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Engineering Manager, Payments



London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

About the role:

Payments Engineering at Forter is on a mission to add an innovative payment product to the payments product line. The new product is already gaining traction with leading e-commerce brands worldwide. This product is designed to revolutionize payment conversion rates for our customers, directly impacting their revenue.

We're dedicated to ensuring this product maintains an exceptionally high level of availability (>99.99%) and remains resilient to disruptions. Our focus is on rapid development without compromising on stability and reliability.

Your work will impact global leading brands and contribute to shaping the future of payments, it is a great opportunity to build a new product. Let's build something amazing together.

We are looking for an Engineering Manager to lead a newly formed team.

Why should you join us?

  • You want to lead engineers on a new revenue stream for Forter
  • You’re looking to lead a backend-oriented team, focusing on balance between stability & new feature offering
  • You want to lead and help develop top industry talent
  • You want to own highly available systems (>99.99%)

What you'll be doing:

  • Be partially hands-on during your first year to know the systems in-depth
  • Lead and grow the newly formed team
  • Help retain and hire top talent to the team
  • Ensure our services are top quality and a source of proudness for Forter
  • Take part in roadmap planning for future technical investments in the domain
  • Work hand in hand with engineers to solve significant technical challenges
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders closely, ensuring tight alignment on our investments
  • Ensure high alignment and collaboration with our Israel R&D team for seamless integration of technical strategies

What you'll need:

  • Strong backend engineering background with over 5 years of hands-on experience, preferably with Node.js. Proficiency in other backend runtimes/languages will also be considered
  • Experience as an engineering manager (>2 years)
  • Experience working with experienced software engineers, recruiting, and retaining
  • A can-do attitude, willingness to work in a highly collaborative environment
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills - can talk and explain at the right level of abstraction to different audiences

It'd be really cool if you also: [NOT A MUST]

  • Previous experience growing a secondary company business to big scale
  • Previous experience in the Payments or Fintech domains

About us:

Digital commerce is built on trust. At every point along the eCommerce journey, businesses must make a critical decision: Can I trust this customer? Answering this simple question accurately and instantly is powerful—it can accelerate revenue growth and strengthen a company’s connection with its customers. How do we do it? Forter was founded on the insight that it's not about what is being purchased, nor where— but who is behind the interaction.

The Forter Decision Engine finds patterns across more than one billion identities in our dataset. We isolate fraudsters and protect customers—ensuring everyone gets the experience they deserve. Given that trust is central to how we operate, Forter is very much driven by a defined set of values. We attract remarkable talent and have retention and engagement levels that are well above benchmarks. We’re meticulous about strengthening our culture as we grow and ensuring this is an environment where people can have outsized impact.

Trust is backed by data – Forter is a recipient of over 10 workplace and innovation awards, including:

Life as a Forterian:

We are a team of over 500 Forterians spread across 3 different continents. Since 2013, we've raised $525 million from investors such as Tiger Global, Bessemer, Sequoia Capital, March Capital and Salesforce Ventures. We're on a mission to bring trust to global digital commerce so that companies like Nordstrom, Priceline, Instacart and ASOS can block fraud, drive revenue and improve customer experience.

At Forter, we believe unique people create unique ideas, and valuable experience comes in many forms. So, even if your background doesn't match everything we have listed in the job description, we still encourage you to apply and tell us why your skills and values could be an asset to us. By welcoming different perspectives, we grow together as humans and as a company.

Forter is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that will consider all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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