Head of Development
at Duke & Grace in the heart of Gent

We are creatives & technologists, marketeers & strategists, all driven by making a difference for our partners. We work in compact cross-functional teams. We believe multiple perspectives generate the best ideas. We work in a people-first, creative culture where people can discover, learn and grow.

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  • Gent
  • Werkplek: flexibel
  • Ervaringsniveau: senior

Are you one of those people who loves the combination of technical activities and broader organizational responsibilities? Looking forward to creating customer value with a team of experts? Can’t wait to use your people leadership skills to help our development hub grow to the next level? If you nodded yes three times, then you might be the Head of Development we’re looking for! Duke & Grace is looking for a Head of Development to strengthen its team.

What your future may hold

As the driver of a successful, performant and engaged development team (10’ish team members) you maximize customer value and project impact.

You dive into our development projects (we work a.o. with React, Angular, Node.JS, PHP, headless development) and are accountable for the delivery of our digital development solutions at Duke & Grace.

  • You guard the technology roadmap and our digital ecosystem in line with the strategic direction of the company. 
  • You maintain & evaluate existing technology partnerships, and you search & screen for potential new partnerships.
  • You continuously strive to optimize the daily operations such as the way-of-working of development projects, continuous development projects, the tools we use and the service desk. 
  • You define best practices, processes and frameworks and ensure that they are implemented within the entire development hub.
  • You’re comfortable with translating our customers' needs into a functional analysis and guide them in their technology choice.
  • You work closely with the creative, design & marketing leads to improve our tech strategy in the light of integrated customer solutions.
  • You proactively develop your team and its dynamics, and stimulate a culture of trust, learning and empowerment.

About you

  • You have a passion for technology and 4+ years of experience in a leadership position within a software development environment
  • You enjoy identifying and tackling different project challenges & have no problem with lots of client/project context switches
  • As a technology partner to many stakeholders, you are an impactful influencer towards the customer, the executive team, other expertise domains,...

About us

You will work in a full-service communication agency that has creativity, strategy, and technology at its core, while being surrounded by other experts. Duke & Grace is a company that focuses on creating tailor-made marketing and communication solutions for Belgian heroes, such as Goed, SecuritasInfino ... You will closely cooperate with these clients to form a deep understanding of their needs. 

You’ll grow beyond your day-to-day experience. We provide the opportunity for peer coaching and personalized education plans. Daily learning opportunities will be within reach as well as the opportunity to attend events and conferences of your choice.

And last but not least:

  • We provide great working conditions - just scroll through our social media.
  • You get a market-competitive salary, supplemented with interesting fringe benefits (company car, meal vouchers, eco vouchers, group and hospitalization insurance, a mobile phone with subscription, a Mac with internet allowance, unlimited access to water/coffee/tea/fresh fruit and soup on Wednesdays, an end-of-year bonus and a yearly opportunity for a salary bonus).
  • You have flexible working hours and the possibility to work from home.
  • You have a 39-hour workweek, which gives you an extra 6 off work days per days, on top of the legal 20 holidays. 
  • Every year, we organize a Community Day, where we do some meaningful teambuilding and help out a good cause.

Sounds interesting? Well, what are you waiting for?

  • You are a true bridge builder and people leader with an eye for career development in a tech environment
  • You have a commercial flair combined with a pragmatic mindset, always thinking ahead: what is in the best company interest?

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