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Engineering Manager (Data Platform)

Berlin, Germany · Engineering

About the Data Platform team:

The Data Platform team is responsible for building the next-generation data infrastructure in an efficient and scalable way that supports SumUp's data-driven mindset and helps millions of businesses thrive. We achieve this by creating automated, scalable, and reusable tools for distributed domains to leverage.

As we steer SumUp towards this self-service, scalable infrastructure, the role of an Engineering Manager becomes central, as they drive the timely delivery of various data projects by collaborating with various stakeholders. These projects enable other engineers, analysts, and scientists to work with data in a self-sustained manner.

What you’ll do

  • Lead two squads focusing on Data Streaming & Integration (5 Engineers) and our Analytics Platform (5 Engineers)

  • Collaborate on the strategy and vision for providing a best-in-class self-service data platform across SumUp globally

  • Support the engineers in the team, making sure this vision is well understood and everyone is empowered to execute to it

  • Take accountability for the delivery of the data platform squads by collaborating with the Technical Product Manager and various stakeholders across the organisation

  • Support team members, coach them, and assist in their career development through regular 1:1s and continuous feedback.

You’ll be great for this role if you have:

  • Relevant experience as an Engineering Manager, leading data teams and complex data projects at scale.

  • Ability to provide clear input, guide, challenge and empower the team to achieve desired outcomes.

  • Ability to apply development and feedback frameworks with an adaptive, servant leadership style

  • Ability to coach, inspire and motivate team members

  • Solid experience with programming languages like Python, Java, etc and SQL

  • Working knowledge of Kubernetes, CI/CD, Terraform

Nice to have

  • Experience with data mesh architecture

  • Experience with big data frameworks like Spark, Hadoop, Flink, etc.

  • Experience with collaborative development (mob/ensemble programming)

Why you should join SumUp:

📚  A dedicated annual L&D budget for attending conferences and/or advancing your career through further education

🚀  Enrolment onto our VSOP program - you will own a stake in SumUp’s future success. 

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

💶  A corporate pension scheme where we match up to 20% of your contributions

🚵🏾‍♂️  Numerous other benefits such as Urban Sports Club subsidy, Kita placement assistance, relocation assistance, subsidised office lunches.

About us:

SumUp is a leading financial technology company, founded in 2012 with the goal of empowering small businesses around the globe. We’re the financial partner of choice for more than 4 million merchants in over 35 markets. We collectively build, plan and fine-tune the technology that drives SumUp and empowers small businesses around the world.

We believe in the everyday hero. Those who have the courage to follow their passion and who have the strength and determination to realise their dreams. Small business owners are at the heart of all we do, so we're creating powerful, easy-to-use financial solutions to help them run their business. With a founders mentality and a 'team-first attitude' our diverse teams across Europe, South America, and the United States work together to ensure that small business owners can be successful doing what they love.

SumUp is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. SumUp does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of 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. SumUp also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.

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