Head of Engineering (f/m/div)

Job description

Deutsche Fintech Solutions (DFS) aims to change the way financial consulting is approached. As a joint venture created by finleap and DVAG (Germany's largest independent financial advisory company) we plan to, as a first step, focus on creating new, innovative and customer-focused digital tools for the 20,000 financial advisors of DVAG and the 9million customers in DACH that they serve. DFS is also a part of finleap's network of startups - Europe's largest Fintech ecosystem, all under one roof, with an exciting opportunity to meet, socialize and exchange ideas with people from other ventures.

As our Head of Engineering you will be responsible for our tech team and for delivering great Apps, build our backend APIs in a microservice architecture and integrate with two key partners (DVAG, FinReach Solutions). You’ll have an impact on our technical stack, team and define and shape our product from scratch. 

Our current stack is JavaScript with React.js, GraphQL, Java/Kotlin with Spring (Boot), mongodb, Kubernetes on Azure, Ansible, Helm, as well as Jenkins and Bitbucket.


What will keep you challenged:

  • Setting up the most suitable IT architecture and supporting engineers in selecting the right technologies and developing high quality products

  • Hiring, developing, training, leading and growing our technical team

  • Active involvement in developing our highly agile and tech-focused company culture

  • Constantly improving our products and platforms to fit our business needs

  • Coordinating the development process with the cross-functional feature-teams based on clear KPIs and managing goals & expectations as well as tech alignment across teams

What will make you succeed?

  • Considerable experience in leading international development teams across multiple locations

  • Proven experience designing architectures and technical strategies for start-ups

  • Experience in technical landscapes including integrating CRM, Banking-APIs or other enterprise systems to build a successful data integration product

  • An ability to bring in new ideas to further improve our tech-related company culture and brand

  • An aspiration to continuously develop yourself and stay on top of the latest technology innovations/trends

  • An entrepreneurial mindset with a creative approach to problem solving

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Excellent communicator in English and German

  • A great level of communication and transparency comes naturally to you, both with your team, the company as a whole and the senior management team

Why Deutsche Fintech Solutions?

  • DFS helps people fulfil their wishes and aspirations, and plan for and live their best lives. In order to accomplish that, we’ve partnered with DVAG, Germany’s largest independent financial advisory service.

  • Our company goal is to provide a digital platform to help transform the way financial consulting is done in Germany, bringing together the best people in the financial consulting field to connect with and serve their customers.

  • DFS is a diverse team of individuals who combine cutting edge technologies, years of experience in the financial and tech worlds, and a passion for excellence to bring the future to the field of financial planning.

  • We are working agile in cross-functional feature-teams with a lot of autonomy

  • We are have a long-term plan and the means to follow it through

What else do we offer?

Besides the standard stuff like free drinks (everything you can imagine – from coffee over Club Mate to juices and 4 different kinds of beer), cereal and fruit, discounts on transportation, gym memberships and local restaurants, we offer:

  • Flexible working hours.

  • You’ll be part of a fantastic team. We’re passionate about what we do, have fun while doing it and work with the best people in their fields.

  • Top-notch technology equipment – whatever you need to do your job the best way possible.

  • Light infused, 6th floor office in the heart of Berlin with a rooftop terrace and chill out areas, table tennis, table soccer and shower facilities as well as yoga classes, running groups, etc.

  • The job will enable you to build a strong network of companies and specialists as we belong to the FinLeap Family.

  • Regular team events – we celebrate our success together.

  • We believe in personal growth and development. Share your personal aims with us and let’s achieve them together!