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Director Software R&D to Tobii Tech

Tobii Tech focuses on integrating Tobii’s core eye tracking technology into VR, laptops, PC games, medical image processing, AR, cars, industrial vehicles, and many more products, and also delivers the technology to the other Tobii Business Units. If you want to be part of pioneers that take gaze control to new, exciting mass markets, we may have just the job for you!

Do you enjoy working with products that beats yesterday’s? Do you have a track record of being a committed and supportive leader? Do you thrive to build awesome teams and want to be a part of a high-speed journey within revolutionary technology?

Tobii Tech is growing both in terms of employees and the number of pioneering customers we work with. At this moment we are working on important and revolutionary development projects that will make tomorrows everyday technology even more adapted to natural human behavior.

To be a part of this quest you need to be a creative and caring leader. As the Director Software R&D you will head up our Software Development department at Tobii tech, and support your team to perform at their maximum. 

The role and responsibilities

In this position, you will lead a team of 4 Team Managers and 50+ skilled and driven developers at our Stockholm office. You will work 100% as a manager, be responsible for your team, for the budget and for the software development strategy for our products.

You will also be a part of the cooperative R&D Software management team together with other department Directors, ensuring that the strategy for Tobii Tech Software R&D is aligned with the latest technology and ways of working.

Your days will be filled with

  • Advise and coordinate the company's technical strategy and delivery across an established and productive organization
  • Cooperate with Product Management and Program Management to build compelling products on schedule
  • Develop, nurture and share the software engineering vision to ensure that the software development organization and the company and product vision is aligned, and inspire and motivate your team to be a part of realizing it.
  • Conduct performance reviews, calibration sessions and feedback discussions. Perform competency assessments across the teams, and implement and monitor development plans with direct reports.
  • Coach the Agile teams to perform and improve.
  • Set, and communicate, clear objectives for your organization by ensuring an inclusive and collaborative work environment across teams.
  • Recruit and retain top tier engineers, hire and mentor technical leaders, and provide career development and professional growth for our talented engineers and managers
  • Ensure the organization is agile, dynamic and adaptable. Root out problems and inefficiencies, and support your teams with the tools they need to become unstoppable.
  • Refine engineering processes, and encourage and enforce the right behaviors to ensure we continue to ship quickly without compromising production stability and quality.

At our offices, people with diverse backgrounds, competences and personalities team up. It is easy to appreciate all the talented, enthusiastic and ambitious people, and to cherish and value our differences and different perspectives. We all share two clear personality traits; the stamina to keep at it and the ability to share our ideas. 

We are looking for someone who

If you want to develop both on a personal level and at work, if you have a passion for organization development and change management and if you are the curious type of person this might be the job for you.

Being both compassionate, tactical and strategic at the same time comes natural to you. You are a modern and responsive leader who wants and can get the most out of everyone. You are convinced that leadership is all about teamwork. And as a manager, you are truly a team member.

You are an expert in creating an environment where people’s skills are used in the best possible way and you welcome all people from different walks of life.

  • You have the experience of working as a R&D Manager and have learned some best-practices. You have tried and proven your leader skills at multiple positions and feel confident in your way of leading people.
  • You have a strong interest in technology, you like to get involved in technical discussions and you can understand how everyone and everything works together. And you believe that you truly understand how to build products that consumers love. 
  • At some stage in your career, you have been working as a developer with consumer-driven products.

Tobii’s Swedish roots are reflected in a flat, international organization. With us, you will be a part of a welcoming, friendly atmosphere and non-hierarchical mindset combined with an open and accepting environment, where we can all be ourselves. Anyone can talk to anyone, share thoughts and discuss new ideas. ​

At Tobii, we do fundamentally believe that diversities are what strengthen us. Regardless if you walk around in high heels or prefer to go barefoot; if you’re a semi professional gamer or if you haven’t played a game since Pacman was released; if Sweden is where you grew up or if your roots are somewhere else. It is the pride and happiness in what we do that make us come together.

Please address your questions to hiring manager and submit your resume through our website as soon as possible, don't wait! At Tobii, we move quickly!

Tobii Life

Working at Tobii is like being in the heart of innovation. Here you get to work on cool creative projects, together with passionate colleagues from all around the world. Our technology brings a voice to people with speech impairments, it helps us understand human behavior and it is revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Life is short so we choose to spend it building high tech products that matters!

If you want to build a company rather than just work for one. If you take pride in honest hard work and want to perform freely in an open environment where you can be yourself, you will feel right at home.

It’s all about passion, innovation and making things real.

Watch this video if you want to learn more about us.

Working at Tobii

At Tobii we love what we do - we work hard, play hard, and make every day exciting.

Learn more about what we do by viewing this short video Tobii in 3 minutes.