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Director of Engineering - Comms Central



chemnitz, germany
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

About Staffbase

In a polarized world, we inspire people to achieve great things together. Our mission is to help organizations unlock the power of inspirational communication so they can thrive in the Narrative Age. Our award-winning communications channels - intranet, employee app and email - deliver experiences that drive engagement and inspire hearts and minds.

We’re headquartered in Chemnitz, Germany, with offices in many locations throughout the world, including New York, London, Berlin and Dresden. Our international team counts more than 750 employees from 45+ nationalities and we have a growing base of 2200+ customers that want to transform their employee experience. We are rapidly scaling, post-Series E ($115 million funding), have strong-growing revenue, and our customers love us.

As the Director of Engineering, you will be crucial in leading and scaling our engineering teams to support the company's growth trajectory. You will manage a team of up to 5 Engineering Leads and several individual contributors.

Reporting directly to the VP of Engineering, this position entails close collaboration with leadership peers at the Unit level (Product Management, Product Design) to strategize, prioritize, and manage Unit operations. Your primary focus is ensuring the Unit delivers high-quality software efficiently and swiftly while staying aligned with the department's technical strategy, goals, standards, and frameworks.

What you’ll be doing

  • Provide supportive leadership and mentorship to your team to foster growth and career development.
  • Own the Unit's engineering budget and manage it in continuous alignment with the Unit's and company's P&L.
  • Collaborate with Unit leadership to define and execute the roadmap, aligning with the overall company, product department objectives, and technical strategy.
  • Action strategic initiatives to enhance product quality, scalability, and engineering efficiency.
  • Enable your managers to attract and onboard top engineering talent and build diverse, high-performing teams.
  • Cultivate a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement within the engineering organization, emphasizing empathy, high performance, and psychological safety for all team members.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with product management, design, and other stakeholders to accomplish project outcomes.
  • Implement best practices for project management, Agile methodologies, and continuous delivery processes.

What you need to be successful

  • Experience in software engineering, including in a similar role.
  • Experience in leading leaders, including a focus on their development, providing regular feedback and managing performance reviews.
  • Proven track record of successfully scaling engineering teams in a fast-paced, high-growth environment.
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, with the ability to translate business needs into technical solutions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Nice-to-have: Experience with B2B SaaS products or relevant industry domain knowledge.
  • Role model for being a humble servant leader.

What you'll get

  • Competitive Compensation - we offer attractive salary packages including an Employee Stock Option Plan.
  • Flexibility - we offer flexible working time models and the option of hybrid work, and support this with a yearly flex work allowance of €1560.
  • Growth Budget - all employees get a yearly budget for external training of €1000, and one day off for growth per year (increase to two days in 2nd year).
  • Wellbeing - in addition to our yearly vacation of 30 days, we’re running a 4-day-work week every year in August with full payment.
  • Support - we’re offering a company pension scheme.
  • Sports & Health - join our sport courses in the offices or lease a bike with Staffbase. The offices are equipped with fruits, drinks and snacks.
  • Team Building - Regular team and office events including the yearly Staffbase Camp.
  • Volunteers Day - you’ll get one day off per year for supporting a social project. We will donate a small amount for that project in addition.
  • Employee Referral Program - one of your friends is a fit to one of our full-time openings? Refer them and get a referral bonus paid.

We Love Diversity - Equal Employment Opportunity

Our platforms are for everyone, and so is our workplace. We are passionate about equity, inclusion, and diversity at Staffbase. Read more about our policies here.

Our Global Benefits

Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP)

Staffbase offers you a benefit plan which entitles you to an ownership interest in stock options in the company. We're in business to create value for our shareholders and we want our employees to benefit from that shared success as well.

Ongoing Learning

We thrive on personal and professional growth. Every employee gets EUR 1,000 / USD 1,100 / GBP 900 / CAD 1,400 / RON 5,000 / AUD 1,600 gross per year to spend on personal and professional development.

Feel Good Fridays

Summertime means extended vacation time at Staffbase! During August we run the 4-days workweek which means that during this month Fridays are off for all employees.


We offer different working time models and hybrid work set ups, to get the best office and working-from-home experience at once.

Parental Leave

We recognize that one of the most special events in an individual's life is the birth or adoption of a child. We offer paid parental leave options for all employees.

Read more about our benefits here.