VP Engineering (m/f)

  • Development
  • Berlin, Germany

VP Engineering (m/f)

Job description

As our VP of Engineering at askCharlie you are responsible for the success of the development team by eliminating all roadblocks that occur in the agile development process. You define vision and drive the team execution to achieve strategic business priorities. You unlock the creativity of your team and inspire them to build the best for our customers.

askCharlie’s Frontend is built with modern Javascript (ES2015, AngularJS with ng-forward for Angular 2-style components, TypeScript and Redux) on top of our Ruby on Rails backend.

In addition to our web applications, we are increasing focus on the development of our hybrid mobile application with React Native. askChalie’s Mobile team builds native apps using cutting edge React Native making use os libraries such of Redux, react-router and all the ES2015 (Babel transpiled) goodies. Most of the work is done via JavaScript, but when that is not enough we get our hands into core native (Objective-C and Java) itself.

Your responsibilities

  • Lead a growing group of agile development teams
  • Attract, excite and retain technical talents for askCharlie from around the world
  • Lead, inspire, motivate and influence to make sure we are continuously shipping quality
  • Develop your team leads and provide guidance, motivation and coaching where needed
  • Support team leads in solving problems and issues within the team
  • Communicating what the business wants and keeps your team in the loop
  • Promote and encourage technical, business and people related initiatives that improve productivity, performance, and quality
  • Partner with other technology leaders around the globe
  • The role will be a core part of the senior management team

Our offer

  • Work in a dynamic, experienced team of outstanding developers
  • Take full responsibility from day one, a steep learning curve is guaranteed
  • Openness for new technologies that help to solve our problems
  • Working with the latest technology tools and newest Macbook
  • Flexible working hours and a competitive compensation package
  • Relocation support for a smooth transition to work and live in Berlin


Your profile

  • With your technical background, you have already several years of experience in leading in an agile environment
  • You have experience how to estimate work units, how to manage the agile development process and how to get the most out of the team
  • You have very strong knowledge of agile development processes preferably in a startup environment
  • You are an excellent recruiter, a great communicator, and a great issue resolver with an independent, pragmatic and proactive work style
  • Teamwork and ‘getting things done’ are in your professional values
  • Very good knowledge of English and ideally German