Lab Digital is a digital agency founded in 2015 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Our focus is on UX, Technology and Cloud (AWS). We believe in creating high quality digital products with Open Source technologies like Django and React.
Lab Digital develops next-level digital products. Large e-commerce platforms, extensive content websites or high-traffic middleware solutions. All are based on cloud native technology and often in combination with headless SaaS products. With a passion for technology we enthusiastically solve new challenges with an elegant approach, with the technology that best fits the demand. We do this in multidisciplinary teams that work for the long term for mostly international customers.
The Engineering Manager is responsible for running the technical operation within Lab Digital: delivering good technical existing and new projects and guiding technical colleagues in their functioning and development. It’s a close collaboration with the VP of Engineering and Operations & Delivery Managers. Lab Digital is a growing organisation and is busy scaling up the (technical) operation, both in terms of processes and topics such as technical leadership. The Engineering Manager plays an important role in this.
Lab Digital provides the right technical solutions for our customers. The Engineering Manager is part of the process around projects and new customers. This includes taking care of the technical architecture, approach (including estimating risks) and budget determination. A good start to a project is made by forming the right team. Choices are based on a long-term vision and solutions are of high quality with a technically solid foundation. They are easily maintainable, secure, scalable and flexible to continue to develop new features. This makes our technical solutions future-proof, reusable and in line with the company's vision. Being aware of large and/or technical decisions is important to prevent escalations or to delegate them in the right place.
Within Lab Digital, there is a lot of attention to people, guiding, coaching and developing the individual. Conducting performance interviews and leading the Lab Academy is part of this. Stimulating an engineering culture and expanding it is one of the goals of this role. There is specific attention for: cooperation of technical people, standardisation of solutions (internal open source), security by design and data privacy by design.
With the knowledge of projects and vision on technical leadership, you know what Lab Digital needs in new technical colleagues. With enthusiasm, you drive the recruitment process and, together with colleagues, ensure that the right people are hired.
Lab Digital works hybrid and, in consultation, with flexible working hours. In this role, it is important to be able to poke your nose into everything, to really see people. That’s why this is a role for 36-40 hours a week. And at least three days at our office in Utrecht. Unfortunately, we cannot sponsor visas at this time.
You have a hard time choosing between technology and people. And that is exactly why this role, which has both, would suit you perfectly. You like to guide and coach a large group of people in different teams (1 on 1, from juniors to seniors) to keep developing themselves and the organisation. To do this, you apply different leadership styles, depending on the individual. You are driven and passionate about the growth of people and supporting them to develop in all aspects, fitting the person. You know what is needed to achieve this and together, you know how to identify opportunities and potential growth, also with people who do not grow organically.
You are disciplined in keeping appointments, you bring structure and live by it. In your leadership style, you know how to ensure that norms and values are respected and that people are given appropriate guidance if necessary. If you are passionate about technology, building and growing an organisation and people, Lab Digital is the right place for you.
Laptop, headphones and more
Above average, including bonus
25 vacation days
25 vacation days and a favorable pension plan
Work should be fun, substantive and also with each other. We like to look at your ambitions together with you and help you you realise them.
We cannot sponsor visas at the moment and will therefore only consider people who are already in the Netherlands or who have a partner visa.
"With the growth of both the organisation and the projects, as well as the technical challenges we are allowed to solve, we find it all the more important to keep an eye on the people. That is ultimately where the strength of Lab Digital lies."
Michael, VP of Engineering
Our team consist of 80+ colleagues. Curious about who your colleagues will be? Take a look at the profiles of Michael, Boris, Menno & Chiel.
Are you the person we are looking for?
Apply for this position and we would love to talk to you.
Lab Digital does not work with third parties to fill this position.