Engineering Manager for Business Platform

Zagreb, Croatia

Here’s why this role matters to us

In Microblink R&D departments we value our people and technical excellence. And that is why Engineering Manager is a fundamental role that supports our engineers, grows our teams, and preserves Microblink’s values and culture. You will lead a team that builds a platform that connects our customers and our product teams.

A little bit about us

Microblink is an AI company with expertise in machine learning. We create unique products and tools in digital identity and commerce with the desire to bring the benefits of AI to every person on earth. Our teams in Zagreb & New York touch hundreds of millions of people every year - over 700M identity documents processed and 3B in individual consumer purchases, in more than 60 countries around the world.

The tech stack in Business Platform includes .NET, React, MS SQL Server, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Google Cloud Platform, Terraform, Kubernetes, Docker, and ArgoCD.

Here’s what you’ll do

  • From a strategy perspective you will:
    • Make sure your team has strong ownership over products from planning to delivery and support 
    • Align technology and product aspects of the organization and contribute to goal setting, prioritization, road mapping, and agile processes
    • Actively propose and implement improvements in internal processes and procedures within the team, department, and company
  • From a team development perspective you will:
    • Hire engineers and support their onboarding
    • Develop, inspire, mentor, and support your team members to achieve their career goals while matching their strengths with project/product needs
    • Create a positive team culture and safe to fail environment
    • Create and execute hiring plans by hiring talent to strengthen the team and the company
    • Make sure that your team has time for research, innovation, prototyping, and keeping pace with new technology trends
    • Coach engineers in technical work as well as non-technical work like planning, delegation, communication & cross-functional work, project management, internal customer support, and interaction

Here’s what you need to be successful in this role

  • Proven experience as an Engineering Manager or track record in a similar senior-level position at an engineering department. However, we are also willing to consider applicants who worked in similar setups, such as Project Management, Technical Leadership, etc.
  • Have a strong sense of empathy for your team to help them navigate through challenges—both in a  technical and professional sense
  • Being a great communicator and not believing in over-communication
  • Having a strong background in web applications development 
  • Excellent English speaking and writing skills

An additional plus (but not required) is if you also have some experience in any of the following:

  • cloud platforms (like AWS, GCP, or Microsoft Azure)
  • docker containers and Kubernetes
  • microservice architecture
  • working on or integrating business applications like SalesForce (CRM), NetSuite (ERP) or CMS
  • SaaS experience
  • Working in a startup environment 

Here’s what you’ll gain if you join us

  • Your role will be leading a tech-savvy team and transforming it into a product-oriented success story
  • This is a highly collaborative role. You’ll cooperate with a wide range of experts: engineering managers, software engineers, product owners, and the executive team based in Croatia and the US
  • You’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn and develop your skills through:
    • Dedicated time for personal growth and adopting new skills
    • Dedicated budget for professional development
    • Attending the world’s top conferences
    • Online and live courses
    • Our internal library that keeps growing, based on our needs and interests
    • Your personal competency development plan together with support from the committed team around you

We take special care of our parent-team members. Financial support during your parental leave, 100% paid sick leave to care for your kids, days off for important events like your kid’s 1st bday and their 1st days at school/kindergarten, opportunity to work part-time for a full salary in the 1st month after coming from parental leave - those are just some of the benefits we offer to Microblink parents

  • You’ll have a flexible work arrangement that allows you to work from anywhere and to adjust your work schedule in a way that works for you
  • If you are a modern technology lover, we feel you. That’s why we offer you an additional individual budget for tech equipment of your choice
  • Together with us, you will build extraordinary and future-oriented products for millions of end-users on all continents with constant growth!
  • You’ll have an opportunity to take a lead as a front-face in industry-specific networking events, talks, and panels
  • A chance to travel to our New York office
  • At Microblink, we nurture a culture that recognizes and rewards success, and is not afraid to try, fail and learn from mistakes. Why don't you take a look at what our engineers say?

How can you join us?

If this role intrigues you, do not hesitate to hit the apply button and send us your resume. 

We are excited to meet talented people even if you don’t feel that you meet 100% of the requirements. 

So don’t let that discourage you - get in touch with us and we promise to get back to you.

Engineering Manager for Business Platform

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