Head of Engineering | Undutchables

Head of Engineering

Stockholm, reference 2021-00727

Job description

The news websites serve a worldwide audience of some 6 million monthly users across nine news sites, and a growing customer base of nearly 50,000 paying members. The company also owns and runs two forum sites.

The Head of Engineering will lead the work in maintaining and developing the technical architecture, with the aim of constantly improving the users’ experience and the core platform stability. You will keep up with new technologies and work with the product team, the editorial team and outsourced UX designers to implement new features. You will aim to constantly improve the efficiency of the tech stack.

You will be responsible for managing the outsourced developers and for procuring the competence needed to meet the future technical development of the sites.

You will have a deep awareness of the regulatory environment (e.g. GDPR) and issues relating to data security. You will be ultimately responsible for ensuring uptime and ensuring that our server environment is appropriate for our needs. You will use your knowledge of data security to help our operations manager ensure the security and effectiveness of our business systems, such as email and CRM.

As the head of engineering, you will be passionate about news media and be enthused by the prospect of innovating in the media space.


In this role you will be the lead of the tech team and in order to do this, we believe you bring the following experience:

  • You have advanced knowledge of coding, including one or more of MySQL, JS, CSS, HTML and PHP.
  • You have several years of working experience in frontend or backend development.
  • Experience in iOS and/or Android development is a plus.
  • You have a strong knowledge of system infrastructure, including Linux administration and cloud hosting.
  • You will be familiar with the main regulatory issues affecting the technical operation of websites in the EU, for instance relating to GDPR and security.
  • You enjoy working as part of a team, and want to make meaningful and lasting connections with others. You will be able to inspire confidence in others.
  • You are a clear communicator in writing and in speech, and are comfortable briefing developers and communicating with non-technical members of the team.
  • Fluency in English

Working conditions

According to the market standards in Sweden.

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Work location


Company description

One of our partners is seeking a Head of Engineering to lead the technical development of this thriving European network of news websites.

Good to know

If you are interested in this vacancy, you can apply by clicking on the button above. Your application will be sent directly to the recruiter in charge. IMPORTANT: if you are not yet registered with Undutchables we kindly ask you to do so. Your information will be handled in the strictest confidence and your CV will not be sent to a company unless you have given prior permission.We will invite you for an extensive interview, as soon as any potential job opportunities arise. We will advise you on issues regarding employment in Sweden. Then, if possible, we will introduce you to a prospective company and provide support during the selection procedure.

Website: 2021-08-30

Recruiter contact

Karin Björkman, Undutchables Sweden
+46 (0)728532201
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Recruiter contact

Karin Björkman
Undutchables Sweden
E: karin.bjorkman@undutchables.se
T: +46 (0)728532201


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