Frontend Tech Lead (m/f/d) - Interior Design Tech Team

Technology Munich / Berlin, Germany Munich, Germany


The Westwing mission is to inspire and make every home a beautiful home. We are on a quest to bring the wonders of eCommerce for home & living to our more than 1.5 million active customers in 11 countries. In only 10 years on the market, we have grown to more than 433 million Euros in annual revenue. More importantly, the opportunity ahead of us is massive.

The Westwing team is the secret to our success. Our more than 1,700 team members balance creativity and style with innovative technology and strong business fundamentals. We are proud to be working with inspiring colleagues who are smart, fun, ambitious, and looking for the challenge to transform an industry and take it into the future.

To pursue our ambitious growth strategy, we are looking for a Tech Lead Frontend (m/f/d) to lead one of the coolest team at Westwing, our brand-new Interior Design technology team. Lead from the front a cross-functional team of skilled Software Engineers and craft a cutting-edge new customer-focused product inspiring and delivering personalized next-level interior ideas from our creative team directly to the customers. Our High-class product sets no limits to imagination, everything is possible! Check out our product,, and let us know your thoughts.
You will closely work with Product managers on planning and estimating feature development. If you have a passion for creating A-class applications to provide the best in class user experience and help Westwing become a market leader, our team is your next move! 
Westwing headquaters is located in Munich, Germany, but for this position, working fully remotely in Germany, Poland, Spain and Italy is also possible. 
Your responsibilities will be: 
  • Establishing and executing the technical vision of your team in collaboration with the team, business stakeholders, and your Engineering Manager
  • Organize development processes, drive improvements, lead by example 
  • Breaking down complex tasks, provide estimations together with the team, ensure high code and the product quality 
  • Coaching and mentoring your team members and support their career development
  • Directly contribute to the development of the projects and stay up to date with technology trends 
  • Working closely with the business team, helping building software to streamline the processes and enabling them to do more 
  • Ensuring your service is well tested, architected, meets our coding standards, and has proper logging, monitoring, and alerting 

You come with: 

  • Experience in leading the team. You know how to build a productive team and iterate to deliver the best results.  
  • Broad JavaScript knowledge. You understand how JavaScript works and how to build and maintain applications using it - both frontend and backend. Knowledge of other programming languages is a plus. 
  • Extensive React expertise. Typescript is a plus. 
  • Passion for shipping. CI/CD is a must, you trust your pipelines and love improving it.  
  • The best tool for the job mentality. You are not a zealot and truly believe in the best tool for the job approach. You aren’t afraid to try something new and introduce new tech and concepts. 
  • Strong communication skills. You are comfortable working with any colleague from any area. You are comfortable defending your ideas or challenging others. People like to work with you. 

We offer: 

  • A cutting-edge tech stack. React, Redux, Typescript, Styled Components on the frontend of an isomorphic/universal application with microfrontend architecture 
  • An open-minded tech organization with a “best tool for the job” attitude. Freedom to choose your tools and technology gives plenty of room for learning and experimentation. 
  • A continuous self-improvement environment. Access to e-learning portals, budget for conferences, and paid certifications are just some of the ways we help you be your best self. 
  • A remote-first setup. The company has transitioned to a remote work set up and plan to keep it as the main working mode. You are free to visit the office if you like, but you don’t have to if you don’t! All the processes are set up in a way that enables efficient remote work you will not feel missing out if you are working remotely. Remote work is available from Germany, Poland, Spain and Italy only.
  • A great atmosphere. Friday parties, team events, and hackathons are some of the ways we make our office a place you want to hang out. At the moment most of the activities are remote due to the restrictions but we’ll also add offline activities once the world is sane again. 
  • Ability to define your job. We are always happy to help you take new responsibilities and help you grow into the role you want. 
  • Choose your work equipment and tools. Are you a Mac? Great. A PC? Fine with us. Choose the computer, accessories, editors, and tools which make you the most comfortable. 
  • Internal mobility. If you want to learn something new or try a new team, we have a “team-rotation” program that allows you to switch to open positions in other teams. 

Contact Person: Jennifer Stennei 
Requisition Number:2030 

Interested? Looking forward to your full application under the specification of your possible starting date and salary expectation.