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Engineering Lead - Digital Bank, Engagement

Berlin, Germany · Engineering

We’re looking for an Engineering Lead to join our Banking Engagement value stream and drive with mastery and a lean approach.

This role sits within the Merchant Bank Tribe, who are responsible for building, growing and supporting SumUp’s new banking products.

The Engagement value stream addresses how we can build solutions to simplify financial processes for small businesses operations. You’ll help us define ways to incentivize the customer to use the product and maximize the value the customer gets out of these operations. 

If you’re excited about giving small businesses access to the banking services they deserve, we’d love to hear from you!

What you’ll do

  • Drive hiring and onboarding of the teams including leadership

  • Optimise work processes and efficiency within the value stream while fostering and improving engineering practices and techniques 

  • Design and maintain clear squad responsibilities and accountability

  • Keep using your engineering skills by staying hands on during technical challenges alongside the engineering team

  • Drive overall value stream technology evolution and architecture, ensuring scalability, quality and SLA

  • Coach engineering managers in leading and improving their squads and professional skills

  • Partner with the value stream product lead in defining and shaping the value stream roadmap, evolution and mission

  • Collaborate with peer engineering leads, product leads and stakeholders inside and outside the tribe to align and optimise technology and value

  • Align, coordinate and disentangle adjacent squad dependencies 

  • Support your direct and step reports through their career growth

  • Drive team strengthening activities, such as offsites, hackathons, cross-team projects and knowledge sharing sessions

You’ll be great for this role if

  • You have 10+ years of experience in software engineering and architecture.

  • Have 3+ years in leading and managing multiple teams and people managers.

  • You understand the importance of cross-functional team spirit vs. traditional expert-based organizations.

  • You have a proven track record in building and scaling high performing teams.

  • You have experience in designing organisations from scratch or through change.

  • You’re self-motivated, proactive and have excellent problem-solving skills.

  • You have great English communication skills.

  • You understand fundamental system architecture, design principles, data modeling and API design.

Why you should join SumUp

  • You’ll play a key role in  a “startup” that in turn is part of a truly global team of 2000+ people from 60+ countries, spread across 3 continents.

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

  • You'll have the opportunity to make an impact irrespective of your job description.

  • You'll have the space to drive your career and take ownership of projects.

  • Our office has a strong sense of community; we get together regularly for brunches, cocktail nights, sports and yoga.

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

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

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, 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.

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