CTO/Unit Lead - Tech & Engineering (m/f/d) - Hybrid

Why only watch when you can be part of it? Europe’s smartest travel platform does not develop by itself.

In order to achieve our high ambitious goals, we are looking for clever minds, trouble-shooter, implementers and communication talents. With more than 40 million annual customers worldwide, Eurowings is one of the leading airlines in the European market. Eurowings Digital is a subsidiary of Eurowings Aviation and transforms the Eurowings brand from an airline to a holistic, digital travel companion for the entire travel chain.

Eurowings Digital

We are dreamers doers, and enthusiasts. Digital travel experiences are in our DNA. Our mission is to offer our customers a seamless travel experience. Therefore, we are continuously working hard to create the digital travel topics, which will support and empower our customers with relevant information and smart services throughout their entire trip.

Here at Eurowings Digital we are Agile, Customer Centric and Digital.

Your Mission

Come, join us at Eurowings Digital as the “Unit Lead – Tech & Engineering” where over 40 million annual customers worldwide in more than 50 countries will experience the impact of your team’s work….!

As the “Unit Lead – Tech and Engineering” you will be mainly responsible and accountable for the successful delivery of software & the corresponding infrastructure as well as the overall transformation of our Tech Stack. You will also be managing and guiding a sizeable dynamic and international team through a journey of hypergrowth and process optimization.

We believe that building a strong engineering culture of ownership, accountability and autonomy is one of the pillars to achieve that. We aim at building an engineering organization that can adapt to its needs, is scalable and efficient in its execution.

Your Task

  • Building the capability within Tech & Engineering to drive change and achieve greater effectiveness by developing, improving, and reinforcing strategies, structures and processes within an engaging, high energy environment and growing company
  • Together with the management board, guiding the organization to success by reaching our strategic goal
  • Driving technology modernizations and state-of-the-art architecture implementations while ensuring solid availability level of all services
  • Defining company OKRs, ensure they are met and horizontally aligned to secure quarterly focus
  • Motivating others to achieve the organization’s goals; recognizes and rewards contributions
  • Developing capable, diverse, and cohesive team through servant leadership to maximize collective skills and talents
  • Making decisions within a reasonable timeframe and create relevant options for addressing problems/opportunities and achieving desired outcomes when necessary
  • Reviewing and applying best practices to establish architecture and frameworks consistent with and supportive of our Product Strategy
  • Identifying and implementing technology trends that will be able to support the future success of the business.

Your Profile

  • Proven and strong Tech & Engineering management background (the role of CTO, Director) or proven experience knowing and understanding challenges of engineering organizations in the fast growing and changing environment/during hypergrowth
  • Proven experience in working in an agile environment where you lead change, facilitate and guide teams/projects
  • Experience in building and driving large scale people programs aimed at building strong engineering culture, improving engineering ways of working, org design, collaboration
  • Data-driven to evaluate product-market fit and other aspects of product performance, able to identify insights that will influence future decisions
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to present a technology vision confidently in a way that motivates others both internally and externally
  • An ability to research and predict the ways that different technologies can impact an organisation's development.
  • Experience in FTE and License budget planning
  • Strong interpersonal skills, agile mindset and the ability to share/collaborate with peers
  • Have a proven understanding of best engineering practices for the full software development life cycle (SDLC), including coding standards, code review, source control, build, test, deploy, and operations
  • In-depth understanding and decision-making skills regarding large-scale software architectures (Event Streaming, Microservices, Data Platforms etc.)
  • Excellent leadership, team building, and management skills, including a track record of coaching and mentorship.

Please apply with the English version of your CV and/or Cover letter.

To learn more about us and the amazing journey we are on please visit:

Eurowings Digital - LinkedIn


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our Company.


Eurowings Digital Benefits


We value your performance and offer you plenty of advantages 🎊


  • Fly with friends and family around the world by using the entire Lufthansa and partner network
  • Discover the world within 30 vacation days a year + two days off for Christmas and New Year's Eve
  • With the JobTicket you can use public transports for a minimum amount of money in Cologne´s region
  • Get discounts across a large range of brands (e.g. Telekom, Urban Sports, Apple, Sixt, Bosch…)
  • With Lunchit, Eurowings Digital finances 2 euros of your lunch on working days!


Drive your career growth 🎓


  • Evolve professionally in our agile environment by taking part in challenging projects with cutting edge technologies and a lot of personal responsibility
  • Shape your career growth through regular discussions with your Team Lead and 360° feedbacks from your colleagues
  • Work in a cross functional team where you gain/share knowledge every day and on regular talks like “Peer School” or “Ask the Expert”
  • Every year you will get a training budget for meetups, conferences, trainings, coaching
  • You can improve your (German) language skills through our online and onsite courses
  • With your Linkedin Learning account you access plenty of additional trainings and courses


We bring a unique environment, where we make it happen 🙌


  • Participate directly in the creation of our product that helps millions of customers create amazing travel memories
  • Feel at home in our (English speaking) international & diverse team
  • Take part in our regular team events where we celebrate all together e.g. major successes, Carnival or the end of the year!
  • Feel our unique atmosphere: a start-up spirit integrated in a big company
  • With our trust-based working hours, you can start and finish at a time that suits you for a harmonized work-life balance
  • Our hybrid working model gives you the flexibility to keep close connections with your teammates at our offices (e.g. through onsite events), while also having the possibility to work from home
  • Relocation package and personalized support (e.g. for Visa or Work Permit) will be offered for you and your family if needed
  • Four partners (HR Manager, Team Lead, Mentor, Buddy) will support and guide you in your first weeks. Additionally, you start your journey with our Welcome Days where you get all key information about our company
  • #Trust&Commitment #Customer #Data-Driven #Performance #Do-it : join us and live our values. This already resulted in specific actions like: Fuckup nights, guided tours at the airport or strategy sprints!

This is Eurowings Digital

Eurowings Digital is revolutionizing the travel sector: We are changing from an air travel service provider to a holistic travel companion. Eurowings Digital works with the latest tech. stacks and the data of 40 million customers. Our talents are challenged in the battle with the established giants of the industry.

Our recruiting process


Once you submit your application, we will get in touch with you as quickly as possible. We will contact you to arrange an initial telephone interview to get to know you.

Getting to know each other

If you pass the first phone interview, you will be invited to visit us in Cologne. During our Peer and Company fit interviews, you will get to know not only your potential future team, but also people from other teams. You will have the opportunity to introduce yourself, your skills as well as your field through a technical challenge. During these conversations (a Peer interview and a Company fit interview), you will get all the information you want about the position you applied for and our company culture. If the team makes a positive decision, there will be a final interview with the leadership team.

Welcome to Eurowings Digital

Once you have convinced us, you can start straight away as part of the team. Our on-boarding program and dedicated people will support you on your way to your first day in the team but also during your first weeks in the company. Welcome to our team, welcome to Eurowings Digital!