Team Lead Engineering (Channels)

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What Messagebird is looking for in applicants

Transform the communications world! Location? You decide!

We’re proud (and excited!) to be transforming the global communications landscape through our Omnichannel Platform-as-a-Service (OPaaS). 

Our Birds choose where they work from in the region we’re hiring in — this could be from one of our MessageBird hubs (Amsterdam, Singapore or Bogota) or remotely so long as it’s within a complementary timezone.... Want to work from a rural retreat? Sure, no problem! How about a bustling city getaway for a few weeks? Go ahead!

We understand that “life happens” and give you the freedom to choose the best environment for you to “get s**t done”. We expand our flock without geographical restrictions. This allows us to attract and assemble an industry leading team from a huge variety of backgrounds & cultures,  making us more nimble, creative, and efficient!

Team Lead Engineering (Channels) | Remotely from EMEA

Team Leads play a vital role in our product and engineering organization. You will lead a team of Software Engineers that develop our platform services that empower our customers to communicate with any of our supported channels including and not limited to WhatsApp, Instagram, Google Business Messaging, and Facebook Messenger.

This includes use cases such as One Time Passwords (OTP), Marketing campaigns, and customer care communication. Along with Leadership responsibilities, Team Leads are highly skilled engineers that contribute to our services code base. This provides an opportunity to stay current in new technologies while honing your leadership skills. 

What you’ll do

  • Lead a team of Software Engineers (typically 3-8 people).
  • Collaborate on roadmaps with a Product Manager, Engineering Manager, and Lead Engineer to ensure the team has clear direction and priorities. Ensure there is a balance between shipping features and building a reliable product.
  • Responsible for working with the Product Manager to understand and validate product requirements, translate them into user stories, plan and execute the work with the development team.
  • Provide input for Engineering RFCs, ADRs, and other technical design documents. 
  • Lead and own the backlog grooming and refinement activities. Own the short-term delivery plan (1-2 sprints) and actively contribute to the quarterly planning. 
  • Help to build a high-performing, high-velocity squad, measuring and iterating on processes as we grow and evolve as a business.
  • Establish development best practices to ensure the team produces high quality, well-architected code
  • Advocate and promote modern, agile software development practices such as refactoring, test-driven development, CI/CD, and others.
  • Act as a representative for your squad when communicating with internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Actively contribute to the code base and user documentation.

What you’ll bring

  • Prior experience with people management (2 years) and leading agile teams.
  • Ability of teaching others and helping them grow.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Strong experience in Golang is a must.
  • Experience dealing with high traffic applications (1M+ requests per day) is a must
  • Experience with Kubernetes is a must.
  • Strong experience working with relational and non-relational databases.
  • Strong experience in designing, deploying, and scaling production services for consumer and enterprise facing products.
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure (Google and AWS), its principles (e.g. load balancing, high availability, server-based and serverless architecture) and performance

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What You’ll Gain

  • Work from anywhere
  • Generous stock options for all Birds
  • WFH set-up budget
  • State-of-the-art work gear
  • Learn from hundreds of the best minds in the business
  • Collaborate with diverse colleagues from over 55 countries (and counting)


Life at MessageBird:

We work fast, grow fast, build fast and focus on impact. We’re go-getters, industry leaders and roll-up-your-sleeves-and-make-it-happen kind of people. 

Ready To Fly?

Our cloud communications solutions make it possible for over 25,000 businesses to instantly connect with billions of devices worldwide, allowing them to speak with their customers in the same ways they talk to their friends.

Headquartered in Amsterdam, we operate across 10 international hubs and we’re proud to be a “Work Anywhere” company. Our unique and united culture is rooted in our team: a diverse flock of over 700 Birds who represent 55 nationalities and counting. We’re smart, fast, and hungry. Our potential for growth is limitless. You can learn more about our story and life as a Bird via #messagebird.

MessageBird is committed to fostering a fair and equal environment based on trust and mutual respect. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace is paramount to our success and we are committed to building a team that represents a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. 

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