Head of Technology (m|f|x)

Job description

As Head of Technology (m|f|x) for the product area “Acquisition & Loyalty” you lead the product development teams and bring marketing capabilities to life. As a partner to the Head of Product, you will empower the team leads to create the best solutions around traffic acquisition & SEO, data feeds, customer account, login & notifications and user profiling. As a core member of the Heads of Technology leadership circle, you’ll also be a key decision partner on platform-wide initiatives and architectural changes across idealo. Most importantly, you’re an empathetic, inspiring and people-centric leader.

The position is available as a full-time and part-time position.

About your new role

  • You’re accountable for the technical vision and strategy that supports the Marketing Services & User Insights business domain. You don’t personally originate this; you elevate and connect the perspectives of the many talented engineers in your teams.
  • Consistently promote the technical improvement of our systems, and guide the teams toward ideal architectures and pragmatic, efficient solutions. Your specific technical expertise is less important than your critical thinking ability.
  • You clearly communicate information up and down the organization and are known for your strong decision quality.
  • As a servant leader, success for you looks like creating a working culture of appreciation and fellowship, unblocking and empowering your teams in the drive to achieve bold outcomes.
  • Following our core principles of freedom, trust and responsibility, you lead and guide six Team Leads to grow personally and professionally.
  • While you’re not “in the weeds”, you’re consistently aware of your teams’ progress to goals and outcomes, and consistently reinforce the value of their work to the organization. Provide guidance, tools and skill development so that your teams can work and grow on their own.

Job requirements

Skills & Requirements

  • Proven success leading and inspiring software development teams and team leads of different maturity levels.
  • You bring some technical understanding of e-commerce architectures, cloud computing, marketing tech, or a related area that informs your ability to connect our business problems with technical solutions.
  • You’re fluent in Agile software development approaches and value individuals and interactions over processes and tools.
  • You think big-picture, and bring helpful context to your interactions with peers, stakeholders and team.
  • You bring strong communication skills in English and German that enable you to communicate complex issues and decisions in a comprehensible way. 

Your benefits at idealo

  • Being part of a diverse leadership team that works together on our ambitious goals, while also working to create something new.
  • Grow as a leadership person through tailored development opportunities, seminars and workshops but also through leadership network talks with your relevant peers.
  • Active support and customized offers that help you balance your demanding work with your private goals and requirements.
  • A supportive leadership team in an open, apolitical environment that is interested in the development of the individual.
  • A bunch of amazing idealos, who you will find engaging in environmental, social projects, making idealo a better and more responsible company every day.
  • Our new home in the heart of Berlin, light-flooded, modern rooms and a green roof terrace with a brilliant view.

About idealo

idealo is a Berlin success story: in 2000 we started out with the mission of helping consumers make the best purchasing decisions. Right in the heart of Berlin, almost 1,200 employees from 60 nations are supporting our make the best purchase decision. We are focusing on agile and autonomous work, sustainability and a healthy relationship between work and private life. These values are firmly anchored in our corporate culture and an integral part of our corporate philosophy.


As part of our team, you can look forward to freedom, an international and inspiring working environment. Your ideas are particularly important to us. Not only our product portfolio is diverse, but also the people who work on it. We want you just as you are! Origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation or a severely handicapped degree do not play a role.


Information for applicants with severe disabilities: As an applicant with a severe disability, you can get advice from our Severely Disabled Representation (SBV) during the application process.


idealo continues hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic
We do still hire great talent from around the world! Our interview process is currently fully remote, however we are glad to be back at the office in hybrid mode soon. idealos will then be spending their time partly at the office in Berlin and partly remote. Feel free to reach out for further infos!

#LI-DV1

JS