Engineering Manager

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

In short
Full-time position. Berlin or Europe remote, please only apply if currently residing in the EU or UKCompetitive salary & generous stock options in the company. We are building a phone plan you will love.
We are Gigs
  • Gigs is a telecom as a service. We are building Stripe for SIM cards.
  • Providing phone and data plans through an Interface & API to eCommerce, travel, HR & device platforms globally.
  • For consumers, Gigs makes it super simple to subscribe to and manage a phone plan with a few clicks. A phone plan you’ll love to use yourself. Easy, transparent & global connectivity for your smartphone, smartwatch, or IoT device.
  • See immediate results of your work. Our large-scale integrations mean huge adoption within a short time. We obsess about the needs of our partners and their end customers to build a best-in-industry experience.
  • We are backed by the investors behind Stripe, Dropbox, and Airbnb. As part of Gigs, you will have access to the teams, resources, and support from any company we work with. We count on a team of world-class advisors and angel investors that can help us in tricky situations.
The position
We are seeking an exceptional Engineering Manager who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment to join our growing Team. To succeed in this position, you must be able to work independently and efficiently. You will be reporting to the Head of Engineering and be responsible for a team of 5-10 engineers in the beginning. We will make sure you have fun along the way!

Key responsibilities include:
  • Authoring project plans for epics and running agile project management processes. Breaking down product ideas and roadmaps and formulating them into projects for execution.
  • Providing guidance and coaching to team members on technical contributions, product architecture, and other areas.
  • Actively seeking and hiring globally-distributed talent; Conducting managerial interviews for candidates and training the team to do technical interviews; Holding regular 1:1s with team members.
  • Generating and implementing process improvements; Improving product quality, security, and performance. Flagging roadblocks & bottlenecks in real-time.
  • Fostering technical decision-making on the team while making final decisions when necessary.
  • Drafting quarterly OKRs and Engineering KPIs; Ensuring efficient resource allocation.
  • Being in charge of Ticket organization, outlining, and streamlining while managing timelines
  • Ideally, you will have the time to contribute 20% of your time to developing code and helping finish projects where the allocation needs to be done.
About you
We know that perfect candidates don’t exist. Even if not all of this applies to you, we’d love to learn more about you. 
  • You have strong technical leadership experience, ideally within a start-up or a scale-up.
  • You have led a cross-functional team in an agile environment (5-10 Engineers).
  • You have built operation structures for developer-friendly platforms.
  • You are an empathetic, strong communicator and an active listener. 
  • You are a self-organized individual who can operate autonomously. 
  • You can solve complex problems and remove roadblocks.
  • You have ideally worked with Ruby and TypeScript throughout your career.
Our offer
  • Full-time contract with a salary range of 75K - 110K EUR annually.
  • 28 paid vacation days per year (PTO).
  • Generous stock options: We want everybody to be a true owner of Gigs (tax-free until exercised).
  • Free phone and data plan
  • Flexible working hours: We use meetings when needed and not per default.
  • Get your perfect setup: Mac, Mechanical Keyboard, Plugins, IDE. We are flexible and cover whatever you need to do the best work of your life.
  • A workplace built for remote-first work: We are building Gigs as a remote-friendly company. Take, own, and implement decisions to build Gigs from scratch.
    • Gigs Pads: Our collection of beautiful homes around the world for when you need a work-cation getaway.
    • Gigs Republic: Our semi-annual sunny offsite, a time for us to all come together for great food, lots of laughter, and leisurely activities.
Our process
The starting date is as soon as possible. However, we are willing to wait for the right candidate. And will do everything to accommodate your needs.

After the initial conversation with our recruitment lead, You'll walk through four stages:
1. Get to know each other: You’ll speak with Hermann, CEO & Co-Founder, first. We use this to pitch Gigs and get you excited to join. We'll also use this chance to see whether both our expectations align.
2. Meet the team: You'll get to meet our engineering team members and company leadership. We value team fit over everything else. This also gives you the chance to see whether you'd enjoy working with us.
3. Final conversation: The team and you are going to chat more about the position, what you value, what you took away from the interviews so far, and whatever is on your mind.
We are mindful of your time: Going through all stages can be done within one week. Once you've passed them all we will extend a formal offer.

Your application!
Thank you for your interest in Gigs. Please fill out the form to submit your application. If you have any problems, you can contact us at join@gigs.tel.

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