Engineering Manager – Backend Development – DEPT® – Maastricht


Is backend just the beginning for you? Do you think you could be the engine powering our development team? Then this versatile position might be the perfect fit for you!

This vacancy is open for relocation to the Netherlands. Read all about our relocation process here.

In this role you drive the happiness and growth of our backend engineering Depsters, both on a personal and professional level. You work closely with the Head of Engineering, People leads, competency leads and Directors to position teams for success. You do this by creating and cultivating a culture of autonomy, ownership, knowledge sharing, cooperation and continuous improvement of the engineering practice.


Focus on growing the development and backend development discipline within DEPT®;

Work with sales to bring in new clients and upsell solutions to existing clients;

Cooperate with technical directors on creating new technology propositions for our clients;

Focus on scaling the backend engineering group in both technology and business competencies;

Focus on improving quality of work of the backend engineering team, leading research and development projects that produce new designs, products and processes;

Sharing your knowledge across the teams and towards different competency teams;

Focus on upskilling and growing the leadership group within the engineering team.

Development at DEPT®:

A group of tech enthusiasts that will feel like friends in no-time;

Possibility to work with cutting-edge technologies in a constantly evolving environment;

Good vibes: we’re trusting and believe in creative freedom and autonomy;

If you grow, we grow. That’s why we’ll cheer you on [and support you] with personal coaching, a development plan and budget;

Projects that work for you. From short and snappy to more in-depth: whatever fits your ambition;

Clients that will make you feel like a proud ambassador, like Inter Milan, Mauritshuis, Samsung, Gall&Gall and;

Best of both worlds: the pros of an international leading agency with the energy of a local studio.

We strongly support diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone at DEPT®. Ultimately, we are looking for a unique individual who wants to strengthen our work and community.


5+ years of relevant experience within backend development including leading a team;

A proactive and optimistic approach to resolving problem;

A high degree of emotional intelligence;

The ability to prioritize tasks for oneself and teams;

The ability to think strategically and plan long-term;

The ability to build trust and bring teams together;

The ability to bring people together to solve problems;

The ability to provide constructive criticism and feedback;

The ability to manage people and help them grow;

An agency background is a plus;

Experience with projects of a digital native nature is a plus.

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