Head of IT

Job description

At Sungevity we have the greatest IT team! We collaborate to empower our colleagues and customers by creating smart technological solutions to accelerate the energy transition.

Sungevity’s international office is based in the north of Amsterdam. From there a growing team of about 150 people work energetically on the Rooftop Revolution. Our culture is fast-paced, passionate and fun. No two days will be similar on this adventure, and we’re committed to make the most of our opportunities, ourselves and each other.

In this role you will be responsible for the translation of our company's strategy into a solid IT architecture and smooth IT roadmap, of course ensuring compliance with external regulations and security standards. You will be managing the development and successful implementation of IT projects, and the provision of efficient and high quality IT services across the company. While doing so you provide advice and support to the organisation on matters regarding IT. You will be part of the Management team and report to the CEO.

Next to these technical responsibilities you are the one ensuring that the IT department maintains close working relationships with all parts of the organisation and establishes and maintains effective relations with external partners and vendors.

Plus there is us! You will be leading, supporting and mentoring a self-organising team of 17 highly motivated IT professionals of different nationalities. The department consists of three teams: helpdesk/application management, solution development and software development. You will help the team develop to become the best they can be!

Your responsibilities

  • Provide direction, guidance and training to the IT team

  • Establish the annual IT & technology budget in line with the business ambition and ensure a tight management of IT expenses

  • Devise and establish IT policies and systems to support the company strategy

  • Analyse the business requirements of all departments to determine their technology needs

  • Make sure the architecture of the whole system we’re building is reliable and scalable

  • Ensure the IT team is delivering value in line with the defined budget

  • Support the IT team in organising itself in the most effective way

  • Remove impediments to team’s progress


  • Sound understanding of computer systems, networks, security, telecommunications, databases and storage systems

  • Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills

  • You prefer simplicity over complexity

  • Able to identify and act upon security risks

  • Experience with ensuring a high quality architecture

  • Proven ability to negotiate provision of services from external vendors with clear SLA’s

  • Proactive and resilient professional that will thrive in a fast changing, growing and at times ambiguous environment;

  • Fluent in English

  • 5 years minimum experience in similar leadership role

Excited? Then hit the apply button! We have a look through applications as they come in. The procedure consists of 2 (online) interviews and an office tour.