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VP Engineering (Tribe Lead)

Berlin · Hardware

Our Engineering teams are building a common platform to support SumUp’s multi-product ecosystem. As a VP of Engineering, you’ll lead our Hardware tribe as we work towards this exciting goal. This tribe is responsible for building our core products - the beautifully designed, intuitive card readers that put SumUp on the map. In this role, you’ll mentor and develop a multidisciplinary engineering team composed of 10 different squads split across Berlin and São Paulo. You’ll ensure that our approach to engineering delivery is innovative, agile and scalable, and you’ll play a key role in the continued development of SumUp’s technical roadmap. 

What you’ll do

  • Ensure engineering best practices around topics such as architecture and processes that enable multiple platforms

  • Establish effective working rhythms between the teams to ensure that engineering objectives are met

  • Work with engineering leads to ensure sound decision processes and alignment with the engineering strategy of the tribe, resulting in interoperability, open standards and scalable infrastructure

  • Identify any product/functionality needs and collaborate with internal stakeholders to define the necessary development to support solution delivery

  • Ensure that engineering teams implement optimal integration strategies, techniques and user experience best practices with access to product data

  • Serve as a liaison between other tribes and teams to ensure that Hardware is represented and its need are addressed

  • Hire and coach engineering managers and architects to become experts in their respective fields

  • Help engineering leads develop skills, overcome blockers and identify their strengths and weaknesses, in a way that keeps them motivated

  • Maintain the engineering teams’ focus and alignment with SumUp’s general strategy 

  • Present and communicate the tribe’s strategy and solutions clearly to a wide, diverse audience, including SumUp’s senior leaders

You’ll be great for this role if

  • You have experience as a VP Engineering or CTO in a multi-product organisation. Experience of building a scalable engineering organisation would be a big plus.

  • You have a broad engineering background (software, hardware, mobile, QA etc).

  • You’ve been involved in the creation of highly desirable products, in either a hardware or software capacity.

  • You’re up-to-date on all the latest best practices in engineering.

  • You’re adept at building teams, with exceptional leadership and coaching skills.

  • You have a collaborative mindset, take a hands-on approach, and are skilled at change management.

  • You have outstanding communication skills, with fluent verbal and written English.

  • You’re skilled at engaging and managing relationships with multiple stakeholders.

Why you should join SumUp 

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

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

  • You'll work with inspiring, open-minded colleagues from over 60 countries.

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

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, 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.

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