DFL Deutsche Fussball Liga

Head of Development (m/f/d) – english

The main task of DFL Digital Sports GmbH is the production of media content in order to promote the Bundesliga brand internationally. Based in Cologne, the DFL Digital Sports GmbH produces and publishes media content via a variety of digital platforms. This includes production of content for international markets and the implementation of the league’s own platforms.

Head of Development (m/f/d)

We are looking to grow the development team further to develop the next generation of digital football content. As Head of Development you will lead our core development team running all our data and content related offerings. As a part of the wider Product and Technology team, you are responsible for the technical part of our digital products.

Here’s what’s waiting for you on the pitch:

  • You will lead a team of internal and external frontend, backend and app developers
  • You will continuously improve our current tech stack and optimize our cloud & micro-service-based software stack
  • Together with our product team you will analyze product requirements from a technical perspective
  • You will be responsible for the budget and planning of the relevant tech cost centers
  • You will continuously improve our Dev-Ops pipeline together with your development team
  • You are the first contact person to external tech vendors, and you will manage the relationship, products and the regarding contracts

Here’s what should be in your sports bag:

  • University degree in computer sciences, training as an IT specialist or equivalent experience
  • At least 5 years of working experience and a deep understanding for digital products
  • Experience in leading agile development teams with Scrum and Kan- ban
  • Active interest and previous experience with API-centric projects
  • Experience with cloud software stacks (Java 8+, Spring, Git, AWS and Jenkins)

As an ideal candidate you:

  • Are taking responsibility for the development team and our digital products
  • Are always interested in learning and developing yourself and your team
  • You communicate transparently and approach your colleagues and external service providers proactively
  • Have the ability to understand and structure complex problems
  • Dare to think and act differently than everyone else
  • Show the motivation to achieve above-average results
  • Are a true team player

Our Tech Stack:

  • Java 8+, Spring, Angular, Node.js
  • AWS u.a. mit EC2, ECR, S3, Lambda, Cloud Formation
  • IntelliJ Ultimate Pack
  • Jenkins CI Server, Git

What we offer:

  • A workplace in the Bundesliga environment
  • Exciting and diverse tasks in a growing area
  • The opportunity to work autonomously in a growing, international organization
  • A modern office space
  • Daily fruit basket, coffee, tea, water
  • Company pension plans from the 1st day
  • Relocation Service (optional)
  • On-the-job and off-the job trainings (optional)
  • Discounts on f.e. fitness club, banks

All of this sound like you and you are the right fit for us? Maybe you are looking for a career change with everything we need in your kit bag? Then apply for this role, sending all of your documentation, including your potential start date and salary expectations, by email only to:


DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH
Human Resource Department – Application Management