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Tech Lead

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, NetherlandsTechnology

Job description

Company Description

NOWATCH is an Amsterdam-based health innovation company for the curious. By blending cutting-edge technology with the leading science around mental health, we explore the frontiers of wellbeing. The NOWATCH Awareable is our flagship product, and the first step on our

journey towards helping people recover from stress quickly and enjoy more meaningful lives – because Time is NOW.

NOWATCH pioneers in the wearable market with new algorithms and sensors. Our hardware and software solution is part of a large and growing wearable industry. NOWATCH is backed by strong investors with teams in Amsterdam (NL), Oulu (Finland), Santa Barbara (USA), Djapur (INDIA).

Role Description

NOWATCH is a beautiful piece of jewellery capable of measuring vital signs. Being an interface-less device, we provide our customers with a solution for visualizing their data. This is where you come in.

At NOWATCH we are building a high-quality design, native mobile application. There are several corresponding domains in the app, with a lot more to come. Think of bluetooth (always-on connection with NOWATCH), high amounts of sensory data, OpenGL/Metal and in the future we will be implementing ML models.

As a Technical Lead at NOWATCH, you'll be at the forefront of shaping the technology that drives our product. We're looking for a Technical Lead who can guide the development team in tackling complex technical challenges and take the product to the next level.

NOWATCH is ready for growth. As a Technical Lead, you'll have a significant impact on both our product and our team. We value candidates who have a strong sense of responsibility, technical expertise, and a collaborative mindset. If you're a proactive problem-solver with a passion for leading the development of innovative products, we'd love to hear from you.


  • You lead technical design and development of the company's app (native iOS & Android) and websites (React/Typescript), ensuring high quality, scalability, and performance.

  • You collaborate with product management and design teams to understand product requirements and ensure technical feasibility.

  • You mentor and lead a team of software engineers, providing technical guidance and support, and promoting a culture of learning and growth.

  • You act as a technical subject matter expert and provide technical leadership in architectural design and technical direction.

  • You lead technical discussions and presentations to stakeholders, including management and customers.

  • You collaborate with other teams, such as customer support, to ensure a seamless customer experience.

  • You help grow the team by identifying and hiring new software engineers.


  • Laptop (MacBook Pro)

  • NOWATCH (Model X)

  • A competitive salary

  • A beautiful workplace with a canal view at the Keizersgracht.

  • An open holiday/PTO policy, option to work remote and hybrid.

  • Team events; we celebrate the new seasons four times per year and have multiple events throughout the year.

Job requirements

  • You have strong technical knowledge and expertise in native iOS & Android app development, as well as React/Typescript web development.

  • You have experience leading and mentoring a small team of software engineers.

  • You have strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to lead technical discussions and presentations to stakeholders.

  • You have knowledge of software development best practices, such as coding standards, testing, and continuous integration/deployment.

  • You have the ability to make technical trade-offs and manage technical risks.

  • You have the ability to evaluate and incorporate new technologies into the company's products.

  • You have strong problem-solving skills and the ability to find creative solutions to complex technical challenges.

  • You understand the customers needs and have experience working with customer support teams.

  • You have good English communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • You have great work-ethics and work well in a flexible environment where you get a lot of freedom.

  • You are able to commute to our office in Amsterdam

  • European work permit required

Nice to have

  • You are familiar with hardware integration and experience communicating between hardware and software.