VP Mobile Engineering

  • Antwerpen, Belgium

VP Mobile Engineering

Job description

VP of Mobile Engineering

Location: Antwerp/Toronto

We are looking for an energetic and SDK development passionate VP Mobile Engineering to lead our Mobile Engineering team and support us in the delivery of one of the key priorities on our roadmap being the on-device development. This is a breakthrough journey through which we aim to optimize the costs for our high-volume customers.

Find out more about our on-device data processing: https://www.sentiance.com/2021/04/27/edge-computing-mobile-insights/

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 behaviour change models and features. Whether you’re looking to write mobile software code, secure the scalability and availability of machine learning pipelines, facilitate the release management pipeline 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.

We have a team of 60 people across 20 nationalities from Sentiance offices in Antwerp, Vilnius, Toronto. We share an amazing work culture that’s based on our main values: curiosity, integrity, grit, openness, weirdness!

What would your role within Sentiance?

As a VP of Mobile Engineering, you will manage a geographically distributed team of Mobile Engineers. Mobile Engineering at Sentiance does not focus on traditional app development, but rather on developing SDKs for data collection and data processing than can be embedded into other apps. As such, it requires skills in background processing, in secure and safe software development, and in optimization for resource-constrained environments.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and growing a diverse team of Mobile Engineers through effective recruiting, mentoring, coaching, and retention strategies for key talents in a highly competitive environment

  • Ensuring high quality and on time delivery of our SDK implementations on both iOS and Android

  • Maintaining standards and best practices in software development to deliver functional excellence in edge computing

  • Converting product and company goals into a technical roadmap

  • Facilitating communication with other teams and departments within the company

  • Provide work estimation, planning and execution with the team

What do we offer you?

  • Opportunities for ownership

  • An inspiring hybrid work environment

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

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

  • Access to top learning platforms

  • We teach how take opportunities and turn them into real life solutions

  • Relocation and sponsorship is available for Belgium and Lithuania

  • Our Canadian hub welcomes those who have an approved sponsorship


What are the qualities we deem as essential to be successful into the role?

  • Academic degree (BSc or MSc) in computer science or related field.

  • 8 years of work experience or more in software engineering.

  • At least 3 years of experience building and leading product-oriented technical teams.

  • Strong organisational leadership skills.

  • Analytical thinking and strong system/software design skills.

  • Working knowledge of data structures and algorithms.

  • Data driven thinker

  • You are fluent in English

  • You can work in an environment with rapidly changing priorities

  • You maintain high quality standards, but can find a balance between quality, flexibility, and timely delivery, without compromising on security

  • You have great communication skills and thrive in collaborative environments.

The Nice to have

  • Experience in SDK development

  • Experience in Data Science (signal processing, machine learning, …)