Engineering Lead (in Chemnitz)

About Staffbase

In a polarized world, we inspire people to achieve great things together. Our mission is to help organizations unlock the power of inspirational communication so they can thrive in the Narrative Age. Our award-winning communications channels – intranet, employee app and email – deliver experiences that drive engagement and inspire hearts and minds.

We’re headquartered in Chemnitz, Germany, with offices in many locations throughout the world, including New York, London, Berlin and Dresden. Our international team counts more than 750 employees from 45+ nationalities and we have a growing base of 2200+ customers that want to transform their employee experience. We are rapidly scaling, post-Series E ($115 million funding), have strong-growing revenue, and our customers love us.

Hey there! We're on the lookout for a talented Engineering Lead to join our Staffbase team and help us build an awesome internal communications platform. We are looking for empathetic and motivated team players who are motivated by growth and ownership. Let’s talk! 

Our environment

  • Working with skilled and similar-minded professionals in a team that values diversity and inclusivity
  • We aim to create a flexible and agile work environment that promotes the well-being and work-life balance of our employees
  • We believe that team events during working hours play a vital role in building an exceptionally effective team, and we encourage them
  • We are enthusiastic about technology and committed to using it to improve the world
  • We follow the "You build it, you run it" approach and take pride in it

What you’ll be doing

  • Creating healthy environments for our development teams and their people by incorporating feedback and working closely with our Agile Coaches
  • Being visible and approachable for your direct reports
  • Enabling sustainable pace and growth through hiring
  • Taking care of the budgeting and resource planning for the group, including external partners
  • Representing the group within the Unit leadership circle
  • Growing talent (Growth Talks) as well as pursuing a continuous improvement approach to training as well as onboarding
  • Supporting the teams in their agile processes, such as the quarterly goal setting or enabling them to make decentralised decisions and manage load
  • Engage in the strategy and goal setting together with product and technology partners
  • Shaping the understanding of the group’s mission and vision
  • Reporting and creating transparency on progress, risks and non-functional requirements within the group
  • Coordinating with other groups across our department on integration topics

What you need to be successful

  • You are a truly servant leader
  • You are experienced in leading software engineering teams
  • You possess skills in agile and pragmatic project management as well as flexibility
  • You not only care, but advocate for an open and agile culture that is in line with our values
  • You understand the importance of technological excellence in building world-class software, such as DevOps, CI/CD and the management of dependencies
  • You can balance and moderate different perspectives and goals and have an ability to foster decision-making in an environment with competing goals.
  • You are a strong communicator with an ability to align teams behind shared goals and create transparency on all levels
  • You are able to give and receive constructive feedback
  • You are Fluent in English

What you’ll get

  • Competitive Compensation - we offer attractive salary packages including an Employee Stock Option Plan. 
  • Flexibility - we offer flexible working time models and the option of hybrid work, and support this with a yearly flex work allowance of €1560. 
  • Growth Budget - all employees get a yearly budget for external training of €1000, and one day off for growth per year (increase to two days in 2nd year). 
  • Wellbeing - in addition to our yearly vacation of 30 days, we’re running a 4-day-work week every year in August with full payment. 
  • Support - we’re offering a company pension scheme. 
  • Sports & Health - join our sport courses in the offices or lease a bike with Staffbase. The offices are equipped with fruits, drinks and snacks. 
  • Team Building - Regular team and office events including the yearly Staffbase Camp.
  • Volunteers Day - you’ll get one day off per year for supporting a social project. We will donate a small amount for that project in addition. 
  • Employee Referral Program - one of your friends is a fit to one of our full-time openings? Refer them and get a referral bonus paid.


Chemnitz is a a modern industrial city and the hometown of Staffbase. Our headquarter was founded here in 2014. The city is a centre of technology focusing particularly on automobile and car supplier industries, information technology and engineering. Chemnitz will be European Capital of Culture in 2025.


Also available in Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig