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

Your tasks

  • Team Environment and Development: Foster a collaborative environment by integrating feedback, supporting agile practices, and working closely with Agile Coaches. Encourage a culture of openness, continuous learning, and growth, emphasizing the importance of technological excellence and innovation.
  • Leadership Presence: Maintain a visible and approachable stance, being a reliable source of support and guidance for your teams. Embrace a leadership style that balances proactive problem-solving with humility and transparency, valuing the contributions of every team member.
  • Leadership Team Collaboration: As part of the team's leadership (Design Lead, Product Manager, Engineering Lead), you'll play a key role in driving delivery, effectiveness, and genuine teamwork
  • Talent Management and Growth: Lead by example in the recruitment and development of a skilled, diverse team as well as building up talent from scratch by supporting our Engineering Entry Programs. Implement structured processes for personal and professional growth, ensuring clarity in roles and facilitating continuous skill enhancement and learning opportunities.
  • Operational Excellence: Take responsibility for budgeting, resource planning, and the coordination of efforts across departments to achieve seamless collaboration and operational efficiency. Act as a steward of the group's mission and vision, aligning team efforts with organizational goals.
  • Strategic Engagement: Play an active role in strategy formulation and goal setting in collaboration with product, design, and technology partners. Drive your teams towards achieving shared objectives, fostering an environment that empowers decentralized decision-making and innovation.
  • Performance and Improvement: Regularly assess team and engineering effectiveness using data-driven insights validated by a close relationship with the teams. Prioritize and implement initiatives aimed at continuous improvement, adhering to best practices and standards within the broader organizational context.
  • Initiative Oversight and Risk Mitigation: Lead transparency efforts in cross-team initiatives, ensuring clear communication of progress and challenges. Proactively identify and address risks, and manage non-functional requirements to enhance security, scalability, and performance. Your role is crucial in maintaining initiative momentum and ensuring outcomes meet our high standards for reliability and strategic alignment.

What you need to be successful

  • Servant Leadership: Embody servant leadership by being genuinely people-centric, creating safe spaces, and unblocking teams to ensure their success. Your leadership style encourages empathy, trust, and team-building.
  • Technical Acumen: Possess a solid understanding of software engineering, including DevOps practices, CI/CD, and architecture, enabling you to guide teams toward technological excellence and sustainability.
  • Strategic Thinker: Exhibit strong organizational and decision-making skills, with a knack for pragmatic problem-solving. You're adept at managing competing priorities and fostering a culture of ownership and accountability.
  • Strategic Insight and Risk Awareness: You excel in overseeing cross-team initiatives with a keen eye for detail and a proactive approach to identifying and mitigating risks. Your strategic insight ensures effective collaboration and transparent communication, driving initiatives to success and aligning with organizational objectives.
  • Communicator and Collaborator: Demonstrate exceptional communication skills, capable of managing up, working with peers, and aligning teams behind shared goals. You foster collaborative problem-solving and ensure product and engineering alignment.
  • Growth-Oriented: Show a commitment to continuous personal and professional growth, with a focus on technological understanding and coaching. You advocate for a growth mindset, encouraging continuous learning and adaptation.
  • Language Proficiency: Fluency in English is required, with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.

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.

Also available in Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig