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Director Engineering (f/m/d)

Festanstellung · Hamburg

Über uns
RISK IDENT is a young and fast-growing software development company based in Hamburg, Germany. Founded in 2012, our team became one of the market leaders within fraud prevention in the German speaking market in a very short period of time. Today, RISK IDENT has a strong customer base, the majority of our customers coming from e-commerce, telecommunications and financial services. We secure more than 50 billion euros of annual turnover against fraud for our customers. We are an established start-up with an innovative SaaS business model. We have an excellent market position and are financially backed. Today, our team consists of around 70 people at our HQ in Hamburg, with every single one of them loving what they do. We are always on the lookout for new challenges and for smart people to accompany us along the way!

You would like to do something meaningful with your development and software architecture skills? Drive change and inspire fellow developers? Help us to build software that solves real fraud cases! Our goal is to build the most customer centric fraud prevention products, by minimising our customers’ fraud.

Online fraud is organised crime, and on the rise. Every month we have to process over 10 million online transactions. So think about the scale of our software. We have to make decision in real-time, based on our trained machine learning models. We believe in software with high code quality. That’s why we chose Scala as our main language. As we take functional programming seriously, we try to constantly improve ourselves, but we also understand the cost of being pure functional. In order to provide a streaming platform, we use technologies like Kafka, Akka, ElasticSearch, MongoDB, and many more.


We have to be innovative, explore new ideas and adjust to market changes quickly. As Director Engineering, your main responsibility is to drive our products forward from the technical point of view. With a clear existing vision, your responsibility is to provide and communicate the overall architecture of our products and to make sure everyone is following and committing to the same coding guidelines and paying in to the overall architectural strategy. In order to maximise time-to-market, everything you deliver should be build under the LEAN umbrella. You work together closely with our CTO and Product Management, and you are also responsible for our five Tech Leads, whom you are able to engage and whom you empower to excellence. In total there are almost 20 developers for you to inspire. People development is one of your most important tasks and one you do with passion. You know how to create an environment of trust in which instant feedback is daily routine and how to keep a great mood. 

  • Your minimum of 3 years of experience in leading teams shows your ability to motivate people 
  • You have at least 5 years of experience in software development of scalable web applications 
  • You are experienced in building microservices and you know about the pitfalls
  • You like functional programming but know the cost of being pure functional
  • You know what agile leadership means and have experience in enabling people
  • Your agile mindset helps to overcome any challenges 
  • You are a team player and a very good communicator (esp. in English, German is not required)
  • Knowledge of Scala  and the related technology stack (SBT, Kafka, Akka) is a plus
We offer the following benefits
  • The possibility to overtake responsibility and to realize your own ideas – from day one
  • The chance to play an active role in shaping our growing startup
  • Flat hierarchies and short decision making processes
  • A team of experts that allows you to learn something new every day
  • Budget for conferences, trainings, etc.
  • Free choice of hardware, IDE and everything else you might need to be able to work efficiently
  • Public transport allowance
  • Lunch allowance
  • Language classes (German and English) at no charge as well as regular team events
  • Regular workout sessions at no charge outside the office (shower in the office)
  • Attractive discounts at various partner shops and gyms
  • Very modern and nice offices in Hamburg’s HafenCity where you also find a soccer and ping pong table, all kind of drinks and organic fruits at no charge and everything you need to feel comfortable!
  • Relocation support: constant contact person, issuing documents, help with public offices, translation support, etc.

If you would like to apply, please use the application button. Your application should include:

  • Your CV (PDF format)
  • Motivational letter (that describes why you want to work at RISK IDENT. Please make explicit what interests you in this position and our company)
  • Your desired salary (in EUR gross per year)

Your contact person is Jana Gilb (Head of HR). We are looking forward to your application!

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