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Storyblok • Remote - Europe

Senior Backend Engineering Team Manager

Fully-remote

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Established in 2017, Storyblok has rapidly ascended to the forefront of the global headless CMS landscape. Our vision is to “pioneer the future of content management, removing barriers between developer and marketing teams by offering an intuitive, scalable, and intelligent platform to deliver digital experiences from idea to success”.

Our team is made up of smart, passionate individuals who excel in their work. People who are comfortable taking on big ideas and figuring out the details along the way. With a dynamic team of over 220+ passionate individuals spanning 45+ countries, we're not just breaking boundaries; we're redefining them!

Our recent $80m Series C funding round, secured in June 2024, marked a crucial milestone for us. It has fueled our remarkable growth in the US market and accelerated our ongoing expansion and advancements across EMEA.

We're proud recipients of numerous awards, including recognition in G2's 2024 Best Software Awards. As a remote-first company, we have been officially recognized as one of the top 100 most flexible places to work, ranking #3 in the scale-up category as per Flexa Careers.

WHAT IS IN IT FOR YOU

You will be joining a growing company where you can contribute to many “firsts”. Plus these benefits:

  • Monthly remote work stipend (home internet costs, electricity). Home office equipment package right at the start (laptop, keyboard, monitor…)
  • Home office equipment upgrade (furniture, ear plugs …) or membership to a local co-working space after your onboarding
  • Sick leave benefit, parental leave and 25 days of annual leave plus your local national holidays
  • Personal development fund for courses, books, conferences, and material
  • VSOP (Virtual Stock Option Plan)
  • The annual international team-building trip, quarterly and monthly online get-togethers
  • As a fully remote company, with work-life balance at its core, you’ll enjoy flexible schedules
  • An international team that loves to have fun at work and works hard together to accomplish shared goals

JOB SUMMARY

We are looking for an experienced and motivated Senior Backend Engineering Team Manager to lead and mentor our talented team of backend engineers. As an integral member of our engineering department, you will drive the development of our industry-leading products by guiding technical decisions and ensuring high-quality code delivery. But it's not just about code – you will also play a pivotal role in talent development, building a diverse and dynamic team that thrives on collaboration and innovation. You will set the tone for excellence, establish best-in-class practices and foster a culture of continuous improvement. Collaborating closely with Product and Design, you will help shape our product roadmap and oversee cross-team alignment. If you are a seasoned backend expert with a passion for leadership, we invite you to join our growing team and contribute to the success of Storyblok as we pioneer the future of content management.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Lead a team of back-end engineers to spearhead new product development
  • Establish team practices and culture to cultivate high-performing teams
  • Actively engage in technical decisions, stepping in as a tech lead when necessary
  • Drive continuous improvement in the back-end team’s code, architecture and processes, ensuring high-quality deliverables
  • Establish accurate delivery estimates and ensure timely task completion, while helping the team overcome obstacles and resolve blockers
  • Partner closely with Product Management and Design to define and deliver on our strategic roadmap, advocating for iterative, customer-driven product development
  • Maintain alignment with other team managers and facilitate effective communication throughout the organization
  • Foster a culture of documentation and knowledge sharing among team members and with business stakeholders
  • Attract top engineering talent through proactive recruitment, hiring, and onboarding efforts
  • Mentor and guide team members in their professional and technical development, while promoting a culture of active coaching within the team
  • Encourage a mindset of learning and experimentation, empowering team members to expand their skills and expertise
  • Cultivate empathy and openness towards team members from diverse backgrounds, and promote a positive workplace culture
  • Facilitate regular one-on-one meetings to set goals, evaluate performance and provide continuous feedback

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in advanced software development, and 4+ years of experience leading and managing engineering teams
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • Comprehensive knowledge developing APIs with Ruby on Rails.
  • Working knowledge of PostgreSQL.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of testing tools based on behavior-driven development such as RSpec.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of design patterns and development best practices
  • Comprehensive knowledge of object-oriented design, data structures, algorithms and problem solving
  • Thorough knowledge about tools like Redis, Memcached, Sidekiq.
  • Thorough knowledge of RESTful services and microservices
  • Thorough knowledge about Git and other contemporary development technologies
  • Experience with database design and management
  • Experience with cloud-based infrastructure (specifically AWS; GCP and Azure a plus)
  • Experience working with a software management system (JIRA is preferred)
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to perform multiple tasks
  • Ability to lead and manage a team and drive results
  • Excellent communication skills that facilitate interaction with multiple stakeholders
  • You are confident, detail-oriented, and highly motivated to contribute to the organization's growth as part of a high-performing team

MENTAL, PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Remote (home) work opportunity or funded by Storyblok co-working space

GENERAL TERMS

Storyblok has a commitment to diversity and inclusion. We strive to create a hiring environment in which all people feel they are equally respected and valued, irrespective of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, religion, citizenship or any other characteristic. You can find more information about our privacy policy here.

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Company benefits

Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Work from home stipend
Hofy home office set up
Co-working space allowance – @Regus or a local one
Flexible working week
Travel insurance
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Share options
Teambuilding holidays
Personal development budgets – 1200€/year
Employee assistance programme
Financial coaching
Company wide holidays/offsites
Teambuilding days
L&D budget – internal and external trainings
Mental health platform access
Carer’s leave
Flexible Personal Development Fund
Location
98%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
95%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
86%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
89%
Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and work
Role modelling
95%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
90%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Storyblok

Company employees

234

Gender diversity (male:female)

60:40

Office locations

We are a remote-first company, without offices, but with entities in Austria, Germany and the USA

Funding levels

$80,000,000 Series C

Hiring Countries

Global

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Awards & Achievements

3rd – Scaleup companies

3rd – Scaleup companies

Flexa100 2024
2nd – SaaS & Software

2nd – SaaS & Software

Industry awards 2023

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