• Berlin, Germany
  • Permanent
  • Ref no. BH09

XL Engine are working exclusively with one of Berlin's Tech Unicorns who are currently looking for an Engineering Lead to support them in creating their search and recommendation engine.


This is a role with significant impact to millions of active users and a massive jump into a new market area for the company. This is an opportunity to join a revolutionary start-up with the backing of a business pushing to IPO in the next 2 years! 


The business having launched 4 years ago is currently valued at over €3.4bn, taking the best ideas from some of the best tech businesses globally and pulling these services into a large platform to give consumers a single platform for all of their retail needs.


The CTO is looking for his Engineering Lead to have come from a full stack environment (think Thoughtworks), and Agile enthusiasts as you will be asked to manage your teams following the XP (extreme programming) methods, working closely with the team to create great products and super clean code.



  • Working with Agile (XP / Extreme Programming) and clean code best practice (Pairing, TDD)
  • Experience working with GoLang, Java and JVM
  • Come from a full stack Engineering background
  • Have helped to build a platform service (any platform) with experience with API development
  • Some exposure to native mobile (Swift) and Data processing (Kafka)
  • Worked with a customer facing application and work closely with user data to drive product development
  • Be comfortable managing development and product, putting in processes and structure to deliver efficiently and effectively
  • Happy working within a start-up environment and understand that the buck stops with you!

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