Engineering Manager Spain

  • Technology
  • Barcelona, Spain

Engineering Manager Spain

Job description

We grow, and with our growth we are venturing into more complexity. Our products become more mature and so do our teams. We encounter more and more situations for which we need an Engineering Manager to help, guide and structure Safened Barcelona. A person that loves to create happiness and efficiency within and around teams. And you know…


...With growth comes great responsibility! In this case for the tech team in Barcelona!


Who are we?

We are Safened – an award-winning and fast-growing FinTech scale-up, motivated by a vision to turn financial risk and regulatory challenges into simple and secure solutions. Simple, because we reduce complexity and offer easy-to-integrate solutions to financial institutions and platform businesses. Secure, because we enable our partners to use the world's most stable asset classes while protecting them from fraud, risk and identity theft.

We use state of the art technology and computer vision techniques to deliver the best KYC and Deposits product available in the market. We do this with a fun and international team of like minded people that want to go fast and far. Together.


Your mission at Safened

Make our KYC team(s) successful and happy, while growing the teams at the same time! And we think we have some great markers here for you to strive for:


Team growth and maintaining talent

  • Grow the team with great colleagues in our Barcelona office. 
  • Manage competing priorities
  • Coaching and mentoring individual contributors
  • Establish and enhance the engineering discipline in the team
  • Maintain a good balance between start-up mentality with rapid iteration and maturity of product features.


Product roadmap

  • Work with product and design to define the product road map
  • Guide decisions on architecture and technical strategy
  • Create & enhance development processes to ensure the quality of products and code
  • Bring predictable success to the team’s overall performance and delivery
  • Help define and enforce high quality standards and measurement
  • Work with other engineering teams to understand and improve their productivity in.


Tech Management

  • Manage the Barcelona Tech Team on a Day-to-Day basis (20+ FTE)
  • Shape a great engineering culture together with Ralph (our CTO)
  • Shape intra-office processes between Barcelona and Amsterdam, together with the Engineering Manager in Amsterdam 
  • Contribute to engineering- wide initiatives as part of the Technology management team
  • Take on broader responsibilities when needed
  • Represent Safened and the team in events and meetups (maybe organized by us?) when you see fit.


You bring

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • 8+ years of progressive software engineering career path
  • 5+ years of experience in managing 5-10 direct reports
  • Strong Design and Architecture exposure in building large scale internet applications
  • Strong People Management skills leading mid-size teams in a Product Development environment
  • Ability to motivate other team members, and thrive in a dynamic and challenging work environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (in English and Dutch/Spanish as a bonus)
  • Strong knowledge on development practices (preferred C#/.Net, Angular - but actively using them is not required for this role)
  • Experience with agile development methodologies and lean startup product iteration techniques
  • If you have experience in transforming development teams to the Spotify model that would be great!



For this role we will not hire outside of the EU and preferably hire a person that lives in Barcelona (or surroundings) already. Also we prefer a person that worked in an international environment as well.