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Senior Software Developer (m/f/d) Engineering Manager

Tech & Engineering
Remote Germany + 14 more locations
Full Time
Experienced Professionals

Senior Software Developer (m/f/d) Engineering Manager

When applying for this position, you will have the opportunity to indicate your preferred work location from the following: Remote Germany, Berlin, Bochum, Cologne, Freising, Friedrichshafen, Hamburg, Leipzig, Magdeburg, Mönchengladbach, Munich, Offenbach, Saarbrücken, Trier, Wuppertal

Seize this opportunity and support our team in Munich or at one of our other locations or remotely across Germany, starting immediately in fulltime as Engineering Manager (m/f/d).

As an Engineering Manager at IU, you will play a crucial role in leading and managing a team of three talented engineers within your assigned squad. Reporting directly to the Head of Engineering in your Tribe of Domains, you will be responsible for the people aspects of your engineers, including training and career development, performance management, and fostering a collaborative and high-performing team culture. In addition to your people management responsibilities, you will also be actively involved in software development activities yourself, spending a significant portion of your time contributing to the squad’s projects and initiatives.

Our Stack

  • Technologies: VueJS 3 and Nuxt 3 with TypeScript; StoryBlok CMS via RestAPI; NodeJS; Vite; TailwindCSS; ChatGPT Integrations; Microservices with PHP 8.3 and Laravel
  • Optional Knowledge: Kafka, AWS Kubernetes, AWS Cloudfront, AWS Serverless Aurora, GitLab Pipelines, Cloudinary

Your tasks

  • Provide strong leadership and direction to your engineering team of 4, guiding them towards achieving squad goals and objectives as well as mentoring and coaching individual contributors, supporting their growth and development.
  • Work closely with the Technical Lead and Product Owner to align squad efforts with the overall product roadmap and objectives.
  • Ensure the successful delivery of committed business outcomes, meeting agreed upon timelines and quality standards.
  • Conduct regular performance evaluations and provide constructive feedback to your team members. Support career growth and progression for individual contributors, providing guidance on career paths and opportunities within the organization.
  • As a pivotal member of our agile team, you will still work directly on our websites utilizing our whole tech stack and focus on enhancing the websites through AI-powered features and services to attract new customers and continue to improve our conversion rate.

Your Profile

  • Proven experience in managing and mentoring small groups of Individual Contributors.
  • You should have a deep understanding of web technologies, a keen eye for design, and a proven track record of improving UX/UI.
  • You have solid experience with TypeScript and frameworks like VueJS and proficiency in object-oriented PHP, SQL, and Laravel.
  • You have an extensive background in design systems, dynamic data integration, and automation to create user-centric, visually appealing solutions.
  • Experience in implementing and driving Agile methodologies, such as Scrum or Kanban, within engineering teams.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate teams.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively interact with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.

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 – up to six months a year, anywhere in the EU and beyond.
  • … and flexible time: It’s your job: We trust you and give you the greatest possible freedom to organize yourself.
  • 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 and an additional day off on your birthday! Need some time off? How about a sabbatical?
  • Reach your destination sustainably: Germanys 9 euro ticket is history, we got the DeutschlandTicket for 7 €. You prefer to travel by bike? Then a Jobrad (bike leasing) might be the right choice. We offer many environmentally conscious options to be mobile both professionally and privately.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a talented engineering team and contribute to the success of IU’s products. If you are a passionate leader with strong technical expertise and a track record of delivering high-quality software projects, we would love to hear from you.

Sounds like the perfect job for you? Then apply now! If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Ronja at ronja.kaiser@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 - Ronja Kaiser

Ronja Kaiser

HR Manager Recruiting

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
Shape your career
Rapid growth opens up many new opportunities for you. Tell us about your dream career and we will help you make it a reality.
Reach your destination sustainably
Germanys 9 euro ticket is history, we got the DeutschlandTicket for 7 €. You prefer to travel by bike? Then a Jobrad (bike leasing)might be the right choice. We offer many environmentally conscious options to be mobile both professionally and privately.
Use your own technology
You can choose your equipment freely. Because everyone has their own preferences when it comes to hardware and IDE.
Work wherever you want...
Digitalization is part of our DNA. So decide for yourself which place sparks the most productivity in you. You love remote work? No problem! Would you like to work abroad for a while? Our WorkFlex Benefit makes it possible.
...and flexible in terms of time
It's your job: We trust you and give you the greatest possible freedom to organize yourself.
Take your knowledge to a new level
Where if not with us? Enjoy free access to all our e-learning platforms. In addition, we will finance you a complete technology course of your choice<strong>.</strong>
Rest well
We make an effort every day, but we also take the time to recharge our batteries: with 30 days of annual vacation plus an extra day of vacation on your birthday. Do you need a longer break? How about a sabbatical?
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.
The location
Happy student smiling and learning
Remote Germany
With our positions, you don't have to decide where to work. Whether you want to work from home, at one of our offices across Germany or up to six months abroad. Enjoy maximum flexibility!
About the team
Tech & Engineering Student smiling
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.

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    Tech & Engineering FAQs

    How many days paid holiday will I get per year?
    All employees working a 5 day week are entitled to 30 days paid holiday per year.
    Can I apply for multiple jobs?
    Of course you can! Apply for each position separately and together we will find the job that suits you best.
    Can I work remotely for the Tech-Team?
    Of course! We value flexibility and support remote working 100% wherever possible.