Head of Engineering (m/f) for one of our Ventures in Munich

Matmatch is an ambitious new corporate venture in the materials science space - a platform that connects engineers, product designers and procurement teams with the best materials and suppliers for their job. It will soon become the largest publicly accessible database of material property information and a one-of-a-kind startup. 

We are based out of central Munich with the aim to become the go-to-platform for all material related needs of customers all over the world. We are putting together a multicultural star team of smart and curious individuals, with a diverse mix of experiences across materials science, startups, and enterprise businesses.

Key responsibilities and duties

  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the engineering teams
  • Management and execution of engineering work against delivery commitments and business plans
  • Provide technical guidance and direction, as well as hands-on resource and project management for all engineering activities
  • Develop strategic plans with regard to the technical development of the platform and establish the business’s technical vision
  • Play a mentorship role to key engineering personnel, assisting in their duties upon request, and constantly promoting the growth of their professional skills

Requirements and desired skills

  • 5+ years of experience leading software developer teams or departments
  • Experience in recruiting and developing employees and team leaders
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and a creative problem-solving approach
  • Understanding how to inspire and develop others
  • Proven track record of leadership and coaching experience
  • Passion for software engineering and staying on top of best practices and trends

  • Expertise in modern web technologies including:
  • Java 8 (must)
  • Spring or JEE (must)
  • Cloud computing, e.g. AWS (must)
  • Elasticsearch (should)
  • Kubernetes (should)
  • JS frameworks (e.g. React.js) (could)
  • Vaadin Framework (could)

  • Practical knowledge in agile project environments and tools including:
  • Atlassian Stack (Jira, Confluence) or similar
  • CD/CI process and tools (Github, TravisCI)
  • Code quality control process (SonarQube)
  • Monitoring and performance analysis (Opsgenie, Datadog, ELK)
  • Fluent in English

What can you expect?

  • Be part of a new dynamic team and shape the future right from the beginning starting August 2017
  • Join a well-funded start-up venture backed by a large corporation
  • Receive an attractive package that balances work and life in the boom town of Munich, Germany

By joining Matmatch you will benefit from the support of a large corporation combined with the dynamic spirit of a start-up. You’ll help shape the go-to knowledge platform for the people that engineer the world around you. 

Apply here: https://jobs.lever.co/matmatch/e9319910-2b54-44cf-a185-4fb5af08f92b
We look forward to talking to you!

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