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Director of Software Engineering

Bucharest, Romania

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Title: Director of Software Engineering - Bucharest


  • Flexible (Bucharest) - This role requires proximity to an office location with the flexibility to work from home.

The Role

GoPro is looking for a Director of Software Engineering in Romania. This is a senior engineering leadership role. 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 execution 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 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
  • 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

Skills We’re Excited About:

  • BS degree in computer science, engineering, or related experience.
  • 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 (80 + team members desirable)
  • 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 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 discussions
  • 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

  • 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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About Us

GoPro helps the world to capture and share itself in immersive and exciting ways. We are a force for positivity, celebrating all things awesome while inspiring people to pursue their passions.

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.

Founded in 2002 by Nick Woodman, a photo and video enthusiast in search of a better way to film himself and his friends surfing, GoPro has grown into a relentlessly innovative brand loved around the world for its insanely versatile and enabling products.

We are GoPro and we love what we build.

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