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Director of Software Engineering & Site Leader - Bucharest

Bucharest, Romania

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Director of Software Engineering & Site Leader - Bucharest

About GoPro

GoPro makes it easy for people to celebrate and share experiences. We believe life is more meaningful when shared. We build cameras, software, and accessories that help the world share itself in immersive and exciting ways.

GoPro is a global movement whose business is driven by shared experiences. We celebrate diversity. We practice inclusion. We foster belonging. We demand equity. And we share the experiences of individuals and communities who also hold these values as core to who they are. From Bucharest to Munich, Silicon Valley to Shenzhen, we are dedicated to building a company that reflects and honors the diverse global communities where we live, work, and play.

About the Role

GoPro is looking for a Director of Software Engineering in Romania. This is a senior engineering leadership role that includes site leadership responsibilities for our Bucharest location. This person will have a solid understanding of software development life cycles, with a passion for building and operating quality products, is strategic minded while hands-on and possesses proven experience in creating a best-in-class software organization that thrives on challenges to deliver quality products and services.

As Director of Software Engineering, you will:

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to the Web and Cloud engineering teams in Romania
  • Manage overall expectations pertaining to setting accurate schedules, costs and resources
  • Lead by example, care for your team, and establish credibility with the quality of your team's technical execution
  • Motivate and lead the team. Attract, recruit, and retain team members. Provide mentoring and career development and succession planning
  • Drive continuous improvement through the strengthening of the team, processes and systems in order to achieve business objectives
  • Gain and maintain an in-depth knowledge of all GoPro products across the ecosystem between hardware, software, firmware and cloud
  • Utilize fact/data driven metrics and communications tools to promote and manage the deliverables of the product teams, promote cross-functional communication and ensure adequate information flow within the organization
  • Manage multiple interdependent projects of moderate to high complexity and scope, according to business needs
  • Ensure delivery of successful projects and adapt to provide the required business impact
  • Collaborate with the leadership teams: provide feedback, actively take part in establishing strategic and tactical plans and executing to those plans

As a site leader, you will:

  • Coordinate and lead multi-functional management meetings at location, with a focus on cultural and business alignment and equitable performance management
  • Provide feedback and support to cross functional leadership, regarding employees locally
  • Represent the GoPro-Bucharest company locally, and assume legal responsibilities associated with this, including signing documentation.
  • Define and lead the culture for GoPro’s Romania development site
  • Provide support on disciplinary matters
  • Drive engagement activities locally to promote ‘belonging’ amongst employees
  • Act as a role model on employee engagement and roll out of company and company-wide initiatives

Skills We’re Excited About:

  • BS/BA degree in computer science, engineering, or related experience. A master’s degree is highly desirable
  • Minimum of 10-12 years of software engineering experience, and 7+ years in a senior leadership position
  • Strong leadership skills and experience leading large organizations (100 + team members desirable)
  • Demonstrable experience in shipping large scale consumer e-commerce systems based on headless design and micro-services based architectures
  • Demonstrable experience in operating high throughput systems with a minimum of 99.9% availability 
  • Previous experience with product development and engineering in a distributed and “ecosystem” based environment where hardware and software-based applications must work cohesively and in unison to bring world class experience to customers  
  • Capable of technical deep-dives into code, networking, operating systems, with the ability to communicate with GoPro’s executive team in strategic discussion
  • Experience with recruiting, managing and empowering teams to deliver and operate best in class products and services
  • Experience managing teams in a matrix organization model
  • Excellent English written, verbal and presentation language skills including the ability to interact at various levels of organization from the CEO to individual contributors
  • Self-motivated, flexible and experienced in dealing with ambiguity

GoPro Highlights

  • Live it. Eat it. Love it. – Two dedicated hours during your week to explore your passions and capture it with your GoPro;
  • Get your very own GoPro camera + gear;
  • Competitive salary and discretionary annual performance-related bonus;
  • Gym fee compensation;
  • Discounted employee stock purchase plan;
  • Professional + personal development opportunities, i.e. LinkedIn Learning;
  • Opportunities to get involved in the causes that you care about (annual camera donation + volunteer events);

We strive for the day that no group can be described as underrepresented at GoPro – whether as part of our brand or in our workforce. We are committed to providing a more inclusive, representative, equal, just and happy world. GoPro is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Our Mission

GoPro frees people to celebrate the moment, inspiring others to do the same. From cameras to apps and accessories, everything we do is geared to help you capture life as you live it, share the experience and pass on the stoke. We believe that sharing our experiences makes them more meaningful and way more fun.

GoPro was founded in 2002 by Nick Woodman—a surfer, skier and motorsports enthusiast in search of a better way to film himself and his friends surfing. What started with a 35mm camera and a wrist strap made from old wetsuits and plastic scraps has grown into an international company that has sold over 26 million GoPro cameras in more than 100 countries.

But it’s the millions of passionate GoPro users around the globe who bring the magic to life. They humble and inspire us every day with incredible creativity that helps us see the world in an all-new way—and fires us up to keep creating the most awesome, innovative products possible.

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