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Team Lead Software Development (all Genders)

Linz, Austria


About the company

We're the world's most-trusted name in keeping cats and dogs safe and healthy. The secret to that success? A team of truly unique individuals who care about each other just as much as going the extra mile for pet parents.

Full-time (4 days, 35h/week)

Job Description

As part of our Backend team, you will:

  • Manage the backbone of the Tractive ecosystem

  • Shape our product that supports hundreds of thousands of pet lovers around the world

  • Take the lead by growing and developing one of our two Backend teams. Depending on your strengths and expertise, you will have the opportunity to lead either our APIs & services team or our team focussing on big data, data processing services and infrastructure.

  • Work in close collaboration with software architects in terms of technical responsibilities

  • Coordinate and execute a variety of projects, including developing innovative features for our Backend systems, growth of our Infrastructure and tackling numerous other exciting initiatives

  • Report directly to the CTO

  • Bring in your fresh ideas to make Tractive better - you’ll never hear the phrase “...because that’s how we’ve always done things”

  • Continuously grow personally and professionally, take ownership of areas that show your potential, and attend workshops which help you get to the next level


  • Experience in leading a development team, ideally backend

  • Great communication and organizational skills

  • Experience with agile methodologies and software development lifecycle

  • Experience with software development (ideally in one of our core languages Ruby/Kotlin/Java)

  • Very good English skills both written and verbal

  • Valid Austrian work permit

  • Looking to take on the responsibility of leading a team and projects

  • Passionate about people management and development

  • Focusing on the bigger picture as well as the small details

  • Eager to bring the world market leader in pet GPS tracking to the next level

  • Willing to come and work with our fantastic team in Austria


4 Day Week, Remote Friendly, Flexible Schedule, Pawternity Leave, Global Culture, Wellness Bonus, ½ Price Public Transport, 6000+ Free Courses, A-Z International Support

Just so you know what to expect: For this position, we offer a competitive overpayment based on qualification and experience. Annual gross salary starts at € 70,000 full-time. At Tractive, that means a 4-day work week with a 3-day weekend. If you bring relevant experience in many of the fields of responsibility, the salary will be considerably higher.

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