Team Lead - Checkout / Payment (m|f|x)

Job description

idealo is currently looking for a team leader with strong skills in engineering management for the product area Shopping.

We’re currently transforming our price comparison shopping site to an e-commerce platform that gives optimal advice to our customers in their online purchase decisions and allows them to directly purchase on our platform. In order to make this transformation possible, we’re working on far-reaching improvements to our architecture. At the same time, we introduce major new capabilities, e.g. a new way of doing payments in our checkout.

As a team lead, you will enable teams to collaborate effectively in a changing environment and help our engineers both in their professional and personal development.

Your Tasks and Responsibilities include

  • Leadership and development
    • Develop up to 10 engineers in two closely related teams through coaching, mentoring, and management support. 
    • Continuously work to improve inclusion and belonging on your teams and within our organization.
    • Facilitate career development by aligning your employees’ personal development goals with opportunities in the organization
  • Recruiting and management
    • Attract, onboard, and retain diverse top talent. Assess applications, conduct interviews, collaborate closely with our People team and other team leads to continuously improve our recruiting.
    • Create an optimal onboarding experience for new employees with your team.
    • Manage collaboration with consultants and freelancers.
    • Identify required skills in your teams and suggest hiring or external support as needed
  • Process, structures, and organization
    • Foster self-organization in your teams by empowering them to take responsibility for streams of business value and technical components.
    • improve collaboration and the flow of business value together with teams and product owners. Help us continuously improve and build further supporting structures for our teams. Drive broader organizational development and cross-cutting initiatives with other members of our engineering management team.
  • Delivery
    • Support incremental value delivery and high-quality standards for teams you’re working with. Support these teams’ strategic work in collaboration with our product organization.
  • Technical work
    • Help grow the expertise of your teams in performance, reliability, resilience, scalability, maintainable architecture, and experimentation. We don’t expect you to write or review code, so this role may not be for you if you will deeply miss those things.

    About you

    • You have at least 3 years of experience building and leading software development teams and delivering working software with them, ideally as a Scrum Master, Agile Coach or Team Lead. Your experience includes hiring, as well as engineers directly reporting to you and supporting them in their development.
    • You are experienced in software engineering practices that support continuous delivery of business value at a sustainable pace. Proven experience in developing and adapting processes and structures supporting self-organization.
    • Language: excellent English in written and verbal form. Proficiency in German on level C1 or C2 is a plus.

    Job requirements

    Your Benefits at idealo

    • Join one of Germany's best employers to work for and enjoy a family-friendly environment where you as an employee will be taken care of
    • A people-first culture that promotes your development as a professional and person based on your strengths and personal goals
    • We are a principle-based product & technology organization using OKRs for setting and measuring our goals. We work with agile methods giving a lot of responsibility and freedom to the individual teams
    • Access to learning & development resources at idealo and the Axel Springer Group. Choose your preferred resources from the growing list of online courses on Udemy, extend your knowledge and professional network on conferences and meetups
    • A diverse and engaged community of +300 highly skilled and experienced technologists from +40 nations at idealo and a growing network of technologists at the Axel Springer Group, all located in Europe's most modern office building in the heart of Berlin
    • A competitive compensation package and various attractive benefits that are not only great for our employees but also promote a sustainable lifestyle incl. JobRad/Bike Leasing, free organic breakfast and lunch options in our canteen delivered from regional initiatives and vendors as well as delicious fair-trade coffee

    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, over 900 employees from 40 nations are working on the future of online shopping. We focussing on agile and self-reliant 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.


    idealo continues hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    We do still hire great talent from around the world! Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are checking almost every day with the authorities if and how we can relocate talent from EU and non-EU countries to work with idealo. Please bear in mind that we will take individual decisions in close consultation with the applicant and the authorities.


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