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Engineering Manager - Global Bank Tribe



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

In the Global Bank tribe, we aim to create a business account for SumUp’s customers (our merchants) across the globe that offers services and products that are accessible to all and are offered in a fair, transparent, and honest way. We want to do banking differently from how it has been done until now. We use modern technologies, techniques, and patterns and invest deeply in our product vision and execution to ensure we are delivering the best possible banking solution to our merchants.

We are looking for a hands-on Engineering Manager that will work with global cross-functional teams to develop and support customer-facing technology products. We strive for end-to-end ownership in our teams and you will be working alongside the engineering and product teams, enabling them to be successful. You’ll support our engineers to reach their full potential, mastering their current skills and developing new competencies to advance their personal growth.

What you’ll do

  • Be a technical and people leader for a cross functional squad of engineers dedicated to delivering and maintaining our critical bank systems.

  • Drive technical delivery, including hands-on involvement in technical designs and code reviews, provide design feedback to enable team autonomy and a scalable and maintainable codebase.

  • Collaborate closely with the Product Manager to define objectives and key results (OKRs) for the squad.

  • Influence software architecture within the team and help coordinate dependencies with other teams. Advocate for the company’s strategic vision on the wider platform.

  • Embrace and promote a hands-on culture, underpinned by high levels of observability and a “build-it support-it” mindset.

  • Use regular 1:1s to manage performance and guide your team through their career development and best use of their personal and development skills.

  • Hire. Yes, we are constantly growing and you will also be part of the onboarding of engineers.

  • Engage and improve our engineering culture by leading team strengthening activities, such as offsites, hackathons, cross-team projects, and knowledge sharing sessions.

  • Ensure the squad's operational excellence practices contribute to an exceptional merchant experience.

You’ll be great for this role if

  • You have 2+ years experience as a hands-on Engineering Manager and have 6+ years of software development experience.

  • You have hands-on experience working with backend-focused engineering teams and experience with any of the modern languages we work with (Golang, Elixir, Java/Kotlin) and are well-practiced with AWS.

  • You have a solid understanding of fundamental design principles, data modeling, and API design.

  • You have proven experience in building and maintaining high-scale, high-throughput, and high-availability systems in agile environments.

  • You are an empathetic communicator and active listener with an adaptive, servant leadership style, capable of applying development and feedback frameworks.

  • You care about empowering people and embody our Values (Founder's Mentality, Team First and We Care).

Why you should join SumUp

  • Be part of a global tribe building a banking solution from the ground up and delivering impactful solutions to the real-life problems of millions of SumUp merchants all over the world

  • We’re a truly global team at SumUp of 3200+ people from 80+ countries, spread across 4 continents

  • A dedicated annual Learning & Development budget (2000Euro / year) for attending conferences and/or advancing your career through further education

  • Enrollment onto our virtual stock ownership program - you will own a stake in SumUp’s future success

  • SumUp Sabbatical program

  • A corporate pension scheme

  • Wellness benefits: in-house fitness classes, gym in the office, subsidized Urban Sports Club

  • A lot of other cool benefits such as Bike leasing, Subsidized Public Transport Card, Language Learning platform/courses, Kita placement assistance etc.

  • The opportunity to work on large scale fintech products used by millions of businesses around the world

About SumUp

Be empowered to do more that matters.

At SumUp, we're on a mission to empower small businesses across the globe by providing simple and affordable tools that allow them to thrive. Today, over 4 million businesses in 36 markets rely on SumUp as their financial partner to manage payments, finance and customer relationships.

Our commitment to small businesses is reflected in our diverse team of over 3,000 SumUppers from over 90 nationalities, united by global collaboration and an innovative mindset. Our core values lay the foundation for who we are and what we stand for, shaping our work culture and driving our success. We foster inclusivity and a continuous learning culture, providing a safe space for personal and professional growth. Our differences make us unique and strong as we strive to create an environment where everyone belongs and feels supported, no matter how they identify.

SumUp is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, actively seeking and embracing diversity in our workforce. We don't make hiring or employment decisions based on race, colour, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other basis protected by applicable laws or prohibited by company policy. Our commitment extends beyond recruitment to creating a safe and respectful workplace where harassment of any form is strictly prohibited.

Explore career opportunities with us and join a team driven by collaboration, innovation, and a shared vision of creating a world where everyone can build a thriving business. Discover more about our vibrant and inclusive work culture and how we work on our careers website, and follow our journey on LinkedIn and Instagram.

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