Lead Software Engineer (PHP + JS + PGSQL, m/f/d)

Posted on Mar 15, 2019 by InstaFreight

Berlin, Berlin Germany
Information Technology
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Your tasks

  • As an engineering lead you guide and support your team through the development process in order to deliver smart solutions
  • Being a member of the engineering leadership team you actively participate in the decision-making process
  • You are a positive and forward-looking human being - robots are cool and all, but we're a team that likes working together
  • You will become responsible for the delivery and maintenance of critical systems and user-facing parts of the platform

This means:

  1. Understanding that great results are delivered as a team effort
  2. Plan, propose and ship big and small projects from start to finish
  3. Proactively deconstruct and analyze both technical and product requirements
  4. Finding balance and compromises between "yes" and "no"
  5. Estimating time cost and proactively raising concerns if new data suggests
  6. Drive evolution of architecture and process
  7. Actively track progress across multiple streams and create transparency and visibility
  8. Ensure reliability: test, monitor and add resilience
  • Collaborate closely with others, splitting and delegating tasks or pair programming as necessary, to leverage different skill sets and specialties across the team
  • Adopt, share and adapt conventions and best-practices - level up individually and as a team over time


  • You are self-motivated and strive to find pragmatic, incremental paths to success, even when faced with big challenges
  • You have already had first experience being in a team leadership position
  • 5+ years of experience developing in PHP and SQL
  • Highly confident in SQL and NoSQL data storage
  • Strong JavaScript proficiency - you identify as a full-stack engineer
  • Refined understanding of software and programming fundamentals regardless of language/framework - SOLID principles
  • Up-to-date familiarity with modern PHP and JavaScript eco-systems
  • Code quality, Continuous Integration and scalability mean something to you
  • You feel comfortable owning complex systems and keep calm in tense times
  • Excellent communication skills in English, spoken and written
  • Willingness to learn & master any technology, language, or development environment that we might need in the future
  • Experience with python & nodejs a plus

Reference: 671245371

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