Engineering Manager

About the opportunity

As an Engineering Manager at Contentful, you are responsible for advancing and maintaining healthy engineering teams, ensuring that we’re building a great product for our customers.

What to expect?

  • Lead a team of software engineers in implementing high-quality applications and services including design, development, and deployment of new business functionality
  • Mentor and guide the professional and technical development of your team members. Help develop their careers and match them with projects tailored to their skill levels, personalities, work styles, and professional goals
  • With your team, develop technical and product roadmaps then identify, plan, and deliver against those roadmaps
  • Build a team culture that is collaborative, inclusive, and respectful. Encourage, empower, and celebrate
  • Maintain a balance between building sustainable, high-impact projects and shipping things quickly
  • Instil a spirit of continuous improvement in the team’s code, architecture, and processes
  • Work closely with the Contentful recruiting team to hire high potential engineers from diverse backgrounds

What you need to be successful?

  • You are already managing engineers and/or you’re ready to make the jump into full-time management
  • Very familiar with principles of APIs, stateful Web (Single Page) Applications, developer platforms (Github, Heroku), and latest platform trends like containers and serverless architectures
  • Experience with continuous improvement and the Agile software delivery process, particularly in collaboration with product, business
  • You have experience recruiting and hiring engineering talent, combined with bringing new starters up to speed
  • In-depth, proven software engineering background that allows you to establish credibility with brilliant engineers quickly
  • Excellent English communication skills, verbal and written (German not required)

What's in it for you?

  • Join an ambitious tech company reshaping the way people build digital products. 
  • Full-time employees receive Stock Options for the opportunity to share ownership and the success of our company
  • We value Work-Life balance and You Time! A generous combination of paid time off, sick days and paid holidays 
  • Comprehensive health care package (health, vision, dental insurance, life and disability insurance) and a retirement savings plan
  • Use your personal education budget to improve your skills and grow in your career. Join a free German class or one of our many internal learning initiatives!
  • Enjoy a full range of virtual events, including workshops, guest speakers, and fun team activities, supporting learning and networking exchange beyond the usual work duties 
  • Our Berlin based employees: Get fit! We offer an Urban Sports Club discount and virtual morning fitness class to help you reach your fitness goals. 
  • Share and navigate the excitement of a new workplace with your CFF (Contentful First Friend) 
  • Plus, Contentful socks! And other amazing swag as part of company events. Oh yeah!

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Who are we?

Contentful is the leading content platform that powers digital experiences for over 30% of the Fortune 500 companies and thousands of global brands. Our platform unifies content in a single hub, structures it for use in any digital channel and integrates seamlessly with hundreds of tools through open APIs. It lets developers and content creators work in parallel, increasing team efficiency and happiness. Companies such as Shopify, Staples, Atlasssian, Electronic Arts, Chanel, Roche, Vodafone use Contentful to build their mobile and web products, voice controlled apps and more. 

We’re growing rapidly and we have secured over $330 million in funding from top-tier partners such as Tiger Global, Sapphire Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, General Catalyst and Benchmark.

More than 650 people from 70 nations contribute their energy and creativity to Contentful, working from hubs in Berlin, San Francisco, Denver and distributed around the world.

Everyone is welcome here!

“Everyone is welcome here” is a celebrated component of our culture. At Contentful, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical [dis]ability, or length of time spent unemployed. We invite you to apply and join us!

If you need reasonable accommodations at any point during the application or interview process, please let your recruiting coordinator know.

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