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Engineering Manager in Edinburgh at PayPal

Date Posted: 10/3/2020

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Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 325 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

In 2018, iZettle became part of the PayPal family. iZettle is on a mission to help small businesses succeed in a world of giants. Tens of millions of small businesses worldwide are still being underserved by the traditional players. By giving small businesses the tools to get paid, sell smarter and grow, we’re empowering them to reach their full potential. Together with PayPal, we can reach 24 million merchants across the world with more of the affordable tools they need to thrive. Join us in putting an end to the ordinary way the world defines financial freedom. As iZettle is evolving rapidly, so is our Tech department. We’ve redesigned our Tech structure to face the exciting challenges the future brings and are now looking to strengthen our team of Tech Managers. If you are interested in taking the next step toward being an aspirational people leader within engineering and interested in shaping the vision and strategy of Tech going forward this might be the next step for you!

As iZettle is growing rapidly, so is our Tech department. We are now looking to strengthen our team of Tech Managers. If you are an aspirational leader and interested in shaping the vision and strategy of Tech going forward as well as building your leadership skills with hands-on experience from operational people leadership then this might be the next step for you.

Go where the people speak your language

Our Tech function is organised into a number of alliances with areas and teams, some focusing on external product areas and some units with internal client-facing focus. We are now looking to strengthen our alliances with additional Tech Managers. As Tech Manager you will have the people responsibility of employees and will lead people within several different competence areas - what we call chapters: for example Backend, Web, Data Engineering etc. As a Tech Manager you will be a member of the Tech Management group and report directly to the Alliance Tech Manager. You will be working closely with Area Product and Design Leads.

As Tech Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • People : Developing, training and nurturing your direct reports, as a leader you foster your employees talent, create meaningful performance and development conversations and encourage career growth based in line with both functional delivery and company culture. You keep track of staffing and ensure you have the right people in the right place - at the right time.

  • Organisation: as Tech manager, you work closely with your fellow leads in Product & Design to set vision and direction for your product area but also play a key role in shaping the vision for broader product organisation. You communicate this effectively across your team and as a leader, you create environments based on trust, where teams can perform and have the necessary skills, tools and mandate to work in a self-organized way. Overall you grow a healthy, collaborative engineering culture in line with the company values. 

  • Operations:  You scope clear, engaging team missions, facilitating teamwork towards a common goal. You provide clear goals and expected outcomes for the teams and facilitate understanding, measuring and celebrating those achievements along the way. You  proactively drive cross-area/department ways of working, encourage improvements and remove impediments the teams cannot resolve themselves.


Skills to create thrills 

You have a proven record of managing and leading engineering teams and take joy and pride in developing and growing people. Agile development environments have no secrets for you and you thrive in quick-moving, evolving organisations. Furthermore you have: 

  • A pragmatic, solution-oriented approach with a clear understanding of getting things done

  • Skills and extensive experience in software engineering and bring an understanding of engineering teams, what makes them thrive and excel and how to support them to get there 

  • Ability to zoom in and zoom out as needed, you can focus on the details without losing sight of the big picture

  • Role model skills, you embody the behaviours and ways of working you want to see in your team every day, are comfortable challenging the status quo

Small minds never helped small businesses

It takes originality and an open mind to start a small business. That’s why small minds have no place in ours. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and together we uphold PayPal’s One Team Behavior, striving to be a place where everyone can benefit from equal access to professional development and bring their whole self to work.

Interested? Apply today!

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at