Director Software Engineering at Relocate

Berlin, Germany

Posted on May 09 2017 (21 days ago)

About the company

Rocket Internet aims to make people’s most needed and cherished products and services accessible to them - no matter where they are in the world. To achieve this, we identify and build proven web and mobile business models, transfer them to untapped markets and seek to scale them into market-leading companies. We operate in an international network of more than 110 countries across 6 continents, bringing our technological and operational innovation to new markets.


At Rocket, no two days are the same. As Director of Software Engineering at Rocket Internet, you will guide technical teams building systems and products that may be used by tens of millions of people around the world every day from our headquarters in Berlin.

You will manage one or more cross-functional teams, taking them from concept to production, while remaining involved from a daily hands-on technical standpoint.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Growth; ensuring every hire is better than the last by remaining an active partner in the hiring and interview processes
  • Team management; ensuring your team are happy and productive, while empowering their careers at Rocket
  • Speed; implementing and improving the agile processes that enable our teams to deliver high quality products on time
  • Communication; managing expectations with business and product owners
  • Designing systems and organizations that are scalable and maintainable.

Your qualification

As a Director, you will report directly to our CTO while owning and being held accountable for all things engineering for your respective project(s). Rocket projects move at a tremendous rate and this position is crucial to our organization.

Technologies we use include:

  • PHP Frameworks: Zend, Yii, Phalcon, Symfony
  • Tools: GitHub, Jira, Confluence
  • AWS
  • Solr, ElasticSearch, Memcached, Redis, MySQL, Postgres
  • Bootstrap, jQuery, Less, Sass, Compass, AngularJS, React

Please note: Experience with these technologies is a plus but certainly not required

What we offer

Rocket powers a global network of companies with unique reach, extensive resources and exceptional people. You’ll be based in Berlin, one of the world’s most exciting and dynamic cities. The Rocket Tower offers you high-end offices, a roof terrace, a free gym as well as free fruits, cereals and drinks. You’ll get access to our exclusive events (Rocket University, Hackathons, Parties...) and unique career opportunities across our network.

In addition to the German health insurance and pension plan, we offer a full relocation package and flexible working hours.


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