sennder, with its HQ located in the heart of Berlin, is changing the way people think about logistics. We’re Europe’s no.1 road freight forwarder with the goal of disrupting and revolutionising this traditional industry. The challenges are huge as many logistics processes and procedures are very manual and inefficient, we’re solving this problem by digitalising and automating to allow for much smoother and more efficient goods transportation. You can learn more about us here and here.

At the spear-tip of this digitalisation and automation is our “Carrier and Driver” business area, which aims to directly serve our carriers and drivers by empowering them to manage their entire business end to end whilst timely matching them to the right loads. This area is responsible for supporting increasingly complex web and mobile platforms that will enable us to effectively scale our business across continental Europe.

Fresh from our Series D raise we are looking for a Senior Engineering Manager that can take ownership of 1-2 of our full-stack, cross-functional pods owning parts of the sennder platform. You will define and deliver our technology roadmap, foster innovation and allow our multi-disciplinary team to be able to solve all the engineering challenges that come with scale and the complexity of the logistics business. We trust and support each other and encourage our engineers to connect together with regular knowledge sharing sessions as well as being transparent and open with our company vision in regular tech all hands.

We believe in giving our autonomous teams a challenging mission and look for leaders that can phrase the mission for teams and like to build, grow and guide our engineering team to its full potential. You foster collaboration, lead by example and thrive in a fast-paced environment while providing the technical vision and strategy to the teams and help them execute. This role is reporting directly into the Carrier & Driver Engineer Director in Berlin. 

 

 Your challenge will be:

  • Build, grow and guide the full stack engineering team that solve difficult problems in the logistics space
  • Drive external and internal hiring as well as developing our engineering talent into new challenges and roles.
  • Support individuals in their career development and personal growth
  • Set the technology vision and architectural direction for your team and execute against that vision and agreed on target state. 
  • Work closely with the Product and User Experience Organisation and embrace lean and agile product development practices and data-driven decision making. 
  • Continuously identify and resolve technical debt, quality issues and gaps in engineering processes. 
  • Apply pragmatic solutions, find the right tradeoffs and seeks to reduce complexity to help teams deliver and increase leverage for the organization.  
  • Advocate and advance modern, agile software development practices and help develop and evangelize great engineering and organizational practices. 
  • Translate product and business vision and strategy into your team and translate into outward-looking technology strategy. 
  • Create a healthy culture of collaboration and inclusion, lead by example inline with the engineering and company values where people can fulfill their potential and actively manage performance.  
  • Hire and retain top talent in the industry; inspire the organization by exceeding expectations of customers, stakeholders, and product and engineering teams;
  • Focus on learning, applying, and extending best-in-class industry practices to continue to raise the bar on providing developer delight and speed of delivery for the teams;

 

To get there you will need:

  • Confirmed senior engineering leader to provide mentorship, vision, and motivation for teams and transform it into a successful execution strategy;
  • Significant, sound, and proven experience in understanding different frontend and/or backend architectures patterns like microservices, event-driven systems, micro frontends, etc.
  • Adept at developing in one or more common programming languages such as Python, and/or golang.
  • Proven track record of taking a pragmatic approach while solving problems and passionate about code quality
  • Being a good listener, but also argue for the cause when needed
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment and able to deal with change.
  • Highly self-driven, professional personality with an aspiration to excel in your role
  • Capable of taking a helicopter view of things to get the big picture while getting into details when needed, but understand when it is appropriate doing so.
  • Fluency in English

 

What we will be offering: 

  • A successful startup in its hyper-growth phase
  • An atmosphere of continuous learning and improvement, including brown bag sessions and every second Friday for projects of your choice
  • Structured promotion process in order to give everyone the same chance to grow
  • Structured regular feedback process enabling personal development
  • A modern office in the heart of Berlin with coffee, free beverages, and a gym
  • Countless opportunities to connect within and outside of work with regular team events and trips, partnership events with other companies and local organizers
  • Regular home office and flexible working
  • An attractive financial package

 

At sennder we value commitment, team spirit, and your personal and professional development. Our mission is to offer our teams a diverse work environment by fostering a very friendly and supportive atmosphere and an energetic company culture. We enjoy building and nourishing long-lasting friendships across teams and often come together to plan fun events and activities.

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