Who we are
Yoco was founded in 2015 and now processes over US$2 billion annually. We’re the payments provider for over 200 000 self-employed, and opening commerce for all. We’re breaking down barriers and unlocking economic opportunities that enable people to thrive.
We have ~350 team members globally, operating across international markets, all with a bias for boldness, and a passion for simple, progressive solutions. We believe in uniting different people to solve hard problems together.
Our mission of making society more equal takes a variety of people, with different backgrounds and points of view, so we can keep building solutions that work for and include everyone.
We’re growing fast. With growth comes compelling challenges, which means that if you’re an ambitious problem-solver with big ideas you will be challenged, stimulated and will thrive at Yoco. You have a passion for doing good. You’re bright and grounded, experimental and courageous.
We won’t stop pushing, we break things to rebuild, and we challenge ourselves and each other. We’re constantly evolving — and we’re doing it fast.
Grow With Us.
About the role
As an Engineering Manager in Internal Product, you will manage up to 10 Backend Software Engineers and Salesforce engineers that work in 2 teams, namely a Logistics team and a Servicing team. These teams regularly interface with the Customer Operations group, since the software developed by these teams is predominantly used by the supply chain and first-level support teams in Customer Operations. This role reports to the Director of Engineering.
What you will be doing
Engineering Managers at Yoco focus on the following:
People: Retain and grow existing talent, and attract new talent. As an Engineering Manager, you will lead up to 10 software engineers spread across 1 or 2 teams.
Delivery management: Just as Product Managers are accountable for what teams build, Engineering Managers are accountable for how what is delivered to our customers. Implementing the how requires a detailed understanding of the what.
Engineering practices: Continuously improve engineering practices. As an Engineering Manager, you will be expected to lead simple initiatives across Engineering that improve engineering practices.
Technical alignment: Contribute to the Yoco technical direction and ensure that your teams are aligned with this technical direction. This will mean getting your hands dirty to ensure that the initiatives move forward.
5+ years of experience as a software engineer
3 to 5 years of experience managing up to 10 individuals
Experience leading a globally distributed team
A track record of retaining, growing and retaining great people
Experience in managing engineering teams in a product-based company (instead of a services-based company)
Experience in driving business success and product development in a highly cross-functional organisation
The ability to thrive with a high level of autonomy and responsibility
Experience in payments, logistics, managing a support organisation and/or Salesforce is a bonus
Please apply if you qualify for this position and our mission and values resonate with you.
Please note that this is a remote-based position and we are open to applications from candidates in South Africa.
We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply and ask that you please send your application in English and help us reduce unconscious bias by leaving out your picture, age, address, and other unnecessary information in your CV.