Nice to meet you!
Vertrical is an international, Germany based software development and consulting company for cloud platform solutions mainly in the digital health sector.
We are a community of like-minded people who have effective relationships with satisfied and loyal clients. We are a young yet solid start-up company which is constantly growing. (That's why we need you 🙂)
As a diverse company, we are aiming to create a highly empathic environment and diversity in gender, sexual orientation, culture, religion, race, ethnics, and any other groups.
Working with multiple timezones, we are able to learn a lot from each other, which we enjoy in our everyday working life. With our company values and people representing diversity, we make sure everybody is heard.
But what does leading a team mean for us?
We are big fans of new leadership, which is based on trust and appreciation between manager and employee. A good leader should take responsibility for the personal and professional development of their team members, ensuring that they are in a positive, learning environment which helps to get the best out of them.
As a lead you should be the first person that a team member can turn to when they require help, may it be for technical or personal reasons.
We would definitely expect you to organize your team which also includes innovate with your own processes and sharing your ideas with the wider company.
Communication is an important topic for us. Not only the way of communicating with each other but a lead should also be the pivot of communication between their team and the rest of the business. You should be able to handle minor issues by yourselves and escalate bigger issues where necessary. This also means: Be available for the client regarding any questions and concerns. Our business analysts will rely heavily on your technical insights. Assume the role of an ‘engineering representative’.
And yes, it can't be done without... meetings. You should aim to be involved in any planning, refinement, and evaluation sessions for their projects, and convey useful information to any developers who were unable to attend. In some instances, you may need to take the initiative to organize and schedule meetings for the benefit of your team. In other instances, you may need to simply attend meetings organized by others.
What about code?
Of course you will be involved in the development work and attempt to complete tickets to try and remain in touch with the codebase.
You are a full-stack developer, of course. But you are also a leader who likes to enable and empower people. You are a person with positive energy who is able to step back from their own ego and does not confuse leadership with bossing. You are humble and open for a great feedback culture and continuously look for possibilities to improve. You are open for changes and like to challenge yourself.
We do not think in rigid requirements, but here are a few things you can impress us with:
- Profound knowledge in AWS and/or Azure (nice to have: certification)
- Nice to have: good knowledge in Python (Django)
- Good knowledge in CICD Tools
- Knowledge in TDD
- Excellent non-violent communication and language skills in English (other languages are of course a plus)
- Not being afraid of failing and learning on the go
- Readiness to constructively criticize and feedback the C level and colleagues
- Willingness to enable your team and embrace their feedback as well as client’s feedback
- Open minded towards diversity and equality, meaning: cultural, racial, religious, gender and sexual orientation
- Driven by technology and empowerment of team members
- Readiness to work in a 100% remote start-up company
About working at Vertrical
We all don’t like cheap talk, right? We could try to explain at great length about our really fantastic and talented team, flexible working hours and our outstanding positive company culture. But instead we are open to chat about everything you are interested in with you. Just reach out and we will be happy to get in contact.
But what is seriously very important to us and therefore should not go unmentioned:
We're all about building a workplace for the future here at Vertrical, we believe in equality and embrace diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome and be the true and best versions of themselves.
If you think we match your criteria as well, please get in touch, we love to hear from you.