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VP of Platform Engineering

  • full time
  • Linz (preferably) or Vienna
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, our teams are currently working from home, and we are onboarding new hires remotely.

As our VP of Platform Engineering, you’ll be - together with your teams - ensuring continuous platform and architecture enhancements at Runtastic while making product development faster and easier for the rest of the team. In close collaboration with our VP of Product Engineering and CTO, you’ll have the chance to shape the future of Runtastic from an engineering perspective.

You’ll contribute by:

  • Leading, coaching and inspiring a team of four Engineering Managers responsible for our architecture, platform and tooling
  • Setting the engineering strategy together with our CTO and VP of Product Engineering
  • Owning the platform roadmap
  • Ensuring consistent adoption of software development best practices across all engineering teams
  • Fostering a culture of knowledge sharing on each platform
  • Overseeing hiring within your VP area and shaping our company culture

What makes you the right match:

  • 10+ years experience in Software Engineering
  • Empathetic, people-centered mindset and a passion for leadership
  • 5+ years of leadership experience (line manager responsibility) and ideally, first experience in leading a team of managers
  • Familiarity with managing teams that only had other engineering teams as customers
  • Deep understanding of all aspects of the software development life cycle as well as agile principles
  • Proactive attitude with a passion for building communities and steering knowledge exchange
  • Coaching mentality with the willingness to lead and drive company-wide initiatives
  • Preferably, track record of designing Engineering organizational structures
  • Excellent communication and English skills

About Runtastic:

  • Brand new offices with plenty of space for creativity and informal meetings
  • Working café, terrace, and a play zone with table soccer for the well-deserved breaks
  • Ongoing company parties and sponsored team events
  • Quarterly "days of new ideas" (DONI) to try out new concepts & work with a variety of team members
  • Holistic health package including subsidized massages, free psychological support, and health screenings
  • Free fitness activities like running and yoga, free gym access, as well as a calisthenics park on the rooftop terrace in Linz
  • Budget for participating in sports events
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables, healthy snacks, ice cream, and beverages all day long
  • All-team breakfast, provided by the company, every 2 weeks
  • Visa sponsorship (incl. assistance from our in-house experts) and relocation package


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And here’s the fine print: Our salary range for this position starts at EUR 80,000 gross per year. Your actual offer depends on your skill set and experience.

Sarah Koblmüller
Your contact
Sarah Koblmüller
Head of Talent Acquisition
+43 660 661 60 69