Head of Software Development (SaaS) | Tangent Works - Advanced Forecasting

Head of Software Development (SaaS)

#Julia #Any Language #Back-end #Cloud Computing #Machine Learning #InstantML 



Job Content

As a head of development at Tangent Works you will work on managing, building, and assuring quality of the back-end and front-end components of a distributed machine learning platform TIM (Tangent Information Modeller).

TIM is an automatic model building engine for forecasting and anomaly detection on time-series data. TIM introduces InstantML – a new perspective on machine learning that brings ML closer to the end user and is a next step after AutoML. From technical perspective, TIM is a set of distributed micro-services written in Julia and Python with REST APIs deployable on premise, in the cloud and on the edge. Front-end components are implemented using ReactJS. Some of the components are exposed via plug-ins to widely recognized BI platforms like Qlik, Alteryx, PowerBI, … and cloud platforms like Azure and Amazon.

This is a dream job for people passioned about code that drives machine learning to the next level.

Job Description

  • You lead a team of software engineers responsible for the design, development and maintenance of a high quality SaaS platform.
  • You develop and implement best practices for software development and maintenance.
  • You develop workable procedures for security, reliability and performance. You ensure openness to discuss problems and you implement a continuous improvement approach.
  • You work closely together in cross-functional teams (product management, design management…) to prioritize customer needs.
  • You are in charge for the integration and scalability of the SaaS platform.
  • You oversee the project planning and ensure that projects can be delivered on time. You identify technical issues and provide feasible solutions.
  • You coach your team and you help them grow as individuals and as a team.
  • You are part of the management team, work together with the CTO R&D and reporting to the CEO.
  • Lead design discussions related to
    • Software architecture and design patterns
    • Database architecture
    • Quality assurance, testing, and test-driven development
    • Complex time-series data querying and pre-processing
    • Asynchronous communication with other systems / micro-services
    • Algorithmic development, high-performance computing, parallelism
    • UI components and front-end
  • Propose architecture, APIs and designs with high code re-usability and low maintenance
  • Aim to exceed user expectations, ensuring that usability and performance are given equal considerations during design and development.
  • Improve reliability and computational performance of the system
  • Review proposed code and provide feedback
  • Follow latest developments in Julia and its eco-system
  • DevOps and SCRUM/Agile sprint management


  • 10+ years of solid back-end development experience (any language)
  • 5+ years in a leading role
  • Ability to navigate through different levels of abstraction of software development
  • Strong communication skills, especially with regards to requirements gathering and documentation
  • Software architecture and design patterns with modular, effective, and re-usable software components
  • REST, GraphQL, synchronous and asynchronous designs, parallelism
  • Quality assurance policies, automated testing
  • Cloud Computing (Azure or AWS), Docker Containers, DevOps
  • Team leading skills and servant leadership

Additional Desirable Experience

  • Julia experience is a plus, an experience with MVC frameworks
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Highly organised and self-driving with eye for detail and quality
  • Great communicator in English that wants to get the job done
  • Bachelor / Master Degree

What we offer

  • A competitive  package
  • Working in an international team (Slovakia, Belgium, UK, USA and growing)
  • An inspirational environment, where you can co-construct and shape the organisation
  • A dynamic and motivated team

Work Location

  • Position in Belgium/Gent or Antwerp (remote working possible)


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