Software Development Manager


Location: Amsterdam or The Hague, The Netherlands

What makes us Doculayer?

Doculayer helps enterprises to turn their vast amounts of unstructured documents into business value. Our intelligent content platform processes and manages unstructured information, such as (scanned) documents and images, using innovative artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. In doing so, the platform can automatically analyze, enhance, enrich and improve the findability of large quantities of data. Doculayer is built on a modern platform using Kubernetes, Elasticsearch, Java and other Open Source components, like GraphQL and React.js

According to predictions, 80 percent of worldwide data will be unstructured by 2025. Many large companies have reached that critical mass already. If you want to help enterprises getting value out of vast amounts of data – come and join us!

Your role in a nutshell

Doculayer is rapidly expanding and to support our growth we are looking for an innovative Software Development Manager who has leadership skills, product development knowledge, a natural curiosity and interpersonal skills to lead and handle all aspects of delivery throughout the development and operating lifecycle. You will have an opportunity to provide overall leadership to our enterprise software product team and accountability for their performance and productivity. This product team consists of Scrum teams featuring multiple disciplines like Product Owner, Software Architect, Test Automation Specialists, DevOps Engineers, Frontend Developers, Backend Developers collaborating to offer the best product for our clients.

You will report to our CEO and work closely together with our CTO/Founder and collaborate with other managers to realize the delivery of our products. You will have overall accountability for the quality and schedule of all development deliverables. Together with Product Management you will provide input to the strategic direction of the product roadmap and execute the realization of this roadmap with your team.

  • Provides coaching, mentoring, and leadership to the product dev team. Develops and grows the existing team by applying best practices and develop and leverage the capacities of the team.
  • Identifies team priorities and deploys resources to best meet the company needs, taking responsibility for team deliverables, and assisting in the overall planning and implementation of the product.
  • Determine and manage short- and long-term priorities, goals, results, and objectives. Work closely with the Scrum Master and the management to understand, define and prioritize business needs.
  • Aligning with Marketing/Sales/Delivery departments, for the successful delivery of the product.
  • Identify critical problems and define resolution plans.

Your skills and experiences

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business management or related discipline.
  • At least 5 years' experience in a management position.
  • 3+ years’ experience with software development
  • Outstanding leadership abilities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Dutch and English.
  • Experience with Agile methodology.
  • Experience building and developing high performance teams (career development, motivation).
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated success in collaborating with multi-disciplined groups.
  • Ability to thrive in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment operating at both a strategic and tactical level.

What we offer you

  • A challenging and responsible position within an ambitious organization that is growing.
  • A pleasant, informal working environment.
  • Freedom to design your work.
  • A competitive and state-of-the-art compensation package. Including participation in our stock-option program.


If you are interested in this role, please apply by sending your resume (CV) and motivation to

Please note: this is a permanent position, freelance is not an option.
Acquisition based on this vacancy is not appreciated.