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Engineering Manager (f/m/x)

Germany, Berlin, Berlintech

Job description

About lemon.markets 🍋

We're on a mission to open 100 million brokerage accounts within the next ten years. Building the infrastructure for FinTech companies to launch an investing feature or product in Europe. Delivering the full value chain of brokerage through one API.

Over the last quarters, we focused on bringing the first version of the API to the market. Thousands of developers signed up and hundreds started to build their individual use cases with us. This resulted in 80+ inquiries from companies to launch their own stock trading UI with lemon.markets. With 15 million of fresh funding, we are now taking the next steps toward our mission: Building out our capabilities to allow (Fin)Tech companies to offer investment opportunities to their customers.

We have experienced first hand that brokerage infrastructure is broken. It’s a messy and complex problem that will take time to solve. But that’s exactly what we enjoy. Going to places nobody else dares and shielding our customers from the biggest pain. This not only creates tons of value when done right, but attracts the smartest minds - because we believe outlier companies are built by exceptional people like you.

The opportunity to build and scale the technical architecture of one of the outlier companies of Europe in the decade to come. Join us and help build out an exceptional engineering team that delivers the infrastructure to enable Fintech companies to venture into brokerage.


What objectives will you follow:

  • Lead by example for the whole engineering team and guide the platform development
    • 25% Building: Collaborate closely with the product team, design architecture, support in making technical decisions
    • 50% Coding: Be hands-on and design & develop our technical architecture & infrastructure
    • 25% People: Contribute to a high performing & diverse team culture that attracts other talent
  • Put our customers first. You are eager to contribute to our product development and go-to-market strategy by putting our customers' needs first without questioning.
  • Balance hands-on and strategic work with your team to reach our milestones and deliver on the strategy.
  • Lead our engineering team, drive technical discussions and help facilitate technical decisions.
  • Support with building a highly inclusive culture ensuring team members thrive, coach and enable them to create high-quality output.
  • Thrive for automation and optimisation in all our technical processes and lead by example.
  • Be problem obsessed & ensure high quality by default, while not being opinionated about the solution that gets us there.

What you will be responsible for:

  • Design the technical architecture of our platform and support in making important technical decisions.
  • Lead the technical development for our brokerage platform (APIs & User Interfaces).
  • Define and further develop the tech stack and service providers we use (we currently use Python, FastAPI, Node.js, React.js, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS, PostgreSQL).
  • Guarantee the stability and security of our platform.
  • Grow our engineering team by taking an active part in hiring and developing our engineering talent. Help them grow with mentorship and coaching on relevant skills.
  • Collaborate to build an internally strong engineering culture that is driven by clear principles to attract great engineers to join lemon.markets.
  • Follow a hands-on approach and work on the code together with our engineers.
  • Participate, lead and engage in the regular team ceremonies.

Job requirements

Who are you:

  • Relevant work experience within engineering in different industries preferably Fintech, SaaS, Big Data or E-commerce and different sized organisations.
  • Around 2 years of profound technical leadership experience as Technical Lead or Engineering Manager. This means, you have led one or multiple teams (8+ Engineers) in an agile and fast-paced environment.
  • Brokerage, payment, or financial services excite you, and ideally, you had prior touchpoints to Fintech professionally.
  • You have profound experience in API-first architectures, you understand how to build scalable technology landscapes yet are able to start small and deliver value to our customers early and frequently.
  • You have the ability to write well-structured and tested code in high-level programming languages like Python, plus another language like JavaScript, Typescript or Go. Experience with the web frameworks FastAPI, would be great; alternatively, you have experience with Flask, Sanic, Tornado, or Falcon.
  • You have proven experience designing and implementing highly scalable architecture and reliable REST APIs that have hundreds of thousands of users.
  • You have deep experience in hosting services in the cloud, ideally with AWS.
  • You are an empathic leader that can inspire others. You know how to encourage relationships, and develop a strong sense of collaboration across the whole team and individually.
  • You are a skilled communicator and accelerator for growth & innovation.


How we take care of you:

⚙️Thrive in a Tech-driven environment: We are truly an API-first company, developing products designed for & beloved by developers. Technology is at the core of what we do.

🤩Build a product that customers love: You will be part of the team that solves a real problem on the market, and is passionate about developing best-in-class solutions that excite our customers.

💎Make a real impact: Shape the experience for our customers and us alike. Guide the team on all important technology decisions to bring the brokerage API live. Lay the foundation for many companies to come to offer brokerage services.
🕑Flexible working hours: We value focus time. Encouraging everyone to minimize fixed meetings and leverage asynchronous communication.
💻Build your perfect setup: Mac/Linux, Mechanical Keyboard, Screen. These are not expenses but investments. Please tell us what is needed to make you productive, and we will take care of it.
🏢 Onsite first, but remote flexible: We all believe that in-person collaboration is an integral part of working together, but we offer flexibility for remote working. Once a quarter the whole team meets for our offsite to hone this belief. If you are not based in Berlin just yet, we will provide assistance with relocation.

🎯Ambitious but focused strategy: We are building a financial institution from the ground up. Having gathered a team of experts from within (fin)tech - we have a clear strategy for our goals and execution.

📈 Grow with us: We take your personal development seriously, meaning that we make sure to constantly mentor and challenge you. You will have access to a wide network of highly experienced technical leaders. So you can take the next level on your personal trajectory.
👶🏽 Create your perfect setup: Whether you are having a family or a passion that you want to follow on the side. We want to offer you a setting that fits your current stage in life.

About the process

As an equal opportunity employer, lemon.markets is committed to building an inclusive workplace. The company welcomes people from all different backgrounds, including age, citizenship, ethnic and racial origins, gender identities, individuals with disabilities, marital status, religions and ideologies, and sexual orientations to apply.

Hiring can be an exhausting process, especially when you're the one getting hired. Therefore, we aim to make this experience fast and transparent for you. Tell us what you need to make a knowledgeable decision on your next move, we’ll make it happen.

Introduction:

  1. Introductory Call with Jasmin - Talent | 40 minutes

  2. Introductory Call with Max - Co-Founder | 45 minutes

Deep Dive:

  1. Deep Dive into Product Development - Florian - Head of Product | 60 minutes

  2. Deep Dive into our technical principles (Engineering team) | 60 minutes

Meet the Team: (onsite)

  1. Team session | 60 minutes

  2. Principle Interview | 45 minutes

Meet an Advisor:

  1. Meet a trusted advisor | 30 minutes

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