Senior Director, Software Engineering




“The most important store we have in the world is .com” 

                                                                           Kasper Rørsted/CEO of Adidas 


We are looking for a Senior Director of Software Engineering to lead our Global .COM team at adidas worldwide. You will be part of a team focused on building and operating a high-throughput, fault-tolerant e-com platform driving core adidas global digital growth strategies.  You should be capable to individually develop a team of engineers, architects and agile practitioners and support them when necessary. You will set team and strategy priorities and get results across boundaries accordingly to the product roadmap and technical objectives. You will ensure an inclusive work environment and manage the team’s performance in high demanding circumstances and under uncertainty. 




  • Lead more than 100 engineers, architects and agile practitioners, which deliver in small teams using agile methodologies complex tech solutions: 
  • Our .com ecosystem is composed of more than 22000 microservices running on our Kubernetes clusters across our different Cloud regions.    
  • We have integrations with best in class SaaS solutions for analytics, search, taxation, promotions, etc. 
  • Last but not least, our PWA ecosystem needs to be redesigned into micro-frontends so we can deploy more independently as well as quickly create new customized experiences across our upper and lower commerce capabilities  
  • Lead and influence stakeholders to drive architecture improvements accordingly with security standards and best practices. 
  • Assess cross-functional technical solutions with a product-centered mindset. 
  • Maintain quality, set good development practices, and define standards that keep the focus on the right things. 
  • Implement a data-driven delivery process where we optimize for lead-time, with the right investment in features and technical debt. 
  • Help the teams solve challenges using innovative technologies and practices. Support our engineers and project/product managers all the way to the finish line (get things running in production and fulfilling the needs of real users). 
  • Collaborate with our Site Reliability Engineering teams for high-throughput sales in e-commerce platform, including the constant improvement of the platform. 
  • Establish and maintain best practices for operations in highly confidential environment with high value deliverables. Responsible to identify risk, within high-throughput sales events, communicate and mitigate with contingency plans and appropriate solution different scenarios of resolution. 




  • Passion about Software and People 
  • At least 15-years experience in IT & at least 5 years of hands-on software engineering experience. 
  • Experience with writing software (frontend or full stack development, as well as microservice-based backend systems) and leading engineering teams. 
  • Passion for eCommerce and a fast-paced environment. Love for solving complex technical problems at scale in an enterprise context. 
  • Practical hands-on experience working with web full stack or mobile technology stack and custom development. 
  • Ability to coordinate and communicate across stakeholders that span several functional areas, including designers, product owners, frontend/backend developers, DevOps, test engineers, and business stakeholders. 
  • Proven track record in eCommerce or other digital sales environments, working close to the consumer in agile delivery models. 
  • Successfully lead local market/function projects and programs. 
  • Working experience in start-up and corporate environments. 
  • Passion for code quality, clean code, architecture, testing practices, user experience & user interfaces. 
  • Pragmatic and result-oriented approach to building solutions that scale, but also solve business needs. Ability to be able to make trade-offs to focus on things that matter most to our consumers. 
  • Smart and proactive communicator, able to empathize with peers and direct reports alike. 
  • Agile mindset with focus on fast iteration and fail fast attitude (living in practice the think it, build it, ship it, tweak it mantra). 
  • Action-bias and pride for outstanding results.
  • Four-year college or university degree with focus on Computer Science, Business Administration or IT or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Proficient spoken and written command of English. 




You will join us as a senior leader of our fastest-paced organization.  Enriching our team and capabilities to even better push forward with more initiative to make adidas a better place. Together and individually we will use, contribute and release open source. You will be working in a flexible and family friendly environments. We have options for childcare, fitness, on site canteen, nice campus, and other benefits that you’ll love.  

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Senior Director, Software Engineering

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Amsterdam
TEAM:  Information Technology
State:  NH
Country/Region:  NL
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  354489
Date:  Aug 28, 2021