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Engineering Manager (m/f/x)



Munich, Germany · Berlin, Germany
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024

At commercetools, we are:

Engaged: We didn't become the fastest growing, highest ever valued SaaS software company in digital commerce with nearly 100% year-over-year growth by sitting on the sidelines.

Inspired: We continually explore what's possible. As the founder of the headless commerce concept, the leader in true composable commerce, and the visionaries behind MACH® — our patented tech has radically disrupted the world of enterprise ecommerce software. And we are just getting started!

Valued: Intelligent, resilient, passionate individuals hailing from over 50 countries across the globe, speaking over 43 languages, and collectively embracing diversity, encouraging inclusion, and fostering a culture of care.

The Opportunity:

We are currently hiring two Engineering Managers to join us at commercetools, supporting the Priceless and Checkout Teams. After the first interviews, we will determine which position is the best fit.

The Priceless team focuses on continuously enhancing commercetools’ promotions and pricing capabilities to make it the obvious choice for our customers to effortlessly create their commerce experience in a reliable and scalable way.

The Checkout team focuses on providing a great experience around the core of every commerce solution: the checkout and all connected services around carts, orders, payments, shipping, tax, and a variety of related workflows. These features are crucial to our customers to build their solution on top of commercetools in a reliable and scalable way.

Your Mission:

  • You are responsible for the people and culture in your team:
    • You are vital for making your team a better place by growing your people and investing in your team’s health, motivation, career, culture, and team building
    • You foster a culture of mutual constructive feedback and support in your team and that everyone feels safe to express their ideas and suggestions
    • You conduct great 1-1 with your engineers
  • You are responsible for the delivery and the processes of your team:
    • You are crucial for getting things rolling and ensuring a smooth delivery
    • You are removing blockers and seeking process improvements collaboratively with your team and your Product Manager
  • You are curious instead of certain and on a continuous journey to improve your team
  • You live and breathe our tech vision and consult the engineers accordingly
  • You work collaboratively and collaborate with Engineering Managers of other teams, Tech Leads, Agile Coaches, a People Business Partner, Head of Engineering, and the CTO

What you need to succeed:

  • Multiple years of experience as a manager of software engineers in a product team
  • An engineering background ideally in backend development on the JVM
  • Experience in the commerce industry
  • A passion for growing, coaching, and mentoring your team with a track record of doing so
  • Experience in leading distributed teams and fostering belonging in a remote setup
  • An excellent understanding of agile software development methodologies, best practices, and tools. You know their trade-offs and how they can support a smooth delivery of your team’s goals
  • A solid understanding of software architecture and system design
  • A beginner’s mindset
  • Excellent soft skills, most importantly communication, empathy, and self-reflection
  • Fluent written and spoken English skills to work in an international environment
  • Excitement to share your knowledge and learn from everyone around you about leadership and new technologies

Tech at commercetools:

We Are Open Source And Innovative By Design

🚀 We make rapid progress by being early adopters of React, Scala, and GraphQL

📋 We share & contribute to the open source community:

⚙️ We <3 Automation and Machine Learning

We care about your Growth and Well-being

💰 Competitive compensation package: Generous compensation structure consisting of salary, competitive stock option package, various benefits and perks

☀️ Workation: Up to 60 days/year from a country different from your base country

💻 Open Learning & Development Budget

📚 ct Academy: Regular internal training sessions

⌚️ Flexibility: Morning person or night owl? We believe in outcome and motivated employees

🚀 Mindset & Growth: A diverse, creative workspace with an international culture & learning environment

Are you ready? Come grow with us!

🔍 Are you looking for something else? Check out our Career Page and our Website for more information.

We are all different and that is what makes us stronger! We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company better.

commercetools celebrates being a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. If your professional profile aligns with our specific hiring requirements and company culture, then we encourage you to apply. We will assess your competencies, future potential, approach to learning and self-development and passion, and not your age, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, genetics, or disability.