Technology

Unit Lead - Cloud/Web

19.08.2022

Do you want to build competence and develop people as our new Unit Lead?

reMarkable is a Norwegian tech company on a mission to help people think better in a distracted world. We recently confirmed our status as Norway’s latest unicorn, with over 300 employees in Oslo and a million devices sold worldwide. In what feels like no time, we've gone from a small startup finding its way to being one of the fastest-growing companies in Europe.

Following the successful launch of reMarkable 2, which was named one of TIME's top 100 inventions of 2020, and our new subscription service, Connect, in 2021, we've set ourselves exciting growth and product development goals for 2022. To help us get there, we need new colleagues ready to make a real difference through their work – and that’s where you come in.

We’re currently looking for an additional Unit Lead who will play a key role in building up one of our Cloud & Web sub-department units. Are you ready to help millions of people think better?

“The best thing about working as a manager in reMarkable is the opportunity to build competence and people in a modern tech company”, Mira Feiring, Unit Lead- Cloud/Web

About the role

The Cloud sub-department is one of six departments in the Technology department. It currently consists of about 40 people, and is a good mix of seniority, fields of expertise, and professions. This is a growing number. As we continue to expand, we want to carry on securing top talent to meet our new projects and demands. Today we have three units in the Cloud sub-department. Your unit would come in addition to that and consist of 8 engineers or more over time, in line with your capacity.

As an Unit Lead, you would play the part of a hands-on line manager in a matrix-style organization and report to the VP Cloud. Your core tasks would be building your own unit and empowering talents on a daily basis. Here you will also be in charge of performance, retention, and recruitment. We see it as essential that you can immerse yourself to a certain extent into the technical tasks your direct reports work on; the nature and depth of this work might vary based on several factors, such as your experience and interests or the profiles of people reporting to you.

You would allocate your direct reports to various cross-functional teams across the organization. You will be responsible for their well-being, development, and ongoing fit in the company. You would not be directly running projects or tending to regular agile team routines, which are the responsibility of project managers and project directors. You would collaborate with them: staffing their teams, advising them on technical strategy, collecting their feedback, and addressing people issues, amongst other things.

Further tasks and responsibilities

  • Doing a bit of technical work to learn, role model, and have perspective in discussions

  • Building bridges with peer managers and functions, such as UX, QA, C++, or Embedded

  • Attracting and recruiting talent as a hiring manager, as well as motivating acquired talent

  • Conducting 1:1s and performance reviews to develop your reports professionally

  • Balancing the needs and opportunities of individuals versus those of the company as a whole

  • Cultivating creativity, informal knowledge arenas, and inspiring others to share

  • Keeping an eye on overall technical quality and agility: ensuring good trade-offs

Who are you?

You have a few years of experience leading engineers and developing people. As such, you strive when nurturing people and watching them grow; you are also inclusive and can positively engage groups. You are well-versed in recruitment, comfortable acting as a hiring manager, and eager to win the best talent in the market. In addition to the people side of the job, you should have a technical background and understanding: ideally, you have been involved with cloud engineering, DevOps, or software development before moving on to management.

It is also an advantage if you...

  • know the Norwegian culture and tech market particularly well

  • can review code to assess its quality broadly and the effort required

  • have the ability to organize, prioritize and be decisive

  • inspire high standards through your proven work capacity and ethics

  • are a good listener who forge their own conclusions

  • are loyal and know when to show discretion

Employment type: Full-time

Location: Oslo

19.08.2022

What do we offer?

  • Highly competitive salary and pension plan

  • A new Macbook/PC, reMarkable 2, choice of mobile phone, and home Wi-Fi allowance

  • Five weeks vacation + 5 reMarkable days to use as you wish

  • Premium health insurance (incl. physiotherapy and private medical consultations)

  • Access to our employee share incentive scheme

  • Flexible working hours

  • Rewarding and challenging tasks on a wide range of projects

  • Regular team events, parties, and off-site retreats

  • A shared Headspace account for your mental well-being

  • Career development opportunities as a leader or subject specialist

  • Centrally-located modern offices in Grünerløkka, Oslo

  • A unique opportunity to contribute to one of the fastest-growing tech scaleups in Norway

At reMarkable, we offer the opportunity to contribute towards building a global tech company. You'll join a fast-paced, dynamic work environment and be involved in every step of creating a product that's used and valued by hundreds of thousands of customers around the globe.

Besides robust career development and growth opportunities, we offer a workplace where everyone can influence the company's direction, story, and success. We're a committed and highly motivated team with a lot of love for what we do and the people that we work with.

Through collaboration, we create a generous, respectful, and supportive environment where people take the extra steps needed to help each other succeed as well as exceed expectations.

Other Information

  • Contact Jerome Ginss, VP Cloud, at jerome.ginss@remarkable.no if you have any questions about the role

  • Application Deadline: 19.08.2022

  • You should have a valid work permit from the EU/EEA. (Relocation assistance is provided)

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A reMarkable Technology department

Technology is about more than just thingamajigs and gadgets. For us, it is about proactively meeting people`s needs in an ever-changing world.

The technology department`s mission is to solve the impossible and make the unthinkable possible. We create technology that not only describes our vision but makes people better thinkers. We want to combine the best of both worlds: the digital and the analog, and to create tools that enhance learning, focus, and presence. We create consumer technology without digital distractions.

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