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Head of Software Engineering

As the Head of Software Engineering, you are responsible for the Software Department of 35 employees in The Netherlands and 50 employees in India.

Head of Software Engineering

Become our new Head of Software Engineering!

Why do you want to work as the Head of Software Engineering at Visma Visionplanner? Because you have experience with modern development methods, you get energy from improving processes and agile working methods. In addition, your vision of the development organisation demonstrates the ambition to grow in terms of quality and efficiency.

What are you going to do?

As the Head of Software Engineering, you are responsible for the Software Department of 35 employees in The Netherlands and 50 employees in India. Your managers are responsible for the day-to-day business and coaching and development of these employees. You will be a management team member and report directly to the Managing Director. You ensure we navigate the right course by advising on new technologies, signalling risks and solutions. You will also work to take the software department to a higher level.

Kom werken

In this role, you (are):

  • An integral part of the Visionplanner leadership team engaging with all stakeholders within Visma and Visionplanner. 
  • Responsible for design and implementation of the development strategy and processes of Visionplanner in line with business strategy and other requirements. 
  • Responsible for a development organisation in the Netherlands and in India where engineers are engaged and personal development, autonomy, innovation and productivity are promoted.
  • Ensure timely delivery of products in accordance with accepted quality standards.
  • Define and allocate required development resources (both quantity and quality) in line with Visionplanner strategy
  • Provide input to the business case for significant new initiatives (e.g. acquisition, development of new module or application) from a development perspective

Kom werken

  • Identify, monitor and mitigate risks inherent to software development
  • Evaluate and make recommendations of tools and methods for development, testing and documentation
  • Manage, evaluate and approve contracted third parties directly related to software development or DevOps.
  • Evaluate and approve third-party components
  • Establish, improve and report development KPIs and assign them to appropriate levels. 
  • Responsible for design and quality of processes and procedures for DevOps
  • Responsible for product security, certification and security-related processes proactive, and reactive (like: security incident handling)

What we ask of you:

What we ask of you:

As the Head of Software Engineering, you want to ensure the software is the best in class. With your proactive attitude and communicative skills, you are part of the leadership team, and know how to advise us based on the organisation formed. You can inspire, motivate, and encourage employees for your and the company’s vision. You contribute to creating a good and safe work environment. You actively identify and implement improvements in processes and tasks. 

In addition:

    • You have preferably received an education in ICT direction.
    • You have at least three years of work experience as a Head of Software Engineering, preferably in an international environment.
    • Since Visma Visionplanner is part of an international company Visma, you have a good command of both the Dutch and English languages.
    • Experience in the IT sector and accountancy sector is an advantage.
    • You recognise yourself in our core values: entrepreneurial, responsible, dedicated & inclusive.

What do you get in return?

What do you get in return?

  • A challenging position (36-40 hours) with a lot of freedom and responsibility and the possibility to develop further in an international environment.
  • You can use a large group of colleagues from the other Visma companies in the Benelux to share knowledge and spar about best practices. You can also contact the Visma Benelux Director of Technology & enablers for questions and advice.
  • Within Visma Visionplanner, we like to see you grow, and for that reason, we want to think along with you about your career opportunities. 
  • Of course, hybrid working is an option, where you can combine working from home with working at the office.
  • In addition, we offer you excellent employment conditions and a good salary.
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Are you interested?

We would like to receive your CV and motivation, which can be sent to Joris Joppe, managing director of Visma Visionplanner (joris.joppe@visma.com).

Visma and Visma Visionplanner

Visma Visionplanner is part of Visma. Visma is a leading European cloud software company that helps people and organisations improve daily. Visma provides software that simplifies and digitises business processes in the private and public sectors. Originally Norwegian, but thanks to the Scandinavian region and the Benelux, Central and Eastern Europe, we are one of Europe's most performed software companies.

Visma Visionplanner is a specialist in accountancy and administration software. We help companies run their business by getting real-time insight into their financial situation.

Do you want to know more? Check out our website: www.visma.com or the website of Visma Visionplanner via www.visionplanner.com/werken-bij.

* An assessment and requesting a VOG and references are part of the procedure.

* We are not looking for secondment or mediation agencies to fill this vacancy.