Head of Engineering – Traktor (f/m/x)

Head of Engineering – Traktor (f/m/x)
Native Instruments - Berlin, Germany
Full Time
Engineering & Technical, IT & Software Development
, c++ Engineering

Who We Are
For over 20 years, Native Instruments has been the backbeat to the music industry. As leaders in digital music creation and performance, we’re right there on stage and in the studio with global stars and legends in the making. Driven by our mission to make music creation more inclusive and accessible, our hardware, software and digital services provide innovative, fully-integrated solutions for music producers of all styles and genres.


TRAKTOR software and hardware products have shaped the world of DJing for two decades and will continue to do so. Our mission for the coming years is to consolidate TRAKTOR’s competency in pro-grade, stage-ready and easy to use performance software paired with best-in-class sound quality while offering a high level of integration with adjacent hardware and software technology.


We are looking for a Head of Engineering (f/m/x) to provide strategy, technical direction, organization and planning quality, as well as ongoing leadership for TRAKTOR Engineering. Besides working closely with the teams to implement our Tech strategy, you will help TRAKTOR Management to derive decisions for the Tech Roadmap and implement adequate strategies.


Our software developers are working in cross-functional teams by closely collaborating with designers, product specialists and power users. Based in Berlin, Kreuzberg, you will join an international, multicultural, and creative environment that supports individual growth and sharing knowledge.


What You’ll Do
Lead, manage and develop TRAKTOR Engineering to ensure they achieve the highest possible standards of excellence in all their activities
Write modern, clean and maintainable C++ code for application Software including embedded Software
Build up the future team on our growth journey and align Engineering resources with strategic goals
Implement a high performance team approach with execution mindset
Guide and mentor members of the team
Drive modernization of legacy codebase, as well as process improvement and automation
Work closely within TRAKTOR Management on Tech Strategy and Roadmap as well as effort estimations
Ensure benchmarking as well as a Tech Radar to monitor major technology trends and reveal opportunities or room for improvement
Owning budget responsibilities for your team

What You’ll Need
You are interested in the handcraft of DJing
Demonstrated professional experience in writing production code and a good knowledge of modern C++ and the C++ standard library
Entrepreneurial mindset – ability to identify and make the most of opportunities
Proven experience in leading Tech teams with hands-on mentality
Knowledge and passion about modern tech environments and Audio applications, etc.
You have the ability to evaluate the need for change and communicate the impact those changes will have on the business
Strong systemic thinking; data-driven decision making; ability to find root causes of issues and gain stakeholder support to address opportunities
Experience in fostering a strong engineering culture and collaboration
High level of organization and excellent time management skills

About Us
Native Instruments embraces diversity. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we believe the foundation of our dynamic and pioneering spirit starts with a fair and inclusive culture. Our company culture focuses on bringing unique ideas together to fuel innovation. We are based in the heart of the German capital’s creative hub employing more than 400 people across our seven offices in Berlin, Los Angeles, Tokyo, London, Toronto, Paris, and Shenzhen.


All applicants will receive equal consideration for employment at Native Instruments and we encourage everyone to apply – regardless of gender identity, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Help us reach our goal in making the future of music diverse, inclusive and exciting! We encourage you to submit your application without the requirement for a photograph, identifying factors or personal status information.