Pipedrive is hiring a

Director of Engineering

Tallinn, Estonia
We believe it takes great people to create a great product. That’s why our team lives our company values, and we hire based on them, too. Since 2010, Pipedrive has been on a mission to support sales and marketing teams with easy-to-use, powerful tools that make everyday work faster and easier. Today, our cloud-based software is trusted by over 100,000 companies and used in 179 countries. We have grown from a five-person team to a truly international company of over 1,000 people, representing more than 50 nationalities, with ten offices distributed across Europe and the US. In 2020, Pipedrive received a majority investment from Vista Equity Partners, a global investment firm that invests exclusively in enterprise software, data and technology-enabled businesses, making Pipedrive the fifth unicorn from Estonia.

We’re looking for a growth-oriented Director/VP of Engineering to lead our core product engineering department distributed across our Europe offices. If you've successfully led engineering teams from startup to a scale up and are looking for an exciting new adventure, get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!

Your new adventure:

  • As part of the CTO leadership team, assume partial responsibility for the whole engineering department (400 engineers and counting)
  • Own a significant technical or non-technical area in engineering department (for example, performance, architecture, ways of working or other)
  • Act as a technical and people leader accountable for the success of a department together with counterparts from other disciplines
  • Lead and manage a team of seven engineering managers and around 100 engineers
  • Take responsibility for strategy, vision, hiring, ways of working, talent development and retention for the department
  • Handle business performance and customer satisfaction for a specific area, together with counterparts from the product and design department
  • Provide technical guidance to top management
  • Look after the budget for an engineering department (including, for example, headcount, training, hosting, third-party tools, etc.)
  • Be a role model for everyone in the company

Does this sound like you?

  • 6+ years of experience in engineering management on different management levels, preferably in a start-up
  • Proven experience as Principal EM/Engineering Director/VP of Engineering
  • Familiarity with the Private Equity packed scale up challenges
  • Experience with startups transitioning to pre-IPO scaleups
  • Strong technical knowledge and experience building highly-scalable SaaS web applications 
  • Ideally, you held a position as or equivalent to senior software engineer in a previous role
  • You have worked with different delivery frameworks (project management, scrum, missions framework, kanban)
  • You know how to make product, design and engineering work toward the same goal
  • A strong can-do attitude, great communication skills and openness to feedback
  • A goal-oriented mindset
  • Strong attention to detail in development and operations 
  • Passionate about enabling customers to succeed and grow using Pipedrive 
  • A focus on product excellence
  • Familiarity with CRM or sales area is a plus
  • Understanding of the startup soul
  • Knowledge of the necessary preparation required for IPO/Strategical Merger

What you’ll get

  • Fantastic professionals who make each workday surprising and exciting
  • Professional and personal learning, development and growth opportunities
  • A well-established and growing startup-at-heart tech company with ten offices in eight countries
  • Working on a suite of products used by 100,000+ companies in 150+ countries
  • The freedom to work flexibly and find your perfect work-life balance
  • A value-driven work environment where people come first
  • A lively bunch of colleagues from over 50 different countries
  • Extra vacation days as a tenure benefit
  • Freedom to execute your ideas with a passionate and motivated team supporting you
  • A team serious about getting things done while not taking ourselves too seriously 
  • International team with offices in Lisbon, Prague, London, Dublin, Riga, Berlin, New York, Florida, Tallinn and Tartu
  • Flexible working hours as long as you’re there for your team members
  • The possibility to work from home whenever you need
  • Friendly scale up environment with a proven background
  • A place in our custom-designed Tallinn office building, packed with all the treats you’d expect from a tech company and much more
  • A world-class working environment with perks like parties, craft workshops, skill trainings, an in-house gym and of course, office dogs
  • Additional private health and accident insurance
  • Three paid health days per year to use how and when you see fit
  • Stock Options 

  • Pipedrive is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of age, gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

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Are you a people and team growth oriented engineering leader looking for your next adventure? Then this role in our Product Engineering team is just the right opportunity for you. We’re searching for a Director/VP of Engineering to lead our core Engineering department.

If this is something for you, send us your resume (in English) or a link to your LinkedIn profile and please add why we should pay extra attention to your application.

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