This is us in a nutshell:

  • We are singularly focused on providing all the tools and building blocks our customers need to deliver outstanding online shopping experiences and innovation across all digital touchpoints.
  • In 2013 we introduced a modular, API-first cloud-native commerce platformpioneering the headless commerce space and enabling us to build the foundation to change our whole industry for the better and re-invent ecommerce.
  • Our international expansion has reached Europe, the US and Asia Pacific. In September 2021, we announced our $140m series C funding round led by global tech investor Accel, alongside existing investors Insight Partners and REWE Group, which has accelerated our global growth and elevated us to unicorn status. We are now valued at $1.9bn, named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Digital Commerce for the second year in a row.

The Opportunity:

You will complement the leadership team in our goal to strive for technology excellence while having a mindset of “tech is a people business”. Following our leadership culture, you will empower principal engineers to oversee company wide tech initiatives and facilitate decisions making in order to keep commercetools ahead in creating innovations. 

Please note that for this role, we can currently offer full-remote work for candidates based in the European Union and in the United Kingdom.

Your Mission:

  • Building a team of Principal Engineers, onboard and develop them
  • Ensure Technical Leadership is present in all relevant areas
  • Define clear scope of technical topics and support Principal Engineers to define solution and its reasoning to relevant stakeholders 
  • Improve processes for technical on-boarding and technical learning in the org, orchestrating inputs from respective Principal Engineers
  • Define level of technical and architectural autonomy for the operating teams
  • Strive for clear ownership on upcoming topics with relevant stakeholders and CTO
  • Consolidate input for technical improvement areas from teams and define how to process
  • Process strategic direction and decisions with regards to technical topics of commercetools Leadership team with the platform organisation
  • Define and promote key technical investment areas to teams and/or C-Level
  • Align with internal Platform Leadership Team on common leadership style
  • Define guidelines for Technical Leadership team how to work with customers and ensure that Principal Engineers follow aligned direction/guidelines and speak with one voice to internal customers
  • Oversee and evolve technical growth framework for commercetools and scouting potential candidates for Technical career path in line with Head of Engineering and (Senior) Staff Engineers
  • Advise CTO in all technical aspects and providing direction
  • Foster external perception of commercetools being a technical front-running company with interesting engineering challenges
  • Be technical representative with high value clients

What you need to succeed:

  • Your heart beats in a tech rhythm
  • Leading people in a tech environment
  • Passion for teamwork
  • Sharp analytical skills to have a bird eye view and attention to detail where necessary
  • Comfortable raising issues to drive changes
  • Great self-assessment mastery
  • Excellence in experience in understanding of software architecture
  • Getting things done
  • Experience working within an Agile environment with focus on the customer view
  • Mentality to share and the aspiration to constantly improve yourself and learn about leadership, new technologies and concepts
  • Passion for software design and architecture with a heart in automation
  • Fluent English to work in an international environment
  • General experience within the e-commerce space (nice to have)

Tech at commercetools:

We Are Open Source And Innovative By Design

🚀 We make rapid progress by being early adopters of React, Scala, and GraphQL

📋 We share & contribute to the open source community: https://github.com/sangria-graphql

⚙️ We <3 Automation and Machine Learning

We care about your Growth and Well-being

☀️ Remote Work: Up to 60 days/year from a country different from your base country  

💻 Open Learning & Development Budget

📚 ct Academy: Regular internal training sessions

⌚️ Flexibility: Morning person or night owl? We believe in outcome and motivated employees

🚀 Mindset & Growth: A diverse, creative workspace with an international culture & learning environment

Are you ready? Come grow with us!

🔍 Are you looking for something else? Check out our Career Page and our Website for more information.

We are all different and that is what makes us stronger! We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company better.

commercetools celebrates being a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. If your professional profile aligns with our specific hiring requirements and company culture, then we encourage you to apply. We will assess your competencies, future potential, approach to learning and self-development and passion, and not your age, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, genetics, or disability.

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