Full Time: Engineering Manager - Ecosystem Open Source (f/m) at Contentful GmbH in Berlin

Contentful is a content management developer platform that enables web and mobile developers to manage, integrate, and deliver digital content to any kind of device or service that can connect to an API - be it smart cars, VR, mobile, web, digital signage, or any new platform.

We solve the complexities of content management for tens of thousands web and mobile developers, some independent and many working at enterprise customers that include Jack-in-the-box, Petsmart, Specialized, and Urban Outfitters.

We're a fun team of over 100 people from 36 nations with offices in Berlin and San Francisco, backed by top VCs (Benchmark, Trinity, Balderton, Point Nine), growing at an amazing pace, and looking for more amazing individuals to join our team!


At Contentful, engineering is responsible for developing, running and maintaining the software that builds our highly available and scalable platform.

Our engineering team grew to more than 30 people in 2016.

We are now looking for an experienced engineering manager to work with our CTO on leading this fast-growing team.

As an Engineering Manager (f/m) at Contentful, you are responsible for building and maintaining a healthy team, driving improvement of our development processes, and ensuring consistent delivery of high-quality software that adds value for our customers.

You’ll collaborate regularly with engineers to gather feedback on topics ranging from project progress, technology choices, internal processes, career development, mentoring, and general happiness.

Ideally, you’re already an engineering manager or you’re a development team lead ready to make the jump into management.

You enjoy the idea of working in a developer-centric company where engineering is central and not only a support function.

Catch this opportunity of taking care of the team who builds the material publicly available at https://github.com/contentful


You have either already managed a team involved in developing Open Source SDK and libraries or you’ve been involved in similar projects as a developer previously during your career
You have experience working in an environment revolving around a publicly available API
You know how to recruit and hire engineering talent and facilitate onboarding of new team members
Provide technical and non-technical guidance to the team, both individually and as a group
Experience troubleshooting the software delivery process and continuously streamlining it
You’re used to working with engineering teams to identify and anticipate changing requirements and opportunities to improve the development environment
Proven experience managing or leading technical teams, setting goals and crafting plans to achieve them
In-depth, proven engineering background that allows you to establish credibility with brilliant engineers quickly
You are used to collaborating with other functions of the company like product, support and marketing
You are a strong communicator and you’re great in teasing out complex, conflictual situations to bring clarity when confusion and ambiguity creep in


Take part in a fast-paced environment in a company that’s growing quickly.

Garner responsibility and make a significant impact, instead of being just another cog in a machine
Join a rapidly growing developer-centric company with lots of amazing international customers.

We count people like Adam Wiggins (Heroku) and Francesco Cesarini (Erlang Solutions) as our advisors
We have plenty of interesting engineering challenges, ranging from scale factors, global cache invalidation to multi-tenant “bring your own schema” data.

Use a diverse set of modern technologies, stay updated on best practices and help to create an effective and pragmatic organization
Be part of a team of experts in a company where technology matters and is key
We offer an education budget and extra days off to be spent on your self-development
Pick any tools you feel comfortable with; from hardware to software, your work environment to your chair, we've literally got your back
Enjoy the flexibility of time and place of your work
Brush up your language skills! Our team speaks more than 20 languages
We fully support your move to Berlin with a relocation budget.

We'll help you settle into your exciting new city


Source: Clevertech