Principal/Senior Tech Lead - Platform Services (f/m/x)

  • Native Instruments
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Aug 02, 2019
Full time Information Technology Web Development

Job Description

Native Instruments is looking for an experienced Principal/Sr. Tech Lead - Platform Services (f/m/x) who will lead and align teams in platform and infrastructure in technical decision making and implementation. These teams build and run highly available, scalable, maintainable and secure services to our internal teams as well as our customers and partners.

In your role you guide teams in translating strategic requirements into systems architecture, leading migration paths of existing systems as well as creation and adoption of new systems and services. You will need the knowledge and confidence to work with the product and engineering leadership team, and be a great partner to your peers in Product Creation. 

You are empowering technical leaders who enjoys coaching, developing and motivating team members, peers and colleagues. You would love to work in a company that has and continues to transform how music is produced and played.


  • Ensure technical alignment on systems architecture and online service development across several teams
  • Support teams in creating and operating high performance web applications, backend systems and databases that interact with large amounts of data catering to all our users around the world
  • Support teams on ensuring reliability, high availability and monitoring of all applications
  • Ensure the purpose, scope & design of technical projects is documented, communicated and aligned with company strategy prior to implementation
  • Balance business- and product needs with modernization of our platform infrastructure
  • Keep senior technical management up to date on technical advancements in a fast paced environment
  • Together with engineering leadership, align engineering teams on technologies to adopt/abandon 
  • Together with engineering leadership, promote engineering best practices & standards


  • Proven experience in online services and platforms, e.g. as a CTO, Platform Engineer, or Systems Architect
  • Deep understanding of design, implementation and operation of cloud platforms, online APIs, distributed systems and services, and the concept of infrastructure as code
  • Experience with cloud service providers such as AWS or GCP, container technologies and service orchestration (like Kubernetes)
  • Experience with services for networking of online services, DNS, CDN, DDoS protection
  • Experience in working with SQL and NoSQL databases as well as event/queuing systems
  • You understand how to get from Continuous Integration to Continuous Deployment
  • An “automate everything” mindset
  • You promote scalable solutions fitting scope and purpose
  • You are data driven in your decision making
  • You are up to date on the wider discussion in software development and architecture community and a thirsty learner
  • Strong communication skills and can talk to various audiences, including executives, product owners and development teams. 
  • Excellent English is a must, German is a plus 


Native Instruments embraces diversity. As an equal opportunities employer, we believe the foundation of our dynamic and pioneering spirit starts with a fair and inclusive culture. Our company culture focuses on bringing unique ideas together to fuel innovation.

All applicants will receive equal consideration for employment at Native Instruments and we encourage everyone to apply – regardless of gender identity, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Help us reach our goal in making the future of music diverse, inclusive, and exciting.