Engineering Lead – Backend Search *

We are looking for enthusiastic team players who enjoy taking on responsibility and who take bold and thoughtful decisions. People who jump in at the deep end with passion.
With over 2,000 employees and 7 million customers, the myToys Group is one of the most successful e-commerce companies in Germany and is part of the Otto Group.
Engineering Lead – Backend Search *

As Engineering Lead - Backend Search * you will be part of the Shop IT leadership team at MYTOYS GROUP and responsible for the technical direction of the Backend Search team. We are looking for someone to lead all technical aspects of our backend/search engineering team. We need a highly technical, forward-looking leader who will own the technical vision of a team and be accountable for the successful execution of that vision. We also desire those who can balance rapid iteration and development with high product quality expectations and who are innovative and comfortable with ambiguity.

As Engineering Lead - Backend Search * you will:

  • Own from end to end the short and long term technical vision of your team
  • Be responsible for all major technical decisions for your team (a successful lead will be able to influence the decisions of their team without having to make all of them)
  • Provide technical mentorship and guidance to engineers within your direct reports 
  • Help your team to improve the technical quality of their work through regular technical design and code reviews
  • Share your technical knowledge and expertise through regular workshops for your team and others
  • Communicate effectively with engineers, product managers, customers, partners, and other leaders

Job requirements:

  • We expect that as an individual contributor, you are a role model
  • You will be expected to guide the technology decisions of your team, while contributing alongside them
  • Equivalent of 5+ years of experience on senior engineering roles (designing APIs, abstractions, and tools used by other engineers)
  • Expert-level knowledge of Java, SpringBoot, Kafka
  • Extensive experience in coding and refactoring of complex microservice architectures and migrating applications into the AWS Cloud
  • Expert in Infrastructure as a Code (AWS Cloud Services, Terraform, Cloudformation etc.)
  • Familiarity with Git, unit testing, debugging, profiling, and performance monitoring
  • Strong communication and technical writing skills 

We offer:

  • An attractive, modern workplace in the heart of Berlin
  • Working in an established E-Commerce company with start-up character, backed by the possibilities of the Otto Group
  • High degree of responsibility and impact: Shaping the functionalities of one of the leading E-Commerce shops in Germany
  • A motivated agile team that is looking forward to meet you
  • Assistance in developing your personal and professional skills
  • Flexible working hours

Curious? Then get to know us. Take a look at our career site and apply direct online. We look forward to hearing from you!
Contact person: Thomas Kanow

* We expressly state that we kindly welcome all prospective candidates, regardless of sex, nationality, ethnicity, religion, belief, disability, age or sexual identity.

Willkommen in der MYTOYS GROUP

HR-Kontakt

Thomas Kanow