Lead Embedded Software Development / People Manager (f/d/m)

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Welcome to Vorwerk – as a Lead Embedded Software Development / People Manager (f/d/m)

Vorwerk Digital‘s vision is to elevate the quality of life everywhere our customers call home. We are up to combine Vorwerk’s long-standing, high-quality engineering experience with agile methodologies, leading edge technologies and whole-hearted dedication to customer satisfaction to strengthen our long-term trustful customer-relationships. 
For our Digital R&D we are looking for a passionate, empathic, and innovative
Lead Embedded Software Development / People Manager (f/d/m) who wants to play a leading role in the management of our digital products and solutions development teams. A successful candidate will be responsible for cross-functional experts and mainly focused on building effective vertical SW development teams that deliver sustainable value with end-to-end responsibility.
We are a dynamic and internationally successful group. We offer our employees a creative and cooperative working environment and social protection in every stage of life. We promote the compatibility of family life and professional career, with a wide range of benefits that are listed below.

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  • Disciplinary superior of vertical delivery teams and product foundation teams
  • Responsible for hiring, staffing & sourcing of teams, partners and external contractors
  • Servant leadership for individual productivity & high motivation of team members (incl. empathy and guidance)
  • People development and team-level coaching (organizational, personal)
  • Provide opportunities for individuals to grow and take accountability
  • Responsible for high-performance, effective & efficient vertical team setups (end-to-end, cross-functional, self-contained, inspect & adapt, etc.)
  • Focus on strengths-based leadership to empower and enable teams of individual contributors of various skills & backgrounds
  • Advocate and driver of Vorwerk’s leadership principles: Autonomy, Trust, Purpose, Learning & Walk the Talk
  • Balance the need for swarming, synchronization & integration with the principles of distributed authority, team responsibility and community work
  • Responsible for financial planning for team and supplier setups
  • Participate in portfolio, product & program planning to represent the people & team perspective
  • Drive cultural diversity, sustainability, equal opportunity and inclusive management principles
  • Resource manager for product delivery activities
  • Contact point for people & culture topics in close cooperation with the HR department


  • Successfully completed Information Technology / Embedded Software Engineering  studies or related field, an equivalent education or equivalent work experience
  • Several years of relevant working experience as servant leader within the Software development of digital products and services, including disciplinary leadership responsibility
  • Broad experience in software and digital technologies preferably embedded Software standards
  • Independence, team spirit, enthusiasm, and integration skills, as well as a strong ability to network and shape positive working relationships
  • Proficient in modern agile methodologies, scaling and group dynamics
  • Strong focus on customer value and customer experience
  • Extensive capability to communicate and interact internationally and on all management levels
  • Business fluent German and English language skills


  • Exciting challenges and career prospects in an agile environment
  • Flexible working framework with flexitime, flexi-time days and 30 days of holiday
  • Mobile working with defined remote work options
  • Discounted job ticket and free parking directly at your workplace
  • Shared success, lots of fun and lifelong learning
  • Benefits of a family-owned company, including employee discounts, subsidies for childcare costs and training support
  • Extensive health benefits such as company supplementary health insurance, company medical advice and care, and a wide range of fitness offers
  • Attractive pension plan with three building blocks and the option of a working time account
  • Subsidised snacks and menus on site
  • Charging points for electric cars
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