Are you our new
Head of IT

 Date added:
20 December 2021
 Position type:
BAS is growing fast, specifically BAS Trade where we have built a global trading platform: BAS World (an e-commerce platform). This growth means that we need to evolve the way we work, the way we develop our systems, the IT landscape and our software architecture. To enable this transformation, we are looking for a driven “Head of IT” to head our development teams (about 50FTE), enabling us to double or even triple the development capacity in a mere few years.

Your challenge

As Head of IT you are responsible for reliable software delivery, the development of your teams and people, the transformation into an agile way of working, and the evolution of our software systems into (micro-) architecture. You increase the effectiveness of the engineering teams by continuously helping them become a better version of themselves. You motivate the teams by building and safeguarding a culture where goals are aligned between business and IT, and people speak rather as we than as I.

You have experience in managing and developing engineering teams. Moreover, you have experience in scaling teams and implementing an Agile way of working. You’ll be part of the management team of the Marketing & IT department, end-responsible for IT engineering. With your team you identify improvement opportunities and define and realize a roadmap in support of our long-term ambitions. You help build a high-performing management team by challenging your fellow MT-members.

When are you successful?

  • When we reliably deliver high-quality software;
  • When we have a highly reliable, stable and performant IT landscape;
  • The people in the teams feel they are being challenged and supported to improve themselves;
  • We have a highly automated development pipeline (CI/CD, automated testing, monitoring, etc);
  • The agile way of working is the standard for software development;
  • The IT landscape and software architecture are future-ready, allowing for very fast growth;
  • BAS trucks is steadily moving towards a service-oriented architecture;
  • We are able to massively scale in line with business needs.

  • You coach, cheer and challenge your people;
  • Safeguard operational stability and build a future-ready technical platform;
  • Build and nurture the BAS tech culture, lead the transformation to an agile way of working;
  • Grow development capacity, adding teams and people;
  • Actively build the BAS Tech brand by e.g. attending and presenting at conferences;
  • Manage the relationships with our development partners in India and Latvia;
  • Together with the manager marketing and the head of product be the management team driving the growth of the BAS platforms.

This is what we offer you

  • An international and inspiring work atmosphere

  • Attention and time for your professional and personal growth

  • Good coffee and we offer lunch from our own Basserie

  • Challenging projects to work on

  • You will work with motivated projectmanager and developers

  • Good salary

  • Possibility to visit awesome tech events such as Appdevcon

  • We organize knowlegde sessions

  • Engineering background;
  • BSc or MSc degree;
  • 10+ years of experience in software development;
  • 3+ years of experience in building and managing engineering teams;
  • Experienced in introducing agile ways of working;
  • Sufficient technical knowledge to be a sparring partner for the people in your team;
  • Experience in building a supporting technology infrastructure.

Do you enjoy building and growing high-performing teams? Do you want to be part of our jouney to build an industry-changing global truck trading platform? Then this is the job for you!

Marcel van Leeuwen - Director Marketing, Product and Tech

This is where you’re going to work

BAS World

The BAS Global Truck Concept revolutionized the transport world. Innovative and agile as BAS is, BAS World heralds the next revolution. The concept breaks through all boundaries: with an ingenious, user-friendly app, you can put trucks and trailers in the digital display in one steering movement. Visible to thousands of buyers around the world. This is supported by an international team of passionate experts in purchasing, sales, sales support, IT and marketing. As a colleague at BAS World you work at our modern headquarters in Veghel, which is located at Mac Arthurweg 2 in Veghel.

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