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Engineering Lead

Berlin, Germany

20 April, 2022

Compensation

€72K - 85K

Contract type

Full time

Technologies & frameworks

  • Python
  • Terraform
  • JavaScript
  • Kubernetes
  • AWS
  • Vue.js
  • Go

Benefits & perks

  • Remote working
  • Flexible working
  • Generous pto
  • Gym passes
Help make a real difference to the global climate crisis!

Role overview

ABOUT ECOSIA:

Ecosia, the search engine that plants trees, is one of the world's largest social businesses and the first B Corporation in Germany. As part of our mission to cultivate a more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable world, we are planting and protecting forests by enabling people to channel their everyday actions into environmental good. So far our 20 million users have planted over 140 million trees. Our reach is expanding as we continue to grow and plant native and biodiverse trees worldwide!


ABOUT THE ROLE:

Do you want to actively enable our engineers to bring value to millions of users every day and become part of shaping this new role at Ecosia?

We are looking for an Engineering Lead who makes the people around them better engineers and ensures that our best practices and technology keep growing with us. If this is you, come join us remotely or in our Berlin office.

Together with other Engineering Leads, Engineering Managers, and the whole engineering organization, you will facilitate and actively contribute to a healthy engineering culture and a tech stack that is fit for purpose and scale. You will coordinate and communicate technical needs with the rest of Ecosia and identify technical opportunities.

This is not a people management role. Your primary focus is the success of engineering initiatives. Thereby, you will get a chance to be hands-on and actively improve our tech stack.


YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE AN IMPACT:

  • Be available for advice and feedback: you’ll be the go-to technical expert for high-level technical decisions, for example creating RFCs and ADRs.
  • Codify and share knowledge: start and lead knowledge-building and sharing initiatives; remove technical uncertainties for all of engineering.
  • Keep an overview and lead technology improvements: identify, plan, prioritize and carry out important technical improvements; find and evaluate relevant tech innovations and find good ways to implement them at Ecosia.
  • Support engineering growth: support teams in their hiring efforts and mentor engineers already at Ecosia.
  • Strengthen our collaborative and inclusive culture, in alignment with our core values.


YOUR AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE:

  • Experience with directing engineering initiatives across multiple teams.
  • An understanding of important tech topics (and those that might become important in the future).
  • Experience in evaluating new ideas and creating a fitting technology strategy from that.
  • Know how to stay on top of tech debt, how to best monitor it, and other relevant tech KPIs.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to speak the language of stakeholders from different areas (e.g. product, engineering, and leadership).
  • Enthusiasm for mentoring other engineers and supporting them to take on new responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of at least some parts of our technology stack (see below).

We recognize that you may need further development in some areas, and we encourage you to apply even if your profile does not meet all of the requirements for the role: we encourage and support growth and development for everyone.


OUR TECHNOLOGY STACK:

  • Backend: Go and Python services communicating internally through gRPC and publicly through REST
  • Frontend: Nuxt-based Vue applications, making heavy use of SSR
  • Mobile: Firefox fork on iOS, Chromium fork on Android
  • BI: Snowplow for first-party tracking, Airflow for ETL, Redshift-based Looker for dashboards
  • Infrastructure: Kubernetes on AWS through EKS; resources managed through Terraform
  • Tooling: Prometheus/Grafana for monitoring, GitHub/CircleCI for hosting and CI/CD, Docker for containerization

Find all of our tooling in our Tech Radar.


WHY ECOSIA?

- What if your job made a real difference to the climate crisis? Join Ecosia and support planting millions of trees where people and ecosystems need them most.

- We offer you the opportunity to balance work with other parts of your life. (Flexible working hours, more vacation days than the law requires (30 days/year on a five-day week), two no-meeting days per week, remote work options).

- We are a diverse team of more than 25 nationalities that includes people from different sexual orientations, ages, races, physical/mental abilities, child/pet/plant parents non-traditional backgrounds.

- We enable you to live sustainably through our green benefits, such as subsidized public transport cards, bike inspection, green electricity allowance, etc.

- We support your professional growth through monthly learning days, hack days, online and physical library, 2000€ development allowance per year, continuous feedback, etc.

 

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Want to know what it's like to work for Ecosia?

10 questions for Ecosia’s Founder and CEO


If you’re living with a disability, illness, and/or neurodiversity or are primary caregivers, feel free to let us know how we can adjust and support your application process. For instance, we can provide different tools, interview formats, or more time for assignments.

Location

Berlin is the capital and the largest city in Germany and well-known for its amazing festivals, exciting nightlife and a high quality of living. With a population of 3.7 million it is only second to London in the Europe Union, even with one-third of the city's area being composed of forests, parks, gardens, rivers, canals and lakes. Berlin is a city with a deep history, Bismarck, Marx, Einstein, JFK and Bowie, they’ve all shaped – and been shaped by – Berlin.

Often referred to as Europe's newest start-up capital, a new start-up is founded every 20 minutes. The startup industry is set to produce 100,000 new jobs by 2020.

It's no secret that Berlin is cheaper than many of its European counterparts. Office overheads and the price of living are cheaper, which makes it a very attractive place for tech entrepreneurs. Home to HelloFresh, Delivery Hero, and Soundcloud we expect many more household names to be coming out of Berlin in the next few years.

Did you know...

  • The average salary for a Software Engineer in Berlin is €58,765 per year
  • Berlin is the second most populous city in the EU

Ecosia

  • 50-249

Ecosia is the search engine that plants trees! 🌱 Ecosia is one of the world's largest social businesses and the first B Corporation in Germany. We use the ad revenue from your searches to plant trees where they are needed the most. By searching with Ecosia, you’re not only reforesting our planet, but you’re also empowering the communities around our planting projects to build a better future. 🌍 So far our 20 million users have planted over 140 million trees - those trees help restore landscapes, nourish surrounding communities, protect wildlife and neutralise CO2. Our reach is expanding as we continue to grow and plant native and biodiverse trees worldwide!

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Engineers who find a new job through Functional Works average a 15% increase in salary.

Compensation

€72K - 85K

Contract type

Full time

Technologies & frameworks

  • Python
  • Terraform
  • JavaScript
  • Kubernetes
  • AWS
  • Vue.js
  • Go

Benefits & perks

  • Remote working
  • Flexible working
  • Generous pto
  • Gym passes

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