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Engineering Manager - Activation

Sofia, Bulgaria · Engineering

Sofia is where the heart of SumUp’s payments platform beats since our early start-up days of a fintech helping small merchants accept card payments. 

It’s being developed by a team known as the Payments Tribe, which consists of several squads. One of the squads is growing and now needs an experienced Engineering Manager to lead the team that takes care of an area we call Activation. It’s the first touchpoint of our customers with SumUp. We strive to provide seamless activation experience, to engage merchants in early usage, to build habits and love for the product.

You would be very experienced in people leadership, with hands-on approach to daily challenges. You are well versed in situational leadership and can exhibit different leadership behaviors from demanding to coaching and inspiring. Like us, you also believe squads should be cross-functional and autonomous to be able to take an aspect of a product and perfect it end-to-end from concept to execution. 

What you’ll do

  • Help the team to optimize their value delivery

  • Foster and improve good engineering practices and techniques

  • Keep using your engineering skills by staying hands on with technical challenges alongside the engineering team

  • Coach engineers in designing and planning feature implementations

  • Provide design feedback to enable team autonomy and a scalable and maintainable code base

  • Provide code review feedback, considering both style and implementation

  • Use regular 1:1 to support your team through their career growth, looking for opportunities where they can find new challenges

  • Set expectations early with team members around their performance and behavior in a team setting and provide regular feedback

  • Engage and improve our engineering culture by driving team strengthening activities, such as offsites, hackathons, cross-team projects, and knowledge sharing sessions.

  • Lead the hiring and onboarding of engineers

  • Be the driving force behind the squad’s quarterly feedback sessions

  • Be in charge of the squad’s budget

  • Be a valuable peer to the rest of the engineering managers in the tribe

  • Be an ambassador of SumUps people related initiatives and programs 

You’ll be great for this role if

  • You have a solid computer science background and experience in a software engineering management role

  • You have 7+ years of experience as a Software Engineer

  • You have at least 1 year of experience as a people leader

  • You are a great mentor to engineers and people in other tech roles

  • You have a proven track record in building and developing high performing teams

  • You understand fundamental design principles, data modeling and API design

  • You understand the importance of cross-functional team spirit vs. traditional expert-based organizations

  • You’re self-motivated and proactive, with great English communication skills

Why you should join SumUp

  • You’ll play a key role in a scale-up that in turn is part of a truly global team of 2000+ people from 60+ countries, spread across 3 continents.

  • You'll have the opportunity to make an impact irrespective of your job description.You'll have the space to drive your career and take ownership of projects.

  • You’ll receive 25 days’ paid leave, plus one additional day for each year of employment.

  • You’ll receive an individual learning budget and can take up to 10 days educational leave to expand your skill set.

  • We offer additional health insurance, a subsidized Multisport card, free shuttle buses from Joliot-Curie metro station and other great benefits.

About SumUp

We believe in the everyday hero. Those who have the courage to follow their passion and who have the strength and determination to realize 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. 

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