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  • LocationBerlin
  • SalaryCompetitive salary
  • Job TypePermanent
  • ReferenceADI001
  • Date posted10-Aug-21

Vertex have been partnered with a Global Marketplace to hire a Director of Engineering to grow a new business unit from scratch, which will roll out to over 40 countries over the next 2 years.

We’re looking for someone to be the CTO for a new internal shopify type platform, that will integrate high-street stores onto our marketplace and give them access to our delivery fleet.

From a customer standpoint, think a virtual high street shopping experience online – access to all high street shops in one place and have shoes, clothes and food delivered at the same time. This is a brand-new venture for the company and a massive opportunity to build something from the ground up that will be used by millions of customers globally within months.


  • You will be building & hiring your tech team from scratch as well as steer other domain functions like product or operations for personal growth.
  • You will be the main driver to grow team in 2022 and beyond via budgeting, hiring, branding & building excellent attracting tech stack
  • You will build a next generation platform for delivering anything with express shipping, scheduled delivery and return flows. The services which we are building are the basis for over 50 countries where our regional brands operate the fleets which we want to open up to external partners.
  • You don’t shy away from building reliable, scalable systems with high concurrency and are always eager to learn new languages and technologies with your teams. You as well are pragmatic and using external & internal tools to speed up development to stay focused
  • You drive & build business success by continuously providing & checking business KPI and working with the teams to optimize them.


  • 8+ years of experience with a key focus on modern web applications and cloud services, ideally in large scale distributed microservice systems.
  • 5+ years of multiple team management experience
  • Excellent Knowledge in at least 50% of the mentioned technologies: Python, Golang, Java, Typescript, React, Postgres, BigQuery, Kubernetes, Terraform, Helm, REST, gRPC, AWS, GCP or Datadog.
  • Deep understanding of service-oriented and microservices architectural patterns, troubleshooting methods and best practices.
  • Ensure stability, performance , scalability & security of the systems and services you own.
  • Collaborate closely & efficiently with product management and other departments to build new products and features that match business requirements with pragmatic technical solutions with modern engineering principles.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with clear business focus.
  • Drive quarterly and long-term objectives and key results with full responsibility for executing the OKRs.


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