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Engineering Manager



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024


PowerUs is building the ultimate career platform for skilled blue-collar workers. Our platform helps workers find jobs they love and guide them in their professional journey - from apprenticeship until retirement. On the other hand, we help companies hire skilled workers faster so they can complete their projects, especially in the renewable energy sector such as solar and wind energy. Qualified workers are the most important missing link in the energy transition towards renewable energy.

With the help of our platform, users can enter these new and exciting industries and earn up to 50% more. We have just raised €24 million in our Series B financing round! Backed by our investors, such as Eurazeo, General Catalyst, Headline and HV Capital, as well as successful business angels such as Max Viessmann, the founders of Personio and Mario Götze, we can truly commit to our mission of a more sustainable future.

🙌 Job Mission

As the Engineering Manager on our Company Squad, you will be a technical leader and a people manager. While your work will be primarily hands-off, you’ll bring deep technical experience, organisational awareness and decision-making skills to make the team more autonomous, more productive and to operate with higher morale. Company Squad manage the B2B side of our business and focus solely on making hiring companies successful. Whether these are smaller regional businesses or huge national and multi-national corporations, Company Squad offer the tools, processes, integrations and analytics to make them happy.

🎯 What You’ll Do

  • Lead and manage a team of full stack engineers, providing mentoring, guidance and technical oversight in driving the delivery of projects that create customer impact.
  • Collaborate with Product Management and stakeholders across the business to deliver software that meets our strategic goals.
  • Help to drive the future technical direction of the squad.
  • Build a culture of technical innovation and craftsmanship, operational excellence, product understanding and business awareness.
  • Develop a robust engineering team through identifying skill and experience needs, recruitment, onboarding, coaching and finding opportunities for professional development.
  • Influence work priorities outside your team through sponsoring the right technical solutions for problems that span multiple products and services.
  • Manage and optimise the team’s productivity and morale.
  • Identify and tackle problems, have difficult conversations where necessary, act as tie-breaker and decision-maker to ensure your team and the company move forward.

🌟 What We’re Looking For

  • You have at 6+ years of software engineering experience and 3+ years of management experience
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related field.
  • Strong technical background as a software engineer developing large scale end-to-end software solutions.
  • Enjoy approaching complex topics with an open mind and eye for simplicity.
  • Have a passion for people, supporting and coaching your engineers without micromanaging.
  • Apply the same care to customer experience and product quality as you do to technical topics, and be able to foster that in others.
  • Ability to quickly build relationships with stakeholders and work in a solution-oriented way.
  • Ability to build high-performing and self-driving teams that are able to balance speed, quality and risk.

💪 What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation package including Employee Stock Options.
  • Enjoy the flexibility of working remotely across Germany or from our vibrant office in Berlin with an impressive roof terrace,
  • Plus unlimited drinks and snacks to keep you fueled throughout the day.
  • 30 days of vacation to ensure you have time to recharge.
  • Annual budget for L&D via LOTARO to support your professional growth.
  • Mobility flat rate of €50/month for sharing services like cars, scooters, and public transport for employees based in Germany.
  • Discounts for Urban Sports Club or Gym Pass to keep you active and healthy for employees based in Germany.
  • Join an early-stage, fast-growing startup backed by Tier-1 investors.
  • Make a significant impact on company strategy from day one and collaborate directly with the founders.

As an equal opportunity employer, we proudly welcome applications from people of all races, ethnicities, disability statuses, ages, religions, gender identities, and sexual orientations. We encourage you to apply even if you don't think you meet all of the criteria above but are still interested in the role and our mission. Nobody checks every box, and we're looking for team members who are genuinely excited to join PowerUs! We look forward to receiving your application!