Engineering Manager 🇪🇺

France / Amsterdam / Belgium / Croatia / Czech Republic / Dublin / Estonia / Warsaw / Vienna / Poland / Munich / Montenegro / Madrid / Luxembourg / London
Tech – Software Engineering /
CDI - Permanent /
Pennylane is building the financial OS (Operating System) for European SMEs. A single source of truth for financial data, used on one side by entrepreneurs to run their business (invoicing and getting paid, paying suppliers and expense management, piloting cash and profitability) and on the other side by their accountant for bookkeeping and fiscal declarations.

Saving time to all entrepreneurs and accountants, helping them to make the right decisions and enabling 3rd parties to offer added-value personalised financial services.

We’ve launched in France and will expand to other markets in Continental Europe in the coming years. Our commercial website is thus in French only but the code is obviously documented in English and our tech team speaks English.

We’re product-led, growing fast, backed by strong investors and are starting to hire software engineers anywhere in Europe, to join our experienced remote-first engineering team.

👪 Team and context

The tech team is divided into more than 20 squads, each squad being led by an Engineering Manager working with a PM and a Product Designer and composed of 5 to 8 developers (Frontend, Backend and Full stack). As we scale and increase the number of Squads, we are looking for Engineering Managers to help us drive and mentor those squads. 

Pennylane is based in Paris but our tech team is remote-first. You can work from anywhere in Europe. The team meets in Paris a few days every two months.

🎯Your missions

- Manage a team of 5 to 8 Software Engineers
- Be an individual contributor for the team (around 20-30% of your time)
- Collaborate with the product manager to make sure our standards in terms of quality and efficiency are respected but also that there is a good mood and that everybody is fulfilled in their job
- Identify our developers' key strengths and areas of improvement to help them grow
- Collaborate with the other Senior Engineering Managers and Engineering Managers to set up the appropriate process as the team grows

✨ What's exciting about our project ?

- The vision : We want to change the life of thousands of entrepreneurs throughout Europe with our solution
- The ambition : We are scaling at a very rapid pace and we want to become one of the fintech leaders within 2-3 years
- The learning curve : We have great tech mentors and experienced engineers whom you can share with and learn from everyday
- The product : Two years after its launch, our solution has received outstanding feedback from our users, and we still have so much to build and offer !
- The environment : We do our best to develop a culture based on trust, autonomy, and benevolence so you can feel like you're in the right place

🥇 You’re the right candidate if…

- You have at least 5 years of experience in software development, rather using Ruby on Rails or React.js 
- You have also a good experience in mentoring and managing people.
- You’re a team player and have experience working in an agile environment.
- You have empathy for your users and want to change their lives and you are pragmatic.

What do we do to make your work life easier

🏢 You'll be able to work remotely from anywhere in Europe, as long as your contract allows you to
💵 You’ll have a compensation package
📈 You'll get company shares to enjoy a piece of the success story you're building with us
🏡 You’ll have a budget to turn your home into a more comfortable workspace, as well as a monthly allowance to work from a coworking space whenever you feel like it
⛹️Through our partner Gymlib, you’ll have access to 8000 fitness spaces in Europe and more than 300 activities related to wellness
🇬🇧 You’ll have access to Busuu to perfect your english or your french
💻 You’ll get the latest Apple equipment
🎉 You’ll be part of a vibrant social community : we do lots of sports together (Foot, running, climbing...), we love to hang out and have a drink together (thursday afterwork drinks on our rooftop is a usual thing. Twice-a-year we do company seminars, last time we went on a trip to Centerparcs and it was fabulous !)

And.. If you're based in France :

🏢 You’ll be able to work fully from your home or any co-working space in France, or from our wonderful office in the center of Paris
🏝You’ll get between 8 to 13 additional days off (to the 25 standard ones) to rest and do what you love each year
🍜 You’ll have lunch credits (Swile card) to buy your favorite food every day
🏥 You’ll have a great healthcare cover (Alan Blue) to take care of yourself and your family

We're working on providing those last advantages to our people based outside of France as well, but it can be quite more complex depending on different countries.

🤝Hiring process

- First call with a Technical Recruiter
- Technical assessment and debriefing with 1 or 2 people from the Tech Team
- Focused discussion with one colleague from the product team
- Final Round with one of our Co-Founders and a Senior Engineering Manager

We make sure we move fast ; you can expect the recruitment process with us to last between 15 and 25 days in total. 

Who are we looking for ?

You may have noticed that there was no section listing the skills or qualities required to apply for this specific job. Researches have shown that some people are less likely to apply than others, if they don’t feel like they meet the full list of criteria. So we have decided to take it down entirely.

We have tried to give you as much details as we could about the purpose, missions and environment of this role; it is now up to you to tell us if you think this is a position in which you could a) have fun and b) bring value to our company.
If you’re hesitating, we encourage you to apply anyway: worst case scenario, you might lose a few minutes, and in the best case, it will be the start of a meaningful and long-lasting collaboration.

We also want to emphasise that we fully embrace diversity and that we’re doing our best to create a safe and inclusive environment. We are committed to providing an equal employment opportunity regardless of gender, sexual orientation, origin, disabilities, or any other traits that make you who you are. If anything, diversity makes us a more fun place to work at.
To end with a humble illustration of our commitment, we’ve recently signed the Pacte Parité to set concrete goals in building a better and more inclusive workplace in the years to come.
Encouraging diversity in all its forms, Pennylane strives to offer an inclusive, caring and fulfilling work environment in our offices and remotely. We provide equal opportunities and consideration regardless of background, origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation or handicap.