Team Lead (Engineering)

3 months ago
Full time role



Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

Sympower partners with leading industry players to shape a net-zero future. We unlock revenue streams and stabilise grids by maximising ...

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Job Description

Sympower is accelerating the global transition towards ‘net-zero’ by helping to build smarter, cleaner renewable energy systems. We are leading the way in smarter energy solutions for the energy transition.

Founded in 2015, Sympower is now active in twelve countries, with almost two hundred industrial and commercial customers. We are rapidly expanding our operations across Europe, while contributing to a more sustainable energy system.

With over one hundred employees and thirty nationalities represented in our organisation, our international team is driven by achieving together, focusing on impact and acting responsibly for our environment.

In 2022, we raised a total of €25 million to help us transform Europe’s electricity grid at a critical time in the continent’s history. With the support of our investors, we are accelerating the energy transition and bringing our flexibility services to businesses across Europe.

Sympower is a certified B Corp, highlighting our commitment to meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency across 5 impact areas: governance, workers, community, environment, and customers.

Learn more about us in this this video!

We are looking for an experienced Team Lead to help lead Sympower's engineering “Tech Team” which is responsible for identifying and implementing tools and process needed by the Sympower Platform. The tech team’s primary stakeholder are our other software engineering teams. Get to know our Software Engineering team in this video!

Let's build the future of energy systems together!

What you’ll do

  • Support the team on their regular/daily tasks

  • Motivate the team to perform & provide recognition for their accomplishments

  • Define team targets & implement a timeline for achievement

  • Participate in recruitment and hiring (assessing candidate profiles and conducting interviews)

  • Organise effective onboarding of new team members (in collaboration with the People Team)

  • Conduct coaching conversations about development, performance and engagement with the team members

  • Organise training plans for team members according to their individual needs

  • Create a pleasant working environment that inspires the team

  • Flag any issues and proactively discuss resolutions in order to keep employees engaged and to retain internal talent

  • Contribute as an Engineer. Being hands-on will not be the highest priority for this role, however, it is present.

What you’ll need

  • Tech Skills:
    • Strong understanding of good engineering practices

    • Proficiency in building reliable, highly available and scalable applications

    • Good understanding of CI/CD. Advocating for going live continuously with small batches

    • Deep knowledge of testing methodologies

    • Experience with establishing monitoring and proper observability

  • Soft Skills:
    • Great collaboration skills

    • Fluent in English both written and verbal

    • Ability to motivate and support people

    • Knowledge of how to coach people

    • Ability to think on higher strategic level and challenge their team to do the same

    • Ability to set goals and help people with reaching them

    • Experience with building an environment where people are eager to give and receive constructive feedback

What are the benefits

  • Impactful work - the opportunity to contribute to the fight against climate change

  • Competitive market salary

  • Stock Appreciation Rights Plan

  • 30 paid holiday days per year (based on full-time)

  • Paid volunteering days

  • Mental well-being support

  • Flexible work (office, remote and hybrid work)

  • Remote office budget and working from home allowance

  • Professional development and training

  • International and fast-paced environment

  • Social and team events

  • Centrally located offices in multiple cities

Sympower is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage a diverse workforce and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees!

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

Sympower partners with leading industry players to shape a net-zero future. We unlock revenue streams and stabilise grids by maximising ...

View Company Profile