Head of Software Engineering (f/m/x)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

About us
iconmobile is an international consulting firm for innovation globally headquartered in Berlin (Germany) with further offices in Santa Monica, Detroit and Shanghai.

We are part of the WPP network blending more than a decade of design and user experience with deep technical expertise and business sense. With our clients from various industries like Automotive, Consumer Products, Financial Services and Health Care we aim for innovative solutions that are both commercially successful and game changing.

Our mission is to grow and transform businesses through the creation of new digital services and products with a focus on creating compelling user experiences to establish successful customer relationships.

Design is at the heart of what we do, fuelled by our curiosity and the passion to deliver the best possible results. Our creative thinking is end to end, starting with ideas and paper, informing design of user experiences, while in parallel we validate technical feasibility and implement software and hardware prototypes. Our efforts are punctuated with future showcases or industrialized products at scale.
about the position
You’ll be the first point of contact when it comes to software engineering. Together with your team you’ll deliver great products for our clients. You’ll lead and expand a team of software engineers and in sparring with our group CTO you’ll work on the strategic direction of technology in the company.
your role
  • You will develop and enable incredible engineering results
  • You will scale our team by hiring great talents
  • Deliver solution architecture and be responsible for making key technology decisions with respect to product implementation
  • Use your experience and judgement to solve problems and advise on how to clear blockers for the team
  • Lead technology, delivery, innovation, and business impact of an engineering team of 15+ engineers
  • Partner closely with our Product, Design and Consulting teams and their leaders
  • You will lead collaboration with engineering teams across the iconmobile group
  • Work with your team to develop and execute on project deliveries, work estimates and technology roadmaps
your profile
  • You have at least 10 years of relevant full-time work experience in software development
  • Experience in leading a team with expertise in diverse technologies across mobile, web, cloud and embedded environments
  • You have a very good understanding of the dynamic of client work including: project estimations, planning, approvals
  • Expertise with agile and Kanban processes and team structures
  • You are driven by taking ownership and responsibility for the outcome of a project, creating a focused environment
  • You are passionate about technological trends, innovation, and startups
  • You are a strong strategic thinker who can take complex problems and break them down into actionable steps and a plan
  • You are an independent, pro-active problem solver with a hands-on approach. You are highly adaptable and thrive in a rapidly-changing, complex environment
  • Fluent in English, German is a big plus
  • You have a keen sense for technical interrelationships and are able to define solution architecture with support of your development team in a timely and high-quality manner
  • Based in Berlin with 20% travel expected 
We are looking forward to your application. Please submit your cv, a cover letter, references (as pdf), salary expectations and possible start date via "Apply now".
what do we offer
  • A global environment that still feels like a family
  • High level ownership and decision making
  • Ongoing skill development and continuous feedback loop
  • Unparalleled access to an international business environment
  • A well-stocked kitchen with snacks, coffee, tea, and other beverages
  • Prime Mitte office location
  • An annual program of company events such as all-staff offsites and office parties

Hello. We are glad about your interest and are looking foward to receive your application!

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