Director of Mobile Engineering (m/f) at Blinkist (Berlin, Germany)

 Stack Overflow ·  16.05.2018


This ad goes out to all those who want to find a purpose in what they’re doing and take accountability for their work. At Blinkist, we’ve created a meaningful product that is growing fast. Our blinks – key insights from the world’s best nonfiction – help more than 4 million people around the globe to keep learning new, exciting things each and every day. In 2017, our app was named by Apple as one of the very best in the App Store. We received the United Nations World Summit Award in the Learning & Education category, a Google Material Design Award for Brand Expressiveness, as well as an Android Excellence Award.

Why do we need you?

Our Mobile Engineering team is growing quickly and we plan to double its size this year. We are looking for someone who will help us grow the team and restructure our processes to make sure we deliver a top-notch product to our users.

What you will do:


Build and lead a team of talented and motivated engineers and develop the team through coaching, mentoring, and feedback

Work with the recruiting team to attract, onboard, and retain diverse top talents

Take responsibility for our mobile teams’ delivery and work closely with our cross-functional team, product managers, designers, and other stakeholders

Shape the future of our whole tech architecture by working closely with our CTO, Head of IT and Head of BI

Design, monitor and drive the architecture of our mobile applications

Develop an effective engineering culture and advocate and advance modern software development practices together with Product Managers

Support Product Management in planning product roadmaps and align with engineering driven projects

Help to establish quality practices across the team


To do this, we believe you should have:


At least 5 years of experience in the field of Mobile Engineering

Built and/or managed a team of engineers: you love developing and growing people

Excellent knowledge of the architecture of mobile applications

Knowledge of backend systems is a plus

Strong analytical skills and a results-driven mentality

Excellent communication skills


What’s in it for you?

At Blinkist, we offer a fantastic workplace in the heart of Berlin-Neukölln including all the benefits you’d expect – from a personalized perk system to free private language lessons. Add a competitive salary, a personal development budget of 1,500€ per year, flexible working hours, and a meaningful product on the rise, and you have a first impression of why Blinkist is a great place to work. We got rid of classical management hierarchies and, instead, distributed authority among all colleagues. We foster a unique company culture championing self-empowerment, personal development, direct communication and mutual support. Not only do we want you to grow into the role of Director of Mobile Engineering, but we want this role to grow with you. If we’ve captured your interest and you want to help us build the leading destination for the modern lifelong learner, apply now and let us know why you’re the perfect fit for the job!




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