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Director of Engineering, Online Store

Berlin, Germany · Engineering

The Online Store’s mission is to empower our over 2m+ small merchants around the world to start selling online with a mobile-first solution. As part of the Merchant Growth Tribe the Online Store team counts a fast growing team of 40 and is contributing to an integrated multichannel experience for merchants using the online store, point of sale, invoices and other products together all in one app.

Beyond this, we are expanding SumUp’s ecosystem with additional products and services such as accounting, marketing, loyalty and business analytics, all available in one place. The products we develop strengthen SumUp’s value proposition and ability to serve small merchants around the world.

Our Director of Engineering partners up (mentor and support) with the engineering & product leads. Building a common e-commerce platform, creating services needed to build a powerful online store that will leave every UX expert in awe.

This is a unique opportunity to shape and build SumUp’s products touching millions of small merchants worldwide. 

What you’ll do 

Well, That's up to you. This role will take ownership of scaling up the team by developing clear development plans. You will be partnering up with your Sumup counterparts in the Product, Design, Operations and People team. Also, developing senior engineers and supporting the recruitment process of both managers and individual contributors in our current state of hypergrowth.

But it’s more than a strategic role. You will find ways to accelerate the development of highly scalable systems within a larger product ecosystem with shared services. You will contribute with thought leadership and hands-on guidance where needed to architectural and design decisions taken by the teams.

You’ll be great for this role 

  • You intrinsically understand the day to day business and of an Engineering Leader

  • You successfully have reshaped teams before and demonstrated leadership in several roles of multiple teams within the border product ecosystem

  • A strong track record in hiring, managing and developing managerial talent

  • Of course you deeply understand the required capabilities for effective software delivery, can advocate for them and promote their implementation

  • Needless to say that it’s at the very core of our company how much we value taking action, ownership, accountability & responsibility and thinking outside the box.

Technologies we use

Docker, AWS, Kubernetes, Terraform,Templating for Themes (TWIG), PHP / Symfony, React, Swift (iOS), Kotlin (Android), ElasticSearch, Kafka, RabbitMQ, Redis

Why you should join SumUp

  • We’re a truly global team of 2000+ people from 60+ countries, spread across 3 continents.

  • We get together regularly for breakfasts, team events, office parties and sports.

  • You’ll receive a budget for attending conferences and external training. 

  • We offer a corporate pension scheme, 28 days’ paid leave, free German and yoga classes, subsidised Urban Sports Club membership and other great benefits.

  • We offer visa and relocation support for you, your family and even your pets.

  • You’ll be based in the heart of Berlin, one of Europe’s leading tech hubs and most vibrant cities


We believe in the everyday hero. Small business owners are at the heart of all we do, so we're creating tools that 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.