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Head of Engineering (f/m/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

Your Team
At KIWI we believe that access management should be easy. Your job in this journey is to operate,scale and continuously evolve an exceptionally secure and highly reliable platform of distributed IoT-devices and connected web and native applications that earns customers’ trust every day.
Your role
  • Support and grow a holistic team comprised of embedded, backend, frontend, site reliability and quality engineers
  • Ensure sleep-well-at-night security following best practices and mitigating vulnerabilities ideally before they surface
  • Take end-to-end responsibility for platform architecture to ensure reliability and scaling in pace with company growth
  • Create and share the technology vision informed by product vision, business strategy and technology trends
  • Foster a collaborative work atmosphere in self-responsible, cross-functional teams of engineers, designers and product managers
  • Continuously deliver new products, features, improvements and forward looking prototypes
  • Maintain a developer-friendly and highly adoptable platform API
  • Play an active role in the leadership team, live and shape the KIWI culture
Your skills
  • Experience in designing, developing and operating complex distributed systems ideally in the IoT field
  • Strong understanding of security principles and proven experience with their application in practice
  • 5+ years of development experience in software and hardware, ideally radio communication
  • 3+ years of experience in leading and growing international engineering teams 
  • Evangelist of cross-team collaboration and able to adapt agile practices to team needs
  • Hands-on mentality, balancing short-term necessities and long-term opportunities
  • Open-minded, honest and a great communicator
Our offer
  • Opportunity to shape the future of access management and the growth of the company
  • Highly motivated and skilled team with a culture characterized by collaboration and passion for its products and the digitalization of the real estate sector
  • State-of-the-art tech stack (Python, React, React Native, PostgreSQL, Redis, TimescaleDB, Influx, k8s, ELK stack, RabbitMQ, MQTT, AWS, Grafana, )
  • Annual development budget that can be spent for individual purposes
About us
Our goal is to replace the physical key and to revolutionize key management. Our smart access-as-a-service solution KIWI allows users to unlock doors completely hands-free with our identity token KIWI Ki or by using our KIWI App. Our customers from the real estate industry use the KIWI Portal to simplify key management. And service providers like Deutsche Post and waste management companies open the doors of apartment buildings with KIWI. More than 112.000 households in 90 cities are already connected to the KIWI Infrastructure.
Your application
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