FlixBus Published: June 18, 2018
Berlin, Germany
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Who we are

The future of transportation is Green. Here at FlixMobility Tech, the R&D group, we develop software with the brightest minds from around the world to engineer new experiences for our millions of customers across our apps and websites. Every day we solve challenging problems, like how to scale rapidly around the world and how to make an experience that delights our customers. We have a culture of sharing ideas, contributing to open source projects and being an active member in our technical communities.

To support our team we are currently looking for a People Manager (m/f/x) for our IT teams based in Berlin starting as soon as possible.

Your tasks - Paint the world green

Mastery: You are responsible for the individual mastery and enable your people to grow and foster their mastery and career. You identify improvement areas in their functional, non-functional or soft skills by supporting them in their professional development.
Leadership: You are a servant leader of a team of approximately 15-20 software developers and responsible for empowering your people. You are an experienced leader who understands the concepts of lateral and disciplinary leadership and their relation to being a coach and servant leader at the same time.
Care: You care for the individuals in the Digital Product Development at FlixBus as well as for the setup of the teams to perform the best.
Contact: Stay in touch with your people, acknowledging and learning about the interaction with the teams and their individual behaviour.
Participation: Participate as an observer in daily stand-ups, reviews and tribe ceremonies of the people you are responsible for.
Oversight: Proactively meet with Agile Coaches, Product Owners and other roles your team is interacting with.
Alignment: Aligns individual and team purpose with FlixBus goals and establish the OKR and related processes, especially the FlixBus feedback process.
Impediments: Remove organizationally owned responsibilities, such as ensuring that all people related tools and processes are state of the art or ensuring that e.g. the room set up is optimal or making sure needed equipment is available.
Hiring and Controlling: Collaborate with the controlling department regarding budgeting within their respective team, as well as the HR department to help evaluate current recruiting and onboarding processes, personnel development, and performance management.
Labor Law: You own the disciplinary power for your people and serve as an escalation point for the Product Owner, Agile Coaches and anyone else who needs support.

Your Profile - Ready to hop on board

You have 3-5 years of experience in managing teams and individuals.
You are skilled with people management and conflict resolution, and have ideally achieved mastery in a certain area of scrum software development (i.e. People Manager, Software Developer, Agile Coach, or Product Owner).
You enjoy supporting people and find satisfaction if you help teams and individuals becoming successful.
You feel responsibility for the organisation, process and people in the organisation and understand that the value of the people.
You are a team player, full of empathy and intuition, properties you self-evidently call your own.
You have worked in a digital product development organisation before, with any of the common agile methodologies and understand the complexity of this endeavour.
Ability to understand what is happening in a cross functional team and the team dynamics (such as dysfunctions of a team).
Knowledge and understanding of labour law aspects of disciplinary leadership is useful.
Fluent in English skills, German is a plus

Perks - More than just a job

Drive change. With innovation and smart technology, we are changing the way people travel, and you too can have an impact on this ride. Everyone is equally important and works together on uncharted challenges alongside inspiring colleagues from all over the world.
Trust-based working. We don't punch the clock – organize your own schedule. We trust in what you do!
Fun at work and beyond. Discover the world with your free FlixBus rides and join our regular team events – there's always something to celebrate!
Feel at home. We provide you with a comfortable working space, free drinks, casual dress code, diverse employee discounts and more.

Interested in applying? Great! Please be sure to include a cover letter with your application.

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