As the Head of Engineering within HeadFirst Group you oversee the development of our digital ecosystem. This ecosystem has a large focus on recruitment with our own central platform and various connected systems (e.g. VMS, FMS, ATS, HCM platforms). Through this ecosystem we distribute around 30.000 job requests and around 90.000 contracts per year between the different systems and websites. Together with the various teams you form our technical vision and roll out the right strategy.


HeadFirst Group is a market-leading, international HR service provider and platform for professionals in the Netherlands. With more than 450 colleagues and from seven different locations in the Netherlands and Belgium, we offer a diversity of HR solutions, such as Managed Service Providing, Recruitment Process Outsourcing, intermediary services (matchmaking, contracting) and HR consultancy. We strive for a transparent and balanced labour market, without prejudices, in which organisations and more than 20,000 professionals are optimally connected. Additionally, we offer innovative functionalities such as A.I., Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and predictive analytics for an optimal balance between tech & touch. As an organization we strive to be one of the top 10 employers. We are therefore very proud of our Great Place To Work certification that we received in December 2022. Want to learn more about HeadFirst Group as an employer? Click here!


As Head of Engineering you will be part of the Product and Engineering leadership teams and help set strategy and goals across multiple engineering teams. We provide great digital experiences to our customers. In the Product and Engineering leadership team you will closely cooperate with the Product Owner & the Scrum Master, who also manages the platform team. This team currently consists of around 20 people (including Business Analysts, Fullstack Engineers, Front-end Engineers DevOps Engineers & Test Engineers), but growth is expected. Activities that keep you busy are:

  • Architecture & Engineering leadership (e.g. Ensuring ongoing alignment of our technology with our business strategy, building a technical roadmap together with the team, etc.);
  • Building quality assurance and data protection processes;
  • Managing, partnering and/or integrating IT based acquisitions;
  • Communicate our technology vision and strategy internal and to our clients, partners and investors;
  • Be our outward facing stakeholder for technical or sales discussions and represent us by speaking at events.


  • You’ve got knowledge of technological trends, conducting technological analyses and researching them in order to build a strategy;
  • You’ve got leadership and organizational abilities and are a good communicator;
  • You are experienced with Agile working methodologies;
  • You challenge the status quo and facilitate an improved development approach;
  • You have working experience as a Web Developer and/or Architect in the past.

Nice to haves:

  • Experience with working in a platform environment;
  • Experience with HR and/or the labour market;
  • Working experience with Java, Angular, AWS, Microsoft Azure and/or Google Cloud.


  • A salary between € 5.000 ,- and € 9.000 ,- depending on your experience;
  • 27 vacation days and the option to buy additional days;
  • A fully non-contributory pension with BeFrank;
  • Development and career opportunities, for example through our own training platform HeadFirst Group Academy;
  • Hybrid working in our ultramodern and energy-neutral head office in the Randstad. Drinks in the bar, let off steam in the sports room, have a responsible lunch in the lounge and company parties in our in-house theatre!


Preciosa Borger M: T: +31 (0)23 568 56 30


Our organization promises to continue growing in the coming years and we will only achieve that with the most driven colleagues. Do you want to join HeadFirst Group or would you like more information? Please contact Preciosa Borger, our Corporate Recruiter on +31 6 25 23 50 33 or

If you do not fully meet the requested experience, please contact us so that we can discuss the options together.