Head of Engineering

Are you our new Head of Engineering?

SNOWBALL DIGITALFull-timeNorway, Sentrum , Oslo

Snowball Digital is looking for a skilled Head of Engineering that shares the belief that our people are our most valuable resource.

As Head of Engineering, you will be heading our highly international team of skilled front-end and back-end developers. You are a skilled full-stack developer with a thorough understanding of varying development methodologies, tools, and languages. However, while your highly technical skills are important, so are your people skills. Particularly because growth and skill development for the entire team will be one of your main work priorities.  

We know that there are many roads that could lead you to becoming a skilled developer. What matters to us is that you have solid experience as a developer and a proven track record as a team’s driving force. Ultimately, your experience, knowledge, and motivation will reign supreme over a formal educational background. 

As a team lead, you will become a part of Snowball Digital’s management team, and will therefore play a vital role in the continued development of the company. As such, you will be expected to take on your team’s voice within the management group.

While never afraid of getting your own hands dirty, we look for someone who also finds motivation in guiding others to achieve their best work. You can expect your weeks to be a combination of providing feedback to colleagues, task management for yourself and others, and contributing to the development of the team and Snowball Digital. 

At Snowball Digital, our toy chest is full. You’d love playtime if you also find fun in: 

  • Defining and managing product delivery and quality requirements
  • Maintaining developer conventions in both teams
  • Building highly performant web applications with React
  • Building scalable backend architectures with Node.JS
  • Prototyping & exploring new technologies

... and we expect you to have experience with:

  • React.js workflows, Flux, Redux, React Router ++, responsive design and Flutter
  • Building GraphQL API, TypeScript, MongoDB, AWS / Terraform, Docker
  • Writing tests & configuring CI/CD pipelines

In Snowball, we always keep the client and their needs in mind. Clear communication and translating code to both technical and non-technical clients is a central part of the job. If you carry a love of building software that can scale and perform, combined with a good understanding of the entire product development process, you’re already one step ahead.

How we work at Snowball Digital

Snowball Digital has a flexible organization, combining remote and office work in a manner that allows you to do your best work. As Head of Engineering, you will have a large role in helping manage this multi-national team located both domestically and abroad. For this reason, English communication skills are important to have. 

For you, there is also no expectation to show up at the office in Skien daily. However, as a key part of the organization’s management team, you are required to attend meetings at the office on a regular basis. Therefore, you should ideally be (or plan to be) located somewhere in eastern Norway.

How we can help you grow

Snowball is a diverse company that offers varied and challenging work, on a team dedicated to launching the most innovative products, all while being supported by digital brilliance.