Lead/Staff Engineer (f/m/d) - PHP/Symfony

Permanent contract, full-time or part-time, Cologne / Remote first

Who we are


We are part of the team behind Kaufland.de: Several thousand merchants and millions of products make our multi-channel portal one of the largest marketplaces in Germany. Our work is characterised by a dynamic corporate culture, with a start-up mentality and the opportunities offered by a large corporation in the background. We combine knowledge and many years of experience in e-commerce with flat hierarchies and a highly motivated team. Whether as an intern or an executive: We take every idea seriously, because we want to work together in shaping the future of e-commerce!

We love flexibility! That's why we offer you a modern workplace in our office in Cologne / Darmstadt / Düsseldorf, while at the same time giving you the opportunity to work on a mobile basis in consultation with your manager. We want to offer you the most attractive workplace in e-commerce and a maximum of flexibility for your personal work-life balance.

Day-by-day, our development team of over 200 experts pursues the goal of creating the best-possible customer shopping experience for the Kaufland.de marketplace. We are here to inspire millions of customers, to help them find, purchase and get the things they love. To enrich the lives of our customers, we collaborate in cross-functional teams, in which product owners, product designers, frontend and backend engineers, data scientists and lean managers join forces. Details regarding the challenges of the respective product areas can be found here:  https://www.real-digital.de/team/tech/

Your tasks – this is what awaits you in detail

  • As Lead / Staff Engineer (f/m/d) in our cross functional teams you proactively develop the Kaufland Marketplace and internal services further
  • You partner with your colleagues to create new products and features and ensure reliable end-to-end solutions for our customers (internally and externally)
  • You lead the continual improvement of our code base and pay strong attention to API design, automated tests, scalability and resilience
  • You write well-structured, efficient and maintainable code in order to build complex and high scalable technical solutions
  • You constantly challenge our status quo, identify room for improvement and help us to define best practices for our engineering horizontal
  • Based on your former knowledge you provide technical mentorship to other software engineers at all levels, empower them, proactively share learnings and drive continuous improvement initiatives across all engineering teams

Your profile – this is what we expect from you

  • You are a seasoned expert and veteran of many battles who is proficient in building complex high-scale products which are able to handle the requests by millions of users
  • You bring along evidence of exposure to architectural patterns of demanding web applications (e.g., well-designed APIs, high volume data pipelines)
  • You are highly proficient in PHP (and ideally Symfony), have a deep understanding of databases and possess strong experience towards the software development cycle
  • You are able to identify a good solution and explain its quality to other engineers, community members, managers or customers
  • You are a natural leader with a product centric mindset and proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority by ensuring technical guidance and sharing engineering domain expertise with all our colleagues
  • You act as a role model and actively drive the further development of an inclusive engineering culture by making sure we’re continually raising the talent bar and moving on building high performing teams

What we offer

  • Work as you feel comfortable! We offer you the best possible flexibility in terms of working hours and location. Create your own work-life!

  • A highly-motivated and qualified team from different fields and numerous nations

  • A sophisticated product with millions of users and a broadly-based technology stack

  • A dynamic environment with a start-up mentality, no superfluous red tape and hierarchy, as well as plenty of courage and trust to break new ground

  • Free choice of hardware – we provide you with the development environment of your choice

  • Always up-to-date – you receive four days of special leave and a budget of €1,300 per year to attend relevant fairs and conferences

  • Top conditions at the Urban Sports Club for fitness, team sports, yoga and more

Refer an Engineer Program

You want to work for us, but not without your dearest colleague? Join us as a team and earn money by referring your buddy for one of our open Tech positions! Depending on the level we offer a bonus up to 1.300,- € per referral, which will be paid after successful recruitment (the first part with your first salary, the second part after your buddy passes the trial period).

Why are you the perfect fit for this position? Don't bother with cover letters - we're interested in facts and figures!
Apply here
Your contact person: Marion Graßler
real.digital
real,- Digital Payment & Technology Services GmbH
Habsburgerring 2
50674 Köln

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