Team Lead Player Technologies (m/f/x) - full-time

Munich (Germany)

About us

Do you love stories? If so, please keep reading, because we certainly do. We believe the ability to tell stories is what makes us human. Joyn is your streaming app with over 65 live TV channels, exclusive previews, originals and collections. We understand Joyn as a partnership – an invitation to content-providers and users alike to make entertainment more meaningful and fun. Our app aggregates global and especially local content in a relevant way for Germany, both live TV and on-demand content. All kinds of stories and more to come, everyday.

We hire the best, because we need people that are as customer-focused as we are. We are looking for champions to help us further connect with our audience. It’s not a small or easy task, but it’s a fun and rewarding one. Do you think you’re up for it? Great. Then send us your application!


About the Job

We are looking for a Team Lead(f/m/d) taking control/being in charge of the player core technologies, that powers Joyn’s web player, native (iOS, Android, OTT) player and entire playout infrastructure. Together with your team you will solve all the engineering challenges that come up with scale and diversity of platforms.
We believe in giving our autonomous teams a challenging mission and look for leaders that can phrase the mission for teams and like to build, grow and guide our engineering team to its full potential. You foster collaboration, lead by example and thrive in a fast paced environment while providing the technical vision and strategy to the teams and help them execute. This role is reporting directly into the VP of Engineering for Consumer products.

What you tell people at parties:
“I lead the awesome team which develops the core client functionality of Joyn, a streaming service entertaining millions of users every month”

Opportunities to make an impact - What you do

  • Build, grow and guide the Player engineering team that builds the mobile, tablet and TV player core technology
  • Support individuals in their career development and personal growth
  • Set the technology vision and architectural direction for your team and execute against that vision and agreed target state
  • Work closely with the Product Organisation and embrace lean and agile product development practices and data-driven decision making
  • For your team of talented engineers you provide leadership and guide the team in technical and product decisions and help us meet the product and business requirements with your technical solution
  • Create a healthy culture of collaboration and inclusion, lead by example in line with the engineering and company values where people can fulfill their potential and actively manage performance.  Hire and retain top talent in the industry; inspire the organization by exceeding expectations of consumers, stakeholders, and product and engineering teams
  • Focus on learning, applying, and extending best-in-class industry practices to continue to raise the bar on providing developer delight and speed of delivery for the teams
  • What we are looking for

  • Proven track record as an engineering leader to provide mentorship, vision, and motivation for teams
  • Adept at developing in one or more common programming languages such as JavaScript, TypeScript
  • Hands-on experience with AWS
  • Proven track record of taking a pragmatic approach while solving problems
  • Being a good listener, but also argue for the cause when needed
  • Comfortable in a fast paced environment and able to deal with change
  • Capable of taking a helicopter view of things to get the big picture while getting into details when needed
  • Experience working with video streaming solutions is a plus