Katja Sommer

Engineering Manager

mobile.de as part of the eBay Classifieds Group. We build software that connects car buyers and sellers.

As Engineering Manger I organise the work for my team of software engineers. I connect with other teams when we want to collaborate on something. Also I coach my team members so they find their own best solution to any given problem.

I work with super smart down to earth people and can learn with them and from them every day.

Talking with my team. Reaching out to other teams, be it via Zoom, Slack or E-Mail. Writing tickets to break down our work in smaller pieces.

I studied Business and Computer Science. I was lucky to get into my first job as Quality Assurance engineer (aka Software Tester) with a well known company. I am interested in human psychology and coaching people. None of the above experiences is required but they all help.

More coaching people to develop great software and debugging communication hick-ups.

Go outside, play or talk with my children, yoga, movies, theatre.

“The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.” ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations