Engineering Manager Platform

  • FourthLine
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • 13/05/2022
Full time Forex Fintech IT - Software Development

Job Description

Fourthline is a rapidly growing fintech startup, based in Amsterdam and Barcelona. We fight financial crime by helping banks and leading fintech companies with their KYC (short for Know Your Customer and is nerdy jargon for "onboarding").

We have grown >100% in the last quarters alone and work with companies like N26, KPN, DEGIRO, Vivid, Trade Republic, Nationale Nederlanden, Wish, Solarisbank,, and many more!

With +240 Fourthliners today, we are on a mission to fight financial crime! Since the launch of our KYC solutions in January 2018, we have run millions and millions of verifications. In the past twelve months, we have signed contracts with Europe’s most respected (neo)banks, online brokers, and fintechs.

Your Mission at Fourthline

As Engineering Manager Platform, you will navigate the Platform team in a challenging and regulated environment. It is not the first time that you encounter such a challenge, and you enjoy it!

You will lead our Platform Engineers towards the business goals, present scalable and analytical solutions to the Management Team, implement long-term automated plans.

You have the architectural perspective and experience to support your team with their daily challenges and you have an eye over security standards in a compliant organization.

Your goal? To develop a positive and collaborative work culture that empowers the team to perform at best and to bring a strong point of view that inspires our Platform Engineers.

Does it sound like a match? Then, read the following!

Main Responsibilities

We have many challenges for you within Fourthline, but know that you will:

  • Coach and guide the Platform team of 5-10 people with the idea to grow it even further
  • Positively impact the scaling of our architecture and ongoing development of the team
  • Oversee the distributed systems for observability
  • Take accountability of cost control, reports, building business cases
  • Have a 50/50 approach. Half of the time you will work with your team to scale our product and the other half you will be the bridge & filter between your team and Tech Management.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering or equivalent experience
  • +3 years of experience as Platform Architect (AWS) and at least 2 years of experience in leading Agile development teams
  • Previous experience in a highly regulated environment is a preference
  • You are very familiar with concepts like CI/CD, automated testing, release management, performance monitoring
  • You are a team-player with a lot of positive energy and a constructive, proactive attitude
  • You are able to prioritize and plan effectively and bring a demonstrated ability to work well under pressure
  • You inspire and motivate others by maintaining a clear and structured communication with the different stakeholders
  • You possess excellent English skills both oral and written
  • Experience working in a high-growth, high-paced environment is nice to have
  • Experience in hiring, team line-up and onboarding/training strategies is a plus

What do we offer?

We are growing...FAST! That means a lot of room for impact in a fairly new KYC market that is exploding! You will get the chance to work in an international and rapidly growing scale-up that works with leading names in global FinTech, Banking as a Service, Crypto and Trading platforms. But wait, there’s more:

  • A 50/50 hybrid WFH/WFO model. We believe the office can be key to collaborate, be creative and align. And we know you can be productive at home when focus is required.
  • A great compensation package
  • 25 days of holidays to chill
  • Senior leadership team and growth driven teams that bring out the best in you
  • Bonus scheme option
  • A great office vibe with over 50 nationalities to work with
  • Clear organization structure and open communication
  • Fruit & snacks are always available.