Engineering Manager - Platform Engineering (m/f/d)

Vision: Our Engineering Manager Platform Engineering (m/f/d) is responsible for designing, optimizing, and scaling the SIXT TECH landscape to enable developers to build, run and operate PHP core, but also cloud native products, by providing automation, building blocks and managed platform services whilst removing undifferentiated heavy lifting from day-to-day development.


  • You will lead a team of DevOps platform engineers on a mission of constant development, enabling them to meet their personal and organizational goals

  • With your team, you take care of the operation and availability of our Linux system landscape, including all associated platform and automation tools

  • You evangelize modern engineering practices and empower engineers to make technical decisions: engineering manager != tech lead

  • With you senior engineers in the team you ensure the infrastructure/applications and system design at project/program level meets the architectural standards, especially in terms of scalability, reliability and maintainability.

  • You will be a key part of our journey to migrate the PHP Core application into the AWS Cloud

  • You understand that it is all about delivering value and what matters most, even when roadmaps change. You do not limit yourself by boundaries between IT and other departments


  • You have several years of professional experience in managing engineering teams

  • With your years of experience in technology sophisticated environments, you automated already several cloud-native applications based on microservice architectures

  • You have strong engineering experience in operating cross functional IT platforms focussed on reliability, scalability and process automation

  • You love supporting other people’s development and at the same time you manage to keep yourself up to date with the latest engineering trends

  • Experience identifying success metrics and evaluating those metrics to diagnose, resolve, and deliver work

Additional Information

Working at SIXT not only means creating the future of mobility, but also offers personal benefits. This means especially for you: 30 days of vacation, no dress code, choose your own device, support for pension plans & capital-forming benefits, mobility allowance of 20€/month and flexible working hours. Due to the current situation, we are of course working completely in mobile work wherever possible. But even under normal conditions, from now on you can decide from where you want to approach your work: Up to 50% of your monthly working time you can work completely mobile and from anywhere, of which up to 30 days per year in other European countries (EU, CH & UK).   

In addition, we offer you a super international working environment, numerous trainings for your individual development, participation in external conferences and we even organize internal dev & tech talks. Our Feel Good Manager will be happy to help you with the organization or to assist you when you move to Germany from abroad and need to organize visas or other administrative procedures. 

It's also important to balance out your work: That's why you have access to our employee restaurant (and yes, we insist on restaurant, because it's too high quality for a canteen) as well as various recreational opportunities such as the gaming area, the SIXT soccer team or the SIXT choir - to name just a few.  In addition, of course, employee benefits for SIXT rent, share, ride and SIXT+, car leasing offers, discounts with partners for travel, technology, clothing, etc. as well as free cyber sports courses.

In addition, your colleagues are pretty awesome. Which is important when you spend so much time together, and besides, no wonder when you get a bonus for referring friends as new employees. If something does bother you, you'll always have someone to confide in through regular feedback sessions, employee surveys or our psychological hotline through the Fürstenberg Institute. Otherwise, we live "work hard, play hard" - our parties are legendary! We also demand and promote DiverSIXTy, a corporate culture of acceptance, appreciation, and respect, in which everyone can develop their personality and ideas.

About the department:
Engineers take note: cutting edge technology is waiting for you! We don't buy, we primarily do it all ourselves: all core systems, whether in the area of car sharing, car rental, ride hailing and much more, are developed and operated by SIXT itself. Our technical scope ranges from cloud and on-site operations through agile software development. We rely on state-of-the-art frameworks and architectures and strive for a long-term technical approach. Exciting? Then apply now!

About us:
We are a leading global mobility service provider with sales of €1.53 billion and around 7,000 employees worldwide. Our mobility platform ONE combines our products SIXT rent (car rental), SIXT share (car sharing), SIXT ride (cab, driver and chauffeur services), SIXT+ (car subscription) and gives our customers access to our fleet of 205,400 vehicles, the services of 1,500 cooperation partners and around 1.5 million drivers worldwide. Together with our franchise partners, we are present in more than 110 countries at 2,070 rental stations. At SIXT, a first-class customer experience and outstanding customer service are our top priorities. We focus on true entrepreneurship and long-term stability and align our corporate strategy with foresight. Want to take off with us and revolutionize the world of mobility? Apply now!

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