Skill Lead Backend Engineering (f/m/d)

Permanent contract, full-time, Cologne

Who we are


We are real.digital: Several thousand dealers 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!


Day-by-day, our development team of about 100 experts pursues the goal of developing the best products and optimising the shopping experience. Our domains operate along the customer journey to ensure that we always keep an eye on the customers’ needs and can deal with new challenges promptly. Whether AdTec, After Sales, Checkout & Accounting, or Logistics, we drive developments forward and have great freedom regarding technical aspects. Details regarding the challenges of the respective domains can be found here  https://www.real-digital.de/team/tech/


Your tasks – this is what awaits you in detail

  • You have found your passion in software development, but get even more satisfaction having left hands-on work mostly behind to focus on helping your team do great work and improve their skill set
  • You define and implement the vision and strategy for people management within Backend Engineering that is aligned with the Director Engineering
  • You make sure we’re continuously raising the engineering bar with experience and passion for software excellence
  • You are responsible for advancing your team members’ skills and careers and inspire them through purpose
  • You serve and enable your team members to utilize their full potential by fostering synergies, knowledge transfer and learning within your skill area
  • You take actively part in the recruiting process and assess and hire new Backend Engineers

Your profile – this is what we expect from you

  • You have completed a Computer Science, Business Information Systems degree or have relevant experience
  • You possess a vast experience of software engineering best practices across the development lifecycle
  • You have a successful track-record in building and scaling engineering teams by attracting and retaining top-talent by keeping high levels of satisfaction and motivation of each team member
  • You have experience providing technical leadership and mentoring other engineers for best practices on software engineering
  • You have excellent communication skills and are willing to embrace our company culture and values
  • You have a very good command of English

What we offer

  • 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

  • A central, modern office in the heart of Cologne

  • 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

Why are you the perfect fit for this position? Don't bother with cover letters - we're interested in facts and figures!

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Your contact person: Marion Graßler


real.digital
real,- Digital Payment & Technology Services GmbH
Habsburgerring 2
50674 Köln

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