Motius is a research and development company with a unique organizational structure: we combine a solid core team (approximately 50 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/w/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 Product Owner & Project Manager, 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 Engineering Manager, Senior Software Engineer, Technical Project Manager, Product Owner, or Agile Coach, you’re probably right here:

YOUR ROLE

  • 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 Software Engineers
  • Push relevant emerging technologies, tools, and frameworks into our SDLC

YOUR PROFILE

  • University degree (MSc or BSc) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, in a related field or comparable
  • 3-8 years of overall technical experience, including deep technical knowledge of large-scale web / app services
  • First relevant experience 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

OUR OFFER

  • A strategically important role in the organization
  • Great culture, flat hierarchies and thus a lot of impact on a fast-growing company clearly focused on talents and tech
  • A strategically important role in the organization and a clear onboarding path to grow into the position
  • A place for your passion in managing outstanding and talented engineers in a fast-paced environment
  • Being exposed to a lot of trend topics in various industries with big players (BMW, Siemens, Microsoft) and hidden champions
  • A diverse and international team from 5 continents with backgrounds in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Product Design, etc.
  • A competitive salary & perks package including company-wide and personal bonuses and VSOPs

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


WORKING AT MOTIUS

About our Tech Stack & Infrastructure

With a dedicated DevOps & Infrastructure team we use a continous integration pipeline based on GitLab CI. We use Docker, Kubernetes, and Openshift for hosting and deployment. Except for that, everybody choses his/her own hardware and OS. We use Slack and O365 for communication and Nextcloud for file sharing.

Our Management Process

Our project management process follows Scrum principles with bi-weekly sprint reviews and retrospectives. A team is managed by a Team Lead in collaboration with a Project Owner. We use a digital Kanban board (Taiga or Jira) and GitLab for Issue Tracking.

Perks

Core team engineers track their time only on a weekly percentage basis and usually work 40h/week with peaks for deadlines / presentations. Flexible work arrangements are easily possible - the core team is usually in the office between 9:30 am and 5 pm with exceptions. Home office is possible at least once a month (and more in arrangement with your supervisor). Weekends are holy.

We invest 10% of our work time for learning and exploring new technologies, we call this time ELU. It's basically at two-day company internal hackathon every month for creating prototypes and improving your skillset.

Every year, the core team is invited to a weekend Surprise Trip. We've already been to Muscat, Stockholm, and Riga.

Team & Company Culture

If you ask the colleagues around here, attributes being mentioned are mostly: a very friendly, open-minded, and collaborative environment. People help each other, go have lunch together, and laugh and chat in the kitchen/lunch area. People here are curios, positive, and self-ironic. Most of them are interested in sports, tech topics (e.g. trends), and games.

Office environment

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, in areas with standing desks, couches, in different meeting rooms, in a workshop, or in an open space. But, remember to always lock your screen: if not, you'll probably volunteer to bring a cake or muffins to the office.