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Engineering Team Lead

Engineering Team Lead

locationAthens, Greece
location Software Development

Job brief
We are looking for a Software Engineering Team Leader to hire, lead and manage our SaaS development team in Athens. You will be responsible for the launch, development, and maintenance of our SaaS product.

About Seafair
Seafair is a tech startup helping shipping companies manage data and recruit seafarers (employees who work on vessels), a $60B market annually. Our vision is to become the global leader in the shipping crewing market. We use technology, data, and operations to provide the best quality of services to our clients and access to opportunities for our seafarers. We are funded by FJ Labs, a venture capital firm that has invested in some of the best marketplace startups in the world, like Airbnb, Uber, Flexport, and Rigup.

Who we’re looking for
You are a tech leader who loves coding as much as you love leading a team of engineers that sets and hits demanding goals. You have a proven track record of working on engineering teams using agile methods. You can break down complex problems and develop detailed plans and timelines to tackle them. We expect you to be well-versed in current technological trends and familiar with a variety of business concepts. If you are also an excellent communicator and public speaker, we’d like to meet you.


  • Hire, lead and manage a team of full-stack developers responsible for E2E ownership of our SaaS product: architect, design, document, build, test, ship, measure and maintain the back-end services and user interfaces
  • Monitor and manage performance of software engineers
  • Coach, mentor and develop high performing individuals
  • Be an active contributor to our customer discovery process; work closely with product team to understand customer needs and build a product that solves them
  • Translate product strategy into detailed requirements and prototypes
  • Build quality assurance and data protection processes
  • Use stakeholders’ feedback to inform necessary improvements and adjustments to technology


  • At least 4-6 years of experience in engineering roles within fast-paced environments
  • At least 2-3 years of managing engineering teams of 3+ members, with involvement in hiring decisions
  • Experience with developing backend services in Python
  • Experience with React or other web frameworks (Angular, Vue.js, Node, etc.)
  • Strong background in relational databases and SQL (Postgres, MySQL etc.)
  • Proven ability to manage DevOps, with a track record of streamlined deployment pipelines and downtime-proof software releases
  • Proven ability to manage diverse teams, mentor colleagues, and communicate with senior stakeholders in an organization
  • Experience working with agile principles
  • Strong understanding of tech infrastructure required for a venture-backed SaaS product Understanding of budgets and business-planning BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field

Bonus points

  • Experience with a major cloud services provider (GCP/Kubernetes experience is preferred), serverless (Lambdas, Cloud Functions), and/or containerized microservices (Docker)
  • Experience with Django/Django REST Framework
  • Experience in a venture-backed startup
  • Experience in managing remote development teams

What we offer

  • Competitive salary and employee stock option plan
  • The ability to build and lead your kickass tech team
  • An opportunity to work for a startup that disrupts the global shipping industry
  • A value-driven, energetic and fun culture (yes, some lame jokes will be part of it)
  • A work environment where you are expected to challenge and be challenged every single day
  • An opportunity to grow in a startup backed by world-class investors
  • While based in Greece, you are part of a global team that is backed by the world’s most prominent investors
  • Paid vacation days