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Engineering Lead (m/f/d)



Munich, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Your mission
How you can contribute
As an essential member of the engineering team, you will shape our design decisions and address some of the most difficult technical challenges to build a cutting-edge software. This is a high impact role where you will be part of an amazing team, shape the product, and help us to deliver value to our customers.

  • Team Development: Assemble, guide, and cultivate a high-performing engineering team, fostering an environment that prioritizes engineering excellence and a customer-first approach.
  • Technical Leadership: Provide strategic direction in system architecture development, ensuring the delivery of scalable, maintainable, secure, and performant products.
  • A Builder at Heart: Spearhead architectural decisions and feature developments and pick a collection of tools and technologies to solve customer problems and overcome technical roadblocks.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Work closely with product management, design, and engineering teams to create delightful user experiences, ensuring that engineering efforts are tightly aligned with company objectives.
  • Performance and Quality Ownership: Maintain and spread an engineering culture of ambition, innovation, quality, and reliability and achieve high team engagement and satisfaction levels.
  • Technical Excellence: Leverage your technical skills to build engineering excellence within your team that promotes and implements engineering best practices.
  • Experimentation and Mentorship: Drive continuous enhancement of engineering processes and mentor team members to bolster their professional development and technical expertise.
Your profile
We’re looking for a talented engineering lead to help us build the vision of making supply chains digital, efficient, and sustainable for our customers. Now you may wonder what frameworks, tools, and languages you need to master. We believe that problem solving, creativity, and drive are more important than tools that can be picked up. The following references will give a guideline of what experiences we think might be helpful:

  • You have experience scaling and leading a technical organization, preferably SaaS (5+ members), while implementing best-in-class methodologies.
  • You have a proven track record building teams that focus on impact, technical excellence and transparency.
  • You have a solid full-stack understanding and deeper knowledge of specific components of a B2B SaaS solution
  • You have the ability to lead and make decisions to push forward.
  • You are data-driven in your decision-making.
  • You lead by example and are ready to roll up your sleeves to help your team in any way.
  • You have excellent communication skills. Within the team and across the organization you can communicate transparently and effectively.

Our Tech Stack:

  • Backend: Python, FastAPI, SQL Alchemy, Alembic, Pydantic, Pytest, …
  • Frontend: TypeScript, NextJS, Zustand, Material UI, React Hook Form, …
  • DB: PostgreSQL
  • Data: Python, Prefect, Pandas, …
  • Cloud: Azure
  • Other: GitHub, GitHub Actions, Dependabot, Pre-commit, Mozilla SOPS, …
It is not expected to be completely familiar with each and every aspect of our tech stack.
Other technologies that we enjoy discussing and encourage in the team:
  • Backend: Golang, Rust
  • Frontend: Vue / Nuxt, Svelte / Svelte Kit, Tailwind, Bun, tRPC, …
  • Linux: Nix, Arch, Ubuntu, i3, …
  • Other: LLMs, LMMs, NeoVim Configs, …
About us
What we do
We are Tacto, a Munich-based startup with a mission to create digital, efficient, and sustainable supply chains. The European economic backbone, 90 thousand mid-sized industrial companies known as the ‘Mittelstand’, faces significant threats from supply chain disruptions and bureaucracy. Tacto is the answer: A supply chain operating system designed for mid-sized industrial organizations. Our AI-based software streamlines all procurement workflows, effortlessly ensures compliant and sustainable supply chains, and enables efficient material sourcing with optimal conditions.

Why it matters:
  • Powering the industry that builds the world: We create a new wave of innovation by lifting Europe’s industrial backbone with tens of millions of workers to the digital era
  • Enabling powerful business collaboration: We enable powerful collaboration among supplier networks as the basis for future economic growth
  • Saving resources in supply chains: We optimize the 50-80% of costs and emissions of physical products originating from suppliers to enhance sustainable growth
Why you should consider joining:
  1. Timing: Our product manages hundreds of millions of € of material to manufacture physical products from bread cutters to medical technology. The Industrial Mittelstand trusts us and we are ready to scale! Join us to shape the future of our organization & product!
  2. Top investors believe in us: We are supported by first-class investors such as Sequoia Capital, Index Ventures, Cherry Ventures, Visionaries Club, UVC Partners as well as the founders of Personio, GetYourGuide, Helsing & Forto. Join us to show them they invested wisely!
  3. Team: We are an interdisciplinary and international team that is highly motivated to succeed, but loves to laugh. Join us to grow personally as well as professionally, accelerated by our supportive culture that includes everyone.
  4. Impact: We are reshaping industrial procurement, which is the biggest value driver of manufacturing companies - there is no physical product in the world without procurement involved. Join us to future-proof the most important economic sector in Germany with over 10 million employees.
Why us:
Apart from the people, our culture, and mission, we offer you a workplace with above-average compensation and a high level of personal responsibility. It's important for us to create an environment in which you can grow professionally and personally.
  • Your vacation: 26 paid vacation days per year + christmas & silvester.
  • Your office: We embrace an office culture, and all our employees enjoy coming to our beautiful office at Königsplatz in Munich. However, you also have the flexibility to work remotely at times. Our guideline is 3-4 days in the office and 1-2 days working from home.
  • Your setup: Choose your preferred equipment and work environment – whether it's Mac, Windows, or Linux. We want you to feel comfortable.
  • Your team: We are growing and have fun together with team lunches, coffee dates, chess games, bouldering sessions, and more – everything is optional, no pressure.
  • Your safe space: We believe that a diverse workplace where different voices are heard makes us stronger.
  • Your health: We provide company health insurance (if you are new to the German work environment) and offer you a membership in the Urban Sports Club or Wellpass.