Engineering Team Lead

As Product Exploration department, we help millions of customers to find the right product every day. We provide smart filters for relevant product information and sorting, but we are also responsible for the start and result pages and are therefore a very central area in the idealo universe. With us, you work directly “at the heart” of idealo: with our work, customers can easily find the product they are looking for.

We are looking for an Engineering Team Lead (f|m|x), either full-time or part-time for the team responsible for the main pages presenting and navigating idealo’s product catalogue. As we are a cross-functional team, this includes responsibilities for the respective frontend systems, as well as the backing systems all with their individual challenging needs regarding huge amounts of customer traffic as well as an ever-growing huge product catalogue.

Our team’s core philosophy is hypothesis and data-driven development, automatize as much as possible and enabling and working at eye level with our stakeholders.

About your new role

  • You will manage an agile team of 6 developers in dual leadership with the product owner.
  • You enable the team to collaborate effectively in a constantly changing environment and contribute to optimizing internal processes.
  • You support our engineers both in their professional and personal development as well as growing as a team through coaching, mentoring and management support.
  • You shape the strategy of your team’s product together with our product owner. You are the sparring partner for the product owner on the level of strategy.
  • You foster self-organization of your team by empowering them to take responsibility for streams of business value and technical components.
  • While you are fully dedicated to your team, you likewise shape the growth, development, cooperation and structure of our department as part of our leadership team.

Skills & Requirements

  • At least 3 years of disciplinary management experience and you can strategically challenge technical concepts.
  • Technical knowledge of one of these programming languages Javascript, Java, Kotlin and experience with open source frameworks.
  • Foster agile principles with a solid understanding of cloud-based architectures, preferably AWS. 
  • You prioritize developing resilient, scalable, and maintainable architecture, leveraging your full-stack expertise.
  • A sense of responsibility for the operation and monitoring of your applications. 
  • You communicate clearly, are empathetic and know how to create a motivating environment for your employees and work collaboratively.
  • idealo employs a wild mix of English and German-speaking people, so you will need to be comfortable speaking English regularly. Proficiency in German is a plus.

At idealo you can expect

  • You don’t live in Berlin and want to work from home? Our hybrid work model offers you the freedom to work from all over Germany in a mobile and flexible way. For your perfect work set up at home, you get everything you need (noise-canceling headset, laptop, etc.). We look forward to your attendance in Berlin on 10-15 Collaboration Days per year.
  • You need vacation? We offer you 30 days of vacation. Not enough? You can “buy” an additional 15 days every year by converting your salary and it’s seen as a positive thing.
  • Workation? No problem! Up to 6 months per year you can enjoy working from outside of Germany. We will check case by case so you can enjoy your workation without any issues.
  • You want to further your education? We take your personal development goals seriously and, in addition to our idealo Learning Hub, eLearning offerings (e.g., Udemy, DataCamp), coaching & mediation, we also offer you the opportunity to benefit individually from additional learning and development budget.
  • You want full flexibility on your way to work and beyond? No problem with a job bike or Deutschlandticket – and it’s environmentally friendly, too!
  • You are a parent of a child that’s in need of daycare? Your needs are well looked after with our company KiTa which enables you to keep focused on work with no worries. In addition, you are paid in full for up to 30 sick days per child per year and if you are a single parent, even up to 60 sick days.

About idealo

idealo is a Berlin success story: in 2000 we started out with the mission of helping consumers make the best purchasing decisions. Today, with ~2.5 million visits per day, ~50,000 shops, and more than ~500 million product offers, we are one of the most popular German e-commerce websites and one of the leading European shopping and comparison platforms. We are active as a price comparison platform in six countries (Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, and Spain).
We are located in the heart of Berlin and offer a unique idealo spirit. Your ideas are the driving force that moves our business forward. Not only our product portfolio is diverse, but also the people who work on it. We want you just as you are! Origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or a degree of disability are irrelevant.
If you are passionate about improving the world of online shopping alongside ~1000 idealos from ~60 nations, apply with us today.

Information for applicants with severe disabilities: As an applicant with a severe disability, you can get advice from our Representative Body for Severely Disabled People (SBV) during the application process. Please inform us regarding this topic.

For the inclusion of people with disabilities, our office is accessible without steps. When you start with us, we will see what else is needed!

Work in the office and from wherever you like.

idealo allows you to work from wherever you are. As part of our Hybrid Work at idealo, you decide whether and how often you work from our office in Berlin or remotely because you live in another city within Germany or the café down the street makes the best coffee cream. Only about once a month, there will be mandatory office days to bring idealos together at company, department or team level, including stunning views from our roof terrace. Find out what Hybrid Work at idealo is all about here and in a personal conversation in the interviews!


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