Motius is a research and development company with a unique organizational structure: we combine a solid core team (approximately 70 employees) with an interdisciplinary tech community (approximately 800 members) of software developers, engineers, designers and electrical engineers to build products and prototypes the latest technology areas (including AI, Blockchain, AR / VR and much more).

Our core team is the backbone of the company and responsible for growing both on the technical and the business side. We are currently looking for a Head of Software Engineering Projects (m/f/d), who will drive our vision and alignment around architectures, product quality, and operational best practices in fast-paced research and development projects.

You will start in the role of a Technical Project Manager, we call this role internally "Project Owner". You’ll lead central and strategically relevant software engineering projects and therefore create impactful and innovative digital products and prototypes with our teams and customers. Later, as defined part of the onboarding process, you’ll become responsible for coaching and training our Project Owners in doing the same.

If your previous job was called Technical Project Manager, Product Owner, Agile Coach, Engineering Manager, Senior Software Engineer you’re probably right here:


  • University degree (MSc or BSc) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, in a related field or comparable
  • At least 5 years of overall technical experience, including deep technical knowledge of large-scale web / app services
  • First relevant experience in leading engineering and technical teams - be able to bring people together, hire, develop and motivate staff members, create appropriately challenging projects for team members, and instill a high sense of pride in the team’s accomplishments.
  • Proven experience in managing products, budgets and justifying resource needs to leaders and partners
  • A record of driving outstanding operations for large scale technology services
  • Must be able to effectively hold other departments accountable while maintaining good working relations with them
  • A proven track record of innovative thinking balanced with a strong customer and quality focus.

Big plus:

  • Above mentioned technical experience preferably in JavaScript (React, Angular, Node), Python (Tornado, Flask, Django), Databases (PostgreSQL, MongoDB)
  • Experience in infrastructure Engineering (DevOps, Docker, Kubernetes, Continuous Delivery & Integration)
  • Experience in Startup / Young Tech Company environments
  • German language skills – as some of our customers are traditional German companies


  • Enable rapid, high quality development by owning and driving your projects, improving QA processes, introducing automation tools, and managing time and budget constraints
  • Build and maintain tools and processes to enable Project Managers and Engineering teams to create beautiful and technically excellent products and prototypes
  • Drive technical operational excellence at Motius
  • Hire and develop Project Managers and Product Owner
  • Push relevant emerging technologies, tools, and frameworks into our SDLC


  • Fulltime & permanent employment in Munich, Germany (with relocation and visa support)
  • Competitive salary including a personal and a company-wide bonus system
  • 2 days/month reserved for personal development and learning new technologies including budgets (Company internal hackathons every month)
  • Unique and inspiring office culture with a lot of smart engineers from different backgrounds (e.g. App developers, Embedded system engineers, Mechanical engineers, Computer Vision researchers etc.) from over 15 different countries
  • Direct impact on the successful growth of Motius
  • Pushing and realizing the topics that you're interested in and using Motius as a tool for that

We are looking forward to receiving your application with CV, motivation letter, possible start date and salary expectation.


Team and Company Culture

If you ask the colleagues around here, attributes being mentioned are mostly: a friendly, open-minded, and collaborative environment. People help each other, go have lunch together, and laugh and chat in the kitchen area. People here are curios, positive, and self-ironic. Most of them are interested in sports, tech topics (e.g. trends), and games.
What makes Motius so special is our vibrant tech community. We have regular community events like game or project nights at which you’ll get to know all our people. Being part of our community means that you will have great insights in new tech and products from different industries, it will never get boring, we promise!

Project management at Motius

Here at Motius we follow an Agile approach to project management that enables us to deliver value to our customers in short intervals but more regularly. This approach allows us to evaluate results and requirements continuosly, enabling us to respond to change quickly.

Perks and Benefits

At Motius we invest 10% of our work time for learning and exploring new technologies, we call this time ELU. It's basically a company internal hackathon for creating prototypes and improving your skillset. On top every permanent core member has a personal development budget and time to participate in congresses, fairs or to complete certificates and degrees.
Your career development is very important for us, so therefore we have a transparent and decentral promotion and performance process at which you’ll get professional detailed feedback twice a year.
The highlight every year is the famous Motius surprise trip. We've already been to Muscat, Stockholm, Riga and Venice.

Office vibes

Our headquarter is located in Munich, we also have offices in Stuttgart and Dubai. We don't have fixed desks at Motius. Rooms and areas have certain rules and furniture and therefore offer everybody to find a place where they can be productive, e.g. in a silent room, areas with standing desks, couches, meeting rooms, workshop, or in an open space. We offer you fresh fruits, coffee and cool drinks. But, remember to always lock your screen: if not, you'll probably volunteer to bring a cake or muffins to the office.