Lead Link IT

BUZZN is an enabler of People Power, our name for a truly decentral energy revolution. We are purpose-driven partners with different backgrounds. The way we feel, think, and act is guided by the People Power Manifesto and its purpose: a human-scale energy system.

On the company level, we strive to overcome conventional management, governance, and ownership structures. Since 2017, we practice Holacracy, a concrete framework for encoding autonomy, agility, and purpose-alignment into BUZZN’s DNA. See here for more about BUZZN.

On the product level, we work together to build tools, with which groups can take energy back into their own hands. True to our motto People Power, our focus is always on the human being in a cultural transition — not on technology, money or bureaucracy.

Our most important digital products are a SaaS platform and a mobile app that bring together electric-power consumers and producers. The backend is written in Ruby with Roda whereas the frontend is written in Typescript and uses React and Redux. Some legacy parts are written in Javascript, which we still maintain or rewrite in Typescript. We are also using Rust in other projects. We heavily use software tests, such as unit tests and integration tests.

Currently, we are looking for a Lead Link for our IT circle with the following experience, interests, and skills:

  • Thinking strategically and implementing systematically
  • Strong track record in building and leading teams
  • Living and breathing values
  • Liaising with customers, users, and other stakeholders
  • Coding and the ability to speak ’nerdy‘ with developers
  • Keeping cool in times of crisis
  • Bringing a network of IT professionals
  • Strong penchant for the decentral energy revolution
  • Eagerness to get head around our tech stack (Ruby [not necessarily Rails], Roda, Dry, Python, Flask; Typescript, Javascript, React, Redux/Sagas, Swagger, D3, Git)

Sounds like you? Then these could be your accountabilities:

  • Assigning partners to the IT circle’s roles; monitoring the fit; offering feedback to enhance fit; and re-assigning roles to other partners when useful for enhancing fit
  • Allocating the IT circle’s resources across its various projects and/or roles
  • Establishing priorities and strategies for the IT circle
  • Defining metrics for the IT circle
  • Structuring the governance of the IT circle to enact its purpose and accountabilities
  • Removing constraints within the IT circle to the super-circle enacting its purpose and accountabilities

The position is with flexible hours (50-100%). The center of operations is in Munich, Germany. We currently have two coworking days per week, where we meet at DEZENTRALE, a new energy hub right in the city centre, and schedule additional co-working days as required. We work the rest of the week remotely. Please note that working languages are German and English. 

Excited by what you just read? Then we are looking forward to hearing from you! Please send your application for the attention of Justus at We are curious to hear what moves you, what you have already moved, and what kind of People Power you would contribute to BUZZN.

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