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Tech Lead, Software Engineering

Boulder, United States · Engineering

Please note that this role can be based in Boulder, CO or Remote.

At SumUp, small business owners are at the heart of everything we do. That’s why we create powerful, easy-to-use financial solutions to help them run their businesses. With merchants in over 31 countries using SumUp to accept payments, we’re building the first-ever global card acceptance brand. Using a founder’s mentality and a “team-first” attitude, our teams across Europe, South America, and the United States work together to ensure that small business owners can be successful doing what they love.

As a Tech Lead on the US engineering team, you will be part of building a new engineering organization from the very early stages. Our goal is to make SumUp the #1 way for small businesses to accept payments in the US. This is a highly collaborative role. The ideal candidate will be able to work closely with a wide variety of stakeholders, technical and non-technical, across several teams (and timezones).

You will:

  • Work directly with Product Managers, Engineers, and Engineering Managers from across SumUp, while maintaining ownership and independence of our technical projects in the US

  • Write clean, maintainable, peer-reviewed code, which other engineers will use as a standard for excellence

  • Technically lead several diverse engineering projects, ranging from hardware to web apps, and everything in between

  • Guide the development, deployment, and maintenance of a distributed architecture

  • Advocate for quality code, durability, and technical debt reduction, working directly with Product Managers, Engineering Managers, and others

  • Revamp services that have outlasted their original implementations, through refactoring, migration, and rethinking of architectural design

  • Multiply the effectiveness of our engineers and engineering systems with processes that allow us to ship quicker, fail faster, and isolate the blast radius of changes

You have:

  • A curious, passionate, and growth-oriented mindset about technology

  • Led impactful engineering projects at a non-trivial scale

  • A desire to teach, improve, and force multiply the strengths of engineers around you

  • Experience working with one or more of Ruby, Golang, Elixir/Erlang

  • Experience with micro-services based architecture

  • 5+ years experience leading engineering projects

Bonus points for:

  • Familiarity with React

  • Experience building and deploying to cloud infrastructure

Some of our technology:

  • Erlang/Elixir, Phoenix

  • Ruby, Rails

  • Golang

  • Postgres

  • Kubernetes

More info:

  • SumUp is a welcoming community of more than 2,000 people from over 52 nationalities

  • Startup environment and small, cross-functional teams

  • 50% employer-paid Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance, and company-paid life insurance

  • FSA & 401K Retirement Plan (up to 3.5% employer matching when you elect to contribute up to 6%)

  • Paid vacation and holidays immediately available upon hire

  • Ongoing access to professional development tools, job training, and industry conferences

  • Free on-site refreshments, snacks (fruits, cereals, nuts, etc.), and team meals

  • Fun company outings, team events, birthday lunches, yoga, happy hours, hikes, etc.

SumUp encourages you to apply even if you don’t meet all requirements for the position. SumUp believes in supporting candidates and employees throughout their career journey so we encourage you to apply.  SumUp is committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.

SumUp is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices.  The salary range for this position in Boulder, CO is $160,000 to $180,000.  Compensation will be finalized by the candidate’s relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location.

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.

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