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  • What if... your work empowered change in an industry that essentially impacts the prosperity of the entire world? Forto is in business to exactly do that - disrupt logistics! Simplifying global trade has been our mission from day one. Our exponentially growing team of technology and logistics experts forge ahead each day with the goal to deliver a highly transparent, frictionless and sustainable digital supply chain while chasing towards our moonshot goal of achieving climate neutral operations by 2025.

    Your role

    The Director of Engineering will oversee multiple engineering teams working on management and optimization problems related to capacity allocation and pricing in the context of a digital freight forwarder. They will be a key member of the Engineering leadership team, collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment with business goals and deliver innovative solutions to our customers. This role requires a leader who can build and manage a high-performing engineering team, foster a culture of collaboration and innovation, and communicate effectively with stakeholders across the organization.

    You will

    • act as a manager of managers, lead multiple engineering teams, fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration

    • collaborate with the leadership team to align engineering initiatives with business goals

    • ensure the timely and successful delivery of high-quality products and features

    • manage your teams through the entire software development lifecycle, from ideation to deployment

    • drive the implementation of best practices in software engineering, including coding standards, testing, and deployment

    • recruit, retain, and grow strong engineering talent

    • maintain a deep understanding of emerging technologies and industry trends to inform the product roadmap

    • establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including customers, partners, and vendors

    • collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment and successful execution of initiatives

    You bring

    • multiple years of experience in a technical profession, with at least 5 years in a leadership role

    • proven track record of delivering high-quality software products on time and on budget

    • strong understanding of software development best practices, including Agile methodologies, DevOps, and continuous delivery

    • experience with cloud-based architectures, microservices, and distributed systems

    • excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders

    • strong leadership and people management skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a team

    • experience in a fast growing B2B environment is preferred

    Forto is an internationally growing company

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    • Company language: English
    • 17+ offices across Europe & Asia
    • 800+ employees
    • 30+ nationalities represented
    • 2500+ customers

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    • At our core, we are in love with progress and cannot cope with the standstill.
    • We are constantly striving for ways to be even better tomorrow. We are facilitators, we are explorers, we are visionaries.
    • Forto provides a sense of belonging, where everyone has equal access to opportunities, career advancement and recognition. It stands for a workplace where people from all walks of life, with diverse perspectives and experiences can do their best work, while being their authentic selves. That’s why we encourage people of all backgrounds, genders, ages, races, religions, and abilities to apply for our opportunities!

    Work Life:

    • Experience a company culture where we work on eye level and knowledge sharing, as well as mentoring is on our daily agenda.
    • We love our work and tackling business challenges but also believe in the importance of having a healthy balance with our personal life. That's why we appreciate a flexible work setup that fits around family, friends, and physical health.
    • We have the freedom to work in a hybrid setup.

    Company Offering:

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    • Sustainability Team
    • Emission Offsetting
    • Green Energy
    • Organic Food
    • Paperless Office
    • Inspiring Office Spaces
    • Flexible Working Hours
    • Team & Company Events
    • Hybrid Work
    • Peer Learning Program
    • Mentorship Program
    • Leadership Training
    • L&D Budget
    • Best Onboarding Program
    • Visa & Relocation Support
    • Remote Onboarding
    • Buddy Program

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