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Director of Engineering - Commercial Services (f/m/d) (Berlin)

ContentfulBerlin, GermanyFull-time$120k - $220k*Sep 27, 2022

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What to expect?

As a Director of Engineering, Commercial Services at Contentful, you are responsible for advancing and maintaining a healthy engineering management team. Commercial Services underpins the purchase and commercial administration experience across our product-led growth and sales-assisted motions. This includes Identity & Access platform capabilities along with an administration experience for customers and internal stakeholders. 

You will be ensuring that we’re building a great engineering team that provides solutions and reliably executes on a streamlined and transparent delivery process. 

In close collaboration with the VP of Engineering, Group Product Managers and fellow Directors of Engineering you will be advancing improvement in our engineering management practices and our development processes. You’ll guide strategic technology choices and ensure consistent delivery of value to our customers. Here's what you'll do:

  • Nurture, coordinate and evolve our outstanding engineering management team
  • Develop and recruit diverse and strong engineering managers
  • Grow a culture of value delivery through software projects
  • Maintain and iterate on the Engineering and Product partnership
  • Raise capabilities in the engineering management and the engineering team
  • Maintain relationships and transparency with key stakeholders (Information Services, Marketing, Sales, Customer Success, Support)
  • Participate in discussions of Product and Company strategy and align the Engineering Team

What you need to be successful

  • Proven experience managing managers of technical teams, setting goals and crafting plans to achieve them
  • Provide managerial and technical strategy guidance to the team, both individually and as a group
  • Experience in troubleshooting the software delivery process, particularly the collaboration with product and continuously streamlining it
  • In-depth, proven engineering background with web services and applications that allows you to establish credibility with brilliant engineers quickly
  • You are used to collaborating with other functions of a company like Product, Support and Marketing
  • You have expertise in recruiting and hiring engineering talent and will facilitate the onboarding of new team members
  • Very familiar with principles of APIs, stateful single-page applications, developer platforms and latest platform trends like containers and serverless architectures
  • Excellent English communication skills, verbal and written (German not required)


  • You’ve been working in a similar platform role in a Software-as-a-Service company and have a good understanding of the B2B subscription business model.


What’s in it for you?

  • Join an ambitious tech company reshaping the way people build digital experiences
  • Full-time employees receive Stock Options for the opportunity to share ownership and the success of our company
  • We value Work-Life balance and You Time! A generous amount of paid time off, including vacation days, education days, and volunteer days
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for information, support, discussion, and counseling for life’s challenges
  • Use your personal education budget to improve your skills and grow in your career. Join a free German class or one of our many internal learning initiatives!
  • Use your physical fitness budget to get away from your desk and support your physical wellness
  • Enjoy a full range of virtual events, including workshops, guest speakers, and fun team activities, supporting learning and networking exchange beyond the usual work duties 
  • A monthly phone/internet stipend and phone upgrade reimbursement after 2 years
  • Plus, Contentful socks! And other amazing swag as part of company events. Oh yeah!

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Who are we?

Contentful is the leading content platform that powers digital experiences for over 30% of the Fortune 500 companies and thousands of global brands. Our platform unifies content in a single hub, structures it for use in any digital channel and integrates seamlessly with hundreds of tools through open APIs. It lets developers and content creators work in parallel, increasing team efficiency and happiness. Companies such as Shopify, Staples, Atlassian, Electronic Arts, Chanel, Roche, Vodafone use Contentful to build their mobile and web products, voice-controlled apps and more. 

We’re growing rapidly and we have secured over $330 million in funding from top-tier partners such as Tiger Global, Sapphire Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, General Catalyst and Benchmark.

More than 750 people from 70 nations contribute their energy and creativity to Contentful, working from hubs in Berlin, San Francisco, Denver and distributed around the world.

Everyone is welcome here!

“Everyone is welcome here” is a celebrated component of our culture. At Contentful, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical [dis]ability, or length of time spent unemployed. We invite you to apply and join us!

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