Head of development, Frankfurt (m/f/d)

Are you curious about new technologies and solutions that will be needed in the future as well as today? You already have several years of experience as a development manager, senior lead developer or even CTO and have successfully led larger teams?

Our area of expertise is the development of a digital platform that is used in industry to collect, manage, analyze and visualize sensor data. Does this also apply to you?

On top, sensors or gateways are no longer foreign words for you and as soon as you think about the development of IoT hardware products, you are in top form? User-friendly user interfaces (UI/UX) are not only a pleasure to use, but also a passion to create simple workflows in an appealing visual presentation.

Do you recognize yourself? Congratulations, then you are exactly the tech genius we are looking for as Head of development for us! Our young and fast growing company will soon be the most important player for RTLS solutions in the smart factory.

We will be an RTLS-centric Industrial IoT platform for coupling real-time sensors and real-time data processing. In the future, customers without code knowledge will be able to create and operate complex workflows themselves. Therefore we need you as leading CTO in our team to implement a sophisticated framework for creating your own applications (based on our IO platform)!

Your Tasks

  • You bring in new and creative, but at the same time pragmatic ideas for the further development and optimization of our technical platform that can be implemented and thus advance our technological vision.
  • You are responsible for the continuous improvement and implementation of processes and methods and drive the integration of solution partners and 3rd party applications into the  offering.
  • Together with the software and IT teams, you develop solution concepts and specifications based on product and customer requirements and translate business requirements such as data and IT security into suitable technical solutions.
  • On the basis of our goals of product quality and cost-efficient operation, you decide significantly on the IT roadmap of the company.
  • In coordination with Product Management Make or Buy, you make decisions and negotiate with external service providers.
  • You work with the development team to develop the future software architecture for our solutions and ensure the compatibility of the developments with these specifications.
  • Together with the development department, you ensure efficient and high-quality software development.
  • Together with the IT team, you develop the appropriate IT infrastructure concept for the our products and the operation of customer systems and implement it consistently.
  • Ideally, you are familiar with applications in production and logistics, such as material transport, AutoID, fleet management, etc.

Your Profile

  • You have a degree or training in computer science, electrical engineering or a comparable subject.
  • You have several years of experience as a developer in agile backend development.
  • You have expert knowledge in JavaScript, Python or similar.
  • You are familiar with relational databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL).
  • You have already designed an API (REST, GraphQL).
  • You use Git to manage your code.
  • You have analytical and predictive skills to create a scalable application and analyze and optimize customer processes and requirements.
  • You are enthusiastic about new technologies and want to develop yourself continuously.
  • You have an affinity for IoT products.
  • A high quality awareness and practical experience in the use of quality assurance measures (e.g. unit and integration tests, static code analysis, code reviews) are a matter of course for you.
  • Very good English skills round off your profile.
  • You have successfully completed a university degree in computer science, business informatics or a related field of study.
  • You have several years of professional experience in product development and have led larger divisions/departments/teams.
  • You have enthusiasm and distinct experience in software architecture and development.
  • You are a leader who can be respected and recognized in our company due to your wealth of experience, thoroughness, reliability and motivation.
  • You have very good knowledge of project and requirements management with tools such as Jira, Asana, Doors or similar.
  • Ideally, you have gained your experience in companies working in the field of industrial high performance Internet applications, e.g. SaaS/Cloud offerings or ideally with M2M or IoT platforms.
  • A professional proximity to document and output management processes is an advantage.
  • You have profound knowledge and experience with agile development and management methods.
  • In addition to Java Script, you are also familiar with programming languages such as Python, C++, etc.
  • You work independently, determined and structured, take initiative, think and act flexibly and are able to think outside the box.
  • You have excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to motivate.
  • You have a strong hands-on mentality, tackle problems and find convincing solutions.
  • English and German language skills required

Nice to have

  • You have knowledge with MQTT, TCP/IP, NoSQL, SQL, OPC-UA, SAP.
  • You have knowledge of the necessary processes for hardware product development (design, release, production, certification, disposal,…).
  • You have knowledge of application areas in logistics and production (industry 4.0).

What We Offer

  • Profit-sharing for employees
  • Flexible working hours
  • You don’t feel like going to the office today or you have an important appointment? Then do it with pleasure at home office.
  • Average 30 days holiday
  • 1-2 hours per week to find ideas & research to optimize your area of responsibility
  • Personal annual budget for your professional development
  • You can choose from workshops, books, conferences and much more. You know best what you need, we are happy to support and encourage you!
  • Our week never gets boring! We start with our #TGIM Bagel-Monday, slide into the Margarita-Thursday and end the weekend with a Pizza-Friday once a month.
  • Company car on demand
  • Annual Company Off-Site, sometimes with lots of action or relaxation. In the foreground is for us a good time together!
  • Brand-new and highly modern office with top location in Frankfurt-Eschborn
  • Coffee, espresso, tea & mate as much as you like
  • Fully equipped kitchen for common weekly cooking sessions. We look forward to your favourite dish!
  • Time to play! Since time is not a good indicator of productivity according to Tim Ferris, play a round of football with us. After that you start again with fresh thoughts.
  • Kicker is not your thing? No problem, we also have an xBox
  • Look forward to various events in the professional and private context.
  • Do you love sport and exercise as much as we do? Save with us in the future 20% in the FITSEVENELEVEN-S

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