Director of Engineering - Integrations

About us

ZAGENO was founded in 2015, ZAGENO is eliminating bottlenecks to breakthrough science and research through curated connections linking scientists and their institutions’ procurement offices with leading life science vendors. World-renowned academic and government research facilities, global pharmaceutical companies, and biotechs large and small are already users of our unique online biotech marketplace, currently comprising more than three million products.

What do we do?

  1. We help scientists choose the optimal laboratory kits and materials for each unique experiment setup.
  2. We make purchasing transactions more efficient for both buyers and sellers.
  3. For our vendor partners, we provide a valuable, expanded sales channel.
Our growing ZAGENO team of 60 in Cambridge, USA, and Berlin, Germany, includes experts in science, e-commerce, systems integration, and customer support to enable smarter, faster processes — allowing more time and resources for value-added science and better research results. Find out more on

Come join us

ZAGENO is looking for a Director of Engineering to lead a talented and motivated team of developers in Berlin.

Our online biotech marketplace,, is successfully scaling, and so is our tech team. We need an experienced leader that can help us manage, coordinate and code some of the core parts of our platforms. 

You will be leading the customer integrations area for our marketplace and grow a development team to deliver on the assigned goals.

Your Tasks

  • Interact with the sales team and the customers to gather requirements, wishes and translate them into planned technical goals

  • Take care of the whole implementation lifecycle: from goals to customer satisfaction

  • Simplify, document and automate most integration tasks

  • Drive and grow your development team to achieve all of the above goals

Your Profile

We are looking for you if:

  • You are a customer-first individual: customer satisfaction drives, fuels and motivates you

  • You have excellent communication skills, and understand how setting the right expectations (internally and to customers) is key to meeting them

  • You bring integration experience integrating with systems such as SAP, Oracle, Salesforce, Jaggaer (SciQuest), Ariba

  • You have experience leading tech teams in a fast growing environment 

  • You understand the ins and outs of your areas of expertise. You don't settle for "well it works now", but try to understand why it works or why it doesn't.

  • You can analyze, plan and execute on significant projects

But also, you will find the team a great fit if:

  • You understand that *trust* (goes both ways) is vital for a healthy professional relationship with both your team and lead

  • You are honest and a selfless player in a fair and selfless team. We will help you whenever you need, and we would expect you to do the same with us. It's not about you. It's about all of us (all for 1 and 1 for all)

  • You bring your ideas to the table, and you stand your ground when you believe in them. But also, you give others the chance to discuss their ideas

  • You are excited about pushing forward for code optimization, scalability, performance

Last, but not least, you are passionate and motivated about what you do and *why* you do it. 

Some of the things you will experience and work with:

  • Large-scale python development, deployment, and testing

  • Machine learning platform on our products database and users behaviors

  • Automation (python + shell scripts) as key to qualitatively scaling our team

  • A continuous delivery infrastructure on the cloud (Jenkins is our friend)

  • How to store, perform queries & reports and manage big data on/to different data sources (ElasticSearch, Postgres, our data warehouse, ...)

  • All of the technologies we use. While each of us focuses on specific areas, we help each other and learn from each other

Your Benefits

  • "Competitive salary". To clarify what competitive is: we will offer you a salary based on your market rate + an extra 10 - 15%. 

  • Your choice of hardware. Workstation or laptop? Debian or OSX? DAS Keyboard? We got you covered with whatever helps you get your work done.

  • Flexitime, the real deal: after the first three months you can work from home 20% of the time (1 day a week) and, after the first six months, we can decide on a work routine that better fits with you and our office communication needs. 

  • What you'll find at ZAGENO:

    • Welcoming English speaking international team of 60 people from more than 20 countries

    • The possibility to work together with some of the most talented minds in IT, Science, Business and Marketing

    • The opportunity to grow into your role and to develop a career with the company

    • A fantastic new and spacious office in TechSpace (Moritz Platz), right on the U8

    • The usual cool stuff: free drinks, coffee - I mean proper coffee! - team events, etc. (and donuts!)