Engineering Manager - JavaScript

Stockholm, Sweden /
Engineering /
Klarna makes shopping smoooth. And we do it with flair because shopping is fun. Every day, we help customers, businesses, and partners explore just how smoooth the modern shopping experience can be. 

It means we’re constantly changing the game. Always trying out new things. And we encourage our people to do the same. To grow. To develop. Because we don’t believe roles have to stay fixed. Instead we inspire our people to take an irregular career path. As a company of 350 dynamic start-ups, our whole business is built for it. So once you’re in, there’s no telling what will happen next.

Engineering at Klarna is an inspired, customer focused community, dedicated to crafting solutions that redefine our industry. Working in small highly collaborative Agile teams, you and your team will have a clear mission and ownership of an important outcome that supports Klarna and our customers. At Klarna we optimise for quality, flow, fast feedback and time to market. We focus on end-to-end ownership, continuous improvement, testing, monitoring and experimentation. We aim for teams that are inclusive, helpful, and have a strong sense of ownership for the things they build.

We're growing many of our engineering teams working on the Klarna app - a cross platform app that allows consumers to shop with Klarna everywhere, and also manage payments, returns, and track deliveries. The app has 11 million monthly active users and 13 million app installs with an average of 37,000 downloads per day.

What you'll get to do:

    • Inspire, lead, shape and grow a software engineering organization consisting of 3-8 team members.
    • Manage and drive procurement for third party products that your team depends on.
    • Drive continuous improvement focusing on quality in own team and cross teams.
    • Scope and own a problem space, articulate and develop fact based argumentation and present it to senior management or CXOs, develop vision and mission statement.
    • Prioritise and optimise for highest speed in execution.
    • Take calculated risks, anchor with different stakeholders and articulate short and long term consequences.
    • Continuously develop relationships between product, engineering and key stakeholders across all domains.
    • Influence and drive software design discussions.
    • Translate business needs into capability build up and hiring plans in own team.
    • Play a key role in helping us continue attracting, developing and retaining great engineering talent.
    • Act swiftly to change of direction, re-evaluate priorities and steer the team accordingly.
    • Manage the budget for the team and dependencies.

You’ll need to have:

    • A strong coding ability in JavaScript.
    • Experience leading cross functional software engineering teams in a fast paced, delivery focused environment.
    • Strong track record of delivery of influential software, preferably in complex business models and high transaction environments.
    • Strong people management skills.

Some of the technologies we work with:

    • Javascript
    • React and React Native
    • Redux
    • Node.js and Express.js.
    • Splunk, Ansible, Terraform, Jenkins, Docker and Kubernetes.

What we offer

    • Culture - You'll have an opportunity to work with people from 45 different countries in our English speaking office in Stockholm city centre.

    • Learning - We have a learning and development focused environment with an emphasis on knowledge sharing, training, and regular internal technical talks.

    • Compensation - You’ll get an attractive salary, pension, and insurance plans, along with 30 days annual leave. We recognise that life is more than work, and offer benefits for gym memberships, marathons, and all sorts of activities that promote physical health. We also have generous parental leave (for men and women).

    • Relocation - We can offer relocation support to Stockholm for senior candidates. Remote work is not something we can accomodate.

    • We know diverse teams are strong teams, so we welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences. Our teams include women, men, mothers, fathers, the self-taught, the college-educated, and people from all over the world.

      We also believe in making contributions back to the open source community. You can find some of our work at

About Klarna

Klarna was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 2005. Since then, we’ve changed the banking industry forever. And now we’re creating the world’s smooothest shopping experience. We serve 80 million consumers worldwide, and partner with 190,000 merchants – with a new merchant joining us every 8 minutes. Including some of the world’s leading brands, such as H&M, ASOS, IKEA, Adidas, Samsung and Lufthansa. Our offices are spread over 17 different markets, hosted by +2,500 people from 90 nationalities.