Engineering Manager


Berlin, DE
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 04/08/2021
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  • Company Address: Ritterstr. 12-14, Berlin, DE, 10969

About Contentful

Contentful is the pioneer and market leader in headless content management. We offer a next-generation content platform that 28% of the Fortune 500 and thousands of leading global brands trust to be the content layer of their tech stack and use to deliver digital experiences at scale.

Job Description

About the opportunity

As an Engineering Manager at Contentful, you are responsible for advancing and maintaining healthy engineering teams, ensuring that we’re building a great product for our customers.

What to expect?

    Lead a team of software engineers in implementing high-quality applications and services including design, development, and deployment of new business functionality
    Mentor and guide the professional and technical development of your team members. Help develop their careers and match them with projects tailored to their skill levels, personalities, work styles, and professional goals
    With your team, develop technical and product roadmaps then identify, plan, and deliver against those roadmaps
    Build a team culture that is collaborative, inclusive, and respectful. Encourage, empower, and celebrate
    Maintain a balance between building sustainable, high-impact projects and shipping things quickly
    Instil a spirit of continuous improvement in the team’s code, architecture, and processes
    Work closely with the Contentful recruiting team to hire high potential engineers from diverse backgrounds

What you need to be successful?

    You are already managing engineers and/or you’re ready to make the jump into full-time management
    Very familiar with principles of APIs, stateful Web (Single Page) Applications, developer platforms (Github, Heroku), and latest platform trends like containers and serverless architectures
    Experience with continuous improvement and the Agile software delivery process, particularly in collaboration with product, business
    You have experience recruiting and hiring engineering talent, combined with bringing new starters up to speed
    In-depth, proven software engineering background that allows you to establish credibility with brilliant engineers quickly
    Excellent English communication skills, verbal and written (German not required)

What’s in it for you?

    Join an ambitious tech company reshaping the way people build digital products.
    We set you up for success, equipping you with the latest and greatest hardware
    Enjoy a full range of events, including workshops, Contentful-hosted meetups, guest speakers and team activities. Meet your team members from across the globe at our annual offsite.
    Get fit! We offer a variety of health and fitness classes and a discount on Urban Sports Club.
    Use your personal education budget to improve your skills and grow in your career. Join a free German class or one of our many internal learning initiatives!
    Plus, Contentful socks! Oh yeah!

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Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.