Head of Backend Engineering / Microservices (m/f/d)

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Körber Digital shapes and drives the digital transformation of the Körber Group. The Business Area is a nucleus for digital advancement, digital innovation and new digital business models and as such a trusted go-to unit for all topics around the Group’s digitization. With sites in the German start-up hotspot Berlin and Karlsruhe, Körber Digital matches the speedy entrepreneurial spirit of a start-up with the long-term strategic focus of the Körber Group.


The Körber Group is an international technology group with around 10,000 employees all over the world. It unites technologically leading companies with more than 100 production, service and sales locations and offers its customers solutions, products and services in the Business Areas of Körber Digital, Logistics Systems, Pharma Systems, Tissue and Tobacco.

For our location in Karlsruhe or Berlin we are looking for a

Head of Backend Engineering / Microservices (m/f/d)

Tasks:

  • Lead and manage a team of Software Engineers, as well as actively participate in the design and implementation of digital products
  • Mentor team members on cloud technologies and software engineering best practices, in an agile software development environment
  • Actively develop team members by defining personal objectives and a development plan, as well as providing feedback on a regular basis
  • Support multiple development teams with architecture reviews and consultation
  • Work closely with other managers, departments and companies of the holding in order to improve the contribution of engineers to the company goals
  • Contribute to the growth of the engineering department by participating in the hiring of new talents

Qualifications:

  • A degree in computer science or a comparable course of studies
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in microservice development in cloud environments
  • Proficiency in at least one of C#, Java, Kotlin, JavaScript (Node.js)
  • 8+ years of software engineering experience, including standard software engineering methodologies (E.g. TDD, design patterns, clean code, distributed version control, code reviews, CI/CD)
  • 2+ years of prior experience in managing software engineering teams
  • Great communication skills to engage with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Agile project management skills
  • Proactive, self-motivated and self-managing
  • Positive and solution-oriented mindset
  • Passion for technology and people
  • Fluent in English, German is a plus
  • Be part of a team of dedicated and highly motivated cloud software experts who work together to build cutting edge IoT products

What we’re offering

  • A modern tech stack:
    • Serverless (Azure Functions / AWS Lambda)
    • Spring Boot (Kotlin)
    • .NET core
    • Go
    • Node.js
    • Kubernetes
  • Benefit from our dynamic start-up mindset combined with the experience and security that Körber offers us as our parent company.
  • Work in a friendly, modern and air-conditioned office