For a better working life

For a better working life

Vice President (m/f) Technology

XING is the social network for business professionals with millions of members all over the world. Help us shape the future – for a better working life! We currently have an opening at our headquarters in Hamburg.

Our Platform Content unit is one of the biggest business units at XING and is responsible for the main XING platform, i.e. the core, growth, news and mobile teams. About 150 employees work with the latest technologies and create technical solutions that serve more than 10 million users in the German-speaking countries. 

A challenging task

  • Lead and grow an international cross-functional team of ~150 engineers who build best-in-class products and services
  • Provide oversight and mentorship to 4 direct reports at Director level
  • Define and implement the high-level technology strategy and roadmap for the Platform team based on a thorough understanding of XING’s company strategy, B2C user needs, market trends and the competitive landscape
  • Further Develop and realize a comprehensive and sustainable tech architecture and mobile strategy
  • As part of XING’s leadership team, help to shape the company’s overall strategy and take a lead role in M&A activities and post-merger integration topics 
  • Represent the team and XING within the Burda Group and at external events

A convincing background

  • MSc or equivalent degree in computer science or a similar discipline
  • 10 years of industrial experience in engineering and 5 years leadership experience with direct and indirect employees, preferably in the online domain
  • Solid theoretical and practical knowledge of software engineering, esp. mobile
  • Outstanding drive and interpersonal skills as well as the will to challenge the status quo
  • Strong hands-on mentality and profound interest in the latest technologies and trends
  • Proficient English language skills (German not required but a plus)

An inspiring environment

XING offers a dynamic environment located in the centre of Hamburg. As well as flexible working hours, you’ll have an opportunity to unleash your skills and acquire new ones. We offer a wide range of training courses in addition to German, English and Spanish lessons, regular team and offsite events, and lots of fun. We also provide free drinks and organic fruit as well as a HVV Proficard public transport ticket, restaurant vouchers and travel insurance. And let’s not forget the smartphone or tablet that you can use privately. You’ll also be provided with a high-end MacBook Pro, and our offices have table football tables. If you’re feeling really sporty, we also have great gym deals, and various other benefits….

If this profile matches your expertise, experience and aspirations, we’d be delighted to receive your complete application, including salary requirements and a possible starting date.
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Stephanie von Elmbach

Stephanie von Elmbach

Director Recruiting & Employer Branding

Business Services, Data Science 

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