Engineering Manager - Payments


Berlin, DE
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 05/11/2021
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  • Company Address: , Berlin

About Choco

Choco is an ingredient ordering platform connecting restaurants and suppliers. Our mission is to build a more sustainable supply chain and eradicate food waste.

Job Description

Who we are

If you are looking to have an impact on the world, then read carefully because at Choco, we are moving mountains to transition the world’s food systems to become more sustainable. The food industry is an industry with essential problems, especially in food-supply-chain. We leverage technology to build the digital platform on which the global food trade will operate. We have the potential to reduce food prices, decrease food waste by 30%.

In 2018 we entered the market with our chat-based ordering app and had drastically changed the way businesses work and order with their suppliers. Our founders have helped build companies such as Zalando (IPO’d), Lazada (sold to Alibaba) and Foodora (sold to DeliveryHero). We recently raised one of the largest Series A funding rounds in European history. 

Technology is at the core of our work. We are product-minded builders, architects, coders, bug-hunters and designers. We deliver the needed change via our mobile and web apps using cutting-edge tools, modern engineering practices and always keeping software quality on our radar. Of course, it’s not only about working with top-notch tools but keep hiring excellent engineers too.

Join us in leading the world’s transition to sustainable food systems.

What you will do

Here at Choco, we like to use the space shuttle as a metaphor for our engineering work. Now, you will join and help us bring the shuttle to the moon. We are just launching our cross-functional team focusing on implementing a business-critical payment product and all related functionalities across our platforms. Your main objective will be to build a payment product from scratch. As an early joiner of this team, you will focus on building the rest of the engineering team, incept and design the system and start the implementation. In the early stages of work, this role will be mostly about hands-on engineering and hiring which will gradually transition towards people management and technical leadership. 

You will:

  • Work together with a Product Manager and a Product Designer to share the leadership of a cross-functional squad.

  • Take complete and end to end technical ownership of a new product and deliver it with a cross-functional team.

  • Ensure your team members are aligned, performant, fulfilled and continuously develop on their career path via One on Ones. 

  • Actively take part in interviewing and hiring top engineers for your own and other teams

  • Contribute to our TypeScript codebase and review the code of others.

  • Work on our integrations and API layer, which utilizes Amazon’s managed GraphQL service called AppSync -  one of Amazon’s latest technologies.

  • Share your knowledge, develop expertise in our product and grow with your team to become an even greater engineering manager.

Our teach stack

We have a cutting-edge environment and use NodeJS, TypeScript, GraphQL, AWS DynamoDB and our infrastructure is powered by AWS SNS, AWS SQS, AWS Lambda, AWS AppSync, AWS CloudFormation, AWS CodePipeline and AWS S3. 

What you will need to have an impact with us

  • 2+ years of experience in managing an engineering team of 6+ people. Good people management, team leading, interviewing skills and ability to build a healthy engineering culture.

  • Strong backend and infrastructure technical excellence and some awareness of mobile and frontend technologies.

  • Experience in designing and building complex microservices, event-driven architecture, integrations and developing APIs

  • Very competent in producing clean and maintainable code in backend JavaScript / TypeScript with NodeJS

  • Very strong knowledge in system designs and software architectures

  • Some experience in building resilient and scalable cloud infrastructure with AWS, following modern DevOps/SRE practices

  • Ability to drive and deliver large features and projects spanning across multiple sprints with significant business impact

  • Strong communication skills combined with influence and eagerness to share and develop others

  • The drive to use your skills where it makes a positive impact.

You will impress us even more if you have

  • Experience with Payment products, payment integrations

  • Experience with GraphQL or AppSync

  • Experience working with Lambda functions and serverless architecture

  • Experience with DynamoDB

  • Experience with CloudFormation

  • Experience building real-time communication services

What it’s like to be a Chocorian

You will join a company filled with smart, humble and hard-working people. We are a start-up where people put the team first, deeply trust each other, take ownership and truly understand what they are working for day by day. 

You will join a group of people from all around the world who share their experiences and contribute in their areas of expertise and learn from each other. 

You will join a passionate team that shares the same values and vision, a circle of friends that not only works hard but also laughs with- and cheers for each other.

With that said, it is absolutely crucial to find people who share this with us and who deeply identify themselves with the values of a Chocorian.


Choco is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to ensuring that our technology is made available and accessible to everyone. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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