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Engineering Manager (Connectivity)



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Riga, Latvia
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 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 an Engineering Manager at GoCardless, you’ll be helping us build creative and fulfilled product engineering teams. You will lead talented and creative engineers who build products and systems they are proud of.
We endeavour to build simple, reliable systems and we believe in using the best technologies for each task. You’ll be joining our Connectivity team that primarily uses technologies such as Python, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
Across GoCardless, our other technologies include: Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Golang, React, TypeScript, Kubernetes, Elasticsearch, Prometheus, BigQuery.

What excites you

  • First and foremost, coding! - our Engineering Managers still contribute to the codebase on a daily basis
  • Being a Subject Matter Expert - for the area you manage, guiding engineers through problems and contributing to the product and technical roadmap
  • Hiring and growing engineers - into being the best engineers they can be, by maintaining a supportive and engaging team culture of growth
  • Insisting on high standards of technical design and implementation - and ensure your systems are operationally excellent
  • Delivering project work - while managing the expectations of your stakeholders, planning and prioritising impactful technical investment initiatives for your teams

What excites us

  • Professional experience in coding - specifically with Python, having a commitment to building reliable, well-tested back end systems
  • Infrastructure provisioning and management - you manage and automate the provisioning and lifecycle management of an infrastructure across various cloud providers and on-premises environments
  • Testing and code reviews - you are enthusiastic about working in a strong testing culture to help us in building a reliable and scalable network for the world!
  • Mentorship - you are excited about supporting and growing a group of engineers, helping them become the best engineers they can be
  • Effective communication - mainly technical topics to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Collaboration - with Product Managers and other functions to deliver successful software products across GoCardless

Salary: 6,700 - 8,100 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


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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