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Principal Engineer - Merchant Acquisition Tribe

Berlin, Germany · Engineering

As a Principal Engineer, you’ll be working alongside our cross-functional teams in the Merchant Acquisition Tribe, whose goal is to develop market-facing features, powering our marketing website, our online shop and partner portal, as well as our global logistics fulfilment solution. You’ll collaborate with other Principal Engineers and engineering leaders to build a common platform and create tools to support our multi-product ecosystem You’ll also ensure that our eCommerce platform has technical and organisational scalability for the future.

On the tech side, we work on a number of different projects that span across many technologies. A few of the technologies we're leveraging at SumUp include Go, React, Kafka, NodeJS, PostgreSQL, AWS, Kubernetes and Docker.

What you will do:

  • Advise teams on engineering and architectural challenges. Your engineering experience will help teams identify areas for improvement with regards to scalability, performance and maintainability of their services

  • Initiate and drive architecture transformation projects across teams, optimising for the benefit of the company overall, instead of looking for local wins

  • Coach teams on how to improve the performance of their systems and raise awareness of its business impact

  • Work together with teams to make sure each of them has good visibility over their systems – and guide them on how to learn from their incidents

You’ll be great for this role if

  • You have a strong Computer Science foundation and experience in designing and building large distributed software systems.

  • You are self-motivated and proactive with great English communication skills, both spoken and written. 

  • You understand fundamental design principles, data modelling and API design.

  • You have 10+ years of experience in hands-on positions, ideally in a diverse set of programming languages and environments.

  • You have experience with databases, both relational and NoSQL.

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.

  • You’ll participate in weekly Lunch and Learn sessions, where ideas are shared and discussed over company-sponsored lunch.

  • 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'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. 

We operate in 31 markets on 3 continents – with our card terminals relied upon by 2 million businesses globally and 5,000 merchants joining the platform every day. In 2019, our revenue surpassed €200 million. We've grown exponentially in recent years - our current global team of 2000+ SumUppers is made up of 50+ nationalities and spread across 15 offices.

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.