VP Engineering

Leuven, Belgium (Europe)


Job Description

The online video industry is growing at lightning speed, and THEO Technologies plays a pivotal role in this evolving online video landscape. Our flagship product THEOplayer is being used to power some of the largest, and most recognized, video services in the world. At the end of last year we received the ‘Oscars of the video industry’ by Streaming Media, in the category ‘Best Online Video Player’. The award recognized THEO Technologies as one of global front runners in the dynamic online video industry. In parallel, we won Deloitte’s Fast 50 in the media category, highlighting the exponential growth of the company.

Delivering such a product is not always easy in a world where engineering resources are scarce, requiring efficient use of each engineers’ skills and creativity. Working with an ever-expanding team, optimizing processes and strengthening a culture of strong engineering design and code quality will be some of the main responsibilities.

You will need to have a strong focus on getting products delivered, whilst building and managing the technical teams. You will face delivery issues head-on in order to make the engineering organization successful, and resolve anything getting in the way of success.

With existing products used across the globe, and new products being launched, you will play a crucial role in the organization. You will be driving growth through high product quality and putting your stamp on the engineering organization in a truly exciting time in the company’s history. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Managing an ever growing cross-site engineering organization (40+ engineers);
  • Lead and coach our managers and technical leaders who are responsible for development and operations of our products;
  • Inspire the engineering team to create the most efficient and high-quality products;
  • Deliver products through efficient processes and tools, with clear code and architecture standards;
  • Work with the product team to ensure products fit customer needs;
  • Establish and maintain the highest product quality through high quality code and a solid QA approach;
  • Work with the management team to define a vision for the engineering organization that supports the company’s goals, and inspire and lead the different engineering teams through this shared vision;
  • Work together with the HR team to recruit and retain top engineering talent;
  • Ensuring efficient onboarding of new engineers;
  • Drive a continuous learning culture to help guide continuous improvements and growth.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 7+ years of experience in a (software engineering) managerial role;
  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated experience in leading a high performing engineering team;
  • Experience in software development in an agile environment and writing code;
  • Experience resolving conflict & priority issues;
  • A “can do” and solution driven mentality;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate with and guide all levels within the organization;
  • Extreme attention to detail;
  • Can work in a dynamic, fast paced environment;
  • Adept at, and comfortable, managing through frequent change;
  • Tons of energy, passion, humor and enthusiasm.

About THEOplayer

THEOplayer is a high-impact media solution for media companies around the world,  enabling them to offer exceptional video experiences on any device.

We are recognized and respected by some of the world’s biggest media companies including CNN, NBC, KPN and VRT.  As one of the fastest growing SaaS-based technology companies with a very international, driven and innovative team, THEO Technologies headquarters are in Leuven (Belgium) with offices in San Francisco (USA), New York (USA) and Singapore.


Send your motivational letter and CV to careers@theoplayer.com. An application where you explain and demonstrate how you will make a difference is much appreciated. We value proven experience, prior success, intelligence and work ethic.

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