head of development

kasper kjærgaard, randstad danmark
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københavn/frb., hovedstaden
HR & ledelse


Kasper Kjærgaard


Do you want to become a part of a start-up journey? Can you drive the strategic direction of a software solution taking into account new technologies? And are you passionate about leading projects in cooperation with your talented team? Then this might be your next adventure.

Paperflow is a digital and scalable solution developed in cooperation with scientists from Copenhagen University and built by some of the most skilled experts to help companies avoid manual entry and handling of accounting documents. Our task is clear: Copy the human ability to identify information on paper and transfer this to useable data.

The role of Head of Development

With reference to the CEO, you will become crucial in providing insightful knowledge to drive key business decisions and strategies. In this position, your overall task is to lead and manage a team of dedicated software developers, supporting them in their everyday life and enabling them to develop innovative software solutions. You will be the role model when it comes to cultivating a great culture within the team, where individuals take ownership and are proud when delivering excellence and quality. You will also be responsible for Paperflow’s software strategy ensuring the initiatives and priorities are aligned with the company’s goals and objectives.

Core responsibilities
To lead and manage a team of developers. Line management responsibilities will include technical recruitment, 1-on-1 meetings, motivating and performance managing the team by:
- Planning for team growth considering the blend/level of skills required within the team
- Having a clear task list and plan for onboarding new members into the team and bringing them up to speed as quickly as possible
- Making sure that all training and support that team members require is delivered internally and/or externally
- Driving and improving Paperflow’s technical and methodical decision making in cooperation with the team.
- Reviewing project progress and overseeing the performance of all individuals in the team

And also:
- To drive the strategic direction of their software solution, taking into account new technologies
- Making sure that all team members have the latest in-depth knowledge about projects or enhancements that they make
- Facilitating a smooth delivery of all projects, enhancements and support delivered by the team

About you

If you’re enthusiastic and motivational by nature, and if you can affect coworkers and employees with your overall passion for excellence, then this is the perfect fit for you.
You have outstanding interpersonal skills which makes you a competent team leader and colleague, and makes you able to build relationships with Paperflow’s internal and external stakeholders at all levels of seniority.

The job requires that you have a strong and successful technical lead experience and well-developed DevOps skills. You don’t necessarily have people management experience but project management experience is a must. Furthermore you meet following requirements:

- Relevant bachelor’s degree or equivalent
- Capable of developing, delivering and evaluating brilliant ideas founded on strategic thinking
- Experience in advising key stakeholders at senior and board level
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (Danish is not required)
- Experience with people management is a plus

This position also requires DevOps skills, which include:
- SCRUM master
- Deep understanding of GCP services as well as Terraform, Docker containers and Kubernetes
- Understanding of CI/CD processes and tools
- Experience in building secure and robust cloud platforms
- Experience in developing and scripting in various languages such as Python

What Paperflow offers

You will become a key part of a dynamic start-up company with some heavy investors behind. The position involves a great leadership responsibility where you are provided with good opportunities for developing your leadership skills.

Paperflow offers a small start-up culture where you work closely together in an open office landscape, located in the heart of Copenhagen. People are passionate about their work and also enjoy to socialize.

You will join a dedicated and collaborate team ready to contribute actively to build a successful future. As an extra bonus, you are offered a high level of flexibility when it comes to managing your own time.

Application and contact

Apply for the position by clicking "apply now". We review the applications and conduct interviews on an ongoing basis. Randstad is responsible for the recruitment process on behalf of Paperflow.

We will process your application confidentially, and it will only be shared with your prior consent. If you have any further questions about the position, please reach out to Kasper Kjærgaard by email kasper.kjaergaard@randstad.dk or phone +45 61 95 92 51.

About Randstad

Randstad DK is part of the international Randstad Group, which is the global leader in HR services. With more than 4,800 offices in 38 countries, we are providing work to more than 650,000 people every day.

In Denmark, we are among the leading temp and recruitment agencies with branches in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg, Kolding and Esbjerg. A position we have achieved due to our expertise in matching qualified candidates with the right job opportunities.