Principal Engineer

Global Paris /
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:
We genuinely care for others whoever they are, whatever they think.
We aim to improve and achieve better results every day.
Staying humble and exchanging transparent feedback helps us to grow and improve.
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.

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...)

Hiring process

    • Validation of the application
    • HR Telephone interview
    • Interview with the VP of Engineering
    • System design exercise with two colleagues
    • Interview 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 your country (France, Spain or the UK).
Learning & Development: In PayFit we have a great learning platform where you can learn new skills everyday 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: Gym membership conditions depending on country and 4 paid sessions with a mental health practitioner and online support with Moka Care.
Health insurance: with conditions depending on the country.
Meals: Restaurant tickets.
Home office budget: To help you get set up in the best conditions. A MacBook as our standard working tool.

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. Please let us know what you need and we will do our best to accommodate!