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Engineering Manager - Global Bank Tribe

Sofia, Bulgaria · Engineering

In the Global Bank tribe, we are building the infrastructure and core services needed to provide our merchants with a digital bank account that allows them to be successful at doing what they love. Our goal is to become the most popular banking partner for small merchants globally by offering a high-quality banking experience tailored to small business needs - effortless, simple, and affordable. 

We are looking for a hands-on Engineering Manager who will lead a cross-functional team who are building highly available event-driven, resilient systems. Are you an experienced leader with a people-positive mindset and eager to help us build the number one bank for small businesses? If so, come and join an international team working on services that determine the success of SumUp across the globe!

What you’ll do

  • Be a technical and people leader for a 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, Java/Kotlin, Elixir) 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

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

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

  • You’ll receive 25 days’ paid leave, plus 1 additional day for each year of employment.

  • You can take up to 10 days’ educational leave to expand your skill set.

  • 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

  • Access to the SumUp Sabbatical, our Employee assistance program for mental health

  • We offer additional health insurance, a subsidized Multisport card, free shuttle buses from Joliot-Curie metro station and other great benefits.

  • You’ll attend global offsites and/or hackathons

About SumUp

We believe in the everyday hero.

Small business owners are at the heart of all we do, so we create powerful, easy-to-use financial solutions to help them run their businesses. With a founder’s mentality and a 'team-first’ attitude, our diverse teams across Europe, South America and the United States work together to ensure that the small business owners we partner with 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, color, 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.

SumUp will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate.

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