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Engineering Lead Strategy (m/f)

mytaxi DE
We are the leading e-hailing app in Europe. Our vision is to create everyday magic in city movement.

Job details

  • Full-time
  • map markerHamburg, DE
  • globeRelocation paid
  • cardRequires Work Permit
    Requires that you're a citizen or have a valid work permit / visa sponsorship to work in the country in which this position is based.
  • routeLead
  • routeEnglish
    Preferred spoken language

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mytaxi encourages a strong team spirit and simple company culture. Our teams organise themselves in established agile working environments. People at mytaxi work flexibly and independently. Every single employee is a part of our success story and so, open communication and a fair feedback culture come naturally to us.

We are passionate problem-solvers who listen and understand before we act. By working together – with each other, customers, drivers and cities - we make things better. Besides a lot of fun and potential to make a real difference, you will have the opportunity to work with the best team in the world (we know, everybody says so, but at mytaxi it’s true)!

As of now we are looking to recruit a highly motivated and experienced hands-on Engineering Lead Strategy for our Headquarter in Hamburg.

You will be a perfect fit if your team is the centre of your attention. Through your previous experience, empathy and instinct you constantly develop your team further. You are a sympathetic listener and are willing to help your teams to self-organize. Your self-concept is that of a "servant leader”, you lead farsighted and always strike the right chord. We search for a motivated leader who technically has his finger on the pulse of current affairs.

As a Engineering Lead Strategy at mytaxi you will:

  • Be the technological and disciplinary lead of the strategy development department and their teams across two locations in Hamburg and Berlin
  • Be responsible for currently one development team with 7 people in Hamburg. Another new team will be based in Berlin
  • Scale up your tribe with its teams up to 15-20 people by the end of 2018
  • Work hands-on with your development teams at mobility innovations and research strategic projects
  • Work independently and be responsible for the continuous functional and personal development of the team members (e.g. through regular feedback talks) as well as the expansion of your teams
  • Develop personal development strategies in close collaboration with your developers and the other Engineering Leads
  • Travel regularly to Berlin
  • Be responsible for the selection and recruitment of new employees together with the IT-Recruitment (University cooperations, Meetups, etc.)
  • Optimize our knowledge management between different teams
  • Proactive expand our work processes

Main requirements

  • Degree in Computer Science or similar background
  • Several years of experience in (disciplinary and technical) leadership of employees
  • Strong knowledge in Java/Spring/Microservices
  • You have worked with Docker, Kubernetes, AWS or similar
  • Knowledge in mentoring and training of employees
  • You have strong communication and motivational skills
  • Experience in selecting new employees (conception of tests, conducting a job interview, etc.)
  • In several years of agile software development you had the chance to proof your hands-on mentality already
  • Fluent proficiency in English

Nice to have

  • Knowledge in Android/iOS-Development
  • German desirable
  • Experience in an international company or team away from your home country is a plus


  • Great learning and development opportunities through internal and external workshops
  • Monthly mobility allowance for free taxi rides
  • Pension plan
  • Subsidised public transport ticket
  • Gym for free
  • Chill-out room with a massage chair
  • Foosball table
  • Free language courses
  • Working with agile methodologies following Spotify's engineering culture
  • Be part of motivated and innovative team with flat hierarchies and the chance to bring in your own ideas
  • Have your birthday off!
  • Flexible working hours
  • 4 Team events per year
  • All the usual start-up goodies like fruit, unlimited soft drinks, after-work beers

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