Help us to combine the power of Data, Search and browsers to redesign the internet for the user.

Director of Engineering

Full time / Munich Office

Job Summary

You will be managing the heart of our company: Our core search technology. You will manage a fast growing team of computer scientists, machine learning experts, mathematicians, computer linguistics, and other data lovers. We will roll-out our product to millions of users, a successful candidate is therefore better not afraid of massive scalability, chaos monkeys, huge data sets, parallel processing, and tough challenges at the edge of today’s technology. You will work very closely with our very technology focused top management team and enjoy the daily discussions around fundamental technology challenges. On the other hand you will put the theory into practice and manage your team to pragmatic implementations. You set examples to your team by coding the most challenging pieces yourself and even though your team will further grow you will always want to do some coding yourself. You understand that in a highly talented team most of the projects will be moving forward too fast to be on top of everything, so you will enjoy setting general directions, unblocking major problems and inspiring without being intimidated by being surrounded by some of the finest engineers in Europe.

Key Responsibilities

  • Research, develop, and implement core search technologies
  • Become a member of our top management team and steer the direction of the company
  • Daily management of our fast growing engineering team with currently more than 20 back- and front-end developers
  • Structure our fast-pace development work in a very agile environment
  • Enjoy coding some core modules yourself
  • Ensure that the team pushed the edges of technology daily while striving for pragmatic solutions where possible
  • Keep learning and teaching new skills together with our other highly talented engineers

Skills & Experience

  • University degree (BSc/MSc/PhD) in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, or similar
  • Several years working experience as a hands-on coder
  • Experience and fun in managing teams of more than 10 developers
  • True extrovert who enjoys to work and inspire other developers
  • Interest in attacking state-of-the-art technology and pushing boundaries with the team
  • Full-stack developer with strong algorithmic and coding skills
  • Knowledge in Python/C/C++
  • Knowledge/experience in some or all of the following: Machine Learning, NLP, Elastic Search, Map Reduce, AWS, Distributed Systems, Crawling, Indexing, Data Science, …


Our office culture is centered around curiosity, playing with new ideas, and pushing boundaries. It is a place to experiment – so we are most interested in candidates who are passionate about learning. Candidates must also be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with challenging and, at times, demanding team. There are many benefits in joining the team: We offer a fixed position, competitive salary, and training opportunities. In addition, we offer relocation packages and work sponsorship for worldwide candidates to join our growing team in Munich! We are backed by one of the largest European Internet players – so despite the start-up-atmosphere, we do offer stability. But most important of all: Your contribution will matter every day!

Cliqz GmbHMunich, GermanyArabellastrasse 2381925 München
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