Head of Engineering

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Head of Engineering 

An amazing opportunity to making the invisible visible with our unique underwater technology  and to grow with our Engineering team towards Series A.

Full-time/ Partly Remote · Bremen

Our technology

We combine underwater hyperspectral imaging and AI-based automated data processing to map the seafloor quicker, more efficiently and in greater detail. We have developed our own seafloor surveying solution to create a range of data products from the survey data. By ground-truthing aerial and satellite imagery, we unlock blue nature-based solutions around the globe and contribute to revealing the seafloor’s true economic and ecological value.

Our team

Over the past years, our technical teams have steadily grown to 10+ people. Since we develop and incoperate both hardware and software, we have a broad set of specialties from data science to electronics and software. Your work will be key to advance planblue’s technologies, ensure delivery of data products to our customers, and further expand the technical teams.

What you'll be doing

  • Supporting the technical teams and being responsible for the planning, development, execution and delivery of the short- and long-term technical roadmaps at planblue.

  • Ensuring the teams work effectively together to deliver our final data products to our customers by using the mix of agile methods such as SCRUM.
  • Working on the evolution of our technology, from its current diver-operated version to being integrated in unmanned subsea vehicles.
  • Collaborating, communicating and coordinating with planblue’s team members, and with our business partners.
  • Mentoring the engineering teams and supporting them in their personal development.

    What we hope you bring

    • You’ll have 10+ years of professional work experience, e.g., in the geospatial, maritime or aerospace industry in a similar senior role, supporting teams of engineers and developers.

    • You are well versed in agile methodologies.

    • You are knowledgeable in the development of survey equipment or have relevant experience with other hardware development.

    • You are proficient in developing in geospatial data products or have applicable experience with other software development.

    • You have been successful at managing complex, cross-domain projects.

      Bonus points if you have

      • Experience in a start-up environment.
      • Ability to confidently talk to investors and customers.
      • A diving certificate.

      What we offer

      • 28 days of annual leave.

      • A 2-year contract with the aim to be extended.
      • A bright office next to a park with free organic coffee, drinks & fruits.

      • Free diving courses! 🤿

      • Access to multiple fitness, yoga and other sports studios (Hansefit).

      • Play a pivotal role in building our mission-driven company from the ground up.

      • Be part of an international & entrepreneurial group of people who emphasize diversity & collaboration.

      • Opportunity to broaden your skills and develop further in your position during our next growth phase.

      • Good balance between work & private life with flexible working  hours and the possibility of home office.

      Are you excited?

      We totally understand that, so are we! By joining us you can play an active role in changing the way the world views the ocean. Enthusiastic by the idea that your work will directly impact our products? Then we’d love to hear from you!

      → Research shows that while men apply to jobs if they meet ~60% of criteria, women and those in traditionally underrepresented groups tend to apply only if they check all the boxes. So, if you think you have what it takes but don't meet every single point above, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit. 

      → We value the diversity of our colleagues. People with disabilities are currently underrepresented in our company. We want to change that. For this reason, we are part of the Inklupreneur project and strongly encourage people living with disabilities to apply. We have the facilities and flexibility. We will support you in the working environment.