Engineering Manager (all genders) – Pricing Excellence & Procurement Quality

March 27, 2024

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Job Description

We operate the international online marketplaces of Kaufland: Several thousand sellers and millions of products make us one of the fastest growing online marketplaces. Ours is a dynamic corporate culture that merges a start-up mentality with the opportunities offered by a large corporation. We combine knowledge and many years of experience in e-commerce with flat hierarchies and a highly motivated team. 

We love flexibility! We offer you the best environment to work in a flexible and focussed way: You get to decide whether you want to work in one of our offices in Cologne // Darmstadt // Düsseldorf, but also have the opportunity to work up to 100% remotely (within Germany). We want to offer you the most attractive workplace in e-commerce and maximum flexibility for your personal work-life balance. 

Day by day, our development team of about 400 experts pursues the goal of creating the best possible customer shopping experience for our online marketplace. To enrich the lives of our customers, we collaborate in cross-functional teams. Learn about how they are structured and more details about our product areas here:

Building, developing and enabling high performing teams who build awesome products is the main responsibility for our Engineering Managers. It’s the entry position in our Engineering Management Career Path and one possible follow up position for Senior Engineers who want to move into Management. This position reports to a Head of Product Engineering.

Your tasks – this is what awaits you in detail

  • You have found your passion in software development, but you enjoy building the right team, removing roadblocks, helping others, creating transparency, and alignment even more than being an individual contributor
  • Based on your experience you will be responsible for the engineers of 1-2 product teams in a you-build-it-you-run-it environment
  • Depending on the amount of people and teams you are leading, you will still be contributing hands on to a certain percentage of your time 
  • You are going to help our engineers grow personally and professionally – not only by advancing their skills, but also by inspiring them through purpose 
  • You make sure that we leverage (new) technology within our product teams to build products customers love and work for the business
  • You are responsible for delivery of your products while balancing time, budget, and quality
  • You will contribute to strategic initiatives that are larger than your team(s) like raising the engineering bar, improving our guidelines, and defining how we work as an organization 

Your profile – this is what we expect from you

  • You have worked in cross-functional product teams and bring a vast experience in engineering of scalable web applications
  • You are an experienced senior engineer used to solving engineering problems with the tools & frameworks that make sense both for the problem domain and the engineering organization; the teams tech stack is predominantly PHP and JavaScript
  • You possess an outstanding sense of ownership, passion and drive which brings energy to the room
  • Your communication skills are on point, and you know what matters,  especially in a remote setup
  • You either already have experience in management and building successful teams or even more motivation to learn and grow into people management
  • You are a natural go-to-person within your organization by mentoring other engineers and helping them grow and succeed
  • You are willing to go the extra mile to make your team successful, you give honest feedback, and you are able to discuss, commit and execute

What we offer

  • Create your own work-life balance: Work at one of our locations in Cologne, Darmstadt, Düsseldorf or up to 100% remotely!
  • Diversity and variety: An international environment with talents from over 55 different nations creates innovative and exciting perspectives
  • Do you want to move to Germany? No problem – we offer you an attractive relocation package to give you a smooth start.
  • Power meets dynamic: Flat hierarchies and start-up mentality meet the power of a big corporate group, providing you an agile and secure working environment
  • Free choice of operating system: MacOS or Ubuntu Linux, it’s up to you
  • We are team players: Our strong bond extends beyond our own team: we stay connected thanks to our many internal offerings, such as our digital onboarding program, our all-hands meetings and regular team and company events
  • The future is digital: Develop the e-commerce of the future with us and work on a product with millions of users
  • Deutschlandticket’: We subsidise your train season ticket for more mobility
  • Urban Sports Club: Get top deals for fitness, team sports, yoga and more
  • Personal & team growth: We love flexibility in terms of working location, but we also believe that personal interactions are important. That’s why we organise 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 (e.g. as an Engineering Manager, Head of Product Engineering, Director Product Engineering, VP Engineering…), as a team and as a company