Head of Delivery

  • Antwerpen, Belgium

Head of Delivery

Job description

Head of Delivery

Location: Antwerp

We are looking for a dynamic Head of Delivery, someone who’s just as comfortable being hands-on, as they are taking a strategic role engaging with clients and working across all areas of the business. The role is responsible for client delivery and customer support, management of the development roadmap, quality assurance, and delivery processes, with a constant focus on providing excellence in delivering the company strategy.


A couple of words about us!

At Sentiance, we use data science and machine learning to turn smartphone sensor data into rich behavioral insights. These insights enable our clients across insurance, mobility, wellbeing, and commerce industries to create innovative and personalized offerings that contribute to making the life of their users safer, healthier, and ultimately more sustainable.


To achieve this it requires state of the art and innovative technologies. At Sentiance, our Engineers, and Scientists strive every day at generating the most valuable and precise users’ behavioral motion insights, predictions models, and behavior change models and features. Whether you’re looking to write mobile software code, secure the scalability and availability of machine learning pipelines, secure on-time, and qualitative customers project delivery, or develop algorithms to help, what you do here will have a huge impact on our business—and the sustainability of our planet and its people.


Our Team counts 70 people across 20 nationalities from Sentiance offices in Antwerp, Vilnius, Toronto, London, Ohio, Singapore. We share an amazing work culture that’s based on our main values: curiosity, integrity, grit, openness, and weirdness!


What would be your key responsibilities?

As Head of Delivery, you are responsible for client delivery and customer support, management of the development roadmap, and management of the delivery processes. You will engage with many different stakeholders and indirectly coordinate the work of development teams. Your role is key in executing the strategy and delivering an excellent service to our customers. You will be based in our headquarters in Belgium and report to our COO.

Some of your activities:

  • Oversee and manage client projects and ensure proper resource allocation

  • Organize customer support, during onboarding and post-project, through processes and systems

  • Leverage the tech teams and engage relevant stakeholders to ensure timely execution of projects

  • Scope client work and review Statements of Works and proposals

  • Be a servant leader and coach to development teams and product owners

  • Ensure roadmap priorities are well defined and scoped, ask the difficult questions in a constructive way to ensure alignment with the company strategy

  • Support headcount planning aligned with roadmap and flag potential resource allocation issues

  • Maintain an appropriate approach and process to project management and delivery

  • Evangelize scaled agile software development methodologies and educate the team

  • Monitor performance and management reporting on roadmap progress and client projects

  • Manage risk and escalate to senior management as appropriate

What do we offer you?

  • The opportunity to develop skills you may never have thought you had in you

  • A unique opportunity to grow your creative and innovative mind

  • Opportunities for ownership and growth to leadership

  • An inspiring hybrid work environment

  • Great team, you will be surrounded by experienced and highly skilled people

  • You can expect an agile and flat structure, flexibility, and openness for the curious.

Requirements

What are the essential qualities to be successful in this role?

  • Education and experience:
    • You have an academic degree, preferably in computer science or related discipline

    • You have 8 years of relevant experience, including hands-on experience steering multiple development teams and managing multiple complex projects simultaneously

    • You have at least 4 years of experience in a client-facing role (e.g., consulting, professional services, sales)

    • You have been involved in strategic planning and execution in an international context

  • Technical skills:
    • You are an expert in agile software development methodologies, SAFe certification is a plus

    • You have a good understanding of web technologies, mobile platforms, AWS and cloud infrastructure

    • You know how to report on KPI and progress using the right level of detail

    • You have good data analytics skills and know how to incorporate data into decision making

    • You know the different steps in the software development lifecycle and are familiar with CI/CD and DevOps principles

    • You are able to lead a continual planning process in a complex environment

  • Personal skills:
    • You demonstrate business savviness and proactivity

    • You have strong organisational skills

    • You are a credible leader able to build and mend relationships, communicating with stakeholders at all levels.

    • You feel comfortable working in an engineering-focused environment with rapidly changing priorities

    • You maintain high quality standards, but find a balance between quality, flexibility, and timely delivery

    • You are fluent in English, culturally aware, and enjoy a diverse and international environment