VC Lead @ The Factory in Antwerp, Belgium

EY – like other corporations – is investing in becoming a more innovative and even more entrepreneurial company. This is necessary because we need to develop new business models, based on technology, to stay ahead of potential competition and disrupting start-ups. That’s where The Factory comes in – it’s an environment completely dedicated to innovation, co-creation & conception of digital solutions for EY and our clients.  

For this team, we are looking for an Innovation & Tech Lead with a solid technical background. Now… what’s in a name? The Factory was launched 3 years ago to enable bottom-up innovation within EY. Across the WEM (Western-Europe & Maghreb) region, EY has already initiated many innovation programs. The Factory organizes ideation campaigns, innovation workshops and has established a solid project delivery process, using the agile methodology. EY is looking for someone to lead the innovation team that coordinates these initiatives within EY. As Innovation & Tech Lead, you will be part of The Factory’s management team.   

As our Innovation & Tech Lead, you will:  

  • Be responsible for the management of the team and the overall rollout of our strategy
  • Enable internal innovation within multiple countries simultaneously
  • Build stakeholder relationships within EY (Service Line Leadership, partners, managers and innovation teams)
  • Take full responsibility for the architectural solution designs
  • Supervise the roll-out & use of cloud platforms
  • Supervise ideation campaigns the team organizes
  • Build stakeholder relationships within EY (Service Line Leadership, partners, managers, and innovation teams)
  • Act as a go-between for the developers and the business teams
  • Process and evaluate incoming ideas on their potential impact for the company
  • Assess viability, desirability, and technical feasibility of projects
  • Coach and guide the business teams who work on innovative ideas

This is you: 

  • You are passionate about innovation and creating value
  • Enable internal innovation within multiple countries simultaneously
  • Build stakeholder relationships within EY (Service Line Leadership, partners, managers,       and innovation teams)
  • Experience in leading a team, empowering & encouraging your team members
  • Loyal team player and excellent communicator
  • Experience as a product owner is a serious plus  
  • Experienced with DevOps and software design patterns / UML / BPMN
  • Knowledge about lean startup methodology and design thinking methods  
  • Experience in corporate venturing is a plus
  • Loves to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent Dutch & English speaker & written skills

This is us: 

  • The Factory is a small, young & enthusiastic team (+/- 20pers.)  
  • We work with technologies like React, Redux, Typescript, NestJS, Docker, k8s & Azure  
  • We live & breathe innovation and challenge each other to improve our skills every day  
  • Entrepreneurship, team play and excellence are our team values  
  • We work in an inspiring working environment that will boost your creativity

Our offer:

  • A front row position in enabling innovation within a leading international company.
  • Freedom and flexibility to execute your role in the way you work best.  
  • Room for personal development in a small, young & enthusiastic team.
  • An interesting salary package with fringe benefits.

If interested, please apply here.

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