Engineering Manager in Madrid or Remote


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Job Description

You'll enjoy this role the most if:

  • You thrive in remote work environments with regular team meetups & retreats

  • You ask good questions and don't shy away from figuring out the answer if we don't have them (yet)

  • Your superpower is to create environments where engineers can do their best work

  • You enjoy driving initiatives for a healthy and fun team culture where engineers grow and blossom

  • You believe that education changes lives

About the Company

The World Economic Forum predicts that we will need to retrain one billion people by 2030. StudentFinance’s Career Mobility Platform is here to scale upskilling globally.

We are proud to empower economic mobility and change people's lives through revolutionary education financing. Our startup is backed by VCs like Iberis Capital, Mustard Seed MAZE, Armilar VP, Seedcamp and many more. And the news is out - we just raised our Series A funding round and 2023 is a year of acceleration! 📈

💥2023 in a nutshell:

  • We’re upgrading our labor market data intelligence with AI models and machine learning technology

  • We’re serving the UK and ES markets + opening up our operation in Germany

  • We’re expanding to new and exciting fields of study, such as green skills/net zero transition and healthcare

We are building the infrastructure to offer outcomes-based financing. Through Income Share Agreements (ISA for short), people defer the tuition payment and only start making payments after securing a job. ISAs are all about aligned incentives, and so are we at StudentFinance. Our end game is supporting our customer's transition to employment and financial health.

We are building a world-class team of purpose-driven and entrepreneurial people, working in a remote setting from cities across Europe.

About the role

We are a small but growing engineering team working in a full-remote setting building end-to-end solutions for reskilling and career mobility.

As the Engineering Manager, you’ll be a vital part of this mission by setting the right tone for our engineering team and helping our talented team to grow every day. Your role will be to unlock the full potential of our talented engineers and create an environment where they can deliver their best work. You’ll bring tried and tested management practices, as well as take bets together on initiatives never seen before. In this role, you will lead and manage projects from idea to production. In this small but growing team, you’ll be coaching team members of all seniority levels across squads and projects. You will work closely with the CTO to ensure that our engineering processes are top-notch, we make the right engineering and company decisions, and ultimately, that solutions are delivered on time and within budget.

Your day-to-day

  • Leading a team of 10 engineers organized as squads including all people management pieces such as formulating team goals and creating alignment across all engineers, driving engagement initiatives, running regular and high-quality 1on1s and career development conversations, conducting performance reviews and owning the onboarding of new joiners

  • Actively participate in talent acquisition and drive high-quality hiring decisions

  • Working closely with product managers, customers, and business teams to design, build and release new products

  • Direct the ongoing development and maintenance of existing products

  • Mentoring and coaching team members to help them grow in the role

  • Determining training and development needs for each team member

  • Provide clear goals and prioritization of activities within the engineering team

  • Seek efficiency and lead efforts to continuously develop and optimize engineering processes

  • Ensure architectural and technical guidelines are followed

  • Coordinate activities with other managers and across departments

Job requirements

About You

  • Proven track record as an Engineering Manager successfully leading high performing teams in a fast paced results oriented organization

  • Strong technical background in developing web applications with NodeJS and React

  • Experience building REST based API’s on SQL/NoSQL databases

  • Experience deploying and operating production applications in AWS

  • Possess strong analytical skills with the ability to solve complex problems

  • Comfortable making critical decisions with imperfect information

  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills

  • Detail-oriented with a strong focus on quality delivered on time

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Payments or lending experience preferred

About the Benefits

At StudentFinance, we believe our team is our biggest asset. We are very ambitious and hard-working and expect that this benefits package motivates and generates well-being in the team. Please find below a summary of the current benefits package:

  • Equity 📈

  • You can freely choose your location, we are remote forever! ✈️

  • Unlimited vacation days and flexible working hours - be your own boss! 🏝

  • Annual home office allowance 👩‍💻

  • Newest MacBook/PC of your choice 💻

  • Personal development budget 🤓 and 1on1 mentoring with inspiring and successful senior experts from our network

  • Access to superb co-working spaces in Madrid & tax-free benefit plan for restaurants, training, transport and many more

  • Annual retreats 🧳🛥🏔✈️🏝🫶 We just got back from the latest one in Tenerife 😍


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