"Man, ga toch Bricken!” Who doesn’t know this saying in the Netherlands? You might not know that Yellowbrick is part of the Flowbird Group, an international company in Urban Intelligence and Mobility with its headquarter in Paris with more than 1.300 employees in more than 50 countries around the globe.

Every week around the world, thanks to our terminals, mobile applications and online services, we contribute to improving the living environment of our 100 million users by helping to reduce air pollution, optimizing traffic, simplifying payments, making cities more secure and economically dynamic.

IT Manager (fulltime, based in Amsterdam)

About the job

Yellowbrick International is a 100% subsidiary of the Flowbird Group and responsible for the development and support of the Flowbird App, Yellowbrick app and WayToPark app and their back office platforms. The development team is a mix of international Yellowbrick Team members who are direct reports, and subcontractors that the manager will have under his / her functional responsibility. As an IT manager, you will:

  • Organize, drive and monitor our activities related to software development, testing and application management
  • Constantly strive to improve processes around those same activities
  • Manage the development team so that the team is following agile development methods, including frequent deliveries, automatic unit testing, sprints
  • Enhance the implementation rules and the architecture together with the group of technical leaders
  • Update the detailed planning and resources allocations every two weeks, update the costs tracking and expenses forecast every month
  • Organize the level 2 support with the group of application managers. Set up a 24 / 7 on call duty
  • Manage the IT team on day to day basis


Software Delivery:

  • Manage the detailed planning and the long term capacity planning
  • Allocate the right resources to the right squads
  • Follow up costs and update expenses forecast
  • Organize the work on architecture with the group of technical leaders
  • Organize the testing activities, especially load testing and automated tests
  • Regular follow-up of development team members activity, including bi weekly re-evaluation of the remaining workload versus expected planning
  • Propose and put in place enhancements of the development process

Application Management:

  • Organize and improve the level 2 support process (issues ranking, issues treatment, communication, escalation)
  • Set up a 24/7 on call duty

Team Management:

  • Perform yearly evaluations and set objectives
  • Ensures the development team members functional & technical skills development through trainings and coaching, and supports them whenever necessary
  • Participates in the recruitment process, by interviewing candidates, evaluating their technical skills, and providing recruitment advices
  • Provide approval for team members holidays
  • Manage descending communication to the development team members

What you bring to the table

  • Minimum of Higher Vocational Education (HBO)
  • 5 years minimum of experience as a software developer / tester
  • 3 years minimum of experience as manager of software development team, with a track-record of achieved successes
  • 5 years minimum of experience in working in agile process (either as a developer or as a manager)
  • Experience in web / mobile software development is a plus
  • Fluent business English is a must, Dutch is a plus
  • Good communication skills, both oral and in written
  • Willingness to implement and accompany changes
  • Capacity to define plans and to achieve corresponding targets

Behavioural factors

  • Teamwork
  • Initiative
  • Autonomy
  • Rigor
  • Leadership
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Availability and dynamism
  • Good stress management
  • Ability to solve conflicts

What we have to offer

  • Working in Amsterdam
  • Work in a dynamic and international company where you will be part of the Flowbird family
  • A lot of room for own initiatives and personal development
  • Collective pension plan and ability to join the insurance program
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Education reimbursement
  • A diverse and independent job
  • Gym area, team trips, drinks and BBQ.

Ready for a new challenge?

Apply now via nl-marketing@flowbird.group

Acquisition based on this job vacancy is not appreciated.