Head of Lido Engineering (m/f/divers)

We at Lido strive for "building integrated solutions that airlines use to run safer missions at lower cost". Together with our global customer base we build flight planning and navigation solutions commercial airlines use to manage their daily flight operation.

Lido seeks a Head of Engineering. A tech leader with experience in critical applications and building effective product organizations.


  • Location


  • Employment level

    Direct entry

  • Function

    Research and Development, IT

  • Working time

    Full time

In your role, you’ll set engineering best practices and the organizational framework. You’ll plan and execute transformations at all levels. You’ll lead Lido’s engineering organization across all locations, ensuring continuous innovation.

  • Define and communicate Lido’s technical strategy, architecture, and roadmap
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to translate business requirements into technical solutions
  • Oversee all aspects of the development lifecycle, including strategic planning, design/architecture, development, delivery, and maintenance
  • Lead a team of 350+ smart, skilled and passionate engineers across FRA, GDR, ZRH, and PCT
  • Foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous learning within the engineering organization
  • Maintain technical excellence by promoting best practices and quality assurance
  • Champion clean, maintainable, efficient code
  • Drive continuous technology innovation: AI deployment, cloud usage, and engineering process improvement
  • Manage the budget and non-financial KPIs for your area

Old-age provision / employee retirement, Profit sharing / LVV (bonus), Flight privileges, Discounts / shopping, Employee events (summer festivals, participation in sports competitions etc), Sabbatical / exemptions, Hybrid working possible, Have a shower, Free snacks / drinks, Subsidized parking or public transport, 25 days of annual vacation, Modern offices, Flexible workhours and part-time working models, Paid maternity and paternity leave

Head of Lido Engineering (m/f/divers)

Working at Lufthansa Systems in Zurich means:

  • You thrive in a dynamic, multicultural environment which provides you with many new opportunities
  • Challanging and innovative projects with space for individual creativeness
  • Team spirit and working in a highly experienced and interdisciplinary teams



  • University degree, preferably in computer science, economics or engineering (g. aerospace) and relevant
    professional experience in the IT product implementation (at least 6 years)
  • Excellent skills in software engineering, agile methodologies, IT management methodologies, state of the
    art technology
  • High social and intellectual competence, experience in change projects in large organizations, strong
    leadership and problem-solving skills at all hierarchical levels
  • Innovative spirit, ability to work independently, ability to coach and lead a large multinational team
  • Solid experience in leadership roles
  • Business fluent in English, experience with intercultural teams, willingness to travel, German language skills
    are helpful but not a must
  • Willingness to travel
About Lufthansa Systems FlightNav AG

Lufthansa Systems FlightNav AG is located in Opfikon, Switzerland, close to the Zurich airport, and currently employs about 200 people.

Lufthansa Systems FlightNav Inc. - part of the Lufthansa Group - provides navigation data and produces aeronautical charts, flight planning solutions, and innovative navigation applications to support the flight operations of more than 250 airlines worldwide. Pilots, licensed dispatchers, other aviation specialists and IT professionals jointly develop our products to achieve the maximum possible professionalism, quality, and usability. Safe and cost-efficient flight operations are our top priority. The combination of technological expertise, in-depth airline knowledge, and customer-oriented company culture is the basis of our success.

Lufthansa Group