Engineering Director

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Last application date


Maersk is achieving an unprecedented transformation in the growth of our businesses, rethinking the way we engage with customers and partners, and how the world’s trade flows across our global network.

We are offering you a unique opportunity to help shape that journey and the future organization. As a part of this process, you will have an opportunity to participate in a global IT transformation program that will set the direction of the future business model for this large global organization.

We offer

As an organization with global presence, joining Maersk is a wonderful and exciting opportunity for you to work with people of diverse talents & background. We offer a fast paced, challenging and truly international atmosphere with activities spread around the globe in Copenhagen, London, Charlotte, and India. The environment is dynamic with focus on high performance, results, and respect for our employees. There will be the possibility of continuous professional and personal development and for gaining a professional and social network.

As a company, we are committed to growing our people. We will provide you with opportunities that broaden your knowledge and strengthen your professional & technical skills.

• We operate in a fast-paced environment utilizing modern technologies and bias toward action.
• We value customer outcomes and are passionate about using technology to solve problems.
• We are a diverse team with colleagues from different backgrounds and cultures
• We offer the freedom, and responsibility, to shape the setup and the processes we use in our community
• We support continuous learning, including through conferences, workshops and meetups.

Key responsibilities

As a key member of the technical leadership team, you will serve as a liaison to the larger Maersk Engineering community. The ideal candidate is one who has successfully led the development and delivery of complex products at scale; is passionate and knows how to get results; is driven to create and build; is operationally credible; possess a relentless focus on the customer; and can effectively build, inspire and lead teams.

Key Responsibilities:
• Defining and Leading the Discovery Phase of a Product, to collect customer feedback and prioritizing features and epics
• Work with other Engineering Managers to drive platform and technology strategy to truly enable DevSecOps and target continuous release
• Set the technical standards for the teams according to guardrails given by the Platform Technology Leader and or Enterprise Architecture team
• Hire and develop high quality engineering leaders while strengthening morale and cohesion across the teams
• Partner with Strategy, Commercial, UX, Customer Experience and Product teams to build the roadmap for platform evolution and product expansion
• Provide high-level technical contributions to customer relationships and foster service-focused engineering environment
• Ensure product architecture and implementation is optimized for speed, scalability and reusability
• Working with teams across the organization to deliver outcomes for the business stakeholders to define and evolve products from concept to reality.
• Leading lean thinking across teams, focusing on removal of waste in process and handoff points across the lifecycle
• Owner of objectives key results/performance indicator framework and metrics reporting; reporting on team effectiveness (e.g. time to value, release cadence, availability, NPS)
• Collaborate with multi-functional teams to develop a comprehensive understanding of the key drivers and opportunities within the business
• Apply tools, methodologies and standard methodologies for the improvement of the product development process, and to facilitate simple fast and cloud-based releases
• Meet financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions
• Hire and develop high quality engineering leaders while strengthening morale and cohesion across the teams
• Collaborate with other Engineering Directors on interdependencies and best-practices
• Provide comprehensive leadership collaborating with a variety of team members including working cross-functionally with the broader technology team at Maersk to drive common platforms and new services

We are looking for

• Proven full stack and complex architectural experience including UI frameworks, Software Languages, SQL and/or no-SQL databases, high-scale APIs, and big data processing
• High degree of familiarity with Machine Learning concepts and Marketplace principles and demonstrated ability to apply these to improve business results
• Deep knowledge of the various layers of a high-performance ecommerce technology stack
• Led teams through fast paced development cycles; committed to automation, agile, lean-startup, continuous delivery approach
• Able to work across organizational boundaries and matrixed reporting structures
• Ability to fully understand business goals and metrics, turn data into insights, and translate requirements into actionable analysis
• Able to present and communicate technical concepts in a clear and concise manner
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, supported by excellent written and oral communication
• Exhibit a strong work ethic and technical thought-leadership

People Leadership
• Inspiring and approachable as a leader; Ability to motivate and inspire team to overcome challenges and focus on problem-solving
• Demonstrated ability to recruit, retain, engage and rotate superior talent
• Create an environment where people can realize their full potential
• Be humble and lead with open, candid relationships
• Proven expertise in building, mentoring and achieving high performing teams
• Passionate about engaging and developing talent; attract, develop, engage and retain talented individuals with a compelling, unifying vision that steers and motivates

Additional Competencies
• Natural bar-raiser: curious and passionate, with a desire to continuously learn more, which you use to understand basic business operations and the organizational levers that drive profitable growth
• Bias to action, being familiar with methods and approaches needed to get things done in a collaborative, lean and fast-moving environment
• Respond effectively to complex and ambiguous problems and situations
• Lead mostly with questions rather than opinions, thriving on the opportunity to own, innovate, create, and constantly re-evaluate
• Comfortable making recommendations across competing and equally critical business needs
• Simplify, clearly and succinctly convey complex information and ideas to individuals at all levels of the organization
• Motivated by goal achievement and continuous improvement, with the enthusiasm and drive to motivate your team and the wider organization

Additional info

Ref. MA-309464
For more information please contact:
recruitment partner, farhana mohammed on
A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customer's supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, the company operates in 130 countries and employs roughly 70,000 people. With simple end-to-end offering of products and digital services, seamless customer engagement and a superior end-to-end delivery network, Maersk enables its customers to trade and grow by transporting goods anywhere - all over the world. For more information: All the way.