Head of Engineering (Backend)

Job description

As a profitable, global and rapidly expanding SaaS start-up from Berlin, Sellics is revolutionizing commerce on the world’s biggest online marketplace: Amazon.

We have developed an All-in-One solution for sellers and vendors, including everything they need to be successful on Amazon. Our integrated toolbox offers features for all aspects of business: Amazon SEO, Profit Analysis, PPC Campaign Management, Product Research, Review and Inventory Management and Competitor Tracking. And with more exciting features to be added in the future, we continue to shape this fast-growing industry with cutting edge software innovation.

We are looking for a Head of Engineering who wants to be an active part in developing the #1 tool for Amazon success!

You will

  • Be working closely with the CTO as a sparring partner

  • Be responsible for the operational management of the fast-growing back-end team (~20 people)

  • Provide leadership, management and technical vision to the entire back-end team

  • Stimulate hiring, employee coaching, mentoring, career plans, training as well as performance reviews and grow your team to the next level

  • Be working closely with the CTO on improving the development processes  

  • Ensure that we are a high production development company and attain optimal team performance

  • Make sure that the management structure is settled

People management

You will be leading a team where people are taking ownership: they need a leader who will coach and develop them and get the most out of them. You need to understand what is missing and you will drive for results. You need to be a democratic leader, but take the lead if needed. Leaders at Sellics lead without an ego and are role models in self-reflection for the team.

Job requirements

You have

  • Worked for B2B, SaaS software company having 50+ developers and you understand the business

  • Led an engineering department as a Head/Director/CTO previously

  • People management experience in managing a 20-30 people team

  • Started your career as an engineer and have a developer background

  • Experience in process management

  • Experience in growing a startup,  you have built engineering teams


  • Are super process driven

  • Are ready to leave your comfort zone

  • Show drive and ambition

  • Don’t take things as granted, ask the why question

  • Drive for innovation

  • Are humble

  • Take ownership and execute

Why Sellics?

  • A very well located office in the heart of Berlin Mitte incl. a rooftop terrace with pool

  • Flexible office hours

  • Flat hierarchies with open communication

  • High level of responsibility and space to develop

  • Urban Sports Club membership

  • Self Improvement Grant

  • Free food and drinks, regular team events

  • Participation in our annual company trip - this year, we've been to Lisbon!

Check out our team video.