Head of Engineering/CTO

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We are a Norwegian indoor map and navigation scale-up founded in 2013 in Trondheim, aiming to be a global leader in a rapidly growing market. We are already well on the way with fantastic user uptake, customers across all continents and being recognized as market leader by analysts. We have already built a distribution network with large international companies like Cisco. With our award-winning service, we help users find what they are looking for thus reducing stress, uncertainty and saving time globally. We are now seeking a new Head of Engineering/CTO to help us with our aim of building the future of indoor navigation.

Using an in-house developed tool, we create high-quality indoor maps from floor plans, enabling features like wayfinding and resource management for large complex buildings worldwide. As we scale our customer base in the coming years, we want to be at the forefront of our industry and be constantly improving our offerings.

The opportunity

MazeMap is currently at 50+ employees spread across 3 core departments and operating in 9 different countries, so there are a range of experiences we value that comes with working with an international scale-up, such as having experiences from a SaaS company, or working with international customers and partners, or even from other start-ups/scale-ups! As part of the Management team and reporting to the CEO, excellent communication skills in combination with both technological and strategic understanding are highly valued so that you work well with other departments to ensure alignment and foster the right atmosphere for collaboration. You know how to convey different types of information to different audience groups, be it the Board of Directors, your teams, or other departments. These skills are also used to shape how our products are developed, as well as communicate the long-term tech vision and technological roadmap for our company.

You would be overseeing and leading the Engineering Department based in Trondheim on a day-to-day basis, split into 3 teams, so it is important to us that you have prior experience in a similar role including personnel responsibilities. Our Engineers think we have interesting problems to solve, feel that they are heard, and that what they do actually has an impact on our company. We value honesty and straightforwardness, and we know the importance of listening. You embody these values and develop our Engineering culture by coaching and mentoring Team Leads and engineers to grow both technically and professionally. You help to identify opportunities to leverage emerging technologies and make the right choices when it comes to technology for our products and our tech stack, so that we are technologically competitive and strive for industry-leading excellence in a service we are proud of.

This role is fairly operational and you would be a valuable technical discussion partner for the Team Leads with regards to our technical architecture and how we scale our services. The core responsibility lies in our technical operations, so you would know best practices that include ensuring and improving QA processes and standards for compliance, code quality, performance, reliability and security. Join us if you're passionate about leading efforts to improve positioning accuracy, user experience, and building powerful features that impact a growing user base of over 3.5 million people monthly!

This is a full-time position based in our HQ in Trondheim.

We offer

We are located in state-of-the-art premises in the penthouse floor of the Adressa building in Trondheim, and have a flexible arrangement in relation to working hours and home office. You would have influence over the company’s overall strategy and direction, working in an agile and enthusiastic, forward-leaning work climate. Our compensation is competitive, including stock and stock option packages. Perhaps this is an opportunity of a lifetime to be part of a great journey, going from scale-up to a truly global company?

Our Process

We like to keep things moving quickly, so we run a rolling application process. Our process for this role involves an introductory conversation with HR, followed by a chat with the CEO. Thereafter we have a formal interview and deeper conversation with the Engineering Team Leads, and we conclude with a reference check.

MazeMap is committed to being an equal opportunity employer and having a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on business needs, without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Challenge accepted?

Send your questions to [email protected] or reach out to CEO Thomas Jelle at +47 4020 4279

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