Director of Engineering (m/f) for AppLift

Berlin, Germany

What we do:

The AppLift Engineering team works on a full-stack self-serve demand platform, which includes real-time bidding, social capabilities, as well as advanced campaign management functionalities. We help app developers to intelligently bid on advertising spaces in milliseconds. We run a multi-continent infrastructure that handles billions of requests a day, crunching huge amounts of data.

We are looking for passionate Director of Engineering who can work in a challenging and dynamic environment. Have a look at our technology section: and feel free to get in touch if you have any other questions.

Your Responsibilities:

  • You manage a team of 10 developers consisting of mid-level professionals, IC's and leads, FTE's and contractors
  • You hire, develop and coach your engineering team and overall create a working environment for a sustainable and healthy company culture
  • You provide technical leadership and project management to projects being delivered from multiple locations and having 20+ developers
  • You negotiate and work closely with business stakeholders and product management
  • You are responsible for the technical operations of servers and data pipelines on a diverse technical stack which includes AngularJS, Ruby On Rails, Spark, Scala, Go
  • You represent the Technology team in Berlin, and work with other cross-functional teams

Our Requirements:

  • You are a deeply technical manager with strong coding and design expertise. You will not write code yourself but the role requires someone with deep intuition around coding
  • You bring 3 years of experience managing people, and 12+ years of experience overall in the industry. At least one year should be leading a team of 8-10 developers
  • You have managed both front-end and back-end projects before as a development manager
  • You have management experience of a diverse technical stack that includes any JavaScript based front-end framework, any of the modern back-end languages, and data pipelines based on big data technologies 
  • You understand what it takes to manage high-scale, low latency systems, both from a development and an operational perspective
  • You know how to deliver complex features spanning across developers, teams and locations. You are an excellent technical project manager
  • You have a very high level of skill around agile development - the methodology, the toolset. You also recognize their limitations and when to innovate beyond them to meet delivery goals
  • You are data-oriented and know how to design metrics to measure delivery quality, code quality and technical systems’ operational performance
  • You have managed teams of size 8-10 engineers comprising of leads, individual front-end and back-end developers and contractors
  • You know how to work independently and proactively. You set a high bar for yourself and your teams
  • You are a leader whom people like to work with
  • You enjoy working in a startup, amidst a changing business landscape. You love the opportunity of having impact far beyond your immediate responsibilities

What do we offer:

  • A fun, talented, international and experienced team of engineers
  • Freedom to design and use the latest technologies where relevant (“Best tool for the job” approach)
  • A team culture that supports contributing back to the Open Source community
  • You can choose your own equipment and the best tools to get the job done
  • Stay on top of current industry trends and join tech conferences to present your work, and meet-ups all around the globe
  • The opportunity to get out of the day-to-day work routine to join AppLift Labs in San Francisco to shape new product initiatives with colleagues from all AppLift offices
  • Enjoy a competitive salary package and benefit from a tailored career development path

Interested? - Submit your CV or LinkedIn profile along with your GitHub Account online.