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How can we change the world to make marketing both relevant and impactful? With your help! At Schwarz Media Platform, we are on a mission to build Europe's largest and most advanced ad network for retail - a real-life AdTech application with a big impact on consumers, stores, and advertisers. It is based on Europe's largest retail data pool from Europe's No. 1 retailer, Schwarz Group, and cutting-edge technology that understands individual consumer behavior at scale. 

If you are interested in this vision and are excited about how data and machine learning can help us get there, you will love Schwarz Media Platform.

What you’ll do:

We are looking for a Vice President (VP) of Engineering (m/f/d) with practical experience in building an outcome-oriented, cross-functional engineering team and in designing an effective agile software development process for modern product delivery. In this position, you will be responsible for ensuring that teams are enabled to deliver value for our growing ML-based, microservice platform. You’ll be managing an entire team of engineers and developers, collaborating with the product managers, as well as guiding the company’s product & technical vision and maintaining compliance with quality standards. This role is crucial to help scale our vision of making marketing relevant and impactful!

  • Lead a team of talented engineers via management and mentoring
  • Continuously improve our agile software development process and optimize key agile metrics like feature lead time, deployment frequency, rework rate & mean-time-to-recovery
  • Grow our engineering team by recruiting and growing top engineering talents 
  • Ensure that our software meets the expectations in terms of quality, budget, performance and availability by introducing respective processes
  • Build a platform our customers love by focusing on solutions that enlight customers but are simple and elegant at the same time

What you’ll bring along:

  • Deep expertise in leading and growing distributed, agile software development teams
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in software design and development of microservice architectures
  • Minimum 5 years in a technical management role
  • Know how to recruit and develop top engineering talent
  • Must have experience with driving an agile methodology across a development team
  • Successfully shipped and operated a commercial software product or service
  • Passion for working in both startup and corporate environments
  • Develop standards and procedures to ensure quality standards are met and maintained
  • You like to take ownership and are driven by a product-focused mindset
  • 2 years work experience in Europe or North America
  • Eligible to work in Germany or Spain


  • Experience with software architecture of distributed software systems (is a plus)
  • Experience with designing data-powered applications and data architecture ( lakes) (is a plus)
  • Experience in operating Software-as-a-Service platforms with approaches like DevOps or SRE (is a plus)
  • Experience with developing software with programming languages like Python, Go (is a plus)
  • Experience with designing and operating modern cloud-native architecture based on Kubernetes (is a plus)
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform (or AWS) (is a plus)

Our offer to you:

We are a team of technology and industry experts working together to change the fundamentals of retail and advertising with our platform that enables impact-focused advertising that is loved by consumers and brands alike. We believe that disruption in a market like ours is achieved by cutting-edge technology applied to superior business models. We work in small teams with fast feedback loops, which enables us to “get stuff done” and work on challenging problems. We are a remote first company with headquarters in Berlin. Because our team comes from all over the world, our company language is English, (but you might hear the odd German, Russian or Spanish conversation).


At Schwarz Media Platform, we keep the personal togetherness and office environment alive despite remote locations by meeting for virtual coffees, cocktail or game nights every now and then, and also meeting in person at exciting offsite locations across Europe every six weeks. We offer our employees unique learning opportunities and the chance to take on important projects from day one together with:

  • A highly energetic environment and smart colleagues who will help you accelerate your professional growth
  • Autonomy to shape your role and significantly impact the company’s direction and future
  • Above market salary and 30 vacation days 
  • Work as a member of a cross-functional, fully remote product team
  • Utilize a modern tech-stack: incl. Python, Go, Pytorch, Google Cloud Platform

VP Engineering (m/f/d)

IT - Development

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