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Engineering Manager, Core Services



Barcelona, Spain
Posted on Friday, September 1, 2023
sennder is Europe’s leading digital freight forwarder. In the traditional logistics industry, we are moving fast to digitize and automate all road logistics processes. We move trucks with the power of data to unlock endless and sustainable capacity at exceptional quality. Get to know us better by reviewing our "About Us" presentation.
We are a growing team looking for a highly skilled and motivated Hands-on Engineering Manager to lead a brand-new team and drive the development and maintenance of our core platform services, with a primary focus on authorization/authentication. As an Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for guiding the team in designing, implementing, and scaling core platform services, while also actively contributing to coding and technical problem-solving.
The core services team responsible for managing tier0 services, plays a pivotal role in the success of a software system. These core services, such as authentication and notification, provide the foundation for user access, communication, and system integrity.
  • Lead and manage an engineering team, providing technical guidance, mentorship, and support.
  • Take a hands-on approach, actively coding, conducting code reviews, and troubleshooting technical issues.
  • Set the technology vision and architectural direction for the team, and execute against that vision, and agreed on the target state
  • Apply pragmatic solutions, find the right tradeoffs and seek to reduce complexity to help teams deliver and increase leverage for the organization
  • Promote and maintain a healthy culture of collaboration, knowledge sharing, and inclusion. Lead by example in line with the engineering and company values
  • Hire and retain top talent in the industry; inspire the organization by exceeding the expectations of customers, stakeholders, and product and engineering teams
  • Support and guide individuals in their career development and personal growth
  • Stay up-to-date with industry best practices and emerging technologies in the field of authorization/authentication.
  • Ensure timely delivery of projects, managing priorities, resource allocation, and project schedules.
  • Translate business requirements into technical specifications and guide your team in delivering high-quality solutions.
  • Collaborating and coordinating with multiple departments, stakeholders, partners, and external vendors.
  • Previous experience as an Engineering Manager or Technical Lead, leading a group of engineers.
  • 7+ years of experience in building and operating web applications.
  • Understanding of security aspects (OpenID, OAuth, Service to Service, Zero Trust)
  • Solid knowledge of programming with one of the backend languages (Python, TypeScript), and several programming languages is a plus
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to analyze complex technical issues.
  • The constant drive for improving processes and thinking in long-term wins.
  • Continuous learning and is particularly passionate about technology.
  • Strong communication and leadership abilities, with the capacity to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering projects within deadlines and managing multiple priorities.
  • Fluency in English (in both written and verbal communication)
  • AWS
  • Python, TypeScript
  • Terraform
  • Kubernetes, EKS, Helm, Serverless
  • Kafka, SQS
  • Amazon RDS, PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch
  • CI/CD with GitLab
  • Datadog, Sentry
ABOUT sennder
sennder is moving trucks with the power of data to unlock endless and sustainable capacity at unparalleled quality. Through our proprietary transportation operating system, built by our in-house tech teams, we not only connect shippers to our fleet of thousands of trucks, but also improve how they move products in sustainable, cost-efficient, and transparent ways - making the logistics industry fit for the future. In a traditional industry, we’re growing and moving fast to digitally automate all road logistics processes.
We are building a curious team that is driven by an ambitious desire to solve the toughest logistics puzzles. What others may consider uncertainty, we see as an opportunity to learn and be proactive. We invite you to go on this journey with us and be part of one of Europe’s inspiring growth stories as we fast-forward road logistics into digitalization. Get to know us, our culture, green business, funding history, and more on our blog here.

At sennder, we want to maximize the individual potential of all employees and reinforce an inclusive culture and environment of continuous learning that empowers people to succeed as a team. In addition to humility, we value commitment, team spirit and respect to build fruitful collaboration across teams. Learn more about who we are on our career site.

  • Dynamic scale-up with an international team of 1000+ people, 74+ nationalities spread across 11 European offices. With English as our common language, we are able to work together.
  • Learning and development on the job and with the support of a bi-annual review process, learning allowance, high potential programs, sennder onboarding academy, and internal trainings.
  • Various opportunities to connect with colleagues through regular team events and company get-togethers such as our highly anticipated sennder Summer Camp.
  • We prioritize employee engagement and mental well-being by fostering a supportive environment through the Likeminded platform and conducting regular employee satisfaction surveys.
  • Flex work model where you seamlessly merge virtual productivity and in-office collaboration with your colleagues.
  • Commuter allowance to assist employees with their daily travel expenses and a one-time home office benefit to ensure that you're properly equipped wherever you work.
  • Competitive compensation package including objective-based bonus, referral reward, and in some cases virtual option plan.
  • Vibrant offices complete with healthy snacks, focus zones, and social areas to connect with your colleagues. Click here for a virtual tour and better yet, hope to see you soon!

We value humility and we're as interested in your character as we are in your talent. Please apply, even if you feel you only meet part of our listed criteria. Diversity drives our innovation and we offer a collaborative, dynamic, and international work environment. Just be yourself. We are excited to meet you and for you to join us in shaping the future of the logistics industry in Europe.

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