Senior Engineering Manager (m/f/d) - remote Europe

Permanent employee, Full-time · Remote / Home Office

The position
Bitly is seeking an Engineering Manager to lead product-focused feature teams of software engineers. As the Senior Engineering Manager for our Engagement area ( 2 Squads), you will lead and contribute to a cross-functional team responsible for much of our user-facing application experiences. Our teams are self-organized and have their own product responsibility, each with a dedicated Product Manager, Product Designer, and Tech Lead. Your role is to manage your product and technical goals, contribute to product strategy and help develop your teams. This also means you will work all across the company, as you are involved in the whole process of creating the best product possible. Your teams are responsible for how our users create, edit and customize their QR-Codes within Bitly’s Connection Platform and the QR-Code-Generator-Platform. Our teams work primarily in React, Vue, TypeScript, Go, and PHP. 
Your challenge
  • You take over the disciplinary leadership of our engineers in two of the cross-functional teams, with a total of 10 to 12 Engineers.
  • Enable your teams and align them on a shared goal. Your team includes experts from various disciplines and tech stacks (frontend, backend, lead developer) who work in self-organized development teams.
  • You are responsible for creating an environment for your teams that fosters a growth mindset, collaborative spirit, and a healthy, motivated culture.
  • Coaching engineers and helping them leverage their full potential - you provide timely and precious feedback to support career and professional growth for individuals on your team.
  • By working closely with product management, you can independently determine resource needs and are the contact person for external service providers and partners.
  • Help shape and implement our strategy, by partnering with people across the company from all areas, to align the roadmap of your teams with everyone.
  • Identify and solve impediments and leverage synergies together with the other engineering managers.


Your skills
  • You have a lot of experience as a technical and disciplinary leader and coaching whole engineering teams.
  • You cultivate a cooperative leadership style and distinguish yourself through your agile mindset. You tend to delegate decisions down and set the framing and borders in which your teams operate.
  • You are an inclusive and empathetic leader, who cares deeply on a personal level for all his colleagues. Your goal is to help each of your colleagues to grow and help them leverage their full potential.
  • You excel at creating a safe and inclusive environment.
  • You have several years of experience in the development of SaaS products and you have a strong creative will to shape the best possible product.
  • International mindset and fluency in English - German is not required, as we work and hire on a global level. 
  • You are a strong verbal and written communicator, comfortable working in a remote environment.
  • You are highly passionate about continuous improvement and open to being a spokesperson for the product, technology, and platform to scale our product.

Why Bitly
Besides of being part on an international company with over 30 nationalities, you will enjoy: 

  • 30 days paid vacation + recharge week in summer 
  • Flexibility: remote-first (Bielefeld and Berlin offices available) & flexible working hours
  • High standard equipment (laptop. Monitors, keyboards ..)
  • Work from home stipend
  • Wifi / Internet & Cell Phone Stipend 
  • Personal Development Budget
  • Fitness Membership at Urban Sports Club
  • Regular onsite & offsite team events 
  • Hackweek :)
  • Trust based leadership
  • Strong feedback culture 
  • Employee focused onboarding experience 
About us
Bitly Europe GmbH is the European Counterpart of Bitly Inc. As a leading global SaaS provider offering world-class mobile marketing solutions to more than 11 million monthly users and 425 000 customers, we work on bringing us all a bit closer. Our mission is to turn every interaction into a catalyst for connection through a powerful all-in-one Connections Platform: Link Management, QR Code Generator, and Link-In-Bio.

Find out more about us here

Your application
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