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Director of Engineering

GoCardless

GoCardless

Riga, Latvia
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024

About us

At GoCardless we believe bank payments are the best way to pay and get paid. We also believe that bank account data is a powerful tool to make better, faster decisions. We’re making it easy to use both- for businesses everywhere.

GoCardless is used for domestic and international payments by 85,000+ organisations and counting, processing more than $30 billion across 30 countries. We’re an award-winning London based fintech, with additional offices in Riga, Paris and Melbourne.

The role

As a Director of Engineering, you’ll be helping us build and grow an outstanding engineering team and culture in our Riga HQ2. You will lead multiple teams of talented and creative engineers who build products and systems they are proud of. You will help improve other managers through growing future and current leaders within the business while pushing for exceptionally high-quality work and empowering our engineers to make a big impact.

We’re looking for a talented leader who wants to focus on Engineering excellence, growing and retaining brilliant talent while setting the direction and cutting through complexities to drive a high performance culture.

What excites you

  • Owning the roadmap - Strategically plan our reliability and future delivery with other Senior Leaders while prioritising Technical Investment with a clearly articulated ROI
  • Embracing change - you have a growth mindset, are open to new ideas and change while being committed to focus and speed.
  • Cutting through the complexity - You’re a self-starter who can take ambiguous problems that may be outside your experience and apply first principles thinking and reasoning to decompose, hypothesise, test, execute, and deliver.
  • Being Customer obsessed - you focus on the outcomes and impact of customers in the work we deliver
  • Delivery - you thrive on getting things done, and enabling those around you to get more done.
  • Being a Player-manager - you can deep dive into technical challenges and future architecture.
  • Excellence - you recognise the importance of building a high-performance engineering culture

What excites us

  • Experience of building and managing agile teams/departments of 20+ people. Experienced with managing both manager and individual contributors up to Principal level.
  • Experience of working at scale - where security and operational excellence are critical to success
  • Delivery - Somebody who ensures project work is delivered, that estimates are accurate, that time is tracked and that velocity is measured and used as a way to improve the teams
  • Clear communication - concise, regular communication to a leadership team (often non-technical) on progress against strategy and team objectives will be needed.
  • A strategic mindset - tackling the long-term roadmaps and dealing with our longer term problems and vision.

Salary: 7,500 - 11,000 eur/gross

We don’t expect you to meet every requirement. If you’re excited by this role, we encourage you to apply.

(some of) The good stuff

  • Wellbeing - stay healthy with dedicated support and medical cover
  • Work away scheme - you can apply to work away from your country of residence for up to 90 days in any 12 month period
  • Adaptive Working - allows you to work flexibly, around your lifestyle
  • Equity - all permanently employed GeeCees receive equity so we can share in the success we achieve together
  • Parental leave - to suit everyone embarking on life's great adventure
  • Time off - generous holiday allowance, + 3 annual volunteer days, + 4 annual business-wide wellness days (‘GC Fridays’)

Life at GoCardless

We're an organisation defined by our values; We start with why before we begin any project, to ensure it’s aligned with our mission. We make it happen, working with urgency and taking personal accountability for getting things done. We act with integrity, always. We care deeply about what we do and we know it's essential that we be humble whilst we do it. Our Values form part of the GoCardless DNA, and are used to not only help us nurture and develop our culture, but to deliver impactful work that will help us to achieve our vision.

Diversity & Inclusion

We’re building the bank payment network of the future and our ambition is to move money anywhere, for anything, for anyone. If we’re going to achieve this goal, we need to build a team of ‘GeeCee’s’ that is as wonderfully diverse as the world we live in - with a multitude of perspectives, experiences & backgrounds.

We’ve got a long way to go, but here’s how we’re doing as of June 2023;

42% identify as women

28% identify as Black, Asian, Mixed or Other

9% identify as LGBTQIA+

9% identify as neurodiverse

2% identify as disabled

We’re rooting for you during your application and GoCardless aims to provide reasonable adjustments to make our recruitment process as remarkable and accessible as we can. Please speak to your Talent Partner if you need extra support.

If you want to learn more, you can read about our Employee Resource Groups and objectives here as well as our latest D&I Report

Sustainability

We’re committed to reducing our impact on the environment, leaving a more sustainable world for future generations. In 2021 we became co-founders of the Tech Zero coalition, a group of businesses committed to taking climate action as part of the UNFCCC Race to Zero. We aim to reduce our impact and to create positive change on the natural world. Check out our sustainability action plan here.

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