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Engineering Lead - Platform (m/f/d)



Berlin, Germany
Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2024

For further development and expansion of our banking and investments platform, Raisin is looking for an Engineering Lead with a strong software engineering background, who seeks an opportunity to lead efforts that help other engineers solve complex problems using Cloud technologies and Platform Engineering practices.

Our platform team works alongside our development teams to ensure accelerated SDLC, as well as enable them to deploy secure and high-available Cloud Native applications to AWS Cloud using Continuous Delivery. As a team lead, you will be responsible for adoption of cutting-edge technologies and initiatives that shape the vision of our Internal Development Platform, assisting our product and development teams to stay highly productive.

The team is mostly based in Berlin, so we are looking for a candidate with experience in leading hybrid teams, who is willing to work partially onsite from our Berlin office.
Your Responsibilities
  • You are responsible for the full E2E delivery cycle: from requirements analysis, and effort estimation, through design, implementation, QA, and delivery.

  • You nurture an inspiring environment with open communication and a culture of trust.

  • You proactively resolve impediments and mitigate risks for your team.

  • In case you need to escalate delivery and team risks, you do this in a timely fashion, with a well-articulated solution/mitigation plan.

  • You collaborate closely with your team’s Tech Lead.

  • You facilitate the team’s work on strategy and planning for the delivery.

  • You drive the OKR process for your team: communication of objectives, Key result definition, team commitment, and pairing OKRs with individual target agreements for your engineers.

  • You recruit, hire, and onboard engineers into the team.

  • You develop both your engineers’ soft- and technical skill sets according to the company’s goals and needs.

  • You craft agreements and individual development plans with every team member, aligned to the team's goals.

  • You uncover training opportunities as well as provide coaching for your team.

  • You recognise high performance and reward accomplishments; you act on low performance in a timely manner.

  • You establish and keep strong performance standards for your direct reports.

Your Profile
  • You hold a university degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or related fields, or possess equivalent practical experience.

  • You bring 2+ years of leadership/people management experience and have a strong focus on delivery.

  • You demonstrate hands-on experience in introducing and scaling Internal Development Platform within a company.

  • You have 5+ years hands-on experience as a Software Engineer, and want to stay one of the main contributors of your team (Java, Python, Go, JavaScript/TypeScript).

  • You can demonstrate your professional expertise in Cloud software development using Amazon Web Services.

  • You know how to manage software projects to a successful delivery in a collaborative fashion.

  • You possess up-to-date, in-depth knowledge of DevOps practices and have hands-on experience with modern CI/CD tools, Terraform, Kubernetes, and Docker.

  • You feel comfortable and confident driving technical and architectural discussions.

  • Your track record showcases experience in working with REST APIs, Kafka streaming platform, and relational databases.

  • Your English communication skills are very good.

  • You have 1+ year of experience leading distributed/remote/hybrid teams.

Join our mission, join our team - and grow with us!

At Raisin, we care about each other and it is one of our top priorities to foster an open and caring environment in which everyone feels welcome and comfortable. Our culture is strongly driven by our ambitious team, which, connects more than 40 different nationalities.

You'll find us in our modern and open office in the trendy Kreuzberg district with a view of the Spree River, ideally connected to public transportation and surrounded by a variety of restaurants and shopping opportunities.

As part of our team, you will benefit from:

  • Personal training budget of 1,700 € and four full training days per year.

  • Access to Babbel for continuous language learning.

  • Hungry all the time? Snacks, daily fresh fruit as well as drinks provided at the office.

  • Flexible working hours, home office and 28 vacation days.

  • Enjoy more than 50+ different sports with Urban Sports Club: We subsidize your membership with more than €20 per month.

  • A company pension scheme (Betriebliche Altersvorsorge), which we support with 20%.

  • Do you miss being in the office? The Deutschland Ticket gets you there, which we subsidize with €25 per month.

  • We are unfortunately not able to support with relocation to Germany.

About us

Raisin is the trailblazer in the savings and investment space. Founded in 2012, the fintech company started by opening the $95+ trillion deposits and investments market of the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States to consumers. Today, Raisin serves more than one million customers in these three markets, offering savings products as well as investment and pension products. This makes the Berlin-based fintech one of the leading global savings and investments marketplaces. Savers get a wider choice of attractive products with the ability to move their money freely. In addition, financial service providers get best-in-class marketplace solutions for their customers, and banks get better access to retail funding. Raisin operates its own B2C marketplaces in Europe and the U.S. under the brands Raisin, WeltSparen and ZINSPILOT.

In Germany, the company offers ETF-based investment and retirement products, Private Equity and Crypto investments, and savings products. Raisin works with over 400 banks and financial service providers from over 30 countries. Raisin has €50 billion AuA and generated over €1 billion in interest for its customers worldwide. Raisin is backed by renowned international investors such as b2venture, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Greycroft, Headline, Index Ventures, Latitude Ventures, Orange Ventures, PayPal Ventures, Top Tier Capital Partners, Ribbit Capital, Vitruvian Partners and M&G.

The company has offices in Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Madrid, Manchester, Munich and New York.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity.