Engineering Manager - Data Platform (f/m/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin / Headquarters

About us

CrossLend is a digital debt marketplace with a mission to make the European lending and investment ecosystem more efficient, transparent and profitable.
By means of an innovative securitisation solution, CrossLend seamlessly connects originator supply with institutional investor demand, creating uniquely flexible, beneficial opportunities for both. With lenders empowered to lend more and investors able to deploy their capital more efficiently, liquidity is available to flow where it’s needed, helping fund Europe’s real economy: a win-win-win situation for all.  
Backed by an array of prestigious equity investors from Europe and the U.S., including Lakestar, CME Ventures, Earlybird, ABN AMRO’s Digital Impact Fund, solarisBank and the Luxembourg Future Fund, CrossLend plans to establish a European Debt Exchange.

Your tasks
In our agile setup, based on the spotify model, you will be the technical owner for our Data Platform and help us to build a state of the art data processing solution. You will own the design, implementation, testing and maintenance of the entire platform. While your team members are working in cross-functional, feature-oriented squads, you will align the technical and personal development across squads (Chapter lead in the spotify model).
Your chapter will consist of about 10 data-engineers, data-scientists and analysts and will grow over time. You will take an active role in the hiring process to get the right people on board.

You make sure that each member of your chapter

  • is empowered and has a strong sense of ownership
  • has 1 on 1 meetings on a regular base
  • has a personal development plan to learn and grow (we have an educational budget)
  • understands the product and the company goals
You will lead architectural meetings and take decisions in order to ensure the software which is built is architecturally consistent and of high quality. You will work with the product managers to define and prioritize technical tasks. As a coach and mentor for the developers you will train, pair-program and help with code reviews.
Minimum Qualifications

  • 3+ years experience with managing engineering teams
  • 3+ years of prior experience writing production code
  • Experience in designing scalable, reliable and performant data systems
  • Knowledge about related software, tools and best practices
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Passionate about fostering good engineering practices and processes
  • Domain knowledge in the financial sector
Preferred Qualifications

  • You have been a developer in projects using Python and SQL (Postgres)
  • You have a solid understanding of data structures and data pipelines (incl. performance related dependencies)
  • You have strong people management skills: empathy, empowerment, the ability to connect with people and good judgement 
  • Communication level skills in German
Who we are looking for

We are looking for an engineering manager to lead our Data Platform team. In this role, you will work as a technical lead and more importantly as a strong people manager and mentor for our talented engineers.

What we offer

  • Be part of a growing team making fast decisions, where you can watch your ideas and actions come to fruition. This is what adds up to time well-spent – not mere billable hours.
  • Creative ownership – drive the business forward with your ideas, launch projects from the ground up and see them through from inception to completion, giving your input and galvanising your colleagues while you bring out the best in each other.
  • An opportunity to be the change you want to see: at CrossLend you can use your skills to not only make a good living, but to enhance the transparency of the financial ecosystem.
  • Diversity: intellectual as well as cultural – join a welcoming international team of smart and open-minded people, where it’s easy to make friends.
  • A Personal Development Plan, along with access to dedicated resources to ensure that you can be the best in your role.
  • Work-family-friends balance – step off the treadmill and feel like a human again: our office is all about maintaining a healthy balance between a results-driven work environment and your all-around wellbeing.
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