Kontist is a pioneering fintech firm headquartered in Berlin. We focus on the German market, providing Banking, bookkeeping, and DIY taxes. With a recent acquisition by Ageras, we have one goal: to be the leading fintech solution for freelancers and small businesses across Europe.
Ageras is home to successful fintech brands, including Tellow, Billy, Salary, Zervant, and Ageras Advisor. With around 250 employees and supported by substantial financial backing from Investcorp, Rabo Frontier, and Lugard Road Capital, we're on a mission to revolutionize the financial industry.
About the job:
As an Engineering Manager, you will be at the helm of 6 talented engineers and serve as a force multiplier who raises the collective output and morale of your team. You will devise improvements to our ways of working and always facilitate the team with your strong, reliable leadership experience.
You and your engineers will also make up a dynamic and cross-functional product development squad with a design lead and product manager. Together, your squad will be responsible for iterative roadmap development to enhance our features and turn our customers into advocates for our platform.
At Kontist, you are not just a manager but a coach, mentor, and visionary who molds the future of our engineering practice. You will work closely with your Principal and other engineering managers while reporting to the Engineering Director.
Ultimately, your skills and experience will play a critical role in empowering freelancers and micro businesses with financial tools tailored just for them.
Your key responsibilities will involve:
- Leadership & Strategy: Support a cross-functional team of six engineers, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous delivery.
- Communication: Serve as a bridge between your team and peers across product, design, and tax operations, ensuring clear communication and transparency.
- Collaboration & Alignment: Engage with your peers in engineering across the wider Ageras Group to align strategic direction and standardize best practices
- Hiring & Onboarding: Ensure we bring onboard the best talents with a smooth onboarding experience and cohesive integration of team members.
- Continuous Professional Development: Deliver effective one-to-ones and CPD that empower your engineers and upskill the team in line with new business objectives.
- Innovation: Stay ahead of the latest advancements in fintech and the broader tech industry.
- Hybrid: Working 3 days a week in the Berlin Office. You'll work with a mix of remote and in office team members.
Our Tech Stack:
- React & React Native
- TypeScript, Node.js
To succeed in this role you have:
- Proven experience in leading engineering teams, preferably in a fintech environment.
- Strong technical background and hands-on experience with our tech stack.
- Strong understanding of fintech as a domain and related technologies.
- Exceptional communication and collaboration skills.
- A visionary mindset with a penchant for innovation and problem-solving.
- Fluent in English; German is a bonus.
We help you succeed by offering:
- An opportunity to be part of a company redefining the fintech space.
- A collaborative work environment where your voice is always heard.
- A chance to work with some of the brightest minds in the industry.
- Located in Berlin, one of Europe's most vibrant cities, with a rich blend of culture, history, and innovation. You'll work from our beautiful office in Berlin and up to two days per week from home.
- Do you like to travel the world? Then you have the opportunity to visit and work from our offices in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Gdansk, Helsinki, and Philadelphia.
- A subsidised Urban Sports Club Membership (some great USC partners are in close proximity to the office).
- Daily free Smunch Office Lunches.
- 30 days of annual holidays plus an extra vacation day on your birthday.
- 500,00 € to upgrade your home office workspace.
Interested in applying?
We would love to hear from you if you are excited to join our team. Please submit your CV via the Apply button.
Research shows that while men may apply for a job even if they just meet 60% of the job criteria, women tend to apply only if they meet 100% of the criteria. We encourage you to apply even though you may feel you do not meet all the criteria. If you have any questions, feel free to connect with our People and Culture team’s Talent Acquisition Specialist Nadine Loyal-Perk (linkedin.com/in/nadineloyal-perk/, +49(0)152 089 28 584), who is supporting the hiring process.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
We follow the principle of equal treatment to consider all job applicants and do not discriminate on the basis of their gender, sexual orientation, colour, racial or ethnic origin, religion, disability etc. as per applicable law.
At Ageras Group, we enabling success for small businesses by building the best ecosystem around their financial needs. With a well-preserved start-up spirit, we are today an ambitious group of fintech-companies with around 350 employees operating across 12 markets in Europe and the US.
As the home of Kontist, Billy, Meneto, Tellow, Salary, Zervant, and Ageras Marketplace, and being financially backed by Investcorp, Rabo Frontier and Lugard Road Capital, we are on a mission to revolutionize the financial industry.
The group is a built on a passion for entrepreneurship. Serial entrepreneurs Rico Andersen and Martin Hegelund founded Ageras in 2012 and has since turned their vision into a global venture with a strong offering.
