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Team Lead - White Labels (m|f|x)

Deutschland, Berlin, BerlinTechnology & Data


We are looking for a people development focused Team Lead for our idealo white labels engineering team, which is responsible for 8 white label domains over 6 countries (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Austria and the UK).

Almost like a start-up within idealo itself, we are constantly experimenting and looking for innovations to fuel our exceptional growth. The position is available as a full-time or part-time position.

We are looking for a person that is passionate about empowering people to be at their best, familiar with leading agile teams and able to create an environment of trust where autonomy and alignment are no contradiction.

About your new role

  • You will manage an agile team of 4 developers in close alignment with the teams product owner, to achieve the white labels goals.
  • You support our engineers both in their professional and personal development as well as growing as a team through coaching, mentoring and management support.
  • You are familiar with principles like pair programming, code review & testing and are able to manifest those in the team culture as much as openness, respect, and celebrating successes on our beautiful roof terrace.
  • Your main tasks are to build a high-performing team, grow and retain talents, e.g., by supporting your team members in their personal and professional development, providing coaching and feedback, and hiring.
  • You are a proactive member of the International tech department’s leadership team to shape the department’s future in terms of strategy and people/culture initiatives and practices.
  • You support your team in building and improving effective and efficient collaboration and communication structures within the company.


Skills & Requirements

  • You have a passion for developing people and teams and have proven experience in implementing these skills.
  • With your lead-by-example approach you communicate clearly, are empathetic and know how to create a motivating environment for your employees on eye-level.
  • You can bring structure to complex situations, drive decisions and implement the measures you want to take.
  • You can facilitate and support strategy development and goal setting on personal, team, and department level
  • A solid knowledge of common methods and frameworks, such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, Design Thinking, OKRs and change management will help you to work with our development team. A profound understanding of good practices in software engineering, like pair programming, testing, and clean code is a plus.
  • You bring good communication skills in English. German language skills are appreciated.

At idealo you can expect

  • 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 at conferences and meetups.
  • A diverse and engaged community of +380 highly skilled and experienced technologists from +60 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, almost 1,200 employees from 60 nations are supporting our make the best purchase decision. We focussing 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!