description

We are looking for an enthusiastic Manager Digital Technology to lead our technical teams at Vandebron!

In the past 7 years Vandebron has been a fast growing technology company in the energy sector. Our digital platform based strategy has enabled us to quickly innovate and grow our customer base. We have more growth ambitions and want our team and technology to be prepared. Therefore we are looking for a manager Digital Technology that will lead, coach and inspire the software development team of 25+ members. With servant leadership you will organize a mature and effective software engineering team. This is required for Vandebron to maximize the impact on our mission: accelerating the energy transition towards 100% renewable energy!

Your team is distributed over various (7) scrum teams. Each of the teams are working on specific products and services within the domains of marketplace, electric mobility, home sustainability and energy services. These teams are self-steering and work in sprints. Teams and individuals are therefore responsible for the day to day impact on their software products. As a manager you play a big role in the quarterly cadence of the company. With your helicopter-view you contribute in shaping a clear context and help optimize collaboration between teams. You also create impact for your team by taking an active role in our manager community and various stakeholders in all different departments.

In this role you are working closely together with our Manager Digital Product to streamline innovation. Together you are steering and growing our digital capabilities and bringing our platform(s) to the next le

What does the job entail?

  • You are responsible for the teams of engineering, which include full-stack, frontend, salesforce, systems and automated testing experts. (25-30 engineers).

  • You support your team in their personal development to grow their skills and experience, e.a. with regular one-on-one meetings.

  • Together with the recruitment team you are responsible for the growth of your team and interview and select qualitative new hires

  • With help from your colleagues at team Finance you manage a large budget on tools and partnerships within the domain of Digital

  • Together with your team you take responsibility for the overall health of our platform, and are able to bring things in motion if required (for example when we have platform disturbances)

  • You continuously align people and skills to the strategy and roadmaps of Vandebron

  • You bring in an helicopter view to help teams work together, identify bottlenecks and continuously contribute to improve our way of working

  • You have a clear understanding on how a modern organization can thrive as a technology company and are ready to use your experience to create an impact!

Job requirements

What is your profile?

  • You have a university degree and up to 5 years of relevant experience

  • You have experience in team leadership (including individual coaching)

  • You have a very clear distinguishable love and affinity for digital technology

  • You have worked with software engineers and understand software development processes (e.g. agile).

  • You are able to connect people in times of high pressure, or unforeseen situations (e.g. platform disturbances)

  • You have good people management and coaching skills and know how to motivate your team

  • You are well organized, know how to prioritize and able to keep overview in a dynamic and complex environment.

  • You have good communication skills and know how to manage relevant stakeholders.

  • You are motivated for the mission of Vandebron.

What do we offer?

  • The experience of contributing to changing the world for the better.

  • An ambitious, innovative, and fun work environment.

  • Room to fully own your role as Manager Technology together with your team at Vandebron.

  • An environment where you get to wake up every morning to make a sustainable and social impact.

  • Daily fresh organic lunches (if possible again). 

  • An office in the heart of Amsterdam (if possible again).

  • There is always someone on our (mostly sunny!) roof terrace to have a drink with.

  • Company and team building events (if possible again).

  • A discount on your Vandebron energy contract.

  • Personal development budget of 800,- per year.


Please press the button below and tell us before 12 september who you are and why you want to work with us!

More about Vandebron

Best working place. In the center of Amsterdam!

Vandebron is a scale-up in the energy world, with a mission to transform the energy market. Starting with 100% green & local energy in the Netherlands. We are doing so by using state of the art technology that distinguishes us from other utility providers. In our latest developments we are using blockchain technology to create a flexible energy solution for electric vehicles.

With your skills as a developer, you can contribute to this awesome and ambitious mission. So not only you will get to work with the latest technologies and a group of enthusiastic international developers in an office with free bio-lunch and great parties: your effort will also help making the world a better place at the same time.


"Why wouldn’t you try to make the future better, if you are going to be a part of it?"

- Elon Musk

Our Way 

At Vandebron we strongly believe in the agile principles. We strive to follow the manifesto and we use Scrum as a structure way to plan and adapt our development. Always with a strong focus on customer value. We believe in quality and clean code and our speed is based releasing the smartest MVP rather than compromising the quality of our work. We have 2 week sprints and we manage to continuously deliver value for Vandebron. We move fast and we want our improvements to be in production even before our sprint is finished. We make it possible for Vandebron to offer new services online, like our new ‘smart energy platform’ where we use blockchain technology to develop ‘smart charging’ propositions which is used to speed up the transition to sustainable energy. Also, we offer all our services via a state of the art ecosystem where web (React.js) and app (React native) play an important role and while disrupting our market. Of course we are making sure that our (internal/external) processes, which rely heavily on IT (cloud) systems, remain speedy and flexible. We love creativity, and we're more than happy to give our developers the freedom to express themselves, growing both personally and professionally in a wonderful working environment.