VP of Development

Company

Nilfisk

 

Location

Greater Copenhagen

 

Compensation package

Attractive compensation package according to qualifications

 

Starting date

As soon as possible

 

Languages

Danish and English

 

Reporting to

VP Digital Services

 

Contact person

Anne Amalie Forsberg

 

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Would you like to be a part of a global market leader who acts as a startup? Nilfisk aspires after visions that might seem impossible, but they commit themselves to try anyway. They are currently powering up a traditional, industrial company and disrupting it from the inside.
Get an opportunity to build up products from scratch and see them launch globally, while influencing the company’s digital journey.

 

Nilfisk is looking for the biggest and brightest talents and are allocating large budgets to create what they cannot even see yet. By being a part of Nilfisk, you will grow rapidly by working with the most skilled colleagues in the field.

 

Join the process early and help define the next chapter in the innovation history of Nilfisk.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

As VP of Development, you will get the opportunity to work with the latest technologies such as IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Analytics, Cloud Big Data, etc., and be part of a “Dream Team” of passionate developers, UX/UI’ers, Data Scientists etc.

 

The Digital Services team is a newly formed organization and it is therefore necessary to “build the bridge while walking on it” – i.e. you will have great influence in setting your mark in the organization, company and ultimately the industry.

 

As VP of Development, you will be working closely with the VP of Digital Services to build a top professional development team – a “Software Factory” – based on the latest Microsoft technologies in a truly agile environment. You will be responsible for hiring, leading and developing a team of “the best of the best” software engineers and define the processes, working methods, infrastructure, etc. necessary to create innovative solutions for a huge global market.

 

Primary tasks and areas of responsibility:

 

  • Hire, build and lead an outstanding team of Software Engineers, UX/UI’ers, Data Scientists, etc. to build a “Software Factory”
  • Establish, define and leverage Best Practices processes and methods within SW development – e.g. SCRUM, Pair Programming, Test Driven Development, DevOps, etc.
  • Scope and build the architecture needed to build a future proof platform based on Microservices, Data Analytics and Microsoft Azure platform services like, IoTHub, CosmosDb, Data Lakes, Cognitive Services, etc. – i.e. be the visionary architect that can see what platform services we need to build now and in the future.
  • Close cooperation with VP of Digital Services and the rest of the business in order to create seamless solutions that generate an emotional connection to the users.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate is expected to have an education at BA or MSc level in software engineering or computer science, but experience from a similar role where you have built up a development team from scratch in a global company is more important.

 

  • 5-10 years of experience in leading an agile development team
  • Experience as Head of Development with teams working on the Microsoft platform (Azure, Azure DevOps, Xamarin, etc.)
  • Several years of professional experience as a software developer building both mobile and cloud-based services (back-end services and web-based solutions)
  • Experience with scoping and driving the architecture of a complex cloud platform that interface with other enterprise services like SAP, salesforce etc.
  • Agile mindset with DevOps and continuous delivery expertise

 

As a person you are:

 

  • Curious towards new technology
  • Extrovert and Entrepreneurial
  • A strong communicator with good presentation skills
  • Innovative, passionate and self-driven
  • Comfortable working in a “start-up like”, dynamic work environment where things are not defined
  • Not afraid of taking risks or taking the lead
  • Not afraid to fail

 

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

At Nilfisk, they rest on more than 110 years of innovation experience and ever since the company was founded, growth and development has been a part of their DNA. In 2018, they launched their new corporate strategy, Nilfisk Next, with an ambition of radically changing “the world of cleaning”. A key cornerstone in the Nilfisk Next strategy is to develop digital services and solutions.

Today, the Digital Services team, work with the latest technologies like IoT, Cloud, AI and Analytics. They are adding more competences to the team – and are looking for colleagues who are motivated to “build the bridge while walking on it” and have a great influence in setting your mark on how Nilfisk works and operates.