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Directo Of Technology in Amsterdam

The Social Medwork

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Vacancy: Director of Tech / Senior Full-Stack Developer

Want to join a dynamic startup and make your work count?

TheSocialMedwork is a fast-growing, multicultural and mission-driven social impact startup with real potential for disruption. Our young, multi-cultural, high-qualified team works from modern offices based in the stunning historic heart of Amsterdam. As a pioneering medical service every person we help is a life made better.

Why you?

You’re passionate about e-commerce and live and breathe best practice, both frontend and backend. You are an experienced full-stack IT professional who is a strategic leader as well as hands-on enough to get stuff done. You are clearly driven by our mission to make an impact.


The DoT will report to the COO. The DoT and his/her team will enable us as a social enterprise to realise the company’s vision and strategy by mapping, realising and executing the roadmap for technology focused on speed and innovation. Understanding code and ecommerce and not consider himself too senior to lay hands on the code himself the DoT will be a thought leader with a deep knowledge of agile methodologies and modern development practices and will maintain knowledge of current technology trends and practices to ensure TheSocialMedwork remains technically aggressive and solution driven.

The technological knowledge will drive IT transformation across the company, enabling to help more people.

Being an outstanding people manager who will set the highest standards for hiring, retention and employee satisfaction will be crucial. The DoT will act as a mentor to their reports, coaching them and helping them to drive exceptional performance.

This is a unique opportunity to play a critical role in revolutionising one of the few industries that the digital revolution has so far left untouched, and, in the process, helping build a truly world-class business. This is therefore a career-defining role for the right person.

  • Champion in e-commerce builds, preferably with a deep insight in Magento 2+ development.

  • Is him- / herself a full stack engineer and a hard and smart worker. We require our DoT to be both hands-on / coding and a manager building the team.

  • Identify the appropriate technology platform(s) and corresponding technology strategy for delivering the company's aggressive plan for growth and market-leading patient/customer experience.

  • Implement workflows that allow for:

    • Continuous improvements of existing software and platforms

    • Development of new features (and ‘sister platforms’) in larger, agile cycles

  • Track, analyse and monitor technology performance metrics.

  • Oversee all system design and changes in our system architecture.

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of technology standards, industry trends, emerging technologies, and software development best practices.

  • Promote achievement of the company's business goals by developing guidelines for technological innovation and developing differentiating intellectual property.

  • Lead people to create a culture of collaboration within the organisation that emphasises teamwork and accountability and a focus on the patients’ (first and foremost) and internal clients’ needs.

  • Build and maintain a strong, competent, and compliant Information Technology team, ensuring that they ambitiously initiate and/or embrace change and are respected throughout the organisation.

  • Establish clear goals and performance objectives for the developers while rewarding initiatives, discipline, dedication and technical excellence.

  • Drive technology standards and best practices across the tech team - starting with the basics like, for example:

    • Implementing version control,

    • Creating a sustainable and maintainable hardware/hosting environment

    • Setting up a deployment protocol for (minor and major) software updates

    • Overseeing if GDPR (and other requirements) are met

    • Setting up testing protocols and tools (eg, implement unit testing, system performance tools and other automated test best-practices setup, but also provide space to involve our internal teams in ‘monkey testing’ to find issues).

    • In a startup that has (and will maintain to do so) built a ship while sailing, the challenges to create a stable development environment are there, so we ask for a pioneering spirit.

  • Provide, together with the DoP, oversight of all decisions related to new products and services, including new products or feature(s) definition and implementation.

  • Establish and communicate requirements in technology applications and services.

  • Ensure the seamless integration of new platforms with existing systems.


  • Preferred education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, IT Management, Computer Engineering. (Master's degree is a plus.)

  • 5+ years' experience in senior IT leadership roles in medium to large organisations

  • Demonstrated track record of success in leading technology teams with exceptional strategic vision, conceptual thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Proven track record of building IT products with expert level understanding of software engineering principles and development practices.

  • Strong process improvement orientation.

  • Ability to represent the Technology Team to senior leadership.

  • Ability to present complex ideas in clear, concise manner to technical and non-technical groups.

  • Skilled at strategic planning.

  • Highly ambitious.

  • Hands-on.

  • Result-driven.

  • (Permit to work in the Netherlands

  • Living in, or willing to move to Amsterdam

  • Fluent in English or a native English speaker (no need for Dutch language)

  • Able to start ASAP.

  • Last but not least: fun to work with!

How to apply

If this sounds like the job for you, please send your resume AND motivational letter to with the subject “Director of Tech”.

Who we are

We are TheSocialMedwork. A pioneering service that wants to give everyone in the world access to the latest approved medicines at the same time. This creates an open-door to health and wellbeing for all. Which is important to us, because health creates freedom, wealth and opportunity. Our current mission is to build a world-class global web platform that is accessible to all and enables people to easily find, understand, and buy the latest approved medicines from anywhere in the world. We are the only enterprise in the world doing this today. We have already beaten expectations and are now fully invested in fast growth. Every person we help represents a life made better.

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