How do you make our customers happy?
What is bol.com? If you put that question to our 9,5 million customers, the most common answer will be ‘an online store’. Hopefully preceded by ‘inspiring’, ‘enjoyable’ and ‘reliable’. But bol.com is also a platform, because many of our 17 million articles are sourced by commercial partners. And if you ask our IT professionals, you’ll come away thinking bol.com is a tech company. Which makes sense, as bol.com deploys close to 60 Scrum teams!
Why we need you
To (further) develop our developers and lead several Scrum teams (about 20-25 colleagues total) to the next level professionally. And while you’re at it, to formulate a future-proof vision for our continuing development and deployment. If you please.
Your responsibilities Manager IT Development do
- Manage 4 or 5 Scrum teams, including competency development and staffing
- Stimulates operational excellence, resulting in continuous performance improvements
- Point of contact for the business (requirements elicitation, incident escalation)
- Initiates and directs the (many) IT programs and projects
- Formulates and implements the technology vision, including standards, KPIs, et cetera
As Manager IT Development you are in charge of inspiring four or five multidisciplinary Scrum teams to greatness. A considerable responsibility, because the span of control is extensive (20-25 IT professionals) and ‘your’ teams work on projects that have a measurable impact on the internal and external customer experience. You are the link between the business and IT departments, who helps translate business requirements into scalable solutions and guides our path toward operational excellence.
What is the ideal team formation? What additional competencies and tooling do you require to attain development ambitions? How can you implement complex projects effectively, in a way that genuinely advances the business? And what opportunities do new technologies and methods open? You streamline development processes, constantly juggle several projects, and continuously evaluate the results and provide feedback. There usually isn’t even time kick your feet up after a project goes live, because we operate by the you build it, you run it principle and if issues arise, your users will find you.
3 reasons why this is(n’t) for you
- Because you’ve been proving your talent for developing developers for the past 5 to 10 years
- Because you’ve earned your developer credentials and know the intricacies of the job
- Because you could have invented Scrum/Agile yourself
- Because you can only communicate with developers; other people come from Mars and should stay there
- Because you race to the finish until a problem sends you into an infinite loop
- Because your vision is one for the ages, and it’s your way or the highway
Where you’ll work
As Manager IT Development you work in the (quickly) beating heart of our IT organization; the Software Development department. From website to mobile platforms, and from product catalog to CRM systems; out IT professionals go all out to facilitate the organization. We always choose to keep (at least) one foot in the business. The setting is open, trailblazing and informal, and we derive our strength from cooperating as equals and constantly improving ourselves and each other. You can accomplish great things alone. Greater things together.
What you get
What you get
Attention to youWe are continuously focused on innovation and getting better every day. Because we work in a dynamic environment and our organization is growing rapidly, your development will grow together with bol.com.
Daily treatsWith good food, you get happy bol.commers. That's why we make sure there are a lot of lunch possibilities, if you want a quick bite, a snack or a healthy salad.
Besides workAt bol.com there is also a lot to do after work. Most of the activities are initiated by our own colleagues. That’s why all activities are very diverse and always voluntary. For example playing sports, team activities, Friday drinks or meetups.
How it works
Your applicationCarefully, we take a look at your application. Within 2 weeks you know if we invite you for an interview.
First contactWe call you to set up an interview. And since we’re already talking: feel free to ask any question you may have.
First dateIn this first interview we’ll get to know each other. We want to find out more about you. Work experience is interesting, but we also want to find out more about you as a person. Together, we’ll find out if this job is a match made in heaven.
Your next interviewBefore the next interview we will ask you to take an online assessment. We’ll also discuss the position and your team in depth.
Is this love?2 interviews are usually enough to see if it’s a match. And if you agree… well, it’s the beautiful beginning of your career at bol.com :)