Team Lead Engineering (m/w) - ProWork - XING Corporate

For a better working life

For a better working life

Team Lead Engineering (m/f) - ProWork

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 ProWork team consists of around 40 people all working to provide the best possible experience for job-seeking XING users by addressing both registered XING users as well as logged-out users. The product teams work together with the marketing and analytics teams to develop and implement new ideas for the XING Stellenmarkt, the ProJobs membership, and connected services such as,, and Jobbö The ProWork business unit is quite international with 3 locations: Hamburg, Barcelona, and Timisoara.

A challenging task

  • Lead an engineering team of up to 6 engineers who work in cross-functional platform teams with focus on services and APIs
  • Be a servant leader who manages dependencies and helps clear impediments out of your agile teams’ way
  • Motivate your team members as you support them to reach mastery in their skills and give them clear messages about their purpose and team identity
  • Manage and control engineering resources to foster teams of high motivation and outcomes
  • Build great services in collaboration with the product team, peers, and other stakeholders

A convincing background

  • Significant experience in leading cross-functional teams in agile environments with people management responsibility
  • Several years of hands-on software development experience and understanding the pains 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
  • You are a trusted person 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 JAVA and Web Development
  • You communicate openly and clearly in English, German plus but not mandatory

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 ( and let the world know what we're doing ( while also organising public user groups and coding events.



Martina Hertel

Martina Hertel

HR Manager

Software Engineering 

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