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    About the role

    As an Engineering Manager (f/m/d) in our Product development team, you will be responsible for leading a cross-functional team of engineers. In collaboration with our product managers, you will define the roadmap for your team, mapping business and product ideas to technical initiatives which are aligned with our engineering principles and company OKRs.

    Your goals are to build a safe environment and a performant team which delivers high-quality software solutions on time to generate value for our users.

    What You’ll Do

    • Conceptualize systems and features aligned to our engineering principles.
    • Own your services end to end. Decide how best to build, test, deploy and monitor.
    • Support the personal development and growth of your team members.
    • Lead a team of Backend/Full Stack/Frontend engineers.
    • Establish excellent software engineering practices and ways of working.
    • Support the creation of a technical roadmap for engineering.

    Who you are

    • You are a team player with strong communication skills and empathy, who is eager to grow a team and has a passion for building products that our users love.
    • You are hands-on, drive and build complex products with your team, set up dashboards and experiments and support in analysis and results.
    • You love to teach and enable other engineers by doing code reviews and pair programming and encourage them to learn from your and your team's work.
    • Keen to find the best tools or approaches for delivering high value to our external and internal users, documenting challenges and learnings.
    • You know the importance of managing an agile team, including regular coaching and 1-1s.

    You should have

    • Proficiency in Java is an added advantage.
    • Solid experience as an engineering people leader in a fast-paced, delivery-focused environment.
    • Knowledgeable in software development best practices and familiar with Design Patterns, Clean Code, Agile Development, Pair Programming and Testing.
    • Strong technical expertise and understanding of system design.
    • Strong people and project management skills.
    • Excellent communication skills in English.

    About Zenjob

    is on the mission to become the digital staffing platform delivering companies best staffing experience with the highest flexibility and reliability, and workers the best choice and fair pay for side jobs. Our service is available in over 39 cities in Germany. Our growth financing round of $50 million (€45 million) from February 2022 is helping us to scale our platform and add new data-based automation features for our rapidly growing customer base.

    For us at Zenjob our culture is our key to success. We live every day by our four values: honest, humble, hungry and helpful. We embrace inclusiveness as the core element to shape diverse and therefore powerful teams.

    Engineering at Zenjob

    Technology is core to Zenjob's vision. Our engineers from all over the world are building the services that power our platform – our mobile and web apps, our matching core, and the digital document management system. Engineering works alongside Product to support every department to create value for our users and customers.

    Bring Your Whole Self to Zenjob

    We know that diverse teams build better products, and we care to create a welcoming environment for everyone. With this in mind, we want to build our teams, cultivate leaders and create an innovative and successful company. This is a special shoutout to people from underrepresented groups to come shaping the future of work with us!

    Our tech stack

    Our platform is powered by AWS, Kubernetes, Istio, Terraform and Docker. These tools form the foundation that allow us to deploy and scale fast and easily. Everything is monitored and logged by Prometheus and Grafana, including request tracing for better observability.

    Our microservices and backends are running mostly on Java + Spring Boot and Groovy, which include easy-to-use templates for new microservices.

    On the client-side we use Swift and Kotlin for our iOS and Android apps, as well as React micro-frontends for our B2B and operational apps.

    We test our software by using Selenium, JUnit, Spock and React Testing Library.

    We store data in various persistence technologies like Kafka streams, Postgres and Redis, while also using SQS and REST for both asynchronous and immediate service communication. We make use of technologies like ElasticSearch to perfectly match talents to the right job.

    We empower our teams to experiment with new technologies through our Request For Comments (RFC) process, in conjunction with collectives and knowledge-sharing sessions to gather input and maximize the quality of our deliverables. The insights we gain from our users flow back into our product development through A/B testing and constant feedback.


    • A supportive, open, and fun team that will have your back from day 1.
    • Twenty-eight days of vacation (increases based on tenure to up to 30 days), 1-day special leave paid for charity work, five days of paid educational leave, the option of unpaid leave.
    • Hybrid work setup combining office & remote work, flexible working hours, bring your dog policy.
    • Ongoing focus on your personal development (annual development budget of EUR 1000, mentoring opportunities, continuous career conversations)
    • Monthly 30 EUR subsidy on Urban Sports Club, 25% discount on FitX gym membership
    • Monthly 40 EUR credit for Rydes - a sustainable mobility solution is spanning public transport bike-sharing.
    • Tax-free meal allowance (saving EUR ~50 net per month!)
    • Quarterly team events, winter party, summer party and budget for employee's birthdays

    If this sounds exciting to you, then we'd love to find out more about you! Apply and send in your application.

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    We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to assessing every qualified person according to their skills, regardless of age, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability status or religion. It is not necessary to include your photo and age with your application.

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