Head of Engineering - Product Catalog (m/f/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

About us

We are Visual Meta, a successful & profitable internet company founded in 2009 and acquired by the Axel Springer Group in 2011. Operating from our well-designed office in the middle of Berlin, we run 13 comparison shopping portals in Europe under the brands LadenZeile and ShopAlike. Together, the sites drive up to 500,000 sessions a day, list 200 million offers from thousands of online shops and help consumers save time and find the product they love.

Our vision is to become a top reference for connecting online shops and consumers by creating reach for the shops and orientation for the consumers through cutting-edge tools and technologies. We work with the professionalism of a successfully grown company, while fostering the culture of a start-up. Our office is like a micro melting pot, where inspired individuals from all over the world connect their cultures, ideas and skills. In an atmosphere that is built on appreciation – right from the start. Every one of our 219 employees plays a vital role in our success story. If you want to be part of that and actively shape the future of e-commerce, then seize the opportunity and join our team!

Your mission at Visual Meta? As a "Head of Engineering (m/f/d)" for the Product Catalog Area, you will build, lead and empower several software development teams with the mission to continuously improve our product catalog with hundreds of millions of items from 13 countries and provide fast, easy and up-to-date access for our users and internal stakeholders.

Your challenges and tasks
  • You are a strong communicator with the ability to share and translate technical ideas and direction across the organization
  • You build, lead and motivate software development teams and empower them to grow further
  • You facilitate and foster collaboration both within and beyond the teams and departments
  • You ensure tight integration with both technical and non-technical teams, especially with our Product colleagues
  • You are responsible for designing, planning and executing the software side of an ambitious roadmap
  • You identify and evaluate key technologies for building a scalable product catalog including databases, processing pipelines, search functionality and item similarity & enrichment via machine learning
You offer
  • Entrepreneurial and strategic mindset, thriving at the intersection of technology and business
  • Experience in a tech leadership position (Head, Senior Lead) in a growing environment
  • Advanced knowledge and profound experience in developing production software with Java (or another JVM language)
  • Machine Learning, (Elastic-)Search and AWS knowledge is a plus
  • In-depth knowledge of agile software development principles and familiarity with OKRs
  • Self-Driven with a “getting things done” & “can do” mentality
  • Eager to learn new technologies, techniques and extend knowledge
  • Great communication skills and fluent in spoken and written English
What we offer
  • We are a successful e-commerce company hiring under any circumstances, we onboard our new colleagues remotely  
  • Be part of our agile environment, work with the latest technology and participate in regular tech-events (e.g. Hackathons, TechTalks) with the opportunity to join Tech Conferences
  • We love diversity - Our team contains over 50 nationalities
  • We see your development as our priority - Benefit from a structured onboarding process, internal and external training possibilities as well as room for further professional development
  • We take responsibility - With us, you have the option to become socially involved (e.g. charity lunch)
  • We care for you - Benefit from a company pension plan, flexible working hours, 27+ vacation days, healthy snacks and sport activities (yoga, soccer, volleyball)
  • We enjoy spending time together - Join in for Friday beers, movie nights, team events, table football and ping-pong
Is this the job you are looking for?
Go ahead and submit your application in English including CV, salary expectations and your availability. Your designated Talent Acquisition Manager Lascha Barbakadze is looking forward to your application!

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