Tech Lead, Software Engineering

| Greater Boulder Area
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At SumUp, small business owners are at the heart of everything we do. That’s why we create powerful, easy-to-use financial solutions to help them run their businesses. With merchants in over 31 countries using SumUp to accept payments, we’re building the first-ever global card acceptance brand. Using a founder’s mentality and a “team-first” attitude, our teams across Europe, South America, and the United States work together to ensure that small business owners can be successful doing what they love.

As a Tech Lead on the US engineering team, you will be part of building a new engineering organization from the very early stages. Our goal is to make SumUp the #1 way for small businesses to accept payments in the US. This is a highly collaborative role. The ideal candidate will be able to work closely with a wide variety of stakeholders, technical and non-technical, across several teams (and timezones).

You will:

  • Work directly with Product Managers, Engineers, and Engineering Managers from across SumUp, while maintaining ownership and independence of our technical projects in the US
  • Write clean, maintainable, peer-reviewed code, which other engineers will use as a standard for excellence
  • Technically lead several diverse engineering projects, ranging from hardware to web apps, and everything in between
  • Guide the development, deployment, and maintenance of a distributed architecture
  • Advocate for quality code, durability, and technical debt reduction, working directly with Product Managers, Engineering Managers, and others
  • Revamp services that have outlasted their original implementations, through refactoring, migration, and rethinking of architectural design
  • Multiply the effectiveness of our engineers and engineering systems with processes that allow us to ship quicker, fail faster, and isolate the blast radius of changes

You have:

  • A curious, passionate, and growth-oriented mindset about technology
  • Led impactful engineering projects at a non-trivial scale
  • A desire to teach, improve, and force multiply the strengths of engineers around you
  • Experience working with one or more of Ruby, Golang, Elixir/Erlang
  • Experience with micro-services based architecture
  • 5+ years experience leading engineering projects

Bonus points for:

  • Familiarity with React
  • Experience building and deploying to cloud infrastructure

Some of our technology:

  • Erlang/Elixir, Phoenix
  • Ruby, Rails
  • Golang
  • Postgres
  • Kubernetes

More info:

  • SumUp is a welcoming community of more than 2,000 people from over 52 nationalities
  • Startup environment and small, cross-functional teams
  • 50% employer-paid Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance, and company-paid life insurance
  • FSA & 401K Retirement Plan (up to 3.5% employer matching when you elect to contribute up to 6%)
  • Paid vacation and holidays immediately available upon hire
  • Ongoing access to professional development tools, job training, and industry conferences
  • Free on-site refreshments, snacks (fruits, cereals, nuts, etc.), and team meals
  • Fun company outings, team events, birthday lunches, yoga, happy hours, hikes, etc.

SumUp encourages you to apply even if you don’t meet all requirements for the position.  SumUp believes in supporting candidates and employees throughout their career journey so we encourage you to apply.  SumUp is committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.

SumUp is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices.  The salary range for this position in Boulder, CO is $123,500 to $148,000.  Compensation will be finalized by the candidate’s relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location.

SumUp is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. SumUp does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other basis protected by applicable laws or prohibited by company policy. SumUp also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.

SumUp will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate.

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SumUp is located on Pearl Street in downtown Boulder with beautiful views of the Flatirons and access to restaurants, bars and public transport.

An Insider's view of SumUp

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our SumUp Boulder office is full of collaboration! We work in an open environment and our team is cross-functional. SumUp is constantly growing and while being on this amazing journey we just enjoy learning from each other!

Mora

Head of US Customer Support

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

SumUp USA is still small, so all the team members have a founder's mentality. We interpret this as the ability to be self-driven, think pragmatic, and do more with less. I have put lots of work into growing our business, and as our company grows, so does my team and my responsibilities!

Brian

Head of Performance Marketing

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Everyone is always welcome to approach me. We work in an open office with an open door policy and team members can always come to me with ideas and feedback.
Also, we discuss new initiatives and celebrate successes during the weekly all hands.

Jan

Managing Director

What are SumUp Perks + Benefits

SumUp Benefits Overview

SumUp is located on Pearl Street in downtown Boulder. Beyond the beautiful views of the Flatirons from our office we offer:

- Health, dental, vision and life insurance
- FSA & 401k retirement plans
- Immediately available PTO
- Startup vibes + cross-functional teams
- Weekly team events and milestone celebrations
- A rotating selection of free beer
- Free EcoPass for public transport all around Colorado
- One Outdoor/Powder Day a year! This is why we work in Boulder right?

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Bus Pass
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Cross functional training encouraged
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