MAHLE SmartBike Systems - Head of Software

04_Professionals (technical)
BU4 Electronics & Mechatronics

Your Role & Responsibilities

We’re looking for an experienced and passionate Head of Software Development to join our Palencia based team, to support our team in developing our Web and Mobile products. We are looking for someone with a hands-on background in software app development who is able to add strategic guidance, coaching and leadership to both mentor and improve our development team, and ensure our needs are fully met. Whilst this role is mostly focused on strategic aims, we’re looking for a “Player-Manager” type person, someone who isn’t afraid to get stuck in and help code or problem solve where required.

As our software development manager, you will be responsible for ensuring that deadlines are met. You will also be responsible for designing and implementing the goals for the software development projects your team is in charge of. It will be your task to select the proper architecture for the application’s platform, coordinating all the technologies to be used (Mobile, full stack, database, Web, etc.) as well to ensure that the software meets the proper standards and adheres to market research, design the software document and proper protocol, and maintain the software components.

  • Lead our Software Development team, covering data ingestion and analysis, facing web applications and aspects of DevOps and infrastructure.
  • Manage the development lifecycle of software products
  • Stay current with market trends and new developments, recommending new tools, technologies or processes where appropriate.
  • Work with our Talent Manager to grow and develop a team of exceptional software developers.
  • Research new technologies to strengthen the organization
  • Oversee, create and implement software products and applications
  • Plan, direct and coordinate the actions of the development team
  • Responsible for technology delivery
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to the organization
  • Act as a liaison between the department and senior leadership
  • Define the architecture of the full platform to archive the requirements of the digital product roadmap

Your Skills & Strengths


  • More than 3 years’ experience in a similar position with proven experience
  • Experience with software development (automation industry preferred) and knowledge of software design principles and best practices, the ability to guide the team to develop best in class software
  • Experience with Infrastructure, Cloud and DevOps practices and tools
  • Experience managing teams and projects.Knowledge in software design and testing.Knowledge in cloud environments and DevOps management
  • Knowledge of data structures and algorithms
  • Knowledge of the main code languages as C, C++, Java, Python, Kotlin…etc.
  • Experience in mobile development projects
  • Experience in problem solving and scheduling action plans.
  • Team management experience (Team lead, KPIs)
  • C1 of English



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Facts about the job

Entry level:  Management
Functional area:  R&D - Electronics incl. software development

Palencia, ES


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Your future at MAHLE

As a team player and someone who thinks ahead, you can deploy all your skills with us. In cooperation with colleagues from different countries and areas, you contribute in designing the mobility of the future. When selecting MAHLE, you choose trend-setting technologies and strategies. Are you interested in working with us and developing efficient and environmentally-friendly solutions, optimising existing products, and turning innovative ideas into reality? Then MAHLE is the right address for you.

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