Software Engineering Team Lead (EMEA)

Job description

Please do not apply for this role if you are not physically located in Europe, Africa or the Middle East (UTC-1 to UTC+3). While this is a remote position, we can not consider candidates that are not based in these regions. You can find a detailed explanation in our Recruitment FAQs.

At Hotjar, we’re creating Product Experience Insights software for digital product teams. We help show

how users behave and what they feel strongly about, so product teams can deliver real value, fast.

We work in an agile and highly collaborative environment, 100% remotely, and challenge the norms of traditional leadership. Our focus is on true transparency and respect.

We're looking for an enthusiastic Engineering Team Lead who is passionate about building great products - someone who loves being part of a team, whilst enjoying the autonomous nature of working remotely.

You will:

  • Contribute to the codebase and manage a team of frontend and backend engineers.

  • Help achieve your team's projects, creating a sense of accountability and motivating your team; help steer debates into quick decisions.

  • Coach, mentor, and further develop engineers on your team, within an open and inclusive environment. Be open and empathetic with continuous feedback to your team.

  • Work with other team leads across the department to identify and build on improvements to our processes and systems.

  • Report directly to your Director of Engineering and work with them on hiring and capacity planning.


  • 5+ years working in software development and 1+ year(s) managing at least one inclusive, cross-functional team in an agile environment (3 to 5 engineers).

  • Development experience using either Python or a frontend framework such as Angular or React would be an asset. 

  • Experience applying and inspiring engineering discipline within the team to avoid over-engineering without impacting product quality.

  • Experience relying on business data and metrics to guide your workload.

  • Desire to work in a respectful, transparent, and collaborative work environment, following Hotjar's company values, culture and ways of working.

  • Must submit to a background check confidentially processed by our third-party.

Compensation Range

The compensation range for this role is €75,000 to €100,000 annually. This was established after performing market research and is aligned with our approach to compensation. We encourage all candidates to read our Recruitment FAQs to further understand our approach to compensation and how we structure our contracts.

In addition to the monetary compensation, we provide all team members with an assortment of unique and popular perks chosen to reflect our values and ideals, be it encouraging constant learning with our Personal Development Budget, a great work/life balance with the annual leave and Holiday Budget, or a happy, healthy team with our Wellbeing Budget.

Hotjar pledges to be a harassment-free and discrimination-free company, committed to equal opportunity. We believe people from different backgrounds, with different identities and experiences, make our product, and our company, better.