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Head of Engineering

Permanent employee, Full-time · Karlsruhe (HQ)

About us
understand.ai provides the training and validation data for autonomous cars to reliably and safely navigate the world.
Headquartered in Karlsruhe, our team has grown to 46 worker bees in a year. With our $3M seed investment round closed, we are looking forward to expanding our team in our offices in Karlsruhe and San Francisco.

Join us and become part of it!
Your tasks
  • Provide leadership to departments under control and coach, mentor and develop direct reports and manage a high performing team that delivers continuous improvement, added value and cost reductions  
  • Inspire and motivate 
  • Set department objectives and monitor ongoing progress and performance  
  • Ensure strong communication between teams under leadership to facilitate exchange of information and in order to implement change and improvements
  • Work with Senior Management on product development, market opportunities and trends  
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance
  • Support project management to cross functional activity required for project execution
  • Report on Engineering activities on a regular basis to the Senior Management team, ensuring accurate and timely reporting of the relevant Key Performance Indicators
  • Ensure that Environmental, Health and Safety, engineering and quality standards and procedures are adhered to
  • Establish quality and reliability standards by studying industry benchmarks and the requirements of customers and research / design and development, and define the metrics required to assess performance against standards required
  • Coordinate with manufacturing to ensure manufacturability of product while maintaining quality, safety and environmental standards and achieving cost targets in a timely fashion

Requirements
  • Proven leadership and management skills with the ability to optimise team performance and development
  • Excellent relationship management skills with the ability to engage, negotiate and manage key stakeholders and suppliers
  • Technical mindset, machine learning background preferred
  • Commercially and financially astute with experience of managing budgets
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Result-oriented with ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines
  • ideally startup experience
What we offer
  • A crucial role in a young, dynamic and well-funded startup
  • Be part of a motivated, talented team in the heart of Karlsruhe
  • Free snacks, drinks and a nap area
  • Flexible working hours, home office, competitive salary

Your application

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