Backend Team Lead – Marketplace (f/m/d) Spain

Signa Sports Centro Técnico • Barcelona

  • Full-time


as soon as possible

About SIGNA Sports United:

SIGNA Sports United (“SSU”) is a NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) listed specialist online sports retail company based in Berlin, Germany. We own companies and brands in various sports including bikes, tennis, outdoor and team sports. We sell equipment and apparel via our 100 own online stores, collaborate with 500+ independent brick and mortar shops, and partner with over 1000 sports brands. Together we serve 7+ million customers around the world.

About the Tech & Data team:

More than 3000 tech-focused professionals work for SIGNA Sports United around the world. We play a key role in empowering our businesses to be leaders in the digital age. We are an agile, diverse, talented, and enthusiastic team. Our locations are varied with some based alongside the businesses across Germany and the US and others at our tech hub in Barcelona, Spain.

The part you’ll play

We are looking for a team lead for our new Marketplace team. The new marketplace domain will market our partners’ products in our own shops, and you have the great opportunity to build this new product from the ground up. 

For this position, you will manage/coach a small group of backend engineers on their daily performance and personal growth, also build the tech team with the support of your management colleagues and HR. You will ensure that the team's engineers have the skills necessary to accomplish their tasks in accordance with the objectives of our business. In order to maintain our pace of continuous improvement, you and your team will work together to deliver on our integrated product roadmap and optimize the development cycle. 

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead and support our Marketplace vision and build a future-proof service-based architecture. 

  • Emphasize the importance in helping us build a team with cross functional domain knowledge to work on complex processes. 

  • You will be part of a dynamic and agile team that makes decisions together and works independently on solutions. 

  • Specify and organize technical tasks between different domains and teams. 

  • Responsible for maintenance tasks in our legacy systems. 

  • You will also support code reviews and improve our services and processes. 

  • In charge of release management of the solutions 


What you’ll bring to the team

  • 5+ years of experience in software development mainly with PHP. 

  • 2+ years of experience with latest Symfony versions, other popular frameworks are considered 

  • 2+ years of experience in leading a team of developers. 

  • Knowledge and experience in system design and architecture. 

  • Good code design, OO principles, Unit/Functional testing, SOLID, and KISS 

  • Experienced in building scalable systems 

  • Experience with distributed systems (service-based architectures) 

  • Bonus points for Mulesoft, SFCC, DDD, Kafka, Event-Driven Systems, AWS and Marketplace Middleware experience e.g. Tradebyte or Mirakl 

  • You are self-organized and passionate to work in a dynamic and agile environment. Have a hands-on mentality 

  • Passion for Sports and Tech is very welcome! 

What you need to know

We celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.


Our benefits

Competitive compensation 

25 days annual holiday + public bank holidays

800€ Workplace budget the first year + 200€ the rest

1.500€ Personal development budget per year

Private medical insurance

Ticket Restaurant, Transport Ticket, etc...

Flexible working hours 

Remote (within Spain)

Application & Onboarding

What does the recruitment process look like? 

As an equality-forward company, we ensure all candidates have the exact or extremely similar steps throughout our recruitment process. Here’s an insight into what you can expect in our application process.

  1. Contact with candidates about the open positions
  2. First interview to know each other, answer doubts and have a better idea of their soft skills
  3. Second interview technical, to check hard skills
  4. Third interview, with part of the team
  5. We make an offer to the candidate we feel is the best fit for the role
  6. On-Boarding of new employee

At each stage, we make candidates have the necessary documentation and information to hand, offer great channels for communication, and we carefully review if we would like to invite the candidate to move forward in our hiring process. 


What does the onboarding process look like?

From the moment you accept our offer, we’ll be on hand to answer any questions or concerns you have along the way. 

Firstly, we’ll run a standard administrative process to get to know you better. This includes details like your contract and registration to ensure we have the correct information to file. 

Next, depending on your unique needs and short-term requirements, we’ll send you a custom-built welcome pack that includes the essential materials you need, such as a laptop, screen, table, and comfortable chair. 

Will this be a remote-first position while Covid-19 is present?

Luckily, our business model never shifted as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Since we work remotely on a regular basis this won’t affect us – perhaps in the future when our company grows, an office could be highly valuable. 

If you find yourself wanting to come into the office, we provide co-working spaces where you can visit as you please – for example, twice per week or whenever you feel comfortable doing so. 

Meet our recruiting team

Sukanya Pal
Sukanya Pal

"It has been an absolute pleasure to build our centralized tech recruiting team from scratch! As the Group Tech Recruiting Lead, I was given full autonomy to design the
function & create a roadmap for the near future. The right tech talent will make massive impact on Signa Sports United's time ahead and I am elated to be able to contribute to it."

Sukanya on LinkedIn

Danitza Oduber Correa
Danitza Oduber Correa

"My daily goal is to acquire the brightest and best people for Signa Sports United. Talent is the key to growth and hiring is the most important thing we do. You can dream and envision the greatest place in the world – but only the right set of people can make that a reality."

Danitza on LinkedIn

Sharon Liteshia Rajarathina
Sharon Liteshia Rajarathina

"I believe employees are the greatest asset a company has and strive to bring the best talent to Signa Sports United. I am passionate about what I do because I am convinced nothing is more important to the business than hiring and developing the right people."

Sharon on LinkedIn

Katherina Felicia
Katherina Felicia

"I am passionate about exploring new methods to find, attract and engage the right people with the exciting opportunities available at Signa Sports United. I enjoy working with candidates to understand their motivation and find matches who can work effectively with the business for the long-term."

Katherina on LinkedIn


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