Director of Engineering (m/f/d) - E-commerce

Engineering · Berlin · Full-time · C-Level/VP/Director

Job description

Job description

We are looking for:

A new team member for one of our portfolio companies, an e-commerce platform and a European leader in their industry. They are a very successful and grown-up company, with their headquarters in Germany, but acting internationally. While their focus is B2C, they have started to tackle B2B in the last few years as well.

What will keep you challenged?

  • Building, scaling and leading our portfolio company’s engineering teams with a focus on delivering great products that deliver best-in-class shopping experience
  • Working closely with product counterparts to define and implement product and technology strategies and KPIs 
  • Overseeing the development of your team’s projects and encourage cross-functional collaboration to iterate on new product developments
  • Managing our remote-friendly team of engineers by using modern collaboration tools and management practices
  • Ensuring compliance with security regulations
  • Directly reporting project progress and team satisfaction to the CIO
  • Monitor budget, expenses, facilitate project delivery and support

Tech Stack:

  • PHP7, Magento 1, Magento 2
  • Javascript, Typescript, Node.js, React, Vue
  • AWS, Terraform, IaC, Cloudflare, Docker, Kubernetes
  • MySQL, MariaDB, ElasticSearch, Redis, DynamoDB, MongoDB Atlas, AWS S3
  • Gitlab, Atlassian Suite (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, etc.), Selenium
  •, CheckMK, Icinga2, Grafana, CloudWatch, DataDog
  • AWS SQS,

Which traits contribute to your success?

  • 5+ years of relevant management experience of software engineering teams
  • Proven ability to direct the design, implementation and operation of secure, scalable, efficient, and highly-available infrastructures and software
  • Extensive knowledge of modern web platforms and the technologies behind them, with a strong focus on high-quality solutions for end customers
  • Experience in managing ambitious and complex projects in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to lead and develop teams through passion
  • Strong communication skills in English (German is a plus)
  • Analytical way of working
  • Please note that we are looking for support in their Berlin, Fulda, Dortmund or Düsseldorf office. Eligibility to work within the EU is required as well 

What to expect working with our portfolio company:

  • Make a true impact in a major player in the vertical industry
  • Flexible work opportunities from home or in any of our modern offices in Berlin, Fulda, Dortmund or Düsseldorf
  • Various employee perks including free fruits and drinks, team or after-work events as well as digital networking opportunities
  • Subsidy for sports activities like a gym or JobRad
  • Attractive employee discounts on our entire product range
  • Many learning and development options within and outside in the organization
  • Being part of an instant network within the Project A family

Do you want to be part of our portfolio company's success story?
We are looking forward to your online application.

Project A is one of Europe's leading venture capital firms, with offices in Berlin and London. Founded in 2012 as an Operational VC, we have backed more than 100 startups across 17 countries and 15 industries, including digital health, Fintech, and mobility. Our dedicated team of 120+ professionals supports our portfolio companies with software engineering, marketing, sales, hiring, and other business-critical services.

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