Principal Engineer

Engineering – Engineering /
Permanent full time
/ Hybrid
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 ❤️

    •  Permanent contract
    •  Benchmarked compensation
    •  30 days of vacation plus 2 additional days per year for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve
    •  Anniversary gifts
    •  Personal development budget and team workshops
    •  Modern Berlin office in the it-district Kreuzberg
    •  Possibility to work from anywhere in Germany permanently and around the world for up to 3 months at a time / 6 months per year in total
    •  BVG public transport ticket in the amount of 40,50€ per month
    •  150€ annual personal budget for equipment when working from home
    •  Membership with Urban Sports Club for a personal contribution for only 14,90€ per month
    •  Lunch vouchers of 6,67€ each for 15 days per month
    •  Free drinks in the office
    •  Transparent and modern company culture
    •  Being part of an international and dynamic team with opportunity to visit our different offices in Paris, Barcelona and London
    •  You have a real impact on your own processes and on the entire company
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