We are grandcentrix. We make IoT happen.

With curiosity, tech enthusiasm and expertise, we create IoT solutions. As a team of 200 minds, we develop reliable products and individual solutions – end-to-end or specifically where our tech stack supports the connection of devices.
Our origins lie in successful customer projects. We brought the Toniebox safely into children’s rooms worldwide and turned a smart photography vision into reality for the Leica FOTOS app.
Our competencies range from embedded systems to backend, frontend and app development. Utilizing this know-how, we developed grandcentrix products to enable e.g. (industrial) customers without IoT knowledge to connect their devices, collect and use data. That’s what drives us.
As a subsidiary of Vodafone, we operate independently and quickly. Together, we contribute to unlock the opportunities of IoT.

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What the job brings

As the Team Lead Embedded Software for up to 8 engineers you work 70% as a software engineer in varied projects, the team lead function takes up approx. 30% of your role.

  • From battery-powered cellular asset trackers to multicore embedded Linux gateways: Develop firmware for a wide range of connected embedded systems
  • With your passion for open source and free software, you play a key role in creating innovative, scalable and secure solutions
  • As a team, we care a lot about high quality software – that’s why peer reviews, automated tests and well-kept documentation are an integral part of our daily work
  • Aside from leading by example, you build a strong report with your team, know their skills and talents, work towards continuously improving both on an individual and a department level
  • Together with the other team leads and the department head , you ensure that projects succeed by having the right people working on the right projects
  • In regular 1:1s and development conversations, you provide technical as well as personal feedback and support your team members

What you bring

  • 4+ years of professional experience, ideally with team lead experience in the Embedded and IoT field
  • Solid knowledge in software development, system programming, computer engineering, and electronics
  • You master C effortlessly and you are proficient with Git – experience with Linux, Zephyr and RF technologies is useful for the job
  • You identify with the values of software craftsmanship and take responsibility for your work and that of your team
  • Experience in customer contact including preparing offers is a plus. You recognise excellent technical work while keeping financial feasibility and the customer needs in mind
  • Excelling at breaking down complicated topics in English and German, you appropriately tailor your presentation according to your audience

That’s on top

  • An attractive gross annual salary in the amount of € 70,000 to 85,000
  • Flexible working hours, overtime regulations and an unlimited number of home office days, which you can even spend 20 days per year as a workation in other EU countries.
  • Go green – if you decide to buy a Deutschlandticket or a Jobrad, we will reward you with 30,-€ extra per month
  • Work with state-of-the-art tools on a MacBook Pro or ThinkPad (Windows or Linux) incl. admin rights
  • We’ll top up your parental allowance, so you can spend valuable time with your family
  • Vodafone products of your choice (e.g. a cell phone contract) worth € 40 per month and participation in the Family & Friends program
  • Develop yourself through the individual support of your personal development – your salary will be reviewed annually
  • Attractive office building in Cologne – work from the roof terrace and enjoy an ice cream for free
  • …and of course, the usual standards, such as 30 days of vacation, many events (MeetUps, lightning talks, summer/Christmas party, after-works, and much more), above-average subsidies for the company pension scheme, fresh fruit, drinks and coffee flat, Corporate Benefits, awo lifebalance, Wellhub, underground car park with e-charging points

With us, you can think out loud, we’re not afraid of unusual ideas. Wherever you come from, with or without a disability, regardless of age, religion or the gender you identify with – you are welcome to join us. As a diverse organization, our corporate language is English.

If you have any questions about your application, feel free to reach out to Christine at