Director Engineering - Consumer Area (m/f/d) in München

The Westwing mission is to inspire and make every home a beautiful home. We are on a quest to bring the wonders of eCommerce for home & living to our more than 1.5 million active customers in 11 countries. In only 10 years on the market, we have grown to more than 433 million Euros in annual revenue. More importantly, the opportunity ahead of us is massive.

The Westwing team is the secret to our success. Our more than 1,700 team members balance creativity and style with innovative technology and strong business fundamentals. We are proud to be working with inspiring colleagues who are smart, fun, ambitious, and looking for the challenge to transform an industry and take it into the future.

Do you think this could be you? We are looking for an awesome Director Engineering - Consumer Area (m/f/d) to join our Tech management team at Westwing.

Our Tech Department is the heart of Westwing, driven by passionate people developing state-of-the-art infrastructure and applications. As a member of the Tech management team, working together with the CTO, the Director of Consumer Engineering will be directing a growing organization of several Tribes, having 5-7 direct reports and 150-200 total team size. Your peers will be other Engineering, Product and Tech Operations Directors. 

Our Tech Stack: AWS, Linux, Kubernetes, Terraform, Docker, GitLab, Nginx, Prometheus, Grafana, Redis, RabbitMQ, MySQL, React, Kotlin, Swift, NodeJs, PHP 7+, Typescript, Python7

Your responsibilities will be:

• Build highly scalable web and mobile solutions for our customers in close cooperation with the Director of Consumer Products 

• Lead a world-class team of engineers, QA’s, and collaborate with designers to ship new components and features 

• Work in an agile & international team with flat hierarchies and very short decision-making process 

• Oversee the core architectural design decisions and ensure that high-quality software is delivered 

• Retain, hire and develop your team

• Mentor and coach direct reports as well as peers 

• Establish a positive and trustful work environment where people take ownership and responsibility 

• Maintain and constantly re-evaluate technology roadmaps in order to improve the status quo 

• Collaborate closely with other Tribes and other Departments within the company 

• Manage resources and budget 

• Manage and coordinate third-party service providers, consultants and vendor relationships 

• Use data to inform decisions and get buy-in from stakeholders 

• Report directly to the CTO


You come with:

• 5+ years of experience in Engineering Leadership, having lead multiple teams in a digital product business

• Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills

• A deep understanding of Software Architecture and Infrastructure in the cloud (AWS, K8s)

• Solid understanding of and passion for agile software development

• Expertise in recruiting, hiring and onboarding of engineers

• Attention to detail, well-organized working mode, excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

• Very good verbal and written English skills

• Strong organizational and prioritization skills 

• Solid coaching and mentoring skills 

• Experience in maintaining and approving budgets 

• Capability to deliver multi-year programs 

• Aptitude to take decisions with company-wide impact 

• Capability to build and maintain relationships with key consultancy and solution vendors

We offer:

• A highly visible role in a well-financed, high-growth eCommerce company with a competitive salary 

• Up to 40% discount when shopping at Westwing 

• Free choice of hardware and operating system (Mac, Windows)

• State-of-the-art tech infrastructure running on AWS and Kubernetes 

• Agile work environment with Tribes and Guilds 

• An International team with English as company language 

• Yearly training budget for every Tech team member 

• Modern offices in Munich and the heart of Berlin

• Fresh fruits + drinks 

• Language courses (German) 

• Corporate Health Management: Gym discount, Yoga courses, JobRad, Swapfiets, 

• Subsidized public transportation ticket 

• Company pension scheme 

• Help in relocation and VISA process 

• Dog-friendly offices 

• Our own day nursery: Westwing Wichtel and Elliy & Stoffl co-operation

Location: Munich

Contact Person: Andrea Galantucci

Requisition Number: 2518

Interested? Looking forward to your full application under specification of your possible starting date and salary expectation

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Anzeigenart Stellenangebot
Arbeitszeit Vollzeit
Vertragsart Festanstellung
Berufliche Praxis mit Personalverantwortung
Aus- und Weiterbildung Abschluss Hochschule / Berufsakademie / Duales Studium
Berufskategorie Technische Berufe, Ingenieurwesen / Sonstiges
Arbeitsort Moosacher Straße 88, 80809 München


Westwing Group AG

Kontakt für Bewerbung

Andrea Galantucci

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Westwing Group AG