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VP of Product Engineering

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

In this position, you’ll play a pivotal role in Runtastic’s future by directly shaping our Product Engineering. You’ll work with your motivated teams and peers to set our Engineering strategy and create best-in-class digital running and training experiences for our users.

Furthermore, as a fundamental part of our Management team, you’ll participate in planning our company goals and report directly to our CTO.

You’ll contribute by:

  • Leading, coaching and inspiring a team of 6 Engineering Managers and our Head of QA
  • Representing the Engineering area in the Runtastic Management Team
  • Setting the Engineering strategy together with our CTO and VP of Platform Engineering
  • Working closely with both our VP of Product Management and VP of Marketing on a wide range of strategic topics
  • Ensuring the consistent adoption of software development best practices across the Engineering teams
  • Creating and fostering an environment where our engineering teams can create their best possible work
  • Overseeing the hiring of Engineers and shaping our company culture

What makes you the right match:

  • 10+ years of work experience in Software Engineering
  • Empathetic, people-centered mindset and a passion for leadership
  • 5+ years of leadership experience (line manager responsibility), including at least one year leading a team of managers
  • Deep understanding of all aspects of the software development lifecycle as well as agile principles
  • Track record of designing Engineering organizational structures
  • Experience in cross-functional set-up with a strong consumer focus, ideally in larger organizations (500+ employees)
  • Considerable experience collaborating with Product and ensuring clear communication to clarify requirements
  • Knowledge of Software Development in at least one of the following areas: mobile apps, high scale backend services or consumer-facing products
  • 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 115,000 gross per year. Your actual offer depends on your skill set and experience.

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