Principal Engineer

London /
Engineering – Engineering /
Permanent full time
Get to know us

Do you want to help us shape what the future of work will look like and how it will best embrace our life's aspirations? If this sounds like a journey you want to embark on, we may have the right role for you!
PayFit is an intuitive cloud-based payroll and employee management solution designed specifically for SMBs. Since 2015, we have set ourselves a mission to simplify payroll for SMBs and enable employers and employees to grow together. We are a European company operating from 3 main countries (France, Spain, and the UK) where we are supporting over 9500 clients. 

Creating a fulfilling work environment and culture is also a core mission at PayFit, and our day-to-day work philosophy is reflected in our four values:
Care
We genuinely care for others whoever they are, whatever they think.
Excellence
We aim to improve and achieve better results every day.
Humility 
Staying humble and exchanging transparent feedback helps us to grow and improve.
Passion
We are the architects of PayFit's success.

A key part of our culture, and essential for our success, is also improving the diversity of our teams and building an inclusive culture where you can be yourself at work. 

This is why our recruitment focuses on the skills you demonstrate, and not only on your academic background or previous professional experiences. At PayFit we understand that you can gain applicable skills through a variety of life experiences and we are interested in knowing them, too.

Who are we? ðŸš€

PayFit simplifies payroll management and HR processes for SMBs. PayFit is an automated SaaS solution to help business owners and HR professionals save time and money allowing them to refocus on what really matters: their employees. Since 2015, we have set ourselves a mission to support the digital transformation of HR management through our ever growing range of product features and services. We have a strong presence in France and have been quickly growing in Germany, Spain and in the UK. With 7,000 customers in 4 countries, we are one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies in Europe.

Today, we are more than 900 employees at PayFit and we all share four core values:
• Care for each other
• Always stay humble
• Strive for excellence
• Live and work with passion

We are committed to a culture of inclusion and an environment that enables fulfillment in freedom & responsibility.


What will be your role? ⭐️

Get on board of the PayFit rocket by joining the Engineering team as a Principal Engineer.

You will report directly to the CTO and drive some of the most strategic initiatives for the business & the platform.

You will be responsible for 🛠

    • Contributing & implementing the engineering strategy across multiple teams
    • Designing and architecting the evolution of our platform
    • Influencing and contributing to the technological roadmap of PayFit
    • Optimizing the interactions between teams while minimizing the dependencies between them
    • Mentoring fellow engineers
    • Improving the efficiency of our organization by offering technical solutions to operational bottlenecks
    • Representing PayFit in the wider Engineering community

This job has been tailored for you if you have the following qualities...🦄

    • At least 10 years of experience as a hands-on Software Engineer/Architect
    • Proven track record in designing and building highly complex systems
    • Mastery of distributed systems
    • Experience mentoring engineers
    • Ability to work in a diverse team
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Mastery of English (spoken & written)
    • Have held a similar position in a 100+ Engineering organisation
    • Are involved in the wider engineering community (open source, meet-ups, etc...)

What we offer ❤️

    • An amazing working environment, designed for kindness and blossoming.
    • Work From Anywhere policy.
    • An international and dynamic team with the opportunity to visit our different offices (Paris, Berlin or London).
    • Regular team and global events.
    • An attractive remuneration package.
    • Flexible work environment.
    • Private health insurance.
    • Restaurant tickets.
    • Gym subscription with the preferential rate.
    • English, French or Spanish classes.
    • 25 days of holidays.
    • Parental leave support program.
    • Great coffee, fruits, and snacks.
    • MacBooks are our standard, but we'll provide whatever equipment you need to help you get your job done!
Hiring process ⚙️

1️⃣ Discovery call with a TA member
2️⃣ Interview with the VP of Engineering
3️⃣ System design exercise with two colleagues
4️⃣Interview with the CTO

Background check to verify your identity, diploma and past professional experience in the context of your ISO27001 certification

What we offer

Flexibility: We believe that to produce your best work and to be fulfilled, you should be free to choose what working arrangements suit you best. You can work from any place within the UK with the possibility to work abroad for some period of time.
Learning & Development: In Payfit we have a great learning platform where you can learn new skills every day with the support of our company. We also have English language courses to improve your business communication vocabulary and get to the next level.
Career Development: We want you to progress and be free to choose which direction you want to grow. There are also opportunities for internal moves.
Health promotion: Private medical insurance with Vitality and 4 paid sessions with a mental health practitioner and online support with Moka care
Meals: Weekly Deliveroo credit to spend on meals of your choice. Fortnightly fruit packages delivered to your house (to help you get your 5 a day!)
Public transportation: A minimum of 50% of your travel cost to the office is covered by us.
Home office budget: To help you get set up in the best conditions. A MacBook as our standard working tool.
Parental support program: 20 weeks of maternity leave supported by PayFit and 4 weeks of leave for the co-parent.
Time off: 25 days of paid holidays per year.

Disability Inclusion
All of our positions are open to any person living with a disability. To guarantee equal treatment and opportunities, we will take, based on individual needs, appropriate measures to adapt the work conditions of PayFiters with disabilities, and if needed also during the recruitment process.