Director of Engineering

Engineering and Technology · Berlin, Berlin
Department Engineering and Technology
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

Director of Engineering

As Director of Engineering, you will be working with a dynamic, international tech team based in Berlin that has been operational for the last 2 years. FCG Technology team in Berlin is a unique department within the company that delivers the centralized tech to all emerging/frontier markets where FCG operates. This includes Latam countries (Mexico, Argentina, Colombia and Chile) to Asian countries (Indonesia, UAE and India) and African countries like Nigeria and Ghana.

We are looking to hire our first director of engineering who will be overseeing one of the three areas of our business areas covered by cross-functional teams: Consumer Acquisition, Internal Operations or Dealer Apps. Each cross-functional team consists of 10-15 engineers + 5-6 QAs. You will work with fellow product managers, business leads to address the business goals and motivate engineers towards our business goals. 

What you’ll do?

  • Lead Cross-Functional Engineering teams  that deliver both web-apps as well as native apps

  • Grow your team both personally and professionally and create an environment that enables us to attract top talent

  • Work with guild leaders to enable engineering best practices and standards 

  • Build a strong and lean engineering culture that drives standard methodologies, lead architectural and system design initiatives in a microservice architecture

  • Take responsibility for the roadmap and work together with the product team to drive customer value

  • Improve team velocity by putting a high focus on test and release automation (continuous delivery)

  • Define challenging objectives and key results together with the team and monitor and report progress

Who you are

  • Degree in Computer Science or other engineering fields coupled with several years of experience in a hyper-growth, fast-changing environment

  • Proven experience building and leading engineering teams of +25 in an international environment

  • Experience with native mobile development (Android, iOS) and modern web technologies like PWA

  • DevOps advocate who has built microservice architectures in a cloud-based environment (AWS, Kubernetes, Docker)

  • Experience with event-based, asynchronous communication patterns (eg. Kafka)

  • Background in any of the following programming languages/frameworks (Java, Spring, Kotlin, Golang, Node.js)

  • Good understanding of lean and agile principles (Kanban, Scrum, Lean Startup)

  • Experience with continuous delivery focussing on fast release cycles and experimentation while maintaining quality, security standards and managing technical debt

  • Strong eye for business

  • Proven track record of hiring, inspiring and retaining top-performing engineers

  • Great teammate, committed to a culture of collaboration, performance, transparency, and integrity

  • Excellent English language communication skills (verbal and written)

What we offer

  • A workplace where trust, empowerment, and feedback are valued; a positive and inspiring working atmosphere

  • Office in the city center of Berlin at Alexanderplatz with a big rooftop and an amazing view!

  • A great international team of smart and enthusiastic people from 32 different nationalities

  • Flexible working hours and the possibility to do home office

  • Online learning platform with more than 20.000 courses for free

  • Additional individual learning budget at your disposal 

  • Company public transport ticket for AB zone for 18 Euros a month

  • Urban Sports Club membership 
  • Open mindset for new technologies and processes

  • A vibrant team culture with frequent team events in and outside Berlin.

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  • Location
    Berlin, Berlin
  • Department
    Engineering and Technology
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Manager/Supervisor