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Engineering Manager

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JOB FUNCTIONS

In this key leadership position, you will lead a best-in-class, cross-functional team of software engineers. Along with leading and growing the team, you define and promote the team's ways of working, hiring, and training strategies.

You are responsible for a balanced development team that delivers what they promise. You make sure that the team is set up for high performance, has a clear product plan, and delivers software that meets the expectations of our customers taking all the non-functionals like security, performance, maintainability, reliability into account as well.

You actively drive the team to get feedback from all stakeholders across Backbase and where needed you will take action. You are responsible for and help the team set out the strategic direction and are an instrumental facilitator in reaching the goals we set out to accomplish.
  • You are a high energy team player, always constructive and passionate about software development and delivery and get a kick when your development team exceeds your expectations;
  • You have at least 5 years of hands-on software development experience of which at least 2 years at Principal or Architecture level;
  • You have a minimum of 2 years of experience in leading multi-disciplinary Agile development teams (minimum 2 teams of 6 - 10 engineers), preferably in a product company and banking, payments and SaaS experience is definitely a plus;
  • You have rock solid understanding and experience with agile software development practises like scrum, kanban or SAFe;
  • Technical practices like continuous integration, automated testing, release management, performance monitoring and applicable tooling such as Atlassian, Git, etc. are part of your standard day-to-day thinking;
  • You have the ability to prioritize and plan effectively with a demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and in ambiguity. You thrive in a fast-paced environment and stay flexible and adaptable to growth and change;
  • You have a strong ability to persuade, inspire and motivate others. You easily navigate stakeholders across Backbase, from 1-to-1s with your team members to working directly with senior leadership and of course excellent English speaking, writing and presentation skills;
  • Experience with setting up new development teams, including hiring, team line-up and onboarding/training strategies is a plus;
  • You are street smart and digital savvy. A true team player with a sense of humor, hands-on and self-motivated, able to drive progress and hit deadlines;
  • You have solid prior career experience as a software engineer, giving you sufficient technology skills to interact with your technical colleagues;
  • You drive the delivery within the development team so that we can meet our commitments;
  • You have strong Agile project management skills and the ability to act decisively. Comfortable working across departments, time zones and multiple cultures;
  • You are a natural coach, through effective questioning you guide self-evaluation of performance, help our teams diagnose areas for improvement and own the solution. You will be measured on team output and employee happiness;
  • You naturally collaborate and generate a positive spirit of cooperation while coordinating diverse activities and groups within a team environment.
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THE JOB AT BACKBASE

As an Engineering Manager, you will be leading up to three development teams within our R&D organisation, together with the value stream leadership team, product managers, domain architects, and other key stakeholders. You contribute directly to the delivery of the products within the value stream that are used by our global customers and will have an impact on the 100+ million end-customers they serve on a daily basis.

Team & People Management - The most important part of your job - the people in your team! Together you will work with them towards an environment in which each individual improves both soft- and strong engineering skills. Together you create the conditions in which the development teams can deliver features that respect the high expectations on e.g. quality from our customers. You will manage up to 3 cross-functional development teams of software engineers, responsible for the right setup, the right competences and energized team dynamics —in line with our Backbase values. On a day-to-day basis you work closely with your team to surface any anti-pattern or dysfunction that impacts the team’s performance and ensures the team works towards solving those.

Delivery Management - You will own the delivery commitment of the team and together with the team make sure to deliver what has been promised. Important is that you keep key technology stakeholders involved and informed when and where needed. You will always protect and support your team to make sure they deliver up to the quality standards our customers expect from us. Together with the Product Owners, you make sure realistic commitments are given by e.g. advocating Lean Agile Development Principles. Of course, software delivered by your teams is released with minimal effort and does not have any issues on production. And if that is not the case yet for your development team? You should know what to do!

Engineering Management - As Engineering Manager you balance key aspects of the software development lifecycle for your development teams. From adhering to non-functional requirements, automated releases, ensuring quality, coding standards, automation, integration testing, release acceptance validation, security, infrastructure, all the way up to understanding all the little details of the product domain within your value stream. You will ensure to build strong craftsmanship and effective processes for your team optimizing quality, predictability and output as that is our way to stay ahead of our competitors and serve our customers best.

