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XING is the social network for business professionals with millions of members all over the world. We work hands-on to solve real-world problems and make the working life of millions of people a better one everyday, creating digital products on a massively scaled platform.

We are looking for a passionate leader for a new engineering team in our Barcelona office. You will be part of the XING Events business unit, that is also located in Munich. You will work on existing and new products that engage users to communicate offline and online.

As an Engineering Team Lead at XING you will:

  • Lead and grow an engineering team of up to six engineers who work in cross-functional platform teams with focus on services and APIs built on Ruby on Rails, React, iOS, and Android
  • Be a servant leader who manages dependencies and helps clear impediments out of your agile teams’ way
  • Work closely with the Product Owner and your team to find effective technical solutions which get the job done and scale in speed, size, and extensibility
  • 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
  • Contribute massively with your passion and hands-on to our new features and products that engage users to meet and exchange online and offline, or innovate existing ones such as xing.com/communities.

Main requirements

  • You have a Computer Science degree
  • You have some experience leading a cross-functional teams
  • You have at least one year of experience in managing people in a software engineering environment
  • You have professional working background in software engineering with Ruby on Rails, so you know what your staff faces in their daily lives and give high-level advice and stability
  • 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 have a good sense of humor, an unpretentiousness and humbleness towards other people and are eager to work in a multicultural environment
  • You can communicate openly and clearly in English

Nice to have

  • You are fluent in German


  • Training, conferences and many opportunities to learn, experiment and grow
  • Regular team and offsite events
  • A great, multicultural and diverse environment
  • Option to work on whatever you like once per quarter during our XING-wide Hack Week
  • Flexible working hours and some days of "work from home" to support your work-life balance
  • Restaurant tickets, fresh fruit, coffee and snacks
  • Flexible compensation plan (health insur-ance/transport/nursery tickets)
  • Spanish/German lessons
  • A mobile device of your choice as well for private use
  • You’ll also be provided with a high-end MacBook Pro
  • A sunny office located in the centre of Barcelona with a large terrace
  • 30 days of holidays
  • Large, highly distributed platform with over 14 million users
  • We're an Open Source contributor and we also organize public user groups and coding events, such as Ruby on Rails and other Tech Meetups. Check our engineering blog!

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