Engineering Manager / Tech & People Lead (f/m/d)

Permanent contract, full-time, Cologne / Darmstadt / Düsseldorf / Remote

Who we are


We operate Kaufland.de: Several thousand sellers and millions of products make us one of the fastest growing online marketplaces. Our work is characterised by a dynamic corporate culture, with a start-up mentality and the opportunities offered by a large corporation in the background. We combine knowledge and many years of experience in e-commerce with flat hierarchies and a highly motivated team. Whether you are an intern or a team lead: We take every idea seriously, because we want to work together in shaping the future of e-commerce!

We love flexibility! We offer you the best environment to work in a flexible and focused way: You decide whether you want to work in our office in Cologne // Darmstadt // Düsseldorf while at the same time having the opportunity to work remotely (Germany). We want to offer you the most attractive workplace in e-commerce and a maximum of flexibility for your personal work-life balance.

Day-by-day, our development team of about 250 experts pursues the goal of creating the best-possible customer shopping experience for the Kaufland.de marketplace. We are here to inspire millions of customers, to help them find, purchase and get the things they love. To enrich the lives of our customers, we collaborate in cross-functional teams, in which product owners, product designers, frontend and backend engineers, data scientists and lean managers join forces. Details regarding the challenges of the respective product areas can be found here: https://kaufland-ecommerce.com/en/team/tech/

Your tasks – this is what awaits you in detail

  • You have found your passion in software development, but get even more satisfaction having left hands-on work mostly behind to focus on helping your team do great work and improve their skill set
  • You define and implement the vision and strategy for people management within Engineering that is aligned with the Director Engineering
  • You make sure we’re continuously raising the engineering bar with experience and passion for software excellence
  • You are responsible for advancing your team members’ skills and careers and inspire them through purpose
  • You serve and enable your team members to utilize their full potential by fostering synergies, knowledge transfer and learning within your skill area
  • You take actively part in the recruiting process and assess and hire new Backend (and Frontend) Engineers

Your profile – this is what we expect from you

  • You have completed a Computer Science, Business Information Systems degree or have relevant experience
  • You possess a vast experience of software engineering best practices across the development lifecycle
  • You have a successful track-record in building and scaling engineering teams by attracting and retaining top-talent by keeping high levels of satisfaction and motivation of each team member
  • You have experience providing technical leadership and mentoring other engineers for best practices on software engineering
  • You have excellent communication skills, are willing to embrace our company culture and values and enjoy working in an international, english-speaking team.

What we offer

  • Create your own work-life! We offer you the best possible flexibility in terms of working hours and location 

  • A highly-motivated and qualified team from different fields and numerous nations

  • The future is digital - Develop the e-commerce of the future with us and work on a product with millions of users with a broadly-based technology stack

  • Power meets dynamic - flat hierarchies and start-up mentality meet and the power of a big corporate group and offers you an agile and secure working environment at the same time

  • Free choice of hardware – we provide you with the development environment of your choice

  • Personal & team growth: We love to have flexibility in terms of working location, but we also believe that personal interactions are important. That’s why we organize company events, and cover the costs to bring you there and to other (approved) get togethers with your peers. The same applies to conferences and other learning opportunities. We want everybody to grow personally and professionally, as a team and as a company

  • Top conditions at the Urban Sports Club for fitness, team sports, yoga and more

Check out our Principles & our blog for even more insights into our company culture!

Why are you the perfect fit for this position? Don't bother with cover letters - we're interested in facts and figures!

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Your contact person: Kristina Heymann

Kaufland e-commerce
Kaufland e-commerce Services GmbH

Postal address:
Habsburgerring 2
50674 Köln

We are looking forward to your application!

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