Director of Software Engineering (f/m/d)

1&1 Mail & Media Applications SE | IT Software Development | Munich | Permanent | Full-time | Executives | Reference ID: 4080

  • Tasks that ignite your passion

    With more than 43 million active customers which generate over 7,000 authentication requests per second, GMX and WEB.DE are among the most widely used email providers in Germany. We rely on state-of-the-art technologies including AI based anomaly detection to protect and secure our customers identities. As Director of Software Engineering, you will shape the technological future of our user management systems together with your teams and take responsibility for a large distributed software infrastructure which is at the core of our products.

    • You will lead and coach an agile software development department consisting of teams of around 40 employees and develop your area further.
    • You will be responsible for the development and evolution of all user management systems, ensuring that the right architecture and technology choices are made.
    • You deal with concepts of large distributed systems based on Java and Python, NoSQL databases and queues. You are familiar with corresponding technologies such as Cassandra and Apache Kafka, Kubernetes or comparable alternatives.
    • You plan it, you build it, you run it - together with Product Management and IT Operations you are responsible for the highly available operation of the identity management system. Your contribution: automating, implementing resilience and security patterns, using scalable technologies and supporting also other operation topics like observability, alerting and anomaly detection.
    • You create the foundation for data-driven decision making together with your Data Analysts and Machine Learning Experts.

Advantages you enjoy

Lived corporate culture

Transparency, open communication and short decision-making processes

Wide range of further training

E-learning, seminars, conferences and mentoring

Renowned TEC-Campus

Conferences, lecture series, courses, open source projects, community meetings, user groups

Active health care

Sports and fitness classes, lectures, discounts at fitness and health centers, fresh fruit and drinks for free


Generous subsidy for job bike leasing and the job ticket

Flexible working models

Home office, mobile office, flexible working hours, trust-based working time arrangements

Financial benefits

Company pension scheme, discounts on our products and various leisure activities

Legendary events

Summer and winter parties, additional workshops and team events

  • Your qualifications which inspire us

    You have a technical degree or a comparable qualification? Your many years of experience as a software developer helps you to ask your teams the right questions and make the right decisions together? In the past you planned code structures, today you decide on the overall architecture of large systems? Being responsible for the development of software for 43 millions of customers and the protection of their valuable communication and identity motivates you? Then we look forward to receiving your application!

    • You are very familiar with recruiting, building, structuring and leading technical organizations and strategic leadership with clear objectives.
    • When it comes to important decisions such as system architecture and technology decisions, you are not only a spectator but also participate in discussions at eye level. Ideally, you have experience in the planning and implementation of high-available, high-load systems.
    • You enjoy coaching and developing your team.
    • You have a confident manner, can convince others with arguments and enjoy interdisciplinary thinking and working.
    • You thrive in and actively promote a vibrant culture that champions team autonomy, empowering individuals to take ownership and collaborate seamlessly. You deeply appreciate and prioritize (technical) excellence, all that while valuing and embracing the distinct qualities and diverse needs of each team member.

We are brand. With GMX, WEB.DE and and over 43 million active users, we are the leading email and communication platform in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

We are future. Our services and apps simplify digital life from cloud storage to news and ID management.

You are at home. Your digital passion finds a professional home with us. Your strength makes us stronger, your expertise complements our ideas, your success becomes visible. Together we shape the digital future.

Diversity enriches. Different cultures, nationalities, genders, age groups, sexual orientations and religions as well as people with disabilities - we desire diversity and encourage it. Because only teams that reflect all facets of society offer the best framework conditions for creativity and make a company productive and distinctive. We value diversity and welcome all applications.

Apply now

We look forward to receiving your application, including your salary expectations and the reference number given above. Please use our online application form. If you have any questions about the position or the application process, please send us an email.

1&1 Mail & Media Applications SE
Recruiting & Candidate Management
Brauerstra├če 48
D-76135 Karlsruhe

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