Engineering Manager – Web Platform (m/f/d)

This is a full-time position based in Germany or Poland. We are a digital-first organisation and support mobile and flexible working.

The Web Platform Team is responsible for the foundation of the ResearchGate experience. We are dedicated to both our product team colleagues as well as the 22M+ members of our researcher platform. Topics like user experience, web performance, developer experience, maintainability and continuous innovation are our daily concerns.

Our mission is to enable every product engineer to efficiently build reliable, performant, user-friendly features that can be tested and monitored easily.

What the role is about

  • Lead a team of 7 engineers in UX Engineering, PHP and frontend infrastructure
  • Create a positive work environment based on transparency, accountability, and trust
  • Guide your direct reports’ functional development by creating development opportunities, mentoring plans and by providing timely and actionable feedback
  • Take ownership of your team’s satisfaction, motivation and the retention
  • Be a partner to the Technical Product Manager for our internal Design System and a variety of different technical solutions owned by your team
  • Be hands-on, when appropriate, to support the delivery of new features and improvements

What we’re looking for

  • A great team player with an agile mindset
  • Previous experience in leading agile development teams, ideally at least 2 years of experience as a people and delivery manager
  • Established expertise in modern Javascript (ES6+) and a modern framework (e.g. React, Vue.js, Angular) to build rich front-end applications
  • Prior experience with CSS, PHP or managing an in-house Design Systems is a plus.

What you can expect from us

Work with impact At ResearchGate your input can help over 20 million scientists and researchers solve global challenges. Whether studying the first moments of our universe or tracking global warming, our users make a real difference.

Build at scale This means creating solutions that facilitate an end-to-end product development workflow that enables designers and engineers in multiple product teams to ship reliable features and great user experiences continuously.

Grow at work At ResearchGate we put people first. You’ll join an environment where your personal development is very important to us. In regular one to ones & quarterly feedback talks, you and your manager will identify possible paths for you to grow, plan the actionable steps forward and agree on the right amount of guidance needed to reach your goals.

Have ownership As a member of the engineering team, you’ll be given the opportunity to own medium to long-term initiatives and drive the continuous improvement of our infrastructure as well as the engineering organisation itself. Your thinking, your feedback on processes, and your execution will be key to the success of new ideas.

Our story

ResearchGate was founded in 2008 by three friends who believed it was possible to connect all of the world’s scientists.

By 2015, four complete rounds of financing had fueled ResearchGate’s growth and investors included Benchmark Capital, Founders Fund, Bill Gates, Tenaya Capital, Goldman Sachs,

Wellcome Trust, and Four Rivers Group.

Today, more than 20 million members connect on the network, collaborate, and share their research. They report on their research as it happens and get feedback to make progress faster, post questions and answers, and find new jobs that fit their interest and research profiles.

At ResearchGate we are a bunch of pragmatic optimists from around the world and from many different backgrounds. Together, we focus on taking the web back to its original mission and changing the way scientists communicate for the better, created by scientists, to foster scientific collaboration and drive progress for a better world.

Our goal is to connect the world of science and make research open to all.

We’re located in the heart of Berlin, the German capital, renowned for its exceptional variety of attractions, its flourishing cultural scene, and a way of life that’s both fast-paced and relaxed – choose your own adventure!

Hiring Process

Our hiring process is transparent and uncomplicated. We are very aware that interview processes are a taxing phase in your life and respect your time and effort. We aim to have a “just enough” process to ensure that we all can make an informed decision if it’s a mutual fit for both of us.

If you feel at any time we could do better or require accommodations for a better candidate experience, please let us know and we will fix it. Your feedback is welcomed and appreciated.

ResearchGate is a professional network for scientists and researchers. It started when two researchers discovered first-hand that collaborating with a friend or colleague on the other side of the world was no easy task. Founded in 2008 by physicians Dr. Ijad Madisch and Dr. Sören Hofmayer, and computer scientist Horst Fickenscher, ResearchGate today has more than 15 million members. Our international team of 300 people is based in the vibrant start-up capital Berlin. ResearchGate's mission is to connect the world of science and make research open to all.