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Software Team Lead

At Eleo, we aspire to be one of the world’s leading off-highway battery pack specialists. Backed by Yanmar, our battery solutions are driving our customers towards net-zero emissions. We do more than build batteries, we’re paving the way for a more sustainable future. 

Our pioneering spirit drives us to innovate at every step, delivering the best results possible. We’re a fast-growing, young company with a vibrant culture of innovation and collaboration where every voice counts and every idea is valued.  

Thriving at bringing together diverse minds and talents, we achieve our shared goals dynamically. Making a difference is meaningful and exciting for us, as we aim to balance personal ambition with collective achievements. Our team is equipped with the tools to help create a cleaner and electrified future. 

Are you ready to join our mission to enable widespread electrification of off-highway equipment and vehicles? 

What you will do:

As team lead, you know how to keep your cool. Having an overview on all your daily tasks and meetings therefore comes natural to you. With that in mind, you start your day wrapping your head around your agenda. Which meeting requires preparation? Which team member deserves some extra attention today? And where in my day can I schedule some time to work on the Software roadmap?

At  Eleo software is an important part of our product, with various teams on the embedded software of the battery pack itself, servicing tools, cloud interfaces and even production line software. As the software team lead it is your responsibility to structure this fast growing department and oversee the various software related domains within  Eleo. 

You are the person that will inspire, motivate and build a strong and healthy team. Your ambition is to put people in their strength and develop themselves accordingly. In close collaboration with the other engineering departments you will support your team of highly talented engineers. You strive for a good balance between efficiency and effectiveness with the goal to have them deliver high quality solutions which will benefit the mission of  Eleo.

You will be having a direct impact on the future of the software department of  Eleo and therefore the quality of our products in the future. 

Your key responsibilities:

  • Supporting the personal and professional development of the team with a keen eye for finding the intersection between the person’s passion and  Eleo’s business objective(s). 
  • Creating and securing a strong and healthy team via 1:1 sessions with the team members (goals, personal subjects, development, activities etc.)
  • Understand the structure of the current SW team and the challenges and opportunities ahead for the SW product development.
  • Understand the open questions within the organization regarding Software that are currently outside the responsibilities of R&D SW.
  • Define the future structure of the SW team and collaboration outside of R&D taking the business and the people into account.
  • Implement this new structure.
  • Help scaling the department sustainably by identifying needs and creating the necessary structure. 
  • Make sure team objectives are reached by overseeing cross project resources and planning. With the responsibility to attract new talent (internal and/or external).
  • Ensuring good collaboration between the software team and other engineering departments: Electrical, Mechanical, Modelling & Control, and Systems.
  • HR related activities regarding your team - such as: coaching, 360 feedback, 1;1, contract extensions, sick leave, leave requests, etc.

Requirements & qualifications:

  • A Bachelor or Master degree in a technical direction 
  • Must have 8 years of experience in leading (various) software departments
  • Experience with change management, instrumental in organizational change.
  • You obtained a high level of social people skills and the ability to connect with, inspire, challenge and retain people
  • Courses in psychology, communication, leadership or development tools (Insights/DISC etc) are preferred
  • You are an excellent listener and you know how to make an authentic connection with people (cultural awareness)
  • Must have a good understanding of embedded and non-embedded software development
  • Must have experience with agile working methods
  • Motivated and a team player
  • Fluent in English and residing in the Netherlands

What we offer you: 

  • Attractive Salary Package: We value your expertise and offer salaries that reflect your skills and experience. 
  • Future-Ready Pension Plan: Plan your future with confidence through our generous pension scheme. 
  • Company-Wide Lunches: Socialize with colleagues over daily lunches. It’s a fun and fulfilling environment, boosting working relationships and collaboration. 
  • Wellbeing Support: We provide personal coaching and wellbeing resources to support your lifestyle as you build your career with us. 
  • Hassle-Free Commuting: We ensure your journey to work is as simple as possible. Enjoy the convenience of a commuting allowance or an OV Business Card.  
  • Flexible Working Hours: Embrace the freedom to shape your workday with flexible hours and the option to work from home twice a week. We trust you to balance your time effectively.  
  • Generous Time Off: Recharge with 35 holiday days per year, including a company closure during Christmas and New Year’s Eve, plus national holidays. 


If this role resonates, we want to hear from you. Your skills could be the perfect fit for our innovative team at Eleo. Please apply directly on this page with your CV and cover letter and we look forward to receiving your application. 

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