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We have an exciting opportunity as:

Assistant Manager Software Engineering (M/F/D) 

at the Kia Europe Headquarters in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

Kia Europe is, together with its sister brand Hyundai, the fifth-largest automotive company in the world. Since its foundation in 1944, Kia Europe has been a significant player in the booming automotive industry, not only in South Korea but worldwide. People drive Kia cars in about 180 countries.

Kia Europe is the Regional Headquarters of Kia and centrally leads the Sales & Marketing activities for 14 European sales subsidiaries and coordinates the activities of our production facility in Zilina, Slovakia. Kia employs about 5,500 persons in Europe, including about 3,500 blue collar workers in our state of the art car plant in Slovakia. We sell just over 500,000 vehicles and produce about 300,000 vehicles for worldwide distribution every year.

You will enjoy working with us if you like these things:

  • A pulsating international environment. Our workforce is composed of people from 37 nations.

  • Playing an active and important part in the development of Kia in Europe.

  • Developing new frameworks and solutions.

  • Demanding challenges to which you can creatively contribute.

  • A competitive compensation package; private leasing offer; systematic off and on-the-job training, free staff restaurant, support as concerns Health Management and more.

The Challenges: High - The Job: Great.

1. Your initiative, energy and persistence will ultimately determine your success.

2. You will work in a network of experts in IT and other business professionals.

3. You have the spirit that makes us successful.

You are +++ ambitious +++ dynamic +++ flexible +++ optimistic +++ patient +++

Purpose of the job:

Ensure the delivery of high-quality, reliable software, data, and integration solutions that meet the needs of Kia customers and business teams, in the most efficient way in terms of time and cost, using state-of-the-art technology and methodology.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Function as the technical authority for IT projects

  • Manage IT projects from ideation through to delivery: Design, test, maintain, and optimize software, data, and integration solutions

  • Partner with Kia business teams and bridge the communication between business teams and vendors

  • Provide supervision and guidance to development teams

  • Assess technical choices and provide effort estimation for engineering tasks

  • Review design proposals and code changes

  • Identify deviations from requirements and communicate with stakeholders

  • Improve maintainability, testability, readability, usability, and extensibility of software systems

  • Implement and promote software engineering best practices and agile methodologies

Your Profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Data Engineering, Information Technology, or a closely related discipline

  • Proven professional software engineering experience

  • Sound knowledge of data structures, algorithms, databases, high-level programming languages (e.g. Java, Python or JavaScript), and DevOps technologies

  • Significant experience with major software development tools (e.g., Git, Jenkins, Jira, Confluence) and agile methodologies

  • Technical team leadership (Tech Lead) or Senior Software Engineer experience is advantageous

  • Preferably track record of successful end to end IT project delivery

  • Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision

  • Excellent analytical skills and problem-solving capabilities

  • Flexibility and ability to adapt quickly to new tasks and challenges in a fast-moving environment

  • Good interpersonal skills and multicultural competence

  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills (working language)

  • Knowledge of SAP ERP, experience of the automotive industry, and project management experience are advantageous

If you’re interested to become part of our Kia team, please apply via our online portal. We are looking forward to getting to know you.

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