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VP of Engineering

  • Spain

Job description

We’re seeking a VP of Engineering to lead our dynamic and innovative technical team at Nextail. This new team member will play a pivotal role in shaping our technical vision and driving the development and deployment of cutting-edge solutions that enhance the world of retail and make it more sustainable.

At Nextail, we empower retailers to create better experiences while using fewer of the world's resources. Nextail’s cloud-based platform uses artificial intelligence, prescriptive analytics, and optimization to deliver agile merchandising decisions. To date, we’re backed by more than $12M in funding from leading venture capital investors and are working with global retailers like Versace, River Island, and Pepe Jeans.

We Offer:

  • A highly innovative and fast-paced environment: As in any startup, expect to find a team with an interesting mix of business profiles, IT geeks, data scientists, and as a fashion tech startup, a few fashion victims.
  • High flexibility: We’re strong believers that what matters most are results. Each Nextailer is empowered, through trust and ownership, to organize their time as they see fit without jeopardizing the time or work of their colleagues.
  • Remote-first philosophy: Nextail started as a small company and continues to offer a nice mix of remote and/or office-based environments around the world.
  • International environment: We operate across the globe, with recent operations reaching from Europe all the way to Australia, and our team alone consists of professionals of more than 15 different nationalities. While many of us are multilingual, our working language is English.
  • Diversity on all levels: United as a single team, we celebrate diversity in every dimension. Professionally speaking, are you ready to work alongside tech geniuses, data science magicians, and fashionistas? You’ll have teammates with extensive experience in various professional fields, including technology, retail, consulting, and entrepreneurship.
  • The laptop of your choice: We want you to work with the tools that are most comfortable for you!
  • Flexible compensation plan: We offer a fixed + variable salary as well as company equity as we progress toward our goals.

Job requirements

  • Strong Technical Background: Extensive experience in software development, system architecture, and engineering best practices.
  • Leadership Experience: Proven track record of leading engineering teams (10+ people) and managing multiple engineering projects simultaneously.
  • Strategic Vision: Ability to define and implement technical strategies that align with business goals.
  • Agile Methodologies: Deep understanding and application of Agile methodologies and practices.
  • Collaborative Mindset: Strong ability to work with cross-functional teams and stakeholders, including Product Managers, Data Scientists, and Business Experts.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Ability to solve complex technical problems and provide innovative solutions.
  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in programming languages (Python, Java), cloud platforms (AWS, Azure), and modern development tools and practices (CI/CD, DevOps).
  • Data-Driven Approach: Experience with data analysis, machine learning, and data-driven decision-making.
  • Excellent Communication: Ability to communicate complex technical concepts in a simple and clear manner.


  • 10+ years of experience in software development and engineering roles.
  • 5+ years of experience in a senior leadership position, managing large engineering teams and projects.
  • Experience in a fast-paced, high-growth technology company, preferably in the product or SaaS space.
  • Proven experience with cloud-based platforms, AI/ML technologies, and scalable system architectures.
  • Strong understanding of retail business processes and challenges is a plus.

We Value:

  • Retail-specific business knowledge.
  • Experience with optimization and simulation techniques.
  • Ph.D. or advanced degree in a related field.
  • Experience working in a diverse and international environment.

If you think you meet these requirements and want to keep developing your professional career with Nextail, do not hesitate and apply!

*Nextail is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or veteran status.

To all recruitment agencies: Nextail does not accept agency resumes. Please refrain from forwarding resumes to our jobs alias, Nextail employees, or any other organization location. Nextail is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


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