Head of Engineering

8+ years of engineering experience 

As Head of Engineering at Salt&Pepper, you will work with engineers, designers, product/project managers, team leads, and the CEO to develop and deliver high-quality products to customers. You will work with the Web & Mobile Team Leads, to shape the engineering team for success in terms of the development process and technical excellence.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Be a leader while growing and maintaining a team of high performing software engineers
  • Strive to maintain a balance between building sustainable, high-impact projects and shipping features in the committed time frame
  • Coach and develop leadership skills of direct reports. Mentor team members and collaborate with them on personal and career growth.
  • Be an influencer and contributor across our entire engineering team
  • Support pre-sales processes: Assess and understand the technical needs of our customers, put forward high-level architectural solutions and technical proposals
  • Participate in feature discussions, high-level analysis, and planning, oversee high-level architecture design
  • Wear different hats as an Engineer (Dev, Tester, DevOps) to help the entire team succeed
  • Improve code quality through regular code reviews and possess a passion for continuously improving the quality of your team’s engineering practices
  • Split your time between 60% managing the team and 40% hands-on coding
  • Provide highly responsive, world-class support to our customers if the critical account situation demands engineering help
  • Adopts a positive, innovative, and committed approach to overcoming obstacles and problem solving
  • Drive good software quality management practices (policies, standards, and procedures) and ensure compliance with coding standards and best practices. Ensure the overall quality output of the team
  • Plan, identify, and hire employees with the skills needed by the team
  • Participate in internal processes: regular performance reviews, interviews, hiring decisions
  • Facilitate, and when necessary resolve technical and interpersonal discussions
  • Bring up difficult and/or systemic challenges and impediments to the attention of the Leadership Team
  • Help Marketing and Sales with different tasks: blog articles, events, speaking events, technical support, estimations, and enforcement of S&P’s way of working
What would be great to have:
  • 8+ years of engineering experience (at least 1 year in an engineering management role)
  • Experience in architecture design of high availability, high-scalability web applications, testing, deployment, and monitoring
  • Track record of execution and delivery, ability to accomplish goals, and meet commitments
  • Comfortable working at all tiers of modern cloud web and mobile applications, from the front end to the database.
  • Expertise in modern web technologies like Node and React/VueJs. Mobile Development (Native and/or ReactNative) is a plus.
  • Experience working with MySQL/NoSQL databases
  • Experience with SCRUM, Kanban
  • Understand full-stack modern web & mobile development process, frameworks, and tools
  • Works well under time and environmental pressures
  • AWS or GCE ecosystem knowledge is a plus
  • Fluent in English (both written and spoken)
With the mission of:
  • Joining our fast growing team and helping us reach new heights
  • Combining design and technology to create world class digital solutions and products that deliver great value and experience
What would definitely make you one of us:
  • The mindset of seeing solutions and improvement opportunities where others just see issues
  • You’re a good communicator and a great active listener
  • You are constantly striving for improvement, aiming to be the best version of yourself, by always raising the standard you previously set
  • You always strive to do what is right and do what you say we will do
  • You are by nature a curious person and a problem solver
  • “Lead by example” is not just a nice-sounding quote for you, but a life motto
  • You’re passionate about your work and you’re looking to build something long term alongside like-minded people
How you should be:
  • Highly passionate about what you do and excited about the thought of getting involved in building a new digital company.
We offer you the following:
  • A supportive and passionate team to work within delivering top-notch products to our international clients
  • People-focused management
  • A work environment where your opinion matters and your expertise is valued
  • Being part of a fast-growing company
  • Team building activities; weekly activities & celebrations (Lunch Together, Fresh Day, Quiz
  • Night, Coffee with the team)
  • Flexible schedule & Working from home days
  • Continuous growth, learning, and self-development opportunities
  • Private medical insurance at Regina Maria
  • Individual career roadmap and performance bonuses
  • A cozy and pet-friendly HQ in an accessible area of Cluj-Napoca
How you should be involved:
  • Full-time 


  • Cluj-Napoca
About us:

We are a full-service software development company dedicated to building digital products that matter. We do this by providing a complete range of services required for building great products: consulting services, business analysis, UI/UX design, web/mobile development, quality assurance and maintenance.

We consider ourselves to be a new generation company, a mix between the world of the big agencies and the startup ecosystem. We can describe us as a multi-skilled, curious, passionate and visionary team of digital specialists.

We started in 2016 with a team of 3 people and grown in the past 3 years to 32. Our clients are mostly from Europe (75%) and North America (25%). Our clients activate in sectors like: fintech, entertainment, sports and tourism.

And the best part? We are a team that’s always more than ready for new challenges and eager for exciting projects.

If you’re ready to [email protected] let us know. 🙂

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