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Published 2023-02-16

Engineering Manager – Animation Team – Remote work Berlin

Type of job: Remote
Country: Germany
City: Berlin
Company: Linearity

Description of the offer

Linearity GmbH, based in Berlin, is the publisher of Vectornator, a powerful and award-winning vector graphic design software that simplifies the design creation process. The platform has many innovative features and is trusted by leading brands like Apple, Disney, and Microsoft. Vectornator offers cross-platform functionality (iPad, iPhone, Mac) and iCloud Sync without compromising on power or quality. Our powerful software has reached over 6M downloads and has raised $30M+ in funding from some of the biggest Venture Capital firms globally (EQT, HV Capital & 468 Capital) and we have been recognized as one of Europes Top B2B rising 100 “Soonicorns” by Sifted. Our mission is to revolutionize the way people design all over the world. To accomplish that mission, we need you!

If you love creating new ideas, want to create products that transform the design industry, and are an outstanding team player, this position is for you. We are an international mix of driven, passionate, and talented people, brought together by a desire to create the world’s best next-generation graphic design tool. Linearity is a global remote-first company, with an office in the heart of Berlin. You can choose where you work – in the office, 100% remote, or a hybrid of the two. We are a flat organization with a culture of collaboration and teamwork that empowers our people to be brave and do what they think is best for the team and the company. We believe in the power of cooperation, brainstorming, and last but not least, in the power that each individual person has to make a difference.

As an Engineering Manager (m/f/d) you will have technical ownership of our core product, leading & inspiring an Engineering team, and spearheading the design, development, and deployment of new features.

Life as a Manager at Linearity:

  • Inspire, empower, assemble & lead a distributed team building a next-generation graphic design tool
  • Design, build and implement new product features focusing on high quality ensuring functional excellence
  • Champion high-level architecture decisions & standards, driving creative technical decisions within your team and promoting innovative solutions
  • Encourage collaboration between our Engineering, Product, and Design teams & drive engineering best practices
  • Hire, mentor, and coach a group of selected individuals
  • Providing career development guidance to the members of the team
  • Contribute to scaling our team by supporting all our engineering initiatives, be it technical or managerial

As a technical lead, you’ll design the architecture and oversee the development of:

  • The core of animation system for vector graphics.
  • Tools exposed to the user for control of the animation.
  • Innovative technologies (presets, machine learning) to make it easier for the users to create complex animations easily.
  • Template library to be able to reuse graphics and animations.
  • Ensure high performance of the animation system and high quality of the animation tool.


  • Have worked on animation tools or animation systems (using any programming language).
  • Multiple years of experience leading, coaching and building software engineering teams delivering innovative and scalable software.
  • Have In-depth understanding of the industry, UX/UI design and deep knowledge of Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines
  • Have a proactive attitude, highly collaborative and a positive energetic mindset and is mission-driven
  • Possess interpersonal skills and a hands-on attitude
  • Fluent in English, possessing great communication skills being able to adapt to different audiences

Desirable (great to have, not essential)

  • Knowledge in real time-collaboration systems, metal or machine learning is a big plus
  • Proficiency in metal or machine learning is a big plus
  • Knowledge of the iOS ecosystem and its programming languages is also a plus


Ways of working:

  • Flexible working culture/schedule (your choice of how you would like to work)
  • Hybrid, 100% remote from anywhere in the world or relocate to Berlin (to work in our mobile office-work onsite in our modern office in Berlin)

Paid time off:

  • 27 vacation days and 1 extra day each year of employment ☀️
  • Family first: 6 months full pay maternity & paternity leave
  • Social responsibility: Take 2 days off to volunteer in a charity event
  • Period leave: take 1 day off per month ‍♀️
  • Recharge: 4 weeks of additional leave for every 5 years of employment

Additional Benefits:

  • Shares
  • Further education: Training budget and free language classes with Babbel
  • Birthday Gift: €50 euro to treat yourself to a birthday gift
  • YourCampus benefit app: Through this app, you get a budget of 50 EUR and access to a wide range of benefits, starting from gym memberships, coaching sessions to vouchers for your favourite webshops.
  • Relocation budget & assistance
  • Latest Apple working equipment
  • All expensed company-wide retreats
  • Fun Stuff: Game events, Kahoot sessions, and onsite parties in Berlin

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. Here at Linearity, we’re dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, where everyone has equal opportunities, so if you’re excited about this iOS role, but your past experience doesn’t align pitch perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we really encourage you to apply anyway. You may just be the right candidate for this or another role. And as the saying goes “you can’t win the lottery if you don’t buy a ticket”.

Location Berlin / Remote

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