CTO – Chief Technology Officer (m/f/d)

  • Berlin HQ
  • Berlin, Germany

CTO – Chief Technology Officer (m/f/d)

Job description

About the company

Liefery is part logistics and part tech/SaaS startup on the way to a grown-up. With our integrated in-house IT platform and our own logistics operation we are enabling a modern approach to last-mile delivery services.

About the job

You are taking over an established engineering team of about 20 people. As CTO you are responsible for both the technological vision as well as the product vision of our in-house software and our SaaS product offering. You report directly to our 2 founders and are part of the executive team of the company where you support decision making and help shape and build our service offering together with the other departments through your expertise.

You continue to improve our engineering process which has iteratively evolved over the last years together with the team by frequently gathering feedback and experimenting with new ideas (see The only constant is change - scaling our processes with weekly retrospectives).

You are a mentor for developers, product people and team leads and help with decision making through mediation and coaching. You encourage a collaborative environment and a generative culture (according to the Westrum model).

You continue to grow the engineering team to build new products and services as well as to extend and maintain existing ones. To support this you actively promote Liefery as an attractive and diverse employer for engineers in the development community.


  • You have prior experience as CTO, technical co-founder, head of engineering or engineering manager
  • You have several years of experience in designing and building software products, managing and prioritizing product backlogs.
  • You have several years of experience as a hands-on software developer and can recognize good from bad solutions even in a technology that’s not your main focus
  • You are an empathic and positive communicator who can translate well between both technical and non-technical colleagues and business partners
  • You can keep up a calm and productive work environment for engineers within a dynamic startup environment
  • You have worked in environments with a focus on feedback culture and frequent one-on-ones before or have created such environments
  • You are fluent in English

Nice to haves

  • Experience with Ruby on Rails, Elixir, JavaScript, React, Dart or Flutter
  • Experience building or selling SaaS products
  • Experience with DevOps / IT-infrastructure
  • Experience with logistics, route planning, tour optimization or combinatorial optimization
  • Experience with Business Intelligence / reporting systems
  • A good personal network in the tech community
  • Prior experience with GDPR and other compliance topics
  • German language fluency helps but is not required

What’s in it for you

  • The chance to design and build an exciting product in a growing business
  • A fantastic grooved-in engineering team to rely on
  • Flexible work times and a high degree of independence
  • Competitive compensation

What's important to us

We care about diversity and encourage all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or any other underrepresented group to apply for this position. We’d like to hear from you!

Read more from our engineering team at engineering.liefery.com