Director of Engineering (m/f/x)



At HelloFresh, our mission is to change the way people eat - forever. From our 2011 founding in Europe’s vibrant tech hub Berlin, we’ve become the global market leader in the meal kit sector and inspire millions of energised home cooks across the globe every week.

We offer our meal kit boxes full of exciting recipes and thoughtfully sourced, fresh ingredients in more than 10 countries, operating from offices in Berlin, New York City, Sydney, Toronto, London and Amsterdam. Our more than 4,000 employees are the heart and soul of our highly international, fast-paced, and dynamic environment where innovation and smart, fast action is encouraged.

Our Engineering, Data, Product and Security teams are located in Berlin and New York and are critical to what we do. From procurement tools, to conversion rate optimization, live pricing tools, payment services and add-on upselling features, we work on challenging problems and have a high output of building and releasing features and engines that make our business thrive and deliver real financial impact.

You can get a taste of what we've been working on by checking out our tech blog.

About the job

  • Hire, inspire, manage, and grow cross-functional engineering teams, ensuring every engineer has adequate growth opportunities
  • Lead goal-oriented teams that deliver customer value early and often, diligently measuring results
  • Set and ensure the upholding of high standards for quality, scalability and customer focus
  • Be part of the engineering leadership team and help set strategy and goals across multiple engineering teams
  • Work effectively with Product and Design counterparts towards a common goal of delivering great digital experiences to our customers
  • Play a key role in ensuring the ongoing alignment of our technology with the overall business strategy for the company

Who we are looking for

  • Relevant engineering work experience and hands-on technical and people management experience (leading both engineers and managers)
  • Experienced in managing a team of teams (managing multiple teams at the same time)
  • A technical background, demonstrated in past engineering leadership roles with a clear impact towards achieving business goals
  • Architecture abilities and the capacity to design resilient distributed systems that are flexible and scalable
  • Demonstrable past experience with Agile methodologies, with focus on data-driven experimentation, lean thinking and quick iterations
  • Proven track record of creative problem solving and the desire to create and build new processes
  • Ability to build effective and clear communication in a fast growing engineering organization
  • Coached and mentored engineers (and ideally other managers) in their careers, acting as a true multiplier across the organization
  • Ability to stay calm and deal well with ambiguity, acting as a pragmatic unblocker of your teams and the organization as a whole
  • Eagerness to have a clear, measurable impact, through the teams you lead, on the company’s business goals
  • Proven ability to influence others and facilitate agreement among stakeholders with different interests

What we offer

  • Relocation assistance to move to Berlin and visa application support
  • Competitive compensation
  • Significant reduction on our meal kits
  • Annual learning and development budget to attend conferences or purchase educational resources
  • Sabbatical policy
  • Work in our office located in the heart of Berlin
  • A diverse and vibrant international environment
  • A range of perks (Free in-house crash course in German, compensation for advanced German classes, in-house lecture series and knowledge sharing programme, discounts for our neighboring gym & Urban Sports Club, free weekly yoga classes, summer & winter parties, discount on our HelloFresh GO vending machines)
  • The chance to have a significant impact on one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Europe in an exciting growth phase

Are you up for a challenge?

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Are you up for a challenge?

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