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Senior Engineering Manager (f/m/d)



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Barcelona, Spain
Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2023

wefox is the world’s leading Insurtech that is reinventing insurance at scale, with a record-breaking Series C funding in 2021 and our Series D funding in 2022 wefox has raised over $1 billion US Dollar. wefox is on track to revolutionise the insurance industry by empowering the customer and delivering personalised experiences driven by data.

Our vision is to make insurance simple and 10x better. We provide our customers with 360-degree advice through our network of advisors and optimise each individual's risk coverage through innovative prevention, assistance and insurance products.

We are looking for a Senior Engineering Manager (f/m/d) with experience building microservices to join our Tech team in Spain. The Senior Engineering Manager, Platforms will lead and grow an engineering team in the Platforms group at wefox. As a Senior Engineering Manager you will be crucial to the success of the wefox Insurance Platform and will play a key role in managing team delivery and personnel.

In this role you will :

  • Manage one or more domains, each with one or more squad.

  • Manage each domain’s Engineering Lead – understanding, documenting, and managing their growth, performance, expectations, and progress.

  • Manage personnel and hiring within your domains using established priorities.

  • Have a data-driven approach to drive domain delivery, constantly using KPIs related to personnel, system performance, business metrics, and other available data.

  • Ensure that OKRs, technical initiatives, and other non-Product initiatives are being prioritised, and that the squads in your domains have bandwidth available to work on non-Product-driven initiatives.

  • Ensure that QA, Monitoring, Alerting, and product security are prioritised within your domains.

  • Use strong verbal and written communication skills in a positive, empathetic way.

  • Lead by example and living progressive leadership values.

  • Administrative and operational tasks like approving expenses, time off requests, and training and event budgets.

What you bring :

  • 6+ years of experience hiring and managing a team of software engineers in a platform or microservices organization or company.
  • Demonstrated ability to define, articulate, and drive the vision, strategy, clean architecture, design and implementation of complex, large scale technology systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a wide variety of audiences.

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams using agile methodologies, and a strong belief that everything should have a use case.

  • Experience designing well-formed RESTful APIs for both internal and public consumption, delivering elegant and scalable distributed systems.

  • Experience working with SQL and no-SQL databases, API gateways, and microservices based system architecture.

  • Experience working with AWS cloud.

  • A positive, can-do attitude with a proven ability to organise and move forward within a distributed team environment.

  • Strong knowledge of English is required; proficiency in Spanish or German is a plus.

  • Experience working in a regulated industry such as banking or insurance is a plus.

What we offer:

Now, we’ve gotten to the fun part, the part where you get to brag about your company, those perks your friends are so jealous of!

Here are some of them*:

  • Flexible working hours including hybrid working model
  • Free access to a mental health and well-being platform to access to personalised care, such as 1:1 coaching and therapy sessions for life’s ups and downs — whether at work, at home, or in your relationships
  • A stack of the latest technologies and working gadgets
  • Training and Coaching opportunities
  • Free coffee, fruit and snacks, because we need fuel!

If you love a less-formal work environment, flexible paid time off, a great compensation package and benefits offering - and most of all, being the authentic you, get in touch, we want to meet you!

To all the misunderstood geniuses, rebels and mavericks looking to change the world for the better. Come work with us!

* Additional Benefits vary between countries and can be explained in more detail by a TA Partner.

Your contact person for this role is Natalia Perez.

We are an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.

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