Engineering Manager - Backend

Job Category

  • Technology & UX/UI Design

Location

  • Berlin

Contract

  • Full-Time
  • Management Level

Company

  • Zalando SE

THE OPPORTUNITY

As an Engineering Manager/Delivery Lead at Zalando, you will be responsible for leading teams to deliver on our mission to create the best online shopping experience. Zalando provides a vast amount of interesting technology areas ranging from mobile development to logistics, from data science to database engineering and many more.

You will have the possibility to work with motivated, autonomous delivery teams and the freedom to launch your own open source projects, contribute to others’, build internal community around your interests, speak at conferences and strengthen your personal brand while receiving meaningful support at every step.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR  

  • A degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience
  • Significant experience in web technology concepts, agile development methodologies and team leadership
  • Up-to-date knowledge of current trends in software design, architecture and web services
  • Exert skills in object-oriented and functional programming languages like Java / Scala/ Clojure/Go (with relevant frameworks) as well as (No)SQL databases
  • Knowledge of event-based systems and event queues in general is a plus
  • Passion for well-structured, readable and testable code
  • Good understanding of scalability, high-availability, security, monitoring, architecture & design of state-of-the-art websites and the systems that drive them
  • Profound knowledge of REST APIs and highly distributed, scalable and resilient microservice landscapes
  • Experience with designing and operating large-scale applications on a PaaS/SaaS cloud, preferably AWS

Management and leadership skills

  • Experience in building, developing and managing a team of engineers in an agile environment
  • Ability to lead projects and groups, including working cross-functionally and managing complex projects with various stakeholders through the whole company
  • Coaching and conflict management skills
  • Ability to think and creatively and solution oriented
  • Drive to innovation and continuous improvement
  • Experience with crafting a technical vision that aligns well with the overall technology vision
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills and English language fluency

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and execute the mid- & long-term technical vision and architecture with your teams
  • Help to recruit great technical talent
  • Help your teams to find the right solution for complex problems by supporting, not steering them
  • Drive team mastery of world-class development techniques
  • Keep a close connection to Product Owners / Product Specialists and act as sparring partner when creating the product vision
  • Define Objectives and Key Results with your team to achieve a high-level alignment on a biannual basis
  • Facilitate communication and decision-making between teams and stakeholders
  • Support People Leads in developing the individuals in your teams
  • Coach and develop team members in technical questions
  • Identify and share your knowledge of state-of-the-art technologies
  • Represent Zalando at conferences and meetups and give technical talks

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US

  • Tech talks & skills-building courses
  • Personal branding support: From preparing tech talks and blog posts to professional networking
  • Community: hack weeks, movie nights, coder dojos, +70 self-organized tech guilds and more
  • Competitive salary
  • 40% Zalando shopping discount and commuter discount
  • Relocation assistance for internationals

WANT TO JOIN US? THEN GO AHEAD AND APPLY!

If you need guidance or have any questions about our hiring processes, please contact recruiter at Sameer Shaikh.

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