Friendsurance has - with international acknowledgement - pioneered and inspired global trends in Insurtech since 2010. As the inventor of peer-to-peer insurance, Friendsurance developed the claims-free bonus. With the new brand Friendsurance Business, we are pioneering another mission: the digitisation of insurance services for banks or insurance companies and their customers. Through partnerships with leading banks and insurance companies such as Deutsche Bank, we make a smart home for insurance available directly in these partners' digital solutions. Through our sophisticated, scalable and modular insurance platform we aim to make insurance more customer friendly.

We are over 100 team members from more than 20 nations working from our headquarters in Berlin and from other external bases. We take pride in our agile culture. We have been part of Berlin's top employer and office ratings for several years.

We are looking for an experienced Engineering Team Lead (m/f/d) to lead one of our cross functional technical teams. 

You are not only an expert in current and emerging backend Java technologies, but you also take pride in leading a team to exceed your shared expectations.

This is a full-time job position and you will join our growing team on-site in Berlin and remotely.

Your Tasks & Responsibility

  • As Engineering Team Lead you will lead one of our cross-functional Tech teams, each consisting of Backend, Frontend, Quality Assurance and Site Reliability Engineers, and focus on a specific mission regarding our platform or one of our partner projects.
  • You will also work closely with the Product Owner for your team to align Technology and Product vision and to plan, execute and release complex technical features.
  • You will drive forward and be a role model of agile methodologies. Our SCRUM Masters will support you and your team on this journey.
  • You build and grow your engineering team by driving internal and external hiring and coaching and developing your experienced team members.
  • You participate in daily and weekly agile rituals including standups, backlog grooming, and retrospectives.
  • You don’t mind rolling up your sleeves and crafting amazing code yourself.
  • You will work closely with the Technology Leadership team that sets the technical direction to encourage the team to innovate and invent and to implement engineering best practices.

Your profile

  • You have at least five years experience in software engineering and two years experience leading engineering teams, both with a strong track record of delivering projects.
  • Team members describe you as a highly technical, hands-on coder and effective people manager with great communication and collaboration skills.
  • You take pride in your deep knowledge within the technologies, tools and processes mentioned above - in particular Java, Spring and AWS.
  • There is confidence in your code because you write tests.
  • You have a passion for automation of tests, builds and deployments.
  • You have experience and feel comfortable working in English.

Our Technologies, Tools, and Processes

  • Backend: Java, Spring / Spring Boot, Hibernate, PostgreSQL
  • Frontend: TypeScript, ReactJS, Redux
  • Testing: Selenium, Serenity, JUnit, Mockito, Jest, Mocha
  • Build and Deploy: Jenkins, git, Maven, npm
  • Infrastructure: AWS, CloudFormation, Terraform, K8s (EKS), PostgreSQL (EKS), Kafka (MSK), Apache, Tomcat, Istio, Docker, Prometheus
  • Agile Process: Scrum, standups, grooming, retrospectives, demos

Our Offer

  • Work with a team of Pioneers that is not afraid of change and constantly pushes the boundaries of digitization in the insurance industry - but also knows how to have fun!
  • Experience full flexibility by working when it suits you (flexible working hours) and where it suits you (work from anywhere).
  • Never stop growing thanks to your personal development budget, continuous feedback and yearly career development talks.
  • Enjoy countless more benefits like free German classes, free sports classes, a whole bunch of team events and many more.
  • We provide visa & relocation support.
  • Join us and find out for yourself why we are rated 4.3/5 on Kununu and 4.6/5 on Glassdoor.

We are looking forward to your application!

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