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Head of R&D

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic technical manager and team leader to drive our research and development initiatives. As the forefront leader in our technical department, you will be responsible for overseeing the development processes, managing the entire development lifecycle, and ensuring the delivery of high-quality software products. You’ll work closely with our CEO, Product Manager and Client Success Team to align R&D activities with business goals, mentor a talented team, and drive innovation within our company. Join us and contribute to a customer centric culture in our company that is making a tangible difference in the creative industry.
At Ynput we provide a powerful and scalable pipeline to VFX and animation teams of all sizes, freeing them to focus on creative work. A unique blend of software engineers, CG supervisors, TDs, and artists, offering a 360-degree perspective to optimize animation and vfx workflows. In addition to our robust open-source pipeline platform AYON, we offer consultancy, training, technical development, and dedicated support.

Your responsibilities will be:

  • Spearhead the development processes, ensuring efficient and effective execution from concept to release.
  • Manage the development cycle using agile methodologies to maintain a high pace of innovation and improvement.
  • Oversee DevOps, including continuous integration, continuous deployment (CI/CD), and rigorous testing protocols to optimize product quality and developer productivity.
  • Consider the implementation and management of SysOps practices to enhance system operations.
  • Track development progress meticulously, providing detailed reports and statistics to stakeholders.
  • Collaborate directly with the CEO to align R&D strategies with organizational objectives.
  • Fostering our development team through regular 1:1s, performance evaluations, and targeted mentoring.
  • Facilitate code reviews to ensure the highest standards of coding practices and to identify areas for improvement.
  • Create and nurture a culture of continuous learning and growth within the R&D team.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in building SaaS products.
  • Deep understanding of various development frameworks and processes.
  • At least 3 years of proven experience in team leadership, with a track record of successful team management and project delivery.
  • Empathic manager that can understand the difference between a misstep and a screw up
  • Brilliant communication skills, both written and verbal. A lot of the team is fully remote, so the main challenge is keeping everyone engaged and feeling as part of the team.

Bonus Points for:

  • Passion for open-source and finding the balance between free and commercial tech.
  • Experience with our current tech stack. (Python, Javascript, C++, React, Pyside, Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Interest in film and media industry
  • Experience with building a complex application involving both web and desktop technologies.

Why Join Us?

  • Be part of an awesome international team serving amazing clients across the globe.
  • Receive compensation that truly matches your skill and experience, plus the potential for yearly bonuses.
  • Enjoy the space to learn and grow in a rapidly expanding startup with a strong focus on open-source technology.
  • Make a real impact by being part of a mission-driven company.
  • Tackle challenging and impactful projects that will push the boundaries of innovation.
  • Thrive in a collaborative and supportive work environment where your voice matters.
  • Work in a relaxed and respectful atmosphere that values your input and ideas.
  • Benefit from flexible working hours that respect your personal life and accommodate our diverse client base.
  • Love where you work with our great office space located in the vibrant heart of Holešovice.
If you are passionate about leading a team to develop cutting-edge software solutions and want to make a significant impact in a forward-thinking company, we would love to hear from you.

Are you interested?




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