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Engineering Manager (m/f/d)

Tech & Engineering
Munich + 17 more locations
Full Time
Experienced Professionals
Students between class
When applying for this position, you will have the opportunity to indicate your preferred work location from the following: Munich, Bad Honnef, Bad Reichenhall, Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Dortmund, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Erfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Hanover, Leipzig, London, Nuremberg, Remote, Stuttgart

Grow with us – Start your career at IU!

Are you an experienced manager in software development looking for a new professional challenge?

Then seize this opportunity and join us – IU International University – immediately, either full-time, at our location in Munich or remotely, as an "Engineering Manager (m/f/d)" and drive the development of our teams.

Your Responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain a healthy culture of trust, accountability, and collaboration through servant leadership.

  • Develop a hiring plan and acquire new talent to further expand your teams, following the principle of "hire for attitude, train for skills."

  • Enable your developers to achieve their best performance and support their professional growth by inspiring them to embrace new challenges and expand their skills.

  • Ensure high team productivity and the delivery of business values to various stakeholders in close collaboration with our product and agile leaders.

  • Ensure appropriate technical ownership in conjunction with your teams for solutions that meet business and user needs and ensure the implementation of best practices. 

  • Foster an agile working environment, promoting open communication, adaptability, and iterative progress by leading and mentoring cross functional teams. 

  • Provide delivery assurance to the business and manage risks and/or impediments.

  • Advocate for continuous improvement and technical and operational excellence within the engineering community. Ensure clear measures are in place to drive performance, quality, usability and team output/outcomes.

Your profile
  • Several years of experience in shaping and leading large software development teams.

  • Several years of experience in a technical leadership role.

  • Experienced in delivering modern, scalable, performant solutions with high quality and usability.

  • Experience in developing, coaching, and mentoring software developers.

  • Empathy and strong social skills, as well as the ability to inspire your teams.

  • Team player with strong organizational and communication skills in English.

  • Excellent knowledge of and interest in modern technologies.

  • Experience working in agile and multi-stakeholder environments with the ability to promote agile principles throughout the team. 

We offer
  • Shape your career: Rapid growth opens up many new opportunities for you. Tell us about your dream career and we'll help you make it happen.

  • Work from wherever you want …: Modern tools and video meetings make it possible: with IU, the boundaries between here and there blur. You want to work from abroad for a while? No problem thanks to our WorkFlex benefits. From time to time you will be required to attend collaboration sessions or department get togethers.

  • You have the choice: You are free to choose your equipment, because everyone has its own preferences when it comes to hardware.

  • Take your knowledge to a new level: Benefit from a 100% discount on tuition fees for an IU combined degree in the tech sector and many other free training courses. There is always something new to learn.

  • Get a good rest: we push ourselves every day to go above and beyond. But we also take the time to recharge our batteries: with 30 days of annual vacation for all employees. Need some time off? How about a sabbatical?

Become part of software development department and lead one of our software development units at Germany's largest university with over 100,000 students! We're passionate, competitive, open to new technologies, and we live to develop anything that makes IU students and IU services better. Our vision is: "Everybody can access education to grow"

Sounds like the perfect job for you? Then apply now!

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Lutz at lutz.behler@iu.org.

Words are followed by actions: We take our “Culture Of Everyone” very seriously and would like to take this opportunity to expressly point out that you are welcome to join us, regardless of your origin, religion, gender, age or sexual orientation. Even if you have a disability, our doors are wide open to you. We look forward to a diverse community here at IU!

