Backend Team Lead

Full-time (40 hours)
Amsterdam

Your Role and Responsibilities

As the Backend Team Lead, your key responsibilities will include:
● Build and manage a team of backend engineers, which includes taking part in our recruitment process, interviewing candidates, and onboarding new hires.
● Help define the roadmap and priorities of the Backend team
● Maintain relationships with developers and external stakeholders
● Provide mentorship and coaching to the team
● Local management of direct reports (e.g., performance review, 1on1s, etc…)
● Establish and maintain a development process in the team (e.g., agile methodology)
● Contribute to technical tasks if needed (e.g., fix bugs, code reviews, contribute to architectural discussions, deliver small features)

Introduction

We are looking for a Backend Team Lead to join our team in ReaQta—someone who likes planning and organizing team communication, defining priorities, and solving practical problems. You are expected to have excellent communication skills. This position is more organizational than technical. Nonetheless, a certain level of technical expertise is required.

Our backend team designs, develops, and maintains Event-Hive, the core backend component of ReaQta-Hive. This component is responsible for processing security events generated by thousands of endpoints. We are looking for a team lead that can help organize and prioritize the workload of the team, while ensuring the team runs smoothly and achieves its objectives.

At ReaQta we are building a sophisticated EDR (Endpoint Detection & Response) solution, and we are now scaling up our infrastructure and organization. We want our platform to scale globally, handle millions of endpoints, and be resilient and secure. This is a unique opportunity because it will allow you to contribute to the scale-up of a product and its organization.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Required Skills:
● 3 + years software development experience in a team.
● 2 + years experience in a leadership role
● Strong written and verbal communication skills with a good level of English.

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

Preferred Skills:
● Worked before with Scala and other JVM languages
● Worked with Cassandra, ElasticSearch, ClickHouse
● Experience in the Security industry
● Experience with managing teams and projects with both internal and external stakeholders.
● Knowledge of tools such as GitLab, GitHub, JIRA, BitBucket, etc…
● Previous experience managing large, complex projects with high visibility and cross-functional teams
● Familiar with technologies such as Docker, K8s, Openshift