Head of Engineering (Internal Business Systems)

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Abteilung Technology

Vertragsart Employee

Head of Engineering (Internal Business Systems)


The Head of Engineering at DEPT® is a key leadership role responsible for the delivery of technology solutions that underpin our internal business operations. This individual will work closely with the Head of Internal Systems and cross-functional teams to drive our best-of-breed SaaS strategy that supports the work of Depsters. This position requires a combination of technical expertise, team management, and strategic thinking to ensure our technology meets and exceeds stakeholder’s expectations while staying within budget.


  • Technology Delivery: Collaboration with the Head of Internal Systems and other stakeholders to deliver on the chosen technology strategy for internal systems. Ensuring that technology supports the company’s vision and growth plans.
  • Team Management: Managing a team of engineers, providing leadership, mentorship, and guidance to ensure they excel in their roles and contribute to the company’s success. Defining and supporting clear career development paths for engineering team members, promoting growth and professional development within the organisation.
    Standardisation: Establishing and enforcing engineering best practices, standards, and processes to drive consistency, scalability, and maintainability across the technology stack.
  • Consistency in delivery: Ensuring consistent and timely delivery of projects (and by exception product releases) by setting clear expectations, managing priorities and optimising resource allocation.
  • Quality Assurance: Overseeing the implementation of robust quality assurance practices, including reviews, testing, and continuous integration, to maintain high-quality software implementation.
  • Security: Leading efforts to ensure the security of systems and privacy of data, implementing security best practices, and ensuring that monitoring is implemented in ways that help the security team to respond to potential threats or vulnerabilities. This requires close collaboration with DEPT®’s Global Information Security Officer and alignment with policies as described in our ISO27001:2022 based Information Security Management System.
  • Visibility in Performance: Establishing key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics for the engineering team’s performance and track progress towards goals. Provide regular reports to the leadership team.
  • Vendor Management: Maintaining technology-focused relationships with third-party vendors and technology partners, ensuring they align with our technology standards and contribute to the company’s success.


  • Proven experience in a leadership role (2 – 5 years) within a technology-focused company (preferably a digital agency).
  • Experience in translating business requirements and architectural designs into practical, understandable implementation processes.
  • Experience in managing and developing high-performing engineering teams.
  • Experience with remote teams in offshore / nearshore locations.
  • Strong technical background and experience with modern software development technologies and practices: software development methodologies, agile practices, and DevOps.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and the ability to present strategic options.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and other technology-focused leadership roles (Head of Systems and IT, Head of Internal Systems, Information Security Officer, Head of IT Support, etc).
  • Strong (project) management skills and the ability to drive projects to completion within scope, schedule, and budget.


  • Great benefits that vary based on the country from which you choose to apply. Feel free to ask about the specific benefits available in your location. 
  • A reputation for doing good. DEPT® was named a Great Place To Work in 2023 and has been a Certified B Corp® since 2021 and named ‘Agency of the Year’ at both The Lovies and The Webby Awards.
  • Awesome clients. Whether big or small, local or global — at DEPT® you’ll get the opportunity to work with clients of all sizes and across all industries. And we celebrate all of our successes together!
  • The opportunity for possibility. We want to enable you to do what you do best and help you develop your skills further with training, development and certifications.
  • Annual trip to DEPT® Festival in the Netherlands: a chance to meet other people in DEPT®, see great talks from industry leaders, and have an all expenses paid weekend of fun!
  • Global annual DEPT® Cares Month in which employees come together and donate their skills to support local charities.


We are pioneers at heart. What does that mean? We are always looking forward, thinking of what we can create tomorrow that does not exist today. We were born digital and we are a new model of agency, with a deep skillset in tech and marketing. That’s why we hire curious, self-driven, talented people who never stop innovating. 

Our culture is big enough to cope and small enough to care. Meaning, that with people across 30+ countries, we’re big enough to provide you with the best tools, global opportunities, and benefits that help you thrive. While acting small by investing in you, your growth, your team, and giving you the autonomy to solve our clients problems, no matter where you are in the world.


At DEPT®, we take pride in creating an inclusive workplace where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive. We actively seek to recruit, develop, nurture, and retain talented individuals from diverse backgrounds, with varying skills and perspectives.

Not sure you meet all qualifications? Apply, and let us decide! Research shows that women and members of underrepresented groups tend not to apply for jobs when they think they may not meet every requirement, when in fact they do. We believe in giving everyone a fair chance to shine.

We also encourage you to reach out to us and discuss any reasonable adjustments we can make to support you throughout the recruitment process and your time with us.

Want to know more about our dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion? Check out our efforts here.


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