Lead Software Engineer

Automation Hero

  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 02/18/2021
  • Website: automationhero.ai
  • Company Address: , San Francisco, CA

About Automation Hero

Automation Hero combines RPA with AI to form an intelligent process automation platform that unites AI with the human workforce. By automating repetitive and time-consuming tasks, Automation Hero improves productivity and drives more successful, optimized business outcomes.

Job Description

Are you ready to take on a new opportunity in the rapidly changing AI and automation space?
Automation Hero — a global company with offices in the US and Germany — is combining classic RPA with AI to achieve new generation intelligent process automation. We have grown significantly last year - and we would like you to grow with us.
Get ready for a fast-moving, fluid start-up environment where you get to make an impact from day one. Your top priority is different on Tuesday than it was on Wednesday? You see that as exciting, not daunting. The ideal candidate should be good at working independently towards a common goal and able to thrive in an environment with plenty of big-picture direction but very little micromanagement. 
We are looking for an experienced Software Engineer Team Lead with experience in building high-performing, scalable, enterprise-grade platforms. You will lead a talented software team that works on a mission-critical platform. Responsibilities include managing platform development while providing expertise in the full software development lifecycle, from concept and design to testing. A commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and product quality is essential. Intrigued? Join us now on our journey to change the way humans interact with technology.

What we offer

    • An exciting and permanent position in a rapidly growing tech start-up
    • Best Location in Europe’s Technology hub No. 1 Berlin-Mitte
    • An opportunity in one of the fastest growing and most innovative markets worldwide
    • Flat hierarchy, fast thinking, open communication and great team spirit
    • Talented, multicultural colleagues representing 20+ countries
    • “Never stop learning”- model with our own e-learning platform and monthly company-wide lunch and learn


    • Lead a team of highly skilled developers and contribute to their career development
    • Work closely with relevant teams internally to ensure alignment and coordination across operations as part of the seamless implementation of existing and new systems
    • Work closely with Product Managers to produce accurate delivery estimates and manage the transition from analysis through to design and delivery
    • Run sprints and be accountable for the sprint commitment
    • Communicate with customers
    • Contribute to all phases of the development lifecycle
    • Write well designed, testable, efficient code
    • Ensure designs are in compliance with specifications
    • Support continuous improvement by investigating alternatives and technologies and presenting these for architectural review


    • 2+ years as a Team Lead
    • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject
    • Proven hands-on Software Development experience
    • 3+ years of proven working experience in Java development
    • Hands-on experience with Python
    • Good understanding of test-driven development
    • Strong understanding of design and architectural patterns
    • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process
    • Proficiency in English, basic German language skills are a plus


    • Familiarity with Vaadin Java Web Framework
    • Familiarity with AKKA toolkit
    • Experience with Javascript
    • Good understanding of CI/CD
    • Experience with cloud platforms like AWS, GCP, Azure 

Technology Stack

    • Vaadin, Polymer, React, Electron
    • Akka Streams, Akka Clusters
    • Java 14, Python, Javascript, Typescript
    • Docker, Kubernetes, AWS

Your Mindset

    • Self-motivated; action-oriented, results-driven
    • Ability to deal with ambiguity and learn on the fly
    • Lifelong learning attitude and perseverance
    • Strong work ethic, values, integrity and trust
    • You can keep cool under pressure and juggle priorities


    • Accelerated career growth
    • Market-rate compensation
    • Stock option plan
    • 28 days of vacation per year
    • Flexible working hours
    • High degree of collaboration and autonomy while working with a group of international peers
About us 
As a start-up making cutting-edge AI technology, we have big aspirations. We're a team of smart, resourceful people dedicated to empowering each other and our customers by building AI technology that will make a difference in the way people work.
We are the first platform to intelligently automate business processes so information workers can focus on the bottom line. We support information workers by automating their mundane, repetitive tasks and giving them back their time for higher value-add activities. We are making robotic process automation (RPA) smarter and raising the bar for the decade-old RPA by building AI into our platform. We’ve already seen significant interest and traction across multiple industries and only expect this to increase as we grow.
We're bringing our success in the field of big data analytics and industry experience to this new market. Automation Hero was created by the founding team of Datameer, the award-winning market front-runner in big data business intelligence that is used by companies such as Citibank, Visa, Barclays, Sprint, Deutsche Telekom and Dell (among others). Datameer was built from the ground up, raised more than $100M in VC funding and doubled revenue six years in a row, not to mention secured a place in Gartner’s BI and Analytic Magic Quadrant within the first five years.
We love working with and encouraging each other to bring the best product to market. Join us now and help make a direct impact on a game-changing product in a cutting-edge industry.
Posting Statement
Automation Hero is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition, or any other basis protected by law. We respect the gender, gender identity and gender expression of our applicants and employees, and we honor requests for preferred pronouns. It is our policy to comply with all applicable national, state and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.
Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit resumes/CVs through this website or directly to managers. Automation Hero does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. Automation Hero will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Automation Hero.

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