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Head of Technology & Innovation

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Are you an enterprising team lead? Do you have at least 3 years of relevant experience? And last but not least, do you want to contribute to a better world with your work? Read on to find out how you can be part of one of the biggest revolutions going on right now: solar energy!

About Sungevity

At Sungevity we have one mission: covering all roofs with solar panels to boost the energy transition. To spark this ‘Rooftop Revolution’, we are dedicated to making solar energy easy, affordable and fun. To accelerate this solar movement, we are looking for new 'Solar Warriors' to join our passionate and international team.

Our 150 committed employees work hard to make our mission reality. We do this from our beautiful office in the north of Amsterdam or flexible from home. Together with our partners, installers and customers we build a new generation: Generation Sun. Curious to get to know our organization and culture? Have a look at our job page

Your role as Head of Technology and Innovation

In this role you will be responsible for steering the technology assets and all related components, including developing or adapting IT services and products to answer (new) business requirements. For example, by ensuring that new business needs or new value propositions are successfully incorporated within our company.

You will be managing 11 highly motivated professionals of different nationalities into a Technology & Innovation Team. The current department consists of 2 teams: helpdesk/application management, solution and software development working in scrum. You will support the team to become the best they can be! You will do so by structuring and prioritizing workload and encouraging collaborative work. You will achieve this by actively coaching, fixing objectives and implementing performance reviews. You are the one ensuring that the Technology and Innovation department manages close working relationships with all the internal stakeholders (sales & marketing, business development, operations, finance, HR) and establishes and maintains effective relations with external partners and vendors.

Next to these responsibilities, you will be accountable to optimize the total cost of ownership of the IT & technological assets and be proactive towards your management team colleagues in identifying relevant cross-opportunities.

As Head of Technology & Innovation, you continuously challenge the status quo and look for ways to support our business needs. In this role you will be part of the Management team and report to the CEO.

Skills & Competencies

  • Proven leadership and people management skills (3-5 years experience);

  • Solid project management experience;

  • You are proactive and resilient. You thrive in a fast changing, growing and at times ambiguous environment;

  • You prefer simplicity over complexity;

  • Able to negotiate provision of services from external vendors with clear SLA’s;

  • Able to both operate at a managerial level as well as be hands on where this may be required;

  • Sound understanding of computer systems, networks, security, telecommunications, databases and storage systems;

  • Able to identify and act upon security risks;

  • Fluent in English (work language);

  • Experience with the following technologies are a plus: ODOO, G-Suite and Google Cloud, AWS.

What we offer

  • A meaningful job in an international, ambitious organization;

  • A work environment that values inclusivity, teamwork and fun;

  • A competitive salary package based on knowledge and experience;

  • An additional bonus structure based on performance;

  • An inspiring workspace in the north of Amsterdam, with the flexibility to work from home;

  • Learning all about solar energy - the future is now!

  • Fun company events such as inspirational interview sessions with front runners and innovators on climate, entrepreneurship and sustainability.

Excited? Then hit the apply button! We have a look through applications as they come in. The procedure consists of 2 (online) interviews and an office tour.

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