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Technical Architect & Lead Developer (m/f/d)

Technical Architect & Lead Developer (m/f/d)

Field of Work:  IT

Einbeck, Lower Saxony, DE

ID:  3685

Do you have many years of practical experience in software development? Did you design and implemented complex systems based on a modern technology stack and already have initial experience in leading development teams in an agile environment? If so, you can put this experience to good use in our Research & Development department to help our Scrum teams become even more effective and together make the software landscape at KWS Research & Development fit for the future.
Start with us on a permanent and full-time basis as Technical Architect & Lead Developer (m/f/d) at KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA in Einbeck, Lower Saxony. 


This will be your range of tasks: 

  • Together with the developers, you will design new software solutions that are robust and performant to enable the future success of KWS Research & Development
  • You will take on the role of a technical mastermind and mentor for your colleagues
  • You will provide suitable framework conditions that ensure an autonomous way of working and high productivity of the teams
  • You shape and promote cross-team collaboration, technological competence, and a culture of innovation 
  • You have disciplinary responsibility for several agile teams of highly motivated and professional software developers
  • In the further development of the teams, you are also responsible for further employee development
  • As a competent consultant for all topics related to modern software development, you are the contact person for all stakeholders of the development projects 


Contribute your strengths:

  • University degree in computer science or comparable qualification
  • Extensive professional experience as a developer in an agile software development team
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft .NET
  • Knowledge of current web technologies, frameworks and approaches (e.g. Angular, ASP.NET Core, Docker/Kubernetes, Kafka, RabbitMQ, Behavior Driven Development)
  • Enjoy software architecture and conceptual tasks, as well as an optimistic approach to problems
  • Initial experience leading teams of developers using agile methods would be a plus
  • Practical experience with Domain-Driven Design is desirable
  • Very good English and German language skills required


That is our offer to you:

  • Our SCRUM-based teams work close together and in short sprints – this creates dynamism and freedom for a lot of personal responsibility
  • As a family-run company we are guided by the values of team spirit, proximity and trust, independence, and vision - this culture is lived in practice creating thus an open and friendly working atmosphere.
  • True to our motto Make yourself grow, we support employees’ professional and personal development.
  • We offer excellent work equipment (e.g. ergonomic workstations, several monitors, air conditioning, high-end technical equipment), a fully-fledged, subsidized canteen and sufficient free parking spaces at the office. 
  • We offer capital formation benefits, Christmas and holiday bonuses, childcare allowance and a job bike. 
  • Health & Safety are very important for us: our company doctor, company fire brigade / paramedics (with time credit) and company sports create a solid base for this.


Drive your career forward and grow in your tasks with this KWS work opportunity! We look forward to receiving your digital application (cover letter, CV, relevant certificates) via our job portal.

About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. With the tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for more than 160 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, potato, rapeseed, sunflowers and vegetables. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods. 5.700 employees represent KWS in more than 70 countries. For more information: www.kws.com/career. Follow us on LinkedIn® at https://linkedin.com/company/kwsgroup/.

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