Engineering Director - Developer Platform

 Published 10 days ago
 Canada, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
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We are looking for our next Engineering Director to join our Platform Domain, specifically within a group of teams called the Developer Platform Group. This consists of Security, Developer Experience, SRE, and Backend Core teams. You’ll work closely with these teams and cross-team collaboration is encouraged. This gives you a wonderful opportunity to continue to grow in your role and both widen and deepen your skills.

In this role, you will work with our core infrastructure, everything from how our cloud providers (AWS and GCP) are configured through Terraform to how our microservices are deployed to Kubernetes. 

You’re responsible for delivery and outcomes across multiple engineering teams. You foster the environment in which engineers perform at their best and grow both as individuals and as a team. You do so by making sure each team member is clear on what we expect and how they can grow, by making sure our processes are helping rather than standing in the way, and by working with all engineers ensuring we are building high-quality software.


Your leadership style:

  • We always say that we hire anyone who we would want to be our boss, irrespective of the role they’re in (from Customer Support student workers to co-founders!). That should be the feeling we’re left with when any of us speak to you.
  • We are looking for someone who cares deeply about individuals as human beings - we focus on authentic leadership and are actively trying to develop ourselves in this space.
  • We hope that you will be able to show vulnerability, radical transparency, and a listening ear to those around you.
  • We truly believe that with this type of style you and your team will set an incredible path forward - and that path will get us to incredible places. We want an engineering manager whose team will be standing on the top of the mountain with them - celebrating together and not left behind exhausted on the path below.
  • We want you to help your team(s) through the journey of becoming high-performing, building trust among the members in the team, and helping them fine-tune their processes.


You will thrive in this role if you:

  • Have a passion for people management. You work to see your team and individuals growing and shipping great software
  • You like to work with cross-functional teams and other stakeholders to align engineering functions with product & business direction and goals. You think like a technologist in the core and optimise for both customers and the business.
  • Enjoy design and optimisation of teams and processes to maximise their efficiency. You are comfortable stepping into technical discussions or taking important stakeholder meetings to remove roadblocks allowing the team to move forward.
  • You are a strong communicator, with both technical and commercial stakeholders.
  • You’re a technologist at heart. We work in cross-functional teams in product and engineering: each team is made up of co-founders from product and engineering - and joined by designers, coders, and maybe even some people from commercial.


What this Role entails:

  • Work closely with the engineers in the SRE team offering support and guidance. 
  • Ensure that the SRE team remains a high performing team and explore ways to improve and help the team excel
  • Be the Developer Group Platforms Leads right hand in the domain and also take on one manager as a direct report
  • Be the SRE teams representation within the Senior Engineering leadership group, contributing to Pleo’s overall Engineering success
  • Drive a customer-centric & solution-oriented mindset.
  • Continuously improve the environment and processes for how we build our product.
  • Align technology direction within your area, with other areas as well as with the overall technology direction of the company.
  • Represent engineering in key initiatives and projects within the department or across the company and ensure they get delivered.
  • Design the organization, and objectives and hold a high standard in people, delivery, and technology.

Show me the benefits!

  • Your own Pleo card (no more out-of-pocket spending!)
  • Lunch is on us - with catering in our Lisbon, Copenhagen, and London offices or a monthly lunch allowance paid directly together with  your salary in other markets 🍜
  • Private health insurance to ensure you’re fit in body and mind to do your best work
  • We offer 25 days of holiday + your public holidays
  • Flexibility/remote working options
  • Wellbeing days - fully paid days off designed for a slower pace, allowing you to take time to recharge and prioritise self-care
  • Option to purchase 5 additional days of holiday through a salary sacrifice
  • We’re trialling MyndUp to give our employees access to free mental health and wellbeing support with great success so far  ❤️‍🩹
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning - acquire new skills, stay abreast of industry trends and fuel your personal and professional development continuously 
  • Paid parental leave - we want to make sure that we're supportive of families and help you feel that you don't have to compromise your family due to work 👶
  • All of us have a stake in Pleo’s success - ask us about our equity grant scheme



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