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πŸ„ About Safe:

Safe is the account abstraction leader on Ethereum and the EVM with the most secure smart wallet infrastructure and platform. Our mission is to accelerate the transition to smart accounts. For more information about Safe, check out our website.

You’ll be joining a growing team that currently includes 70+ people overall. This role is based in Berlin πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ. Most of our team is based in Berlin but we also have awesome teammates in Switzerland πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­, Spain πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ, Portugal πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ή, and other countries.

πŸ’» About the role:

As an Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for scaling and leading our Wallet engineering team. In close collaboration with the product lead, you will be actively driving the growth and development of Safe{Wallet} both as a product and as a team. Many high-value Safes are managed via Safe{Wallet}, giving you the opportunity to work on a project that is actually used by teams and individuals managing digital assets that have real value. As an Engineering Manager for Safe{Wallet}, you will significantly influence the future of the entire Safe project.

πŸ€– Our tech stack:

  • Smart contracts: Written in Solidity
  • Backend services: Written in TypeScript and Python, hosted at AWS, orchestrated via Kubernetes
  • Web app: Modern web tech stack with React.js and Next.js
  • Mobile apps: Currently Kotlin and Swift, potentially ReactNative or similar in the future
  • Extensive test suites: E2E via Cypress, Postman, Unit tests in TypeScript/Jest

πŸ—ƒοΈ What you will be doing:

  • Manage growth of Safe{Wallet} engineering team, participate in hiring, goal setting, and performance to ensure quality, scalability, and security of what we build
  • People management of Safe{Wallet} tech leads (web, backend, mobile)
  • Coordinate between different subteams (web, backend, mobile)
  • Facilitate system architectural decisions, coordinate resolutions and propose improvements to existing processes
  • Provide in-depth feedback on strategy, roadmap and other product topics
  • Feedback on the “what”, own/drive the “how” together with the engineering team
  • Coordinate with Safe{Core} and external partners on technical decisions and evaluate possible synergies where appropriate
  • Ensure that people are held accountable inside the team and also towards people outside the team. And vice-versa.
  • Ensure that proper processes are established (boards, issues, requirements, plans, tools, estimations)
  • Ownership of documentation (pragmatic: as much as necessary, as little as possible)
  • Closely collaborate with stakeholders and leads across product, engineering, design and QA on Safe{Wallet} strategy and roadmap processes
  • Coordinate team efforts: planning meetings, retros
  • Own product development process and coordinate with product team on new epics
  • Evaluate future need for development resources and plan the growth of the Safe{Wallet} tech team

πŸŽ’ What you will bring:

  • Background in software engineering with progression to a strategic level (8+ years experience)
  • Experience leading a full-cycle software product development process
  • Technical allrounder with some level of knowledge in the following areas:
    • Redis (or memcached), postgres (or similar database), celery (or similar task queues)
    • Kubernetes, kibana/ grafana (or other monitoring tools), aws (or similar hosting provider), git (in combination with GitHub or similar)
    • Architecting scalable systems: Can accompany transition systems through the different life cycles (simple low throughput service to complex highly scalable system)
    • Mobile frameworks
    • Web development
    • Monolith vs. microservices, Gateway services
  • Experience leading an engineering team within a startup or bigger organization
    • incl. mentoring responsibilities, interviewing for team growth and OKR outlining
  • Familiar with complex development processes of large teams at least as a participant (e.g. how to organize a development team of 20-300 people)
  • Can prepare and run internal workshops and other meetings related to bigger internal initiatives
  • Experience in agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban)

βž• Nice to have:

  • Familiarity with Solidity, EVM, EIPs, blockchain projects and smart contract concepts

πŸ‘€ Who would do well in this role?

  • A leader who can delegate; knowing what to take on themselves and what to pass forward
  • Someone comfortable challenging the decisions of everyone (leadership and other devs)
  • An individual not afraid to speak up…and not afraid to be wrong
  • A leader who identifies and directs the team towards areas for improvement. (Both technical aspects as well as topics related to processes, collaboration and team structure)
  • Someone who finds reasonable trade-offs between perfectionism and robustness and does not wait for others to find solutions to problems

🎁 What we can offer you:

πŸ’» Home Working Budget: Personalize your home office with a dedicated budget! Choose from a sleek desk, top-notch headphones, a comfy chair, and more. We’re committed to creating a workspace that inspires you.

πŸ”₯ State-of-the-Art Hardware: Enjoy the latest laptop of your choice! We understand the importance of having the right tools, and we provide you with the best-in-class hardware for seamless productivity.

πŸ“š Continuous Learning: Invest in yourself with our personal education and conference budgets. Stay ahead of the curve by attending conferences, workshops, and courses that align with your professional growth.

🎨 Innovative Fridays: Unleash your creativity! Spend Friday afternoons diving into research or working on a side project within our exciting ecosystem. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore new ideas and contribute to innovative endeavours.

βŒ› Flexible Work Schedules: Embrace work-life balance with our flexible working schedules. We understand that everyone has unique needs, and our hybrid work policies empower you to choose a working style that suits you best.

Please apply with your English resume.

Variety is the spice of life and a celebrated component of our culture. At Safe, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer: all qualified applicants are considered for positions regardless of race, ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, marital status, gender identification, sexual orientation, or physical ability.

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