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Engineering Manager - Assets Planning



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023

sennder is Europe’s leading digital freight forwarder. In the traditional logistics industry, we are moving fast to digitize and automate all road logistics processes. We move trucks with the power of data to unlock endless and sustainable capacity at exceptional quality. Get to know us better by reviewing our "About Us" presentation.

We are a growing team looking for an Engineering Manager in the Assets planning team to help us on our journey to revolutionize road freight logistics. The role might be located in our Barcelona or Berlin offices (flexible working policy)


As an Engineering Manager, you’ll take ownership of some of our cross functional value stream aligned team. Our teams are focused on building and iterating critical products to directly deliver values to our internal and external users. You’ll be collaborating closely with Product Managers, Program Managers, UX designers and Delivery Leads, developing technologies to digitalise and automate logistic operations to improve operational efficiency

The Carrier assets planning team provides tools and services for management chartering contracts and planning optimization of carrier assets, and collaborates with other teams for chartering user's roles management and assets allocation. You will have the opportunity to grow this team and support expansion of our products to use recommendations.

You will define and deliver our tech and product roadmap, and allow our multi-disciplinary team to be able to solve all the engineering challenges that come with scale and the complexity of the logistics business.

In this role you will:

  • Build, grow and guide the fullstack engineering team that solves difficult problems in the logistics space. Support individuals in their career development and personal growth
  • Drive external and internal hiring as well as develop our engineering talent into new challenges and roles
  • Work closely with the Product and embrace lean and agile product development practices and data-driven decision-making
  • Continuously identify and resolve technical debt, quality issues, and gaps in engineering processes. Owning your team architecture find the right tradeoffs and seek to reduce complexity to help teams deliver and increase leverage for the organization applying pragmatic solutions
  • Create a healthy culture of collaboration and inclusion, led by example in line with the engineering and company values where people can fulfill their potential and actively manage performance
  • Focus on learning, applying, and extending best-in-class industry practices to continue to raise the bar on providing developer delight and speed of delivery for the teams


  • Strong leadership skills to provide mentorship, vision, and motivation for teams and transform it into a successful execution strategy;
  • Significant, sound, and proven experience in understanding different frontend and/or backend architecture patterns like microservices, event-driven systems, micro frontends, etc.,
  • Proven track record of taking a pragmatic approach to solving problems and passion about code quality
  • Experience driving cross-cutting initiatives out of your daily team scope
  • Being a good listener, but also arguing for the cause when needed
  • Being able to challenge the status quo and technical and product decisions, making sure that team is building right things aligned with overall product strategy
  • Highly self-driven, professional personality with an aspiration to excel in your role
  • Capable of taking a helicopter view of things to get the big picture while getting into details when needed, but understanding when it is appropriate to do so
  • Experience in Python, and/or Typescript/Javascript (Vue.JS/Node.JS) would be a plus.


At sennder, we want to maximize the individual potential of all employees and reinforce an inclusive culture and environment of continuous learning that empowers people to succeed as a team. In addition to humility, we value commitment, team spirit and respect to build fruitful collaboration across teams. Learn more about who we are on our career site.

  • Dynamic scale-up with an international team of 1000+ people, 74+ nationalities spread across 11 European offices. With English as our common language, we are able to work together.
  • Learning and development on the job and with the support of a bi-annual review process, learning allowance, high potential programs, sennder onboarding academy, and internal trainings.
  • Various opportunities to connect with colleagues through regular team events and company get-togethers such as our highly anticipated sennder Summer Camp.
  • We prioritize employee engagement and mental well-being by fostering a supportive environment through the Likeminded platform and conducting regular employee satisfaction surveys.
  • Hybrid work model where you seamlessly merge virtual productivity and in-office collaboration with your colleagues.
  • Commuter allowance to assist employees with their daily travel expenses and support with equipping your home-office environment to ensure that you're properly set wherever you work.
  • Competitive compensation package including objective-based bonus, referral reward, and in some cases virtual option plan.
  • For the Berlin office we offer a vibrant office complete with healthy snacks, focus zones, and social areas to connect with your colleagues. For benefits specific to this office, please feel free to ask about the same to your recruiter when you speak to them, Click here for a virtual tour and better yet, hope to see you soon!

We value passion and leadership, we're as interested in your character as we are in your talent. Please apply, even if you feel you only meet part of our listed criteria. Diversity drives our innovation and we offer a collaborative, dynamic, and international work environment. Just be yourself. We are excited to meet you and for you to join us in shaping the future of the logistics industry in Europe.

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