VP Engineering

Eindhoven HQ

This is what you tell people at parties 👋

At Sendcloud, we have an all-in-one shipping solution, where we automate the shipping processes for e-commerce. With more than 25,000 customers throughout Europe, and soon beyond, Sendcloud is aiming to become the leading shipping solution worldwide. We have a high performing environment and we get rewarded for all of our wins. Together with Sendcloud, I am on a mission to empower businesses with world-class shipping.

What you will do in this role 🧐

As VP Engineering, you will be accountable for the foundation of Sendcloud’s engineering culture and strategy as well as alignment with Sendcloud’s overall product and platform roadmap. You bring your experiences in building and leading multi-functional distributed engineering teams from SaaS software product development companies to Sendcloud.

You will lead a team of four software engineering managers and teams who are eager to learn from you. You will work closely together with our product team, platform team and CTO to execute our technical and product plans with a hyperfocus on meeting  business objectives. Next to that, you will coach and support the engineering teams to grow and scale further. You understand the needs of the business and what needs to be done from the engineering team. You will manage the entire engineering team and report to our CTO. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Foster a strong engineering culture that is client-focused and aligned with the product vision, partnering across the organisation to achieve this.
  • Makes the engineering organisation successful in delivering business needs (products & tech) through excellence in execution; balances between speed and quality; pragmatism; short feedback cycles
  • Drive the implementation of best-practices and prioritisation, ensuring the accountability, observability and measurement of the team deliverables.
  • Deliver high quality, high availability, highly reliable, scalable, and secure systems.
  • Own people management within the engineering organisation that encompasses hiring, onboarding, retaining, coaching, and career development
  • Built a strong Engineering team through following best practices in hiring and retaining best in class talent at all levels of the Engineering organisation.
  • Budget owner for staffing costs of the in-house engineering teams and outsourced work


  • Demonstrable track record as a successful senior leader with ownership of operational and technical strategy in an engineering organisation. Ideally, you have experience leading a team of at least 50 FTEs.
  • Several years of experience in a senior EM/director leadership role in Engineering as part of a successful fast-growing, software-centric company - creating and running software-as-a-service applications.
  • Strong knowledge of hands-on engineering, building APIs, frameworks, security, services, back-end services, interfaces, integration with platforms at scale.
  • Excellent leadership skills in terms of leading technical leaders, mentoring and hiring aligned with an organisational growth strategy.
  • Ability to drive the execution of technical and product plans
  • Strong in complex stakeholder management and able to drive consensus across the organisation.

You share our core values;

  • 💩  No bullshit: we don’t like big egos, we like honesty, transparency & openness. Share your mistakes with us and learn from them!
  • 🎯  Grow & Win: keep on learning and improving, from each other, mistakes and by actively searching for ways to keep on developing your skills
  • 🎠  Have fun: you are not afraid to be yourself and you love to be surrounded by your awesome colleagues!


  • Working in an internationally oriented, certified Great Place to Work! 📌  
  • A good base salary that grows along with the company 
  • SAR package and management bonus to celebrate your accomplishments
  • 28 holidays per year on a full-time basis + a free holiday on/around your birthday 🥳  
  • After 3 years of employment, you get a sabbatical of 4 weeks from us
  • Keep growing with a study/coaching budget 
  • Stay fit in our Sendcloud gym, weekly bootcamp sessions and weekly online yoga sessions! 🧘
  • Pension scheme
  • Discount on a health insurance 


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