Director Engineering - Consumer Area

Westwing

Munich

Full-Time

Submitted on 2021-08-29

Summary

We are looking for an awesome Director Engineering - Consumer Area (m/f/d) to join our Tech management team at Westwing. As a member of the Tech management team, working together with the CTO, the Director of Consumer Engineering will be directing a growing organization of several Tribes, having 5-7 direct reports and 150-200 total team size. Your peers will be other Engineering, Product and Tech Operations Directors.

Our Tech Stack: AWS, Linux, Kubernetes, Terraform, Docker, GitLab, Nginx, Prometheus, Grafana, Redis, RabbitMQ, MySQL, React, Kotlin, Swift, NodeJs, PHP 7+, Typescript, Python

Contact Person:
Andrea Galantucci
Job Type:
Full-Time
More Details

Our Tech Department is the heart of Westwing, driven by passionate people developing state-of-the-art infrastructure and applications.As a member of the Tech management team, working together with the CTO, the Director of Consumer Engineering will be directing a growing organization of several Tribes, having 5-7 direct reports and 150-200 total team size. Your peers will be other Engineering, Product and Tech Operations Directors.

Our Tech Stack: AWS, Linux, Kubernetes, Terraform, Docker, GitLab, Nginx, Prometheus, Grafana, Redis, RabbitMQ, MySQL, React, Kotlin, Swift, NodeJs, PHP 7+, Typescript, Python

Your responsibilities will be:

• Build highly scalable web and mobile solutions for our customers in close cooperation with the Director of Consumer Products • Lead a world-class team of engineers, QA’s, and collaborate with designers to ship new components and features • Work in an agile & international team with flat hierarchies and very short decision-making process • Oversee the core architectural design decisions and ensure that high-quality software is delivered • Retain, hire and develop your team • Mentor and coach direct reports as well as peers • Establish a positive and trustful work environment where people take ownership and responsibility • Maintain and constantly re-evaluate technology roadmaps in order to improve the status quo • Collaborate closely with other Tribes and other Departments within the company • Manage resources and budget • Manage and coordinate third-party service providers, consultants and vendor relationships • Use data to inform decisions and get buy-in from stakeholders • Report directly to the CTO

You come with:

• 5+ years of experience in Engineering Leadership, having lead multiple teams in a digital product business • Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills • A deep understanding of Software Architecture and Infrastructure in the cloud (AWS, K8s) • Solid understanding of and passion for agile software development • Expertise in recruiting, hiring and onboarding of engineers • Highly detail-oriented and well organized, with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills • Very good verbal and written English skills • Strong organizational and prioritization skills • Solid coaching and mentoring skills • Experience in maintaining and approving budgets • Capability to deliver multi-year programs • Aptitude to take decisions with company-wide impact • Capability to build and maintain relationships with key consultancy and solution vendors

We offer:

• A highly visible role in a well-financed, high-growth eCommerce company with a competitive salary • Up to 40% discount when shopping at Westwing • Free choice of hardware and operating system (Mac, Windows) • State-of-the-art tech infrastructure running on AWS and Kubernetes • Agile work environment with Tribes and Guilds • An International team with English as company language • Yearly training budget for every Tech team member • Modern offices in Munich and the heart of Berlin • Fresh fruits + drinks • Language courses (German) • Corporate Health Management: Gym discount, Yoga courses, JobRad, Swapfiets, nilo.health • Subsidized public transportation ticket • Company pension scheme • Help in relocation and VISA process • Dog-friendly offices • Our own day nursery: Westwing Wichtel and Elliy & Stoffl co-operation