Tech Lead Manager (TLM)

Job Summary

Based in Berlin Mitte we are looking for a Tech Lead Manager, who is able to roll up her/his sleeves, provides technical leadership to our product development, defines project goals and spreads the tasks across our entire team.
She/he manages a team of scientific engineers and developers, who are specialists in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks and Computer Vision.
The ideal candidate is solution driven and committed to making the engineering organization successful and to fix the issues that are getting in the way of success.


  • Make sure that SearchInk is a top-notch, leading edge technology that keeps on being further evolved based upon the roadmap defined in collaboration with the CTO.
  • Manage a team of software engineers, including task planning and code reviews.
  • Can be addressed by the team with any technical problem as in its heart he/she is an engineer and sees engineering as his fate and destiny.
  • Take responsibility for the overall planning, execution and success.
  • Hire great new talent and transfer IP from remote virtual team-members and University partners to the newly created entity.
  • Work hand in hand with the CTO and the COO to foster a culture of innovation and distills priorities into SearchInk and/or the functional system


  • MS or PhD in Computer Science or closely related degree.
  • Has a proven track record where he/she managed IT architecture projects and distributed tasks to a wider team.
  • Has a solid understanding of machine learning, neural network and ideally computer vision and deep learning.
  • Ideally has experience in leading scientists and scientific developers.
  • Gained know-how in startup environments.
  • Is a great team leader with experience in managing 10-15 people.
  • Is also able to crunch numbers related to budgeting.
  • Can deliver the vision as he/she has to grow the team and guide the whole hiring process.
  • Clear focus of this role is on B2B – so not ‘Internet consumer’


  • A real challenge
  • A vivid start-up spirit
  • An international team
  • A culture without hierarchy: Holacracy brings structure and discipline to a peer-to-peer workplace
  • A cool office in Berlin Mitte
  • 27 days of vacation

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