Director Platform Engineering (f/m/x)


Would you love to grow, and lead our platform team consisting of frontend and backend developers to let them build outstanding, futuristic tech products? Do you love to create a work environment which is centered around transparency, ownership, and excellence?  Do you love balancing tech and business needs and are you a fan of cross-functional teams?

If yes, then this is your chance! Apply now and join our Berlin office as Director Platform Engineering!

What will you do?

You will scale, grow, and lead our platform development team as a servant leader. You will ensure that our coding, communication, and meeting standards are met and that our core values (transparency, ownership, and excellence) are lived by everyone.

You will directly report to the Group CTO, and you will act as main point of contact for everything about platform development to internal and to our clients.

Day-to-day you will do:

  • Recruiting and resource planning
  • Coaching, mentoring and conducting 1:1 meetings
  • Lead development of our newest or most important projects
  • Envision and evaluate new tech product ideas in a cross-functional team during our proposal process

Who are you?

You have created some amazing platforms in the recent past, architected and wrote the first 10,000 lines often by yourself and then you hired, and lead a team of great developers and managers to grow and scale “your baby” into a successful product via an effective, high-growth tech organization.

You have a product and startup mindset, and you love to build new things and to you understood that a happy team is a productive team.

Here’s what we think you need to succeed in this role:

  • Startup and product mindset
  • 5+ years of hands-on backend experience as developer
  • 3+ years of scaling, growing and leading development teams as a servant leader (Engineering Manager or similar)
  • Experience with frontend and backend development (our stack is Go, React.js, Postgres, K8s) and cloud services (we use GCP and Azure)
  • Deep architectural understanding of modern API-centric platforms
  • Love for simple and rock-solid code
  • Excellent communication skills with internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong result-driven, pragmatic work style with an emphatic attitude
  • Product and startup mindset

Don’t match the above but still think you’d be a great fit? Apply anyway and let us know why you’re the right person for the job!

Who are we?

When you work at icon impact, you have an opportunity to build the future. User Experience is at the core of everything we do, from UX and UI design to product and service development, prototyping, and industrialization. We support our clients in keeping their businesses ahead of the curve, spanning a variety of industries including FMCG, Automotive, Energy, and Home Appliances. Joining icon impact and therefore icon group means you’ll not only have access to the latest technologies – but you’ll also have a hand in leveraging them for our Fortune 500 clients.

​We believe our strength is in our people. Across our six global offices, you’ll find the global collective of iconistas to be a special group of people working towards a common goal – doing incredible work for our clients.

What’s in it for you?

Continuous development is a key component of innovation and since our people are our greatest strength, we know how important it is to provide development opportunities. We offer an ongoing leadership development program and an annual budget for skill training and expansion. In addition to the programs we offer, being part of icon impact means joining icon group, which includes our agency business, as well as our own ventures. With so much diversity in the work we do, it’s nearly impossible not to learn something new every day – whatever your role.

Everything we do at icon impact aims to support our employees in their pursuits in and out of the office. With flexible working hours, ambitious and bright colleagues, and an innovative international environment with diverse employees from every corner of the globe, we allow our employees the chance to define their own authentic work-life balance, challenge imaginations and help us stay innovative and forward thinking. As we work hard and we strive for excellence, we also do our best to make our employees feel happy – therefore we provide access to a host of discounts and deals for shopping and services and offer lots of company events and parties and highly competitive industry salaries coupled with 27+ days of paid vacation, sabbatical plans, and a company pension scheme.

With our centrally located offices in Berlin, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Munich, Detroit, and Ingolstadt that come equipped with stocked kitchens and lounge areas, we hope you join us in our mission to design a better future!


If you strive for excellence and love to collaborate in an international environment with some very cool people, then this might be the job for you! Click on the apply button and submit your application by DATE/as soon as possible. In case you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us via

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