Your personal contact
Your personal contact - Lutz Behler

Lutz Behler

Teamlead Tech Recruiting

Our explosive growth pushes us to always reinvent ourselves. My daily tasks are very different from one year ago. IU is a unique opportunity for those who want to learn and grow at speed.
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Marco Kukulies
IU asked me in my interview what I wished to do—today I’m doing it. I have the freedom to work as I please, develop what I feel is needed, and I am fully supported with my career development plan.
Gamechanger Student
Anton Stangl
Software Developer
What we’ll do for you
Design your ideal career and pathway
Explosive growth enables great opportunities. Tell us your dream career, and we will help you make it a reality.
Work from home, work from anywhere
We blur the lines between local and remote by embracing collaborative & video meeting technologies.
Flexible working times
It’s your call. We trust you will get things done.
Up level your education
You have free access to all our E-Learning platforms and we will fully finance a Technology Degree of your choice.
30 days annual vacation for everyone
We strive for greatness, but we all take time-off to recharge.
Enjoy our brand of social
We love spending time together. Whether it’s yoga, team events, brown bag lunches or partying—there is something for everyone.
World’s best colleagues
We give each other a leg-up when needed, and we collectively go beyond expectations.
Always connected
Our state-of-the-art IT infrastructure, tools, & methods empower us to collaborate and innovate from anywhere, anytime—with agility and speed.
Your personal technology
Leave it to us. We provide you with a leading-edge smartphone, Mac, tablet, ergonomic office stool, and complete Home Office equipment. You may also choose your preferred hardware and IDE.
The location
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Our beautiful Munich Campus is at Berg am Laim, and our Business & Mission Centre is at Schwantalerhöhe. There, we strategize, innovate, build, and manage the IU products & services that are transforming education forever.
About the team
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Tech & Engineering
We push the outside of the envelope, challenge what exists, and do what hasn’t been done before—building an unbreakable connection between people and education. That’s how we roll in Tech & Engineering at IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU).

Unrestricted access to learning is a life-changing concept. We build solutions for digital education that are accessible wherever we go. They’re mobile, always on, and everywhere. Advancing through AI, NLP, Big Data Analytics, IoT, Cloud platforms, and Software Development, we are leading the digital transformation of education in the era of Industry 4.0.
Our core values

Make collaboration standard practice.

We aim for the best solution as a team and have fun with it - without ego or politics.

Be courageous and take risks.

We make courageous decisions and take calculated risks.

Embrace innovation always.

We are always looking for ways to improve our offers for our customers.

Strive for the empowerment of everyone.

We support each other’s development to become the best version of ourselves.

Adopt a growth mindset for scale.

We aim to improve ourselves in everything we do and work hard to do so every day.

Focus on getting things done on time.

We implement things quickly, pragmatically, effectively and goal-oriented.

Put customer focus first.

In everything we do, our customers come first.

Tech & Engineering FAQs

How is the IU-Tech Team structured?
Starting with three Techies, we have grown to 60+ developers in three years. We are spread across 17 teams, in three technical clusters: IU EDU TECH, IU MAR TECH and IU ORG TECH.
What are my responsibilities in the IU EDU Tech-Team?
You will be responsible for building IT solutions for our 100,000+ students—ranging from Moodle based learning management systems, to portals based on vueJS and nestJS, to native iOS apps.
What are my responsibilities in the IU MAR-Team?
You will be responsible for developing high-performance websites and landing pages using Laravel, Tailwind, and vueJS. In addition, you will get to develop AI driven customer-centric solutions.
What are my responsibilities in the IU ORG-Team?
In Dev/Ops you will be responsible for developing complex ERP Solutions based fully on TypeScript, nestJS, and vueJS, and implementation in a Kafka event-sourcing driven micro-service architecture.
Can I work remotely for the Tech-Team?
Of course! We are happy to have you on board.
What Tech-Stack is used at IU?
We love PHP and JavaScript. You will find little jQuery here, mostly typed JavaScript in the form of vueJs and nestJS in the backend. From PHP in Moodle to micro-services in OOP PHP using the Laravel framework. All projects are GIT based and use CI/CD processes. No one is pushing code through the ether via FTP on Saturday night. Laravel / vueJs / Kafka / Tailwind / MariaDB / MongoDB / AWS / Docker / Atlassian (Jira, Confluence, BitBucket) / ...