Engineering Manager (m/f/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Karlsruhe

About the opportunity
As our Engineering Manager you'll lead our team of software engineers in a high-growth environment. You will play a crucial role in shaping our engineering culture, fostering individual happiness, and ensuring that our teams are set up for maximum impact.
What you'll do at Daedalus
  • Foster a positive and high-impact engineering culture within the organization.
  • Promote an environment that values collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement.
  • Ensure all team members are equipped and empowered to maximize their impact.
  • Provide mentorship, guidance, and professional development opportunities to enhance team members' skills and career growth.
  • Run effective team meetings and coordinate workflows to maintain a streamlined development process.
  • Collaborate closely with engineers and product managers to align goals and priorities.
  • Work with individual squads, primarily led by product managers, to ensure day-to-day prioritization aligns with overarching business objectives.
  • Drive the product and engineering team towards the rapid delivery of high-quality features.
  • Implement strategies to optimize efficiency, quality, and speed of development cycles.
Who you are
  • Proven experience in managing software teams, especially in high-growth environments. Previous experience as a senior software engineer is advantageous but not mandatory.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated success in building and nurturing a positive team culture.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both verbal and written, with the ability to articulate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced and evolving environment, ensuring the team remains focused and productive.
  • Proven problem-solving and decision-making abilities, especially in the context of software development and project delivery.
What's in it for you
  • Work with purpose and ambition in one of the most exciting and innovative manufacturing facilities in Germany
  • Close collaboration with an international team from the fields of manufacturing, artificial intelligence, software, robotics, and operations
  • Free lunch, fruits, and drinks every day
  • 30 days of vacation
  • Capital-forming benefits
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Bike leasing via BusinessBike
  • Regular team events (e.g. summer party, barbecue evenings, Christmas party, etc.)
About us
Daedalus is a different kind of startup. We are a team of world-class engineers and manufacturing gurus on a mission to build the world's first autonomous factory that can build anything.

With our world-leading experience from OpenAI, Google, SpaceX, Stripe, Blue Origin, Cruise and others, and venture backing from some of the biggest names in tech including Addition, Khosla Ventures and Y Combinator, we believe that revolutionary results can be built by a small group of creative minds working in concert. Join us on our journey to build the autonomous factory of the future to make precision components for spacecraft, medical devices, robotics, industrial machinery and many others. We are currently ramping up our first large factory in Germany and need your help to make it even more efficient and duplicate it across the globe.
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