TrueLayer • London, United Kingdom

Senior Engineering Manager - Open Banking Expansion

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Job Description

Who we are:

At TrueLayer, we’re building a global open banking platform that’s changing how money moves and so much more. We make payments and refunds instant, account data accessible and verification seamless — all so innovators in every industry can build better financial experiences for their users.

To date, we’ve raised $270 million from world-renowned investors including Stripe, Tiger Global, Addition and Tencent. We’ve got offices in London, Milan and Dublin. And we’re trusted by industry leaders like Revolut, Coinbase and Nutmeg… though we’re not stopping here.

Our vision is a financial system that works for everyone. To make that happen, we’re creating original and innovative products that will remove the friction from finance for good. We’re seriously scaling our infrastructure, we’re entering new areas all the time, we’re cornering a whole new category — and we’d like your support to get us there.


At TrueLayer, we want the financial system to work for everyone — so we've made it our mission to open up access and put fintech at people's fingertips.

We're looking for a Senior Engineering Managers to help us scale our teams and processes in order to increase our effectiveness. Working alongside a product group lead, you will help define the product and technical strategy for the group, supporting multi-disciplinary teams in the delivery of their roadmaps and helping them develop through proactive coaching and mentoring.

As part of our Product Development Leadership Team you will influence the way in which we design, develop and deliver products; promoting our Engineering Principles and helping to create a positive environment for those around you.

Our Challenges

  • We want to continuously iterate and improve our offering without compromising the stability or long-term maintainability of our systems.
  • We serve millions of API requests with a 99.95% availability SLA. Our platform must remain a reliable foundation that our customers can build upon as we expand (new products, new geographies, more volume).
  • We want TrueLayer to be an exceptional place to work. We want our processes and interactions to stay honest, genuine and human as the company grows.
  • We want our engineers to grow with us. To have the opportunity, the guidance and the support to develop their technical and core skills to the fullest within the organisation.

What we expect from you, as an Senior Engineering Manager:

  • Line manage, coach and support the Engineering Managers within your product group. You will care deeply about helping your team develop, growing their skillsets and ensuring their continued career progression.
  • Work with our Talent team to identify, attract and hire the best engineering talent. As we continue to go through an incredible period of growth, you will play a major role in selecting, onboarding and developing new talent, whilst also contributing to a great engineering culture.
  • Partner with the Head-of/VP Product to help design and execute the group roadmap factoring in both product and engineering objectives
  • Support the delivery of complex projects, providing strategic advice and facilitating the collaboration of multiple teams, communicating outcomes to relevant stakeholders.
  • Be responsible for driving great execution, increasing the effectiveness of delivery teams by implementing appropriate processes, setting expectations, managing risks and resourcing
  • Promote ownership and accountability, learning and teaching, and driving our Engineering Principles helping to develop a culture of excellence and wellbeing
  • Be accountable for the operational health of the product group, using data to drive improvements, ensuring our products are delivered and supported to a high standard
  • Help scale new and existing teams, in multiple locations, establishing goals and defining and owning success KPIs
  • Work with our Engineering Leadership Team on departmental initiatives and driving technical initiatives within your product group

Benefits and Compensation

What you can expect from us

  • Competitive salary and meaningful equity in the company 💰
  • Flexible hours and hybrid working — work from home 🏡 and our incredible offices in London 🇬🇧 Milan 🇮🇹 and Dublin 🇮🇪
  • A £150 remote-working budget to help you set up your home office 💺
  • Flexible holiday policy, with 24 days as standard ✈️
  • Flexible bank holidays, so you can take those days whenever you like 🌍
  • 2 volunteering days to support causes important to you 🌳
  • Generous parental leave, above and beyond statutory requirements and with no minimum tenure 👩‍👩‍👦
  • Enhanced pension contribution at 4% & 4% 👵🏽 👴🏽
  • Private health insurance from the day you start 🧑🏽‍⚕️
  • 12 fully-paid wellbeing days a year and your birthday off (on top of the holiday allowance) 🕊️
  • Membership of mental wellbeing platform Spill 🧘🏽‍♀️
  • £1,000 to spend on learning & development each year 📚


  • Experience leading, scaling and growing effective engineering teams
  • Significant past hands-on experience as an Engineer - building, operating and scaling software in a product-centric, agile environment
  • A solid understanding of the software development lifecycle, best practices and design philosophies
  • A good understanding of Cloud Infrastructure and Implementation patterns
  • The ability to thrive on a high level of autonomy and responsibility
  • Build consensus around your ideas and convey information effectively
  • A leadership philosophy grounded in leading by example and empowering others
  • A broad knowledge of technology so that you can support engineers in making make the best architecture and product decisions]
  • Experience coaching and mentoring other managers

We’d be particularly excited if you have:

  • Specific experience in a Financial Technology company
  • Been responsible for scaling teams within a rapidly growing organisation
  • Established and/or managed overseas or remote engineering teams
  • Experience operationalising mission-critical systems

About our hiring process

  • A call with one of our Talent Acquisition Partners
  • 30 minute call with one of our Engineering Managers
  • A call with two of our Engineering Managers and Head of Product
  • A final round of video interviews
  • At TrueLayer, we don’t just do inclusion and diversity. We embrace people that have different opinions, perspectives and personalities. Because we believe that by seeing the world from all sorts of angles, we can make life better for all the people who live in it. So we want you to know that the things that make you, you — like your age, ability, background and identity — are things that we celebrate and support. All we ask is that you believe in what you do (and know what an API is).

    Company benefits

    Open to part-time employees
    Open to compressed hours
    Enhanced maternity leave – above and beyond statutory requirements and with no minimum tenure
    Enhanced paternity leave
    Adoption leave
    Work from anywhere scheme – max. 90 days a year as part of our hybrid work policy
    24 days annual leave + bank holidays
    Work from home allowance
    Co-working space allowance
    Pregnancy loss leave
    Teambuilding days
    Membership of mental wellbeing platform
    Private health insurance from the day you start
    12 fully-paid wellbeing days a year (on top of the holiday allowance)
    £1,000 to spend on learning & development each year
    Open up allowance - A £500/ quarter budget to visit colleagues and work from our offices in other countries

    The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

    First we assess the flexibility options TrueLayer provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure TrueLayer is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

    We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

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