• WHEN MONDAY BECOMES FUNDAY

    THIS IS US. THIS IS VISUAL META.

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WE ARE A GROWN-UP START-UP

Under the brands of Ladenzeile and Shopalike, Visual Meta operates leading product comparison portals in fashion, living and lifestyle. Founded in 2009, we can rely on the proven structures of an established company while maintaining the atmosphere, passion and flexibility of a start-up business. 

OUR DEPARTMENTS

Administration

Our Administration consists of our Finance dept., Legal dept. and our People Culture and Organization dept., which entails the People, Agile and Office Management teams.

The tasks of the Finance team include: creditor and debtor management, management accounting, conducting internal and external analyses, monthly and annual financial statements.

Our Legal Department takes care of all legal aspects of our online shopping portals, as well as the legal affairs within the company itself. The department’s relevant subject areas cover contractual, commercial, copyright, brand, data protection and IT law.

The People, Culture & Organization team is responsible for supporting our employees and talent acquisition, personnel planning, the preparation of employment contracts and references, on- and off-boarding of employees, payroll as well as trainings and coachings. They work closely together with the Agile Coaches on the agile transformation of the company. Our Office Management team welcomes visitors to our office, supports customers and applicants, realizes smooth workflows in office organization, general correspondence, ordering and managing office materials as well as organizing team and company events. Together, all those people contribute to a strong company culture.

Product & Engineering

Product & Engineering are working very closely together at Visual Meta. Agile software development is important to us, we not only continuously improve our platforms and tools, but also the environment and processes we work in. Our development tech stack differs between teams, as they are generally free to choose their preferred technologies. However some technologies are used more than others, and popular choices contain Java 8 (95% of code is Java), Spring Boot, Amazon S3, Amazon RDS, AWS Lambda, AWS Cloudfront, AWS DynamoDB, Terraform, Snowflake, Docker, Kubernetes, Hadoop, HDFS, HBase, MySQL, ElasticSearch, Kafka, Angular, Vaadin, HTML5, CSS3, SASS, JavaScript, CircleCI, Jenkins, Tomcat, SonarQube, Selenium, Git.

Marketing

The Marketing department is responsible for positioning our brands, promoting our growth and successfully implementing multi-channel strategies. Our team utilizes data analyses to target new customers and key accounts. The core tasks include increasing the searchability and reach of our online shopping portals, maximizing revenue and acquiring new customers. In order to achieve these goals, our Marketing department makes use of all relevant channels, from search engine advertising (SEA), search engine optimization (SEO) to Facebook and display advertising as well as email marketing.

Quality Management

To ensure our customers find exactly what they’re looking for as smoothly as possible, our Quality Management team expands and optimizes our data continuously. The quality assurance and controlling of product categories for our online shopping portals form the focus of the team’s work. Alongside juggling large quantities of data, attention to detail is key here.

Sales

Our Sales department is the central point of contact for our partner shops. Alongside strategic and operational consulting as well as the long-term support and ongoing development of our existing customer base, the team is also responsible for acquiring new customers. The team’s daily duties include contract negotiations, performance analyses, continual monitoring of the market and competition, establishing new business areas and presenting our company at trade fairs.

OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

SOFTWARE WE ARE WORKING WITH

As a leading provider of virtual shopping solutions, we work with highly reliable software applications and advanced technologies. Our team of digital experts is dedicated to developing platforms that work best both for our customers as well as for our partners.

OUR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT

We consider ourselves to be an active member of society. And thus, we are dedicated to contributing to various aspects of social life, particularly here in Berlin.

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

Charity days are part of our company culture. On these days we collect voluntary donations for charitable purposes, which we support financially and organisationally as a company.

FINANCIAL ENGAGEMENT

Our donations support social associations, schools as well as scientific organisations. This way, we contribute to shaping the future of society.

We support a multitude of projects and thereby give a part of our success back to society.