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For a better working life

For a better working life


Team Lead Engineering (m/f) – Premium Network

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.

With our core “premium network” we developed a product that is so valuable to our customers that they are willing to pay for it! We build mobile and web based products which enable our users to connect and communicate with each other, while we also provide the interaction between our platform and our user wallet. We constantly challenge our existing business models and work on new innovative products. Our unit currently consists of nearly 70 people in 5 agile development teams, and we’re not done growing yet.

We are looking for a Team Lead, who drives our fast and sustainable growth.

A challenging task

  • Be a people leader of a cross-functional, multi-cultural engineering team (backend, frontend, mobile, QA) and find the right balance between servant leadership and clear guidance to help everyone be at their best and grow even better.
  • Work closely with Product Owner and your team to find effective technical solutions which get the job done and scale in speed, size, and extensibility.
  • Be passionate about and responsible for continuously improving development processes. Join forces with your agile coach to become the delivery leads of your teams.
  • Find and hire bright and quick-thinking engineers who like working in smart, diverse teams, and have a “getting-things-done” attitude
  • Actively shape the technology strategy together with the Engineering Director and the VP and assist your PO in discovering new opportunities in product and business.

A convincing background

  • You have already led cross-functional teams in agile environments or worked as a Lead Developer or a comparable technical leadership role for at least two years.
  • You have a couple of years of hands-on software development experience and understand the pains and glory of building and shipping code first-hand. Developing, testing, releasing, and monitoring software has been a focal point of your career and you do not shy away from deep diving into technical issues.
  • People trust you and you understand people, you support them and can offer them tailored development paths that bring out their best.
  • You understand software architecture (web and mobile) and you can provide architectural guidance. Ideally you have a Computer Science degree and are familiar with Ruby on Rails, iOS and Android apps.
  • You communicate openly and clearly in English (German not required).

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 Proficard public transport ticket, restaurant vouchers and travel insurance. And let’s not forget the smartphone or iPad 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 full application, including salary requirements and possible starting date.

We're an Open Source contributor (https://github.com/xing) and let the world know what we're doing (https://medium.com/xing-engineering) while also organising public user groups and coding events.

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Martina Hertel

Martina Hertel

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