Head of Engineering (m/w/d) in Berlin

FUNKE Digital is the digital unit of the FUNKE Mediengruppe, one of the largest media companies in Germany, since March 2014. Moving images is our passion. As FUNKE Digital's video unit we are responsible for producing and distributing videos that has been created by our in-house editors as well as external partners. Our video and TV content reaches millions of unique users in seven countries and generates 100+ million video views every month. In addition to FUNKE's market-leading apps and portals, our cutting-edge technology distributes content to Smart TV brands such as Samsung and Philips.

Be part of our team in Berlin! We are looking for you as a

Head of Engineering (m/w/d) Video Platform


  • You lead and continuously develop a high performing agile engineering team
  • You support the engineering team hands-on doing design, implementation, review, testing, and debugging
  • You collaborate with the product team to continuously improve the agile process and drive agility within the engineering team
  • You collaborate with other technical departments in migrating from public to private cloud and consolidating the technical stack
  • You lead by example for a small cross-functional agile team with 4-6 engineers




  • Languages: PHP (Symfony/Laravel), JavaScript/TypeScript (ReactJs)
  • Technologies: Kubernetes, Docker, MySQL/MariaDB, RabbitMQ, Redis, Loki, Prometheus/Grafana, Kaltura
  • Hosting: Azure, AWS, Funke Digital Cloud
  • Tools: Gitlab, OpenAPI, Terraform, Helm, Kustomize

You will...

  • work remote or on site in an Agile team for innovative projects with flat structures and direct communication
  • get 30 days vacation and a permanent contract
  • work with one of our largest systems with data volumes in petabyte range
  • have an unique, easily accessible open space office in Berlin Mitte on Gendarmenmarkt if you do not work remote or just partly
  • collaborate with specialists in tech, data, product, editing and video producing
  • have individual development possibilities e.g. seminars, workshops, congresses and e-learning as well as a comprehensive range of qualification offers with our FUNKE Academy
  • have many cooperation possibilities with different fitness studios, health campaigns, discounts via corporate benefits and a subsidized BVG ticket



  • You have experience in building and leading an agile engineering team
  • You have a thorough understanding of the full software engineering lifecycle
  • You have a track record of building successful digital products
  • You have expert knowledge in cloud infrastructure and microservice architecture
  • You are a strategic thinker and problem-solver
  • You have excellent communication skills in English, German is a plus

Please send your application to Darya Sameri hitting the apply-button .

Mehr zum Job

Anzeigenart Stellenangebot
Arbeitszeit Vollzeit
Vertragsart Festanstellung
Berufliche Praxis mit Personalverantwortung
Aus- und Weiterbildung Abschluss Hochschule / Berufsakademie / Duales Studium
Berufskategorie Marketing, Werbung, Gestaltung, Public Relations, Medien / Sonstiges
Arbeitsort Friedrichstraße 67-70, 10117 Berlin


FUNKE Mediengruppe

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