Celebrations - You understand the importance of decompressing and building social cohesion in the team, and know when to celebrate milestones, small or big, individual or at team level. apply now

REASONS TO 
JOIN BACKBASE

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a global community

With 60+ nationalities working side-by-side in 9 offices around the world, Backbase is a place where you can work on projects with people from all over the world.

pride and fun

We take pride in our achievements and we love to celebrate them. We host a variety of parties, celebrations, team outings, games nights and office drinks in all our global hubs.

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We leave when our clients are happy. Not a day earlier. This committed way of working has won over a lot of our clients’ hearts. This isn’t our first rodeo.

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This is the place you need to be… We want to know you and your skills.

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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Our code lines translate into developments and features that make banking easier for 100+ million users around the globe. We’re building a product that gives financial institutions digital speed and flexibility, and empowers end-users to fully control their finances on any device, 24/7.

team challenge

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

The pressure to keep our platform safe, secure, adaptable and integrated with hundreds of core systems is a big challenge. That’s why we work in small, cross-functional teams to build capabilities fast and meet the needs of our clients globally. We’re building a spaceship in mid-air, so expect to feel comfortable with being uncomfortable at all times. Your reward: a mark on a product used by millions.

your impact

Your code influences the way millions of people experience banking every day around the world.

latest technology

If we talk frontend – we talk Angular. If we talk backend – it’s Java. Mobile? Kotlin and Swift, of course.

hands-on learning

You’ll constantly need to reinvent yourself to stay relevant. If you are hungry to learn and ready to explore different ways – this is the place to be.

smart heads

You will get to work with the smartest people in the industry. We constantly challenge each other.

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Backbase people are much more than their job titles. Just like a family, we bring every part of ourselves to work each day. Meet people who build software that gives financial institutions digital speed and flexibility and empowers millions of end-users every day.

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BACKBASE IN AMSTERDAM

Where it all began! Two guys, our founder Jouk and his partner, set out on a mission “to make the internet more beautiful”. Fast-forward 16 years, our offices in Amsterdam are home to over 480 people. The Amsterdam HQ is the largest of our offices and boasts an international mix of talented people. Working in software engineering, sales, marketing, academy or business support, we have a great team that’s driving our growth.

Located in Amsterdam-Oost (East), our EMEA HQ offices are a stone’s throw away from the beautiful Tropenmuseum, the Amsterdam Royal Zoo and famous windmill brewery Brouwerij ‘t IJ. Famous for its breathtaking architecture, canals, and over 881,000 bikes,  Amsterdam is a city that’s easy to fall in love with.

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CULTURE

Our Amsterdam office is home to people from all over the world working in small, lean teams. Loud and busy sometimes but always friendly, helpful, and super fun. We love to celebrate each other’s achievements, share jokes, and our love for food, movies, traveling, and sports. We’re one big and diverse family working towards the same goal.

With graffiti of Marilyn Monroe and Pulp Fiction stars John Travolta, and Samuel L. Jackson looking cool on our walls, you can probably guess that we love entertainment. From games nights and parties to boat rides and Dj gigs – you name it, we have it.

lunch

Free, healthy lunches every day. Plus snacks and drinks.

social

Friday parties every month. Office boat you can use with your team.

health

Discounted gym membership through our corporate fitness plan.

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  • Atlanta 2
  • Cardiff 8
  • Dubai 3
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  • Krakow 5
  • London 4
  • Mexico City 2
  • Mumbai 1
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  • Singapore 3
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OUR VALUES

We explore new routes. We don’t shy away from being critical of ourselves, our products and our industry. We are open, direct and always questioning the status quo; to keep on learning and keep ourselves and others on their toes.

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OUR VALUES

No matter the challenge, we use our creative minds to find ways to make things happen. We are ambitious to be the best in class in the industry. Raising the bar. Pushing each other’s limits to bring out our best. We are determined & pragmatic. No Fluff. Just Stuff.

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OUR VALUES

We solve hard problems and look for new opportunities for growth. We inspire. We mobilize the right talent to succeed in our mission. We persevere where others would give up. We feel proud when our vision comes true.

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OUR VALUES

We are a company of builders, designers, makers, and doers, always open to learn and improve, shaping the future of banking together with our customers. We ask for feedback and constantly seek insights that make us better.

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OUR VALUES

We are strong. We come from all over the world and embrace diversity. We believe in open dialogue among a small team of people who trust one another, who are focused outside themselves. This way we create shared consciousness and shared authorship of ideas that no single person could have arrived at independently.

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Let’s DeepDive

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It’s official – let’s make it happen together! We look forward to shaping the future of banking with you.

 

 

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