Head of Engineering

Job description

We are ValueBlue, a fast-growing B2B SaaS scale-up that enables organisations globally to achieve agile digital transformation. Our mission is to help organisations improve their business and adapt for the future by giving them insight into their architecture, processes, applications and data, so that they can deliver effective transformation initiatives.

Our innovative collaboration platform BlueDolphin helps CxOs and Architects to plan, design, and manage business transformations, thanks to real-time insights that speed-up decision making. We currently have customers using our platform across the globe, from corporations like A.S. Watson, Randstad, and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Group to financial, pharmaceutical, technology and consumer organisations such as ABN AMRO, Wakefern Food Corp and Moss Construction.

For several years our beloved BlueDolphin has been part of the Gartner Magic Quadrant and rewarded with customer choice awards on several occasions.

Headquartered in Utrecht, the Netherlands, with start-up offices in London, New York, and Hong Kong. Thanks to a recent B Series investment now further global expansion awaits us.

ValueBlue is more than just a company. We are an international tech community with a passion for improving the lives of our customers while developing ourselves on a continues basis. We are an expert in our field and proud of our culture where innovation, ownership, a can-do mentality and team play add to the equation.

In order to continue on our growth path, we are currently recruiting for the position of Head of Engineering based at our Utrecht office.

What will you be doing? 

  • Leading our R&D team and grow it to 60 and further to 100+ engineers;
  • Building the most powerful platform for progressive enterprise architecture on the globe;
  • Implementation of the vision and the strategy mapped out by the CPTO;
  • Staying on top of trends and cutting-edge tech for the business in a collaborative effort with the CPTO;
  • You are responsible for managing manpower, connecting tech resources, and skills development;
  • You are responsible for our product teams and product implementation process from start to finish;
  • Make the R&D team your people and bring the best out of your people!

Our tech team

You will head our engineering functions – developers, QA and DevOPs in an agile organisation holding cross functional scrum teams ( consisting of Frontend and Backend Developers, QA, UX Designers, Technical writers, Scrum Master, Product Owners and data scientists ). Our teams are international, located across the Netherlands and Romania. Although we are growing, we're still small enough that anyone joining our team can make a real difference. Besides working on daily tasks, you will also have regular sessions with your peers where you can discuss and share knowledge on ways to implement functionalities or solve issues.

We love working Agile and hope you do too. It is important to us that every member of the team does most of what they love, thus being able to contribute greatly to our solution, team, and company.

We strive for a combination of constant learning and fun and offer an environment where people can communicate openly, while also working independently.

Our current tech stack


JavaScript/TypeScript, Node.js, React/Redux, MobX, Storybook, styled-components, Ember, Less/Sass, Jest, webpack, Git, Npm, SonarCloud, GoJs


C#, Azure AD B2C, Azure App Service, SignalR, MongoDB


Azure DevOps, AWS


Selenium, Specflow, BrowserStack, Playwright

Job requirements

What do you bring?

  • You are an empathetic people manager, master of change management and can prove excellent communication & influencing skills;
  • Experience as a software engineer;
  • 8+ years of experience in leading and growing teams of 60+ engineers;
  • You have scaled up successfully at least a team of engineers from 20 to 100;
  • Experience in startups and scale-ups; you have gone through the journey from start-up to scale-up;
  • Proven record of working with the Agile methodology (from implementation phase);
  • The ability to scan the fit for future of a team, shaping their next steps in terms of growth & learning;
  • A growth mindset and a strong focus on measuring & celebrating success;
  • A Masters or Bachelor Degree

What can ValueBlue offer you?

At ValueBlue we believe that the power of our company lies within our own employees, and that we’ll only reach new heights by prioritising your personal and professional growth. That’s why we give you all the space you need to make an impact.

What else is in it for you?

  • A competitive compensation package;
  • The chance to join a fast-growing software company that is expanding globally;
  • Innovative, fun and ambitious colleagues that value new ideas;
  • Guidance and support when you need it; freedom and flexibility when you don’t;
  • A strong focus on continued personal development – attend your choice of training, courses or events to expand your skills;
  • A beautiful and comfortable co-working space in Utrecht with everything you need to concentrate and collaborate;
  • A flexible working environment – split your time between home and the office.

Are you interested?

We would love to hear from you! Please send us your resume and cover letter, and you will hear from us within 3 working days. Any questions about the role? Do not hesitate to get in touch with our Recruiter - Oana Etcu: +31 6 18299539.