Kaufland e-commerce
Kaufland e-commerce

Engineering Manager (all genders) - Developer Experience and Platform

Software Development


Permanent contract, full-time, Remote or Cologne / Darmstadt / Düsseldorf


Who we are

We operate the international online marketplaces of Kaufland: Several thousand sellers and millions of products make us one of the fastest growing online marketplaces. Ours is a dynamic corporate culture that merges a start-up mentality with the opportunities offered by a large corporation. We combine knowledge and many years of experience in e-commerce with flat hierarchies and a highly motivated team.

We love flexibility! We offer you the best environment to work in a flexible and focussed way: You get to decide whether you want to work in one of our offices in Cologne // Darmstadt // Düsseldorf, but also have the opportunity to work remotely (within Germany), meaning you have the best of both worlds. We want to offer you the most attractive workplace in e-commerce and maximum flexibility for your personal work-life balance.


We are seeking an experienced Engineering Manager (all genders) to lead our Platform Teams and play a pivotal role in advancing our platform infrastructure. As an Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for managing 1 - 3 platform teams, working closely with product teams, and driving innovation in the developer experience.

Engineering Manager is the entry position in our Engineering Management Career Path and one possible follow up position for Senior Engineers who want to move into Management. This position reports to the Head of Developer Experience & Platform.

Your tasks – this is what awaits you in detail

  • You have found your passion in software development - but you enjoy building the right team, removing roadblocks, helping others, creating transparency and alignment even more than being an individual contributor
  • Depending on your experience you will be responsible for the engineering of 1-2 platform teams in our Developer Experience and Platform Area
  • You are responsible for advancing your team members’ skills and careers and inspiring them through purpose
  • You make sure that we leverage (new) technologies within our platform teams to improve the developer experience of our product teams
  • You make sure we are continuously raising the engineering bar, with experience and passion for software excellence
  • You are responsible for the delivery of your products while balancing time, budget and quality
  • You develop, monitor and own the relevant KPIs for your teams (cost, SLAs, SLIs etc.)
  • You contribute to our guidelines, policies, standards etc. to improve how we work


Your profile – this is what we expect from you

  • You have a background in a platform or architecture team, where your primary focus was on enhancing developer experience and empowering product teams to efficiently utilize cloud and infrastructure ressources
  • Your communication and interpersonal skills stand out, enabling effective collaboration with product teams
  • You have previous experience managing product or platform teams
  • Your approach is results-oriented, with a dedicated focus on delivering top-notch solutions
  • Your problem-solving skills are robust, complemented by a proactive attitude
  • You have several years of hands-on engineering experience with Go


What we offer

  • Create your own work-life balance: Work remotely or at one of our locations in Cologne, Darmstadt, Düsseldorf!
  • Diversity and variety: An international environment with talents from over 65 different nations creates innovative and exciting perspectives
  • Do you want to move to Germany? No problem – we offer you an attractive relocation package to give you a smooth start.
  • Power meets dynamic: Flat hierarchies and start-up mentality meet the power of a big corporate group, providing you an agile and secure working environment
  • Free choice of operating system: MacOS or Ubunutu Linux, it's up to you
  • We are team players: Our strong bond extends beyond our own team: we stay connected thanks to our many internal offerings, such as our digital onboarding program, our all-hands meetings and regular team and company events
  • Mental well-being: We support you with various initiatives on your personal and professional well-being journey!
  • Boost your growth : Benefit from our online language learning offers, our various in-house training offers as well as our automated 360-degree feedback to boost your personal and professional growth
  • The future is digital: Develop the e-commerce of the future with us and work on a product with millions of users
  • Deutschlandticket ’: We subsidise your train season ticket for more mobility
  • Urban Sports Club: Get top deals for fitness, team sports, yoga and more
  • Personal & team growth: We love flexibility in terms of working location, but we also believe that personal interactions are important. That’s why we organise company events, and cover the costs to bring you there and to other (approved) get-togethers with your peers. The same applies to conferences and other learning opportunities. We want everybody to grow personally and professionally, as a team and as a company Check out our Principles & our blog for even more insights into our company culture!

    Diversity at Kaufland e-commerce

We welcome applications from everyone, regardless of skin colour, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, ethnic origin, religion and ideology. We are signatories to the Charta der Vielfalt (German Diversity Charter) – because we know that extraordinary things can only be achieved with diversity. Read more here!


Why are you the perfect fit for this position?
Don't bother with cover letters - we're interested in facts and figures!

How would you like to be addressed?
Feel free to add the following pronouns "she/her", "him/he" or "they/them" optionally (e.g. after your name) in your CV.

As we have very international teams, we would highly appreciate it to receive your CV or profile link in English.


Your contact person: Kristina Heymann
Kaufland e-commerce Services GmbH & Co. KG

Postal address:
Habsburgerring 2
50674 Köln

We are looking forward to your application!

Updated: 3 days ago
Job ID: 11774824
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