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VP of Engineering - Merchant Bank

Berlin, Germany · Engineering

VP of Engineering, Merchant Bank Tribe 

As VP of Engineering in the Merchant Bank Tribe, you’ll shape and lead the tribe’s vision to create what will become the biggest digital bank for millions of small to medium businesses across the world – providing first-class, simple and affordable banking services which empower our merchants. 

You’ll be responsible for strategy, growth, communication, delivery processes, team health, program management and operational routines – working together with business and technical leaders at SumUp to help build the foundations for the SumUp digital bank.

You’ll also work with other Engineering Tribe Leads, VP of Platform, and the CTO to formulate and drive the Technology Strategy of SumUp – defining domain splits, interactions between teams and platforms, and our approach to scaling.

What you’ll do 

  • Help balance long vs. short term solutions with the teams – deciding on the general approach to building applications (micro-services, API enabled etc.)

  • Ensure a sound decision process and alignment with the engineering strategy of the tribe resulting in interoperability, open standards and scalable infrastructure

  • Create a healthy dynamic between our teams located in Sofia (R&D) and Berlin (Business), which will include calls, meetings, common working tools and working agreements for all engineers in the Tribe

  • Coach and develop Engineering Managers, hire new team members where needed and be an authority alongside already very experienced engineers and leaders

  • Serve as a liaison with other Tribes and central SumUp teams to ensure Merchant Bank is represented and its needs from other teams are addressed

  • Represent the SumUp Merchant Bank in front of external parties as a CTO

You’ll be great for this role if

  • You have 15+ years of software engineering experience, combined with leadership roles in interconnected multi-product companies and distributed or service-based systems.

  • You have strong technical knowledge coupled with effective communication skills enabling you to guide cross-functional product and engineering teams. 

  • You understand the required capabilities for effective software delivery, like continuous delivery – and you can advocate for them, promoting their implementation, both in the tribe and the organisation.

  • You strive to build a generative engineering culture of high cooperation and innovation. 

  • You’re an innovative thinker, able to quickly recognise opportunities and apply your expertise to deliver solutions that support outstanding customer experiences.

  • You’ve mastered different leadership styles, and use situational awareness to keep your team moving forward in even the most complex situations.

  • You have proven experience running highly effective Agile cross-functional teams with a strong focus on delivery.

Any of the following are considered a plus

  • You have experience in banking (as a service) or payments domain. 

Why you should join SumUp 

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

  • You’ll be part of an extremely fast-growing global fintech company, and play a decisive role in shaping SumUp’s vision and technical roadmaps.

  • You’ll make an impact in the challenging market of next-generation digital banking.

  • You’ll have the freedom to take ownership, work with purpose and make an impact. 

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 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 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.