Head of Engineering

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What does a Head of Engineering do?

Heads of Engineering are responsible for leading and managing the engineering team within a company. They oversee the development and implementation of new technologies and systems and ensure that projects are completed efficiently and effectively. Simply put, they make sure that the engineers do their jobs. They also help solve problems when something is not working properly. Heads of Engineering can also play an important role in setting the technical direction and strategy of the company.

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What does it feel to be a Head of Engineering?

Here, the most exciting part of this job is the opportunity to work on new and innovative projects, and to be at the forefront of technological development. 

The most challenging part of the job can be managing the day-to-day operations of the engineering team, including handling conflicts and meeting deadlines. Heads of Engineering must also be able to adapt to changing business needs and priorities, and manage their team's workload accordingly.

Why are Heads of Engineering in such demand?

Heads of Engineering are highly sought-after professionals in the technology world due to their unique combination of technical and managerial skills. Their technical expertise allows them to lead engineering teams and create effective solutions for complex problems. Additionally, their managerial capabilities enable them to efficiently manage resources, motivate employees, cultivate an innovative atmosphere, and foster collaboration between departments. Heads of Engineering must also constantly stay up-to-date and aware of the latest industry trends, technologies, and innovations in order to ensure their organisation remains competitive. 

Heads of Engineering must have strong organisational, communication and leadership skills to effectively manage their team while meeting deadlines and objectives. In addition, Heads of Engineering need to have both a broad understanding of various technical disciplines and in-depth knowledge of one or two of these disciplines. This allows them to have a broad overview and understanding of the various interdisciplinary processes involved in engineering projects. All these skills make a Head of Engineering an invaluable asset to any successful technology company.

Key skills

  • Leadership
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Communication
  • Problem-Solving
  • Project Management
  • Programming Languages
  • Software Architecture  
  • Design Patterns
  • Databases
  • Git
  • Cloud Computing
  • CI/CD
  • Security

How does alphacoders find qualified Heads of Engineering?

"What is the driving force behind Heads of Engineering?" Often, companies in Germany are confused about what they should look for in a candidate. And since so few applicants exist on the market, companies are happy to use headhunters. Finding the right employee requires that the recruiter understand what a person is capable of, as well as what motivates them. For a great Head of Engineering, you should learn their language. It is important to remember that not every head of engineering is the same when you are looking to fill this position.

Alphacoders speaks that language and is the linking service that connects companies with Heads of Engineering. Our network, expertise, and collaboration help our clients succeed. Because we know what drives Heads of Engineering!

Your benefits with alphacoders

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Consulting at eye level

Goal-oriented briefing and consulting on an equal footing from start-ups to large digitizing corporations
2

Large candidate pool

Largest network for developers in the DACH region
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Multi channel search

Ongoing development of algorithmized multi-channel search
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Tested quality

Superior quality through optimized interview and software-supported selection process
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Fast staffing

Swiftness through agile project planning and methodical approach
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Experienced recruiters

Credible representation of our partners thanks to recruiters with development know-how

What our partners say about our cooperation

Marco Bofinger
Hr Management - Urban Sports Club

The cornerstone of the cooperation with CareerTeam was an efficient exchange and open, honest feedback. We were very satisfied with their fast and effective search.

Cornelius Lauritzen
CEO — Glambou

With alphacoders we have found a strong partner for our tech recruiting. The feedback loops were short and efficient. Our company, our tech vision and our requirement profile were quickly understood and implemented. The management of the interview process went fabulous for us as well as for the candidates.

Susanne Hasenstab
Head of HR - WEITBLICK® GmbH & Co. KG

Last year we worked with alphacoders for the first time. The cooperation was characterised by professional and very personal support, as well as profound contacts within our target group. What was special for us was that we were actually only looking for one PHP developer, but because of the but due to the suitable selection of candidates we directly hired 2 developers and that within only 3 months. We would recommend alphacoders at any time.

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Constanze El Rikabi
Director Human Resources — Ascendis Pharma GmbH

With the help of alphacoders we have succeeded twice in adding the right IT resources to our team. The structured preparation of the candidate search and the alphacoders approach made this possible. In the future, IT recruiting will only run through alphacoders.

