Engineering Manager (Mobile)

  • SumUp
  • Berlin, Germany
  • 12/02/2024
Full time Forex Fintech IT - Software Development

Job Description

In the Global Bank tribe, we aim to create a business account for SumUp’s customers (our merchants) across the globe that offers services and products that are accessible to all and are offered in a fair, transparent, and honest way. We want to do banking differently from how it has been done until now. We use modern technologies, techniques, and patterns and invest deeply in our product vision and execution to ensure we are delivering the best possible banking solution to our merchants.

We are looking for an Engineering Manager who will lead a squad of mobile engineers building and supporting the mobile banking features in the SumUp Super App. The team is focused on delivering the most impactful user-facing features, both global and market-specific, which require a deep understanding of the mobile banking domain. You will help to shape the technical vision and strategy for both iOS and Android apps, and will also contribute to building and maintaining strong developer relations inside the mobile chapters. You’ll support our engineers to reach their full potential, mastering their current skills and developing new competencies to advance their personal growth.

What You’ll Do

  • Provide strong leadership and mentorship to a team of mobile engineers, to achieve outstanding performance for our critical mobile banking features.
  • Drive technical delivery, including hands-on involvement in system design, implementation, and code reviews
  • Foster engineering best practices and techniques like Continuous Delivery, Test-Driven Development, Domain-Driven Design, and Pair Programming
  • Collaborate with other mobile teams to enable modular architecture, team autonomy, and maintainable codebase, coordinate dependencies with other teams, and advocate for the company’s strategic vision on the wider platform
  • Embrace and promote a hands-on culture, underpinned by high levels of observability and a “build it support-it” mindset
  • Tackle the challenge of balancing the needs and priorities of the teams that the squad is servicing, whilst working on multiple projects with different stakeholders.
  • Hire. Yes, we are constantly growing and you will actively contribute in hiring and onboarding engineers.
  • Engage and improve our engineering culture by leading team-strengthening activities, such as offsites, hackathons, cross-team projects, and knowledge-sharing sessions

You’ll be great for this role if

  • You have 7+ years of software development experience and 2+ years working as Engineering Manager or Tech Lead
  • Experienced leading co-located and remote agile teams.
  • You have solid experience in mobile app development for iOS and Android platforms and have a deep understanding of the mobile landscape, industry trends, and user expectations.
  • Prior experience in building and supporting high-scale, and high-availability systems
  • You value and understand the importance of cross-functional team spirit vs. traditional expert-based organisations and are comfortable delivering and communicating with global teams
  • You are skilled in stakeholder management; effectively fostering seamless collaboration with cross-functional teams including Product Managers and Product Designers, to align technical initiatives with overarching business goals
  • You care about empowering people and have proven leadership experience with the ability to coach, motivate, and inspire the team
  • Ability to provide clear input, guide, challenge, and empower the team to achieve the desired outcomes.
  • You are an empathetic, strong communicator and active listener who is able to apply development and feedback frameworks with an adaptive, servant leadership style

Any of the following is considered a plus:

  • Experience in the fintech industry, especially mobile banking domain

Why you should join SumUp

  • The opportunity to work on large scale fintech products used by millions of small businesses around the world
  • Work on a high impact squad that is at the core of the Bank Tribe
  • A dedicated annual Learning & Development budget for attending conferences and/or advancing your career through further education
  • Enrollment onto our virtual stock ownership program - you will own a stake in SumUp’s future success
  • A corporate pension scheme
  • You'd enjoy other great benefits such as Urban Sports Club subsidy, Kita placement assistance, subsidized office lunches and other location-tailored benefits, Babbel language platform subscription and more
  • You’ll attend global offsites and/or hackathons.
  • Join a truly global SumUp team of 3200+ people from 80+ countries, spread across 4 continents

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.

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