Engineering Manager / Lead Manager - Team Payment
Who are they?
Swan, a European fintech company, is the easiest way to embed banking features into your product. This can be called “Banking-as-a-Service” or “Embedded banking”. We built Swan so that anyone can start embedding banking features within just minutes of visiting our website. Swan is truly fast and easy to use.
Swan already has 100+ customers across 10+ European countries, large enterprise and startups alike. They include Carrefour, Factorial, Alma, Pennylane and Agicap. We’re on track to take things much, much further, by expanding on Europe — localizing our product, and internationalizing our team and partner portfolio.
Swan has received 58M€ funding from VCs like Lakestar, Accel, and Creandum. We’re a Mastercard principal member and a licensed financial institution, passported across Europe.
We have a hybrid remote-work policy, with 150+ Swanees across offices in Paris, Bordeaux, Berlin, Barcelona and Amsterdam! Wherever you’re coming from, come as you are! We’re open to all kinds of people, from all walks of life. If you’re excited about joining a European fintech adventure, Swan is the way!
Swan is seeking an Engineering Manager to join its tech team of 45+ people. The Engineering team is the largest at Swan, including software developers who build payments and end-customer applications, as well as Infrastructure, DevOps, QA, and Security.
Swan boasts a diverse team of engineers from all over the world, and co-building is at the heart of the way they work. They believe in challenging each other, being frank, but empathetic, and having fun.
✨ Your mission:
Manage a team / team management responsibilities for 50% of your time (4-5 people)
Be technically responsible for several projects for 50% of your time
Solve problems in one of the most demanding IT domains with a reactive architecture
Design the bank via API with the product team
Improve the performance of a system with rapidly growing load
Ensure adherence to architecture rules and automated tests
✨ Our technical environment
Kotlin & Scala (JVM)
Engineers at Swan are not here to get orders and just start coding, they’re here to co-build. To get heavily involved with the product. Swan’s devs collaborate heavily with the product team and are always proposing ideas and challenging what’s doable.
We follow a methodology that’s similar to “Shape up”:
3-week cycles: Co-building is central to how we work. Each month, the product and engineering teams work together to plan goals and develop specifications for the next 3 weeks. During these weeks, we do our best to reach goals, all while planning and designing projects for the next cycle. 1-week cooldown: After a cycle of building, it’s cooldown week. We use this time to take care of the remaining tasks and improve tools and processes.
✨ Our product
Swan makes it extremely easy for anyone to embed banking features, whether they’re a dev or an entrepreneur (or both). It’s exciting to build a bank that can be integrated by anyone! We’d love for Swan to become the reflex for European engineers who want to build something with banking and payments.
The banking domain is a fascinating and challenging place to grow your skills. It’s state-of-the-art and covers everything you’ve learned at school: security, consistency, and scalability, but building a “bank” is a lot different from building another type of startup. In banking, you can’t afford to have little bugs (imagine messing up someone’s account statement). That’s why Swan puts security and robustness first and foremost. Join Swan and you’ll be pushed to reach the highest standards of quality and precision.Your mission:
✨ You’re a great match if:
Experience: More than 5/7 years of experience as a Senior Software Developer or Lead Manager
Skills: Very good knowledge of JVM language (Kotlin, Scala or Java)
Familiar with automated testing and continuous integration
Experience in distributed systems or micro-service architecture
Ideally a good knowledge of GraphQL, Kafka and Akka
Interest in functional programming
An interest for open source
A good culture of technology trends (news, meetups…)
Languages: Good working abilities in English
Our ideal teammate: Sociable. Skilled. Empathetic. Frank. We love to challenge each other, and we leave our egos at the door
It’s okay if you don’t tick all the boxes — don’t let imposter syndrome prevent you from applying! 🙌
✨ Perks of being a Swanee:
ESOP packages available 😊
Flexible remote policy, ask us about it!
The best health insurance: Alan 🦭
Swan encourages you to have fun staying fit, thanks to partnerships with Classpass & Gymlib.
We respect your lunch break. Mid-day free-time is sacred and our French office even provides a Swile card to cover your meal on work days. 🥪
Twice a year we go somewhere gorgeous (a chateau, a mountain) where we reconnect, deep-dive into big topics, and relax.
This isn’t a perk, it should be the rule, but diversity and inclusion are important at Swan. We’re working hard to get better every day.
✨ Our values:
Be human: Be straightforward, transparent, and sincerely care. It’s all about integrity and doing the right thing.
Ambition: We’re in this for the long game. We want to transform the entire market, and be the engine for Europe’s next tech champions!
Collaboration: We believe in the power of collective intelligence. We love to challenge others’ ideas and be challenged in return. May the best ideas win.
“Move fast, don’t break things”: If we must choose between security and going fast, we choose security. We are in banking, after all.
Make everything simple: simplicity.
A 30-min video call with our Talent Acquisition Manager, to get to know you, understand your career expectations and answer your questions
An interview with a Lead Manager
A Design System with a Lead Manager
Last interview with our CTO
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