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People & Relations Manager — MOIA

We really appreciate working with alphacoders because they really have a clue about tech and take time to understand who we need for MOIA and for our individual teams.

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alphacoders has become an integral part of our tech recruiting. We have been working together for over 2 years now and have already been able to successfully fill several different positions in IT. As a startup, we very much appreciate the all-encompassing advice from profile sharpening to candidate selection and support in optimising our own internal hiring process. We are very happy to have alphacoders at our side.

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CTO — Monsterzeug

Professional and goal-oriented, I would work with alphacoders again at any time. I've recommended them both internally to other departments and to external stakeholders.

Tihomir Sablic
Head of IT - heyworld GmbH

We have been working with alphacoders for more than 2 years now and have had very good experiences so far. The relationship is characterised by trust, solution-oriented advice and open communication at eye level. Through their input, we have already been able to successfully hire 2 backend developers and also rely on their expertise for further tech positions.

Jan Thonemann
Abteilungsleiter Forschung / Entwicklung — PROSOZ

Finding the right people is one of, if not the most key component to an organization's success. At alphacoders it's not about quantity, but about quality. Every candidate that is introduced is always worth talking to and we have already found a lot of great colleagues through alphacoders. The short weekly exchange ensure that your ideas are understood and that you are always up to date.

Tobias Schumacher
CTO & Co-Founder — Closelink

Working with alphacoders was our first experience with a recruiter. We particularly liked the transparent communication and the summary of the search in the form of reports and figures. This helped us to better understand the candidate market and gain deeper insights into recruitment from IT specialists. We can recommend alphacoders 100%.

Dr. Janine Nastelski
People & Culture Manager — Webmatch

Very professional, always transparent and honest cooperation. Extremely good understanding of the market including recommendations for action. Completely different approach than classic recruiting agencies.

Julius Martini
CEO — TimberTom

We have already commissioned alphacoders twice to support us in tech recruiting and they convinced us with the first candidate for both positions (frontend & fullstack developer). The cooperation was very uncomplicated, at eye level and characterized by direct communication. We are very happy to have alphacoders on our side.

Ingo Fraedrich
General Manager — Veterinärmedizinisches Dienstleistungszentrum GmbH

When looking for qualified employees, we like to rely on specialists. They know the market and the target group and can advise accordingly. So it happens that we have been working with alphacoders since February 2020 and have been able to expand our development team several times. We have found the right service provider for us

Christina Bombeck
HR Managerin - Fundis Reitsport

We have commissioned alphacoders to search for 2 web developers. The challenge is that we are active in a special niche in e-commerce with the topic of equestrian sports and ideally the ideal candidate should also identify with our sport. In addition to good communication and consultation, we jointly implemented an effective hiring process. alphacoders not only managed to attract many women for this position, but we even managed to hire someone with a love for our sport. We were able to fill both positions with alphacoders and would hire them again anytime.

Bianca Potapski
HR Managerin — Soil & More Impacts GmbH

We really enjoyed working with alphacoders, it was a professional collaboration on an equal footing right from the start. alphacoders puts itself very well in the client's position and thanks to the regular agreements it always ran smoothly. We have successfully recruited a senior Phyton developer with alphacoders and would recommend alphacoders to others.

Wiebke Ernst-Ringena
Deputy personnel manager

With the help of alphacoders recruiting experts, we were able to successfully fill several challenging roles in our digitalization, IT and purchasing departments. The collaboration was always characterized by very good advice, open communication and maximum transparency. We are looking forward to the next joint projects with alphacoders!

Stephanie Werk
Senior Tech Recruiterin - WERTGARANTIE Group

Together with alphacoders, we were looking for and hired a PL/SQL developer. Thanks to the professional support of alphacoders, we were able to fill the position in a very short time. The fact that we worked very closely with the tech recruiters and that we had the same understanding of the market and the special requirements played a major role in our success. We would recommend alphacoders at any time.

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