Engineering Manager - Platform

Job description


We are the leading one-stop-shop for branded payments, making online recharge possible for anyone, anywhere at any time — whether you or someone you love needs credit for calling, gaming, entertainment or money. This is your chance to join an ambitious scaleup in a state of rapid growth; we’ll push you to develop yourself and help you create a real impact in your role. Put simply: we could write history together.

We won’t bore you with a corporate spiel about how we might be taking on the world of branded payments (spoiler: we are). Instead, we’ll let the numbers speak for themselves: $70 million in funding (and counting!), 50%+ growth in 2020, projected $500 million in sales in 2021, 2.5 million active customers, a presence in 180 countries and 22 markets, a team of 140+ employees and 35+ nationalities, and 1 person missing — you.

We’re on the hunt for the hungriest and most passionate talent out there. If at any point your brain screams “I want in!” while you’re reading this, then consider this the sign you’ve been looking for: we want you too.

The role

We’re looking for a talented Engineering Manager - Platform with knowledge of public cloud platforms to join our Tech Department and help build, influence and lead our underlying platform and infrastructure to scale and meet customer needs over the coming years, reporting to Director of Engineering David Williams.

You’ll join a growing team of people that are responsible for laying the groundwork to scale, one of the fastest-growing fintech scaleups in the Netherlands. We operate in over 130 countries and we’re on the cusp of immense growth in the next months (and years!) to come following yet another round of investment. As part of our Platform team, you’ll together be responsible for the reliability, performance, security and availability of our cloud platform.

Job requirements

What will I do?
As an Engineering Manager - Platform, you'll thrive on managing, leading and coaching a high performing team of engineers, supporting their professional (and personal) development, performance and training. You will ensure that the team is high-performing and consistently delivers high-quality and valuable work in line with the roadmap and strategy.

You will focus and engage with our internal customers - working with our development teams to identify improvements to our platform, and define and evolve processes and practices that allow the team to get great work done.

You are a people person who loves working and partnering with other Engineering Managers and Product Owners to prioritize initiatives and help shape the work of your team by managing and minimizing dependencies, and maintaining a fun, rewarding and results-driven culture, embracing our values. You run and contribute to initiatives to improve the engagement and wellbeing of the team that you lead.

You will also recruit and retain great individuals, building on the diversity and our culture.

Your new team

Your new team will consist of hungry young professionals that are ready to make an impact on the business including 5 Data Engineers.

What you have

  • Previous experience in leading and developing a team of engineers

  • An agile/lean and data-driven mindset. You’ll have worked in a customer focussed and product-oriented team

  • Ability to manage conflict in an open and positive way

  • Excellent facilitation skills. Can lead workshops with a broad range of stakeholders.

  • Great interpersonal, communication and influencing skills

  • Experience and understanding of public cloud solutions. You’ll have helped design and build scalable solutions using AWS, GCP, Azure or similar

  • Managing 3rd party vendors. You’ll also have been involved in the decision to build or buy

What we offer

  • 30 days of holiday, a great pension scheme, and one of the best relocation packages in Amsterdam

  • Flexible working hours and an office overlooking the Amstel

  • MacBook Pro (13” or 15”) or PC

  • Budget for noise-cancelling headphones, travel to and from the office, working-from-home and self-learning

  • Free healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks by our in-house chef

  • Weekly yoga, bootcamp and guided meditations

  • Free Dutch classes to help out with daily life in the Netherlands

  • Regular parties, pub quizzes, bingo sessions, celebrations and other events*

*Online due to Covid-19 restrictions

Find out more about our company culture, values and big wins at and our Instagram Page at Lifeatrecharge.

The process

1. Apply: Want in? Let us know! Apply for a role and help us get to know your best self.

2. Phone interview: One of our recruiters will get in touch to help you both understand if Recharge is the right next move for you.

3. First interview: You’ll meet with your future line manager (either in person or online) and someone from HR to talk about you, our culture, and whether you're a fit for the job.

4. Assignment & Second interview: Some roles involve a case study. Great! It’s your chance to shine and show us you have what it takes. You’ll present your case study to the Hiring Manager and someone from the team

5. Third Interview: You’ll meet with a key member of the management team

6. Offer: You did it! There are only a few tickets available, and this one has your name on it. Welcome to the team.