Head of Engineering (f/m)

VAI Published: May 15, 2018
Berlin, Germany
Job Type


You are a technology expert, entrepreneurship enthusiast and coder with heart? You have know-how in constructing, maintaining and scaling advanced IT-architecture, have already developed machine learning concepts and implemented those? In addition, you are keen to solve current challenges faced by commercial banking? Great, we are looking for YOU!

We are a young, well funded FinTech in the heart of Berlin. Focusing on B2B, we aim to improve and diversify financing opportunities for SMEs by applying a smart, technology driven approach.

Your Tasks

  • Together with our CEO and Head of Product you are responsible for overall success of the business
  • Scaling of the fundamental IT architecture and coordination of selecting and developing the most suitable data infrastructures and technologies
  • Management of the development team, including responsibility for enhancing performance of the team as a whole, as well as individual performance
  • Developing a technology focused company culture and brand
  • Promoting and enabling an agile development environment and lean processes in line with product management
  • Coordination of the ongoing development with all IT teams with respect to clearly defined KPIs and steering of goals and expectations
Your Profile

  • 5+ years of work experience within the startup environment in a position as a VP of Technology, Head of Development or Senior Developer with team responsibility
  • Proven track record in building scalable architectures and in managing complex IT projects, preferably in startups with focus on banking
  • Experience in Devops with Ubuntu and server provisioning/maintenance
  • Experience in microservice oriented architecture (in AWS using docker container with docker swarm, varnish for caching). Our microservices are built in node.js using the edge of JavaScript using Mongodb and Redis for storing data
  • BI Infrastructure running with ETL Scripts (using Python) and storing data into our DWH (using PostgreSQL) within Airflow automation and Tableau reporting
  • Full stateless server side rendering frontend using React+Redux following programming design patterns and continuous integration
  • You feel comfortable at the interface to business development and you are capable of taking up an intermediary role
  • Experience in constructing machine learning algorithms
  • Strong decision making ability and hands-on mentality
  • Fluent German in writing and speaking is a plus
  • At least one hobby next to coding
What we offer

  • Unique opportunity to shape your own path - You will have the chance to develop into our future CTO
  • You will be part of the core team of our young and talented characters at the heart of Berlin
  • Fresh Bio fruits, Snacks and Drinks are provided for you
  • We regularly go for team lunches and team events, in order to also get to know one another outside the office setting
  • You can choose your own workstation (Apple or Windows)
  • We reimburse your BVG-ticket so you can get to and from work free of charge
  • As physical activity is essential in staying active and creative, we subsidize your “Urban Sports Club” membership

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