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Senior Product Manager - Kafka

Berlin, Germany · Product

Who we are

We believe in the everyday hero. Those who have the courage to follow their passion and who have the strength and determination to realise their dreams. Small business owners are at the heart of all we do, so we're creating 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 small business owners can be successful doing what they love.

Team description

As a Product Manager, you’ll be joining the Data Ingestion Squad. They ensure teams at SumUp can create microservices by capturing all of the data created and transporting it to the data platform by providing a message bus and other ingestion services. 

The team currently consists of three data engineers with different specialisations and we’re currently in the process of hiring a fourth. They love to learn and are looking for someone who supports their journey to become cross-functional.There are three other data product managers who work on similar products and you'll report to the Group Product Manager for Data and Insights.

What you’ll do

  • Manage the backlog of a team of four data engineers

  • Identify use cases from stakeholders that don’t have an event-driven approach on their radar

  • Create business cases for these use cases; quantifying impact versus costs

  • Assist in the creation of a roadmap and strategy to roll out Kafka across the company

  • Leverage the relationship with your main supplier: Confluent Kafka

You'll be great for this position if

  • You have previous product management experience (3+ years) with a focus on product evangelism and infrastructure change management.

  • You have excellent stakeholder management skills – your stakeholders are technical and spread throughout the company.

  • You have experience providing a message bus (Kafka) or data pipelines as a service – any experience with microservice architecture is a plus.

  • You’re data-driven and able to base answers on data by using basic SQL skills.

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.

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.