one • fıve • Hybrid

Technical Lead

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first – meet less than once per month

Core hours 10–4

Dog friendly

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Job Description

The Role

As a Technical Lead, you will review and analyse technologies to identify, develop and oversee a tailor-made sustainable packaging solution for our customers.

This role reports to Fredrik Carlström, VP Product, and has key stakeholder relationships with team members throughout the company and occasionally external customers and business partners.

Given the remote first nature of our team, this role can be based anywhere in Europe (Germany ideally), but you will need to be available to travel to the Holm based facility at least every few weeks.

How you'll help build one • fıve

Screening & Development of Technologies

  • Ensure that we are up to date on new technologies and sustainable materials standards

  • Search for new technologies together with Business Development and Biotech Research to support an ongoing improvement of our products

Planning and organisation of customised packaging solutions

  • Translate our customers' product-related needs into material specifications

  • Keep track of program timeline and budget

  • Support and guide our customers throughout the development process

  • Keep team members and departments up to date and ensure a smooth cross-functional collaboration

Lab Trial Testing

  • Testing and logging prototypes within laboratory and pilot tests

  • Overseeing and supporting at trials, in-house and with external partners, when needed

Who you are

  • Master of Science in Material Science or related areas and driven by contributing to improving the sustainability profile of packaging materials

    • Optimally experience with polymer science and surface chemistry

  • Ideally 3-5 years Materials Development experience

  • Ambitious in organising and coordinating the overall project plan from initial idea to final implementation

  • Persistent in designing and conducting trials to generate data that allow us to develop better and faster for the future

  • Enjoy collaborative and information sharing environment and have a challenging mindset

  • Fluency in English, as this is our working language

  • Fluency in German, a bonus, to speak with customers and external partners occasionally

one • fıve values

Duty to care: care for yourself, your colleagues, your work, our offices, and ultimately, our planet

Create with intent: work with a goal in mind. Ask yourself what you are trying to achieve and constantly evaluate whether your current path is the best way to achieve this goal

Acknowledge the process: we celebrate our failures and successes together, and keep iterating to improve

Transparency: all knowledge is accessible to everyone

Hiring Process

We want you to know what to expect out of your candidate experience with us and make this as much as possible a two sided process, allowing you to get to know us as well.

Once submitted, your CV will be reviewed by the People team, and shortlisted for interviews. Everyone will be contacted to find out the outcome of their application.

There will be four interview stages, starting with an introduction call with VP People - to share more about one.five and how we work & find out how that meets your experience and expectations of the role.

Diversity & Inclusion

We are very proud of the culture we have built to support diversity & inclusion and will do everything we can to continue to be an inclusive company where all team members are comfortable, supported and empowered to succeed.

We seek to ensure that all employees are afforded equal opportunities and treatment, irrespective of any qualifier, in all aspects of recruitment, employment, training and determination of benefits.

For sake of clarity, all team members and candidates will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

If you require any accommodations for the interview process, please include them in your application or in scheduling requests for a first call.

Company benefits

Unlimited annual leave
Co-working space allowance – Partnership with Desana, workspace when & where you need it
Mental health platform access
Work from anywhere scheme
Personal development budgets – €250/year to spend on your own & additional budget for conferences & courses
Share options
Company wide holidays/offsites
Work from home allowance
Dog friendly office
Open to part-time employees
In office catering
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Skilled worker visas
Teambuilding days

We asked employees of one • fıve how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done
Working at one • fıve

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Hamburg, Germany

Funding levels


Hiring Countries

United Kingdom