Technical Director of Engineering

Amsterdam · Remote

The Opportunity

We are looking for a highly skilled technical director of engineering to lead and participate to the execution of our technical roadmap. Between our Feed and Chat products, Stream provides services for more than a billion end users. Internally we have many more technical areas, services and small products.

What you will be doing

You will report to CTO and be responsible for the execution of API products. Inside our engineering, the first two levels of management are still hands-on. You will divide your time between managing projects, and managers as well as working directly on our API product and infrastructure.

Why Join Stream as Technical Director of Engineering

We want to become the AWS of application components, we currently power Chat and Feeds for over a billion end-users. Our API is used by applications with hundreds of millions of users.

  • Large engineering team ~ 50% of the entire company is part of the engineering department
  • Modern tech stack: we use Golang, RocksDB, Raft, Protobuf, Prometheus
  • The engineering team is very solid
  • Stay hands-on


  • Execution and delivery of API projects
  • Manage a team of developers and team leads
  • Hiring and growing the best talent
  • Lead planning, prioritization, and design of new API features

About You

You worked as a director, CTO, technical Co-Founder, tech lead, or team lead in the past and have several years of experience in software development.

As a manager, you maintain a hands-on approach and stay involved with technical challenges, you are passionate about building software and technical teams.

You have

  • More than 5 years of experience managing software engineering teams
  • Experience managing developers and leading complex technical projects
  • Hired top talent and grew them under your management
  • CS degree or similar/relevant experience
  • Worked for more than 8 years as a software engineer

Bonus points

  • Startup experience
  • Prior experience as CTO or as a technical Co-Founder
  • Saas & API products
  • Mobile development background

Our tech stack

At Stream we use a wide collection of technologies to offer highly optimized and available features to our customers. Here is a shortlist of the technology that we currently use:

  • Go, gRPC, RocksDB, Python
  • Postgresql, RabbitMQ
  • AWS, Puppet, CloudFormation
  • Grafana, Graphite, ELK, Jaeger
  • Redis, Memcached

Why join Stream?

  • History of success. From Amsterdam to Boulder and Techstars in-between, Stream has raised over $58.25M to build the best Chat Messaging & Activity Feed infrastructure available, with best-in-class support.
  • Freedom and endless growth opportunities. As a rapidly growing startup (since 2020 we have gone from 30 to 150 employees), Stream gives you unique personal and professional growth opportunities. The opportunity of true ownership and accountability has a massive impact on your career. These are the things you can rarely experience in huge corporations.
  • Be on the front line of progress and innovation. While working with cutting-edge technology, we are passionate about tackling difficult tech problems at scale and creating reusable components for them, empowering engineering teams to ship apps faster, more securely, and with a better user experience.
  • They believe in us: Stream is backed by leading VC companies (Felicis Ventures, GGV Capital, 01.Advisors, Techstars, Arthur Ventures), including backers like Dick Costolo (01 Advisors, ex-CEO of Twitter), Olivier Pomel (CEO of Datadog), Tom Preston-Werner (Co-Founder of GitHub), Nicolas Dessaigne (Co-Founder of Algolia), Johnny Boufarhat (Founder and CEO of Hopin).
  • Complete location and working hours flexibility. If you prefer working from the office, working 100% remotely, combining both, or relocating to our AMS office, you have total freedom to choose what works best for you and makes you happy. We’re here to support you in being productive and feeling part of the team, no matter where you are.

What we have to offer you

Stream employees enjoy some of the best benefits in the industry:

  • A team of exceptional engineers (developer positions only)
  • The chance to work on OSS projects (developer positions only)
  • A competitive salary
  • 28 days of paid time off plus paid Dutch holidays
  • Company equity
  • A pension scheme
  • A generous Learning and Development budget
  • Commute expenses to Amsterdam covered or the option to use a company bike within the city
  • Gym membership of choice covered and weekly pilates sessions in the office
  • A Macbook Pro and, if necessary, a home office setup package
  • Healthy team lunches and plenty of snacks
  • A generous relocation package
  • An office in the heart of Amsterdam or the possibility to work fully remote
  • The opportunity to attend or present to global conferences and meetups
  • The possibility to visit our office in Boulder, CO

Our culture

Stream has a casual social culture, our team is diverse and we all have different backgrounds. Now, Stream is a team of over 130+ peers from over 35 countries across the globe.

We value transparency, aim for excellence, and support each other on our way to new victories.

Our team consists of the strongest talents worldwide, making Stream a great place to learn and improve your skills.

When it comes to software engineering, our culture is oriented towards ownership and quality: our goal is to deliver stable software.

If you are interested in becoming a part of what we do, apply now!

Stream provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

No recruiters/agencies please

Apply now

Stream provides APIs for building activity feeds and chat. Our team is passionate about tackling difficult tech problems at scale and creating reusable components for them.

Try the Activity Feed API and our interactive Chat Demos to learn more about our products. Have a look at our About Us page for more details on how we work at Stream.

Active end users
2+ Billion
Avg. API Response
~ 9ms
Avg. uptime
ISO 27001
Tech Stack