Ageras Group is the home of Billy, Tellow and Ageras Marketplace. Each brand has a unique offering enabling success for small and micro-businesses, we are currently active in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Germany and United States.
At Ageras Group, we take fun seriously, because motivated Agerians equal happy clients and partners. We go the extra mile to ensure that our employees come motivated and happy to work and thrive in our dynamic, international work environment.
Still hungry after enjoying the best lunch in town? Don’t worry, we offer snacks, sodas, coffee, tea, etc. to keep your energy up.
Explore our career opportunities and grow your professional skills across our various products and international offices.
Get to know your colleagues by joining our weekly Friday bars, Board game nights, company parties, sport competitions and other social events.
Central & Modern Offices
Modern offices with all facilities to make work fun, from gaming room, great meeting facilities to lounge areas. Located centrally to ensure easy commute to work.
Join our passionate and entrepreneurial teams and be able to contribute with your ideas and skills to our exciting growth journey.
I’ve had the pleasure to be part of Ageras for most of its journey – and what a journey!
Ageras is not a company maintaining the status quo, it is a living organism – always adapting, always moving, always growing. The mindset of “just because something works, does not mean that it cannot be improved” is something incredibly valuable.
Zuzana RepovaHead of Product Marketing
Getting to do this with the all Micro Heroes in Ageras is what makes the journey so exciting!
After being a part of Ageras for almost a year, I have come to learn and enjoy the high paced work-environment that characterizes the company. Together with my skilled colleagues, we aim to be the best at helping both microbusinesses and our partners grow their businesses, by finding the perfect match for both parties.
Andreas SelsetHead of Client Consulting
An adventure which develops, improves, and gives me a lot of learning which brings excitement, energy and smiles to me and my colleagues every day. The sum of all that is what gives me the passion to give our customers the best start and onboarding in Meneto.
Nikolaj Kjøller-HansenOnboarding Manager at Meneto
Together we believe we can achieve great success and we are on a mission to conquer the world.
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Who can I turn to if I have questions throughout the recruitment process?
You are always welcome to reach out to HR and Talent Acquisition if you have any questions about our recruitment process, an open position or more generally about working at Ageras Group.Phone number: 31791715
What do Ageras Group look for in a potential candidate?
At Ageras Group, we don’t have our mind set on an “ideal” candidate. Instead, we aim for diversity in all aspects, and are proud to be represented by employees with all possible professional and academic backgrounds and with 19 different nationalities. However, what we all do have in common (and what we also would like to see in our next employee) is that we thrive in an everchanging environment and always strive to do better.
What does your recruitment process look like?
A recruitment process at Ageras Group will most often look something like this:
Quick telephone screening – 1st interview – Assessment – 2nd interview - Hire
Read more about the 1st and 2nd interview below.
How should I prepare for a 1st interview?
If you are invited in for a 1st round interview, it’s because you have made a great first impression! Now we just want to get to know you better, and equally important - give you a chance to get to know us. The best advice we can give you is to be yourself. We will probably come well around your CV, but we would also like to know who you are when you are not at work. Maybe you have some cool hobbies, a totally unrealistic dream in life or an impressive party trick? Also, remember that we are here to answer all your questions as well. So fire away!
How should I prepare for a 2nd interview (/test-feedback)?
By now, we have must likely spoken a couple of times and hopefully feel that we know each other relatively well. For this 2nd interview, however, we will use the assessment you have done as a basis for dialogue about your approach to work and your professional behavior and mindset. Our goal is to come around your preferences, development areas and strengths so that your potential new manager will know how to create the best possible conditions for you and your employment.
In other words, we don’t expect much preparation from your side, expect for a bit of reflection about the above.
How should I dress for an interview at Ageras Group?
Dress as you! At Ageras Group, we don’t really have a dress code. Some like sneakers and hoodies, while others are more comfortable in a crisp shirt and polished shoes. Wear what you feel comfortable and confident in – so will we.
Can I apply for more than one job?
Sure thing! If there’s more than one job you could see yourself in, then that’s great! Just remember to express why this exact position is (also) the right match for you.
When can I expect to hear back from you after I have applied for a job?
We respect the time you have put into applying for one of our jobs, and do our best to get back to you as soon as we possibly can. Sometimes we manage get back to you within a couple of days, other times after a couple of weeks. However, you can always trust that we will get back to you within a maximum of four weeks.
Regardless if we see you as a good fit or not as the best fit this exact time around, you will ALWAYS hear back from us.
How long are vacancies open for applications?
We rarely operate with application deadlines. Instead, we keep each position open until we have found the very one. However, as a rule of thumb, you can expect a vacancy to be open for at least a couple of weeks.
What if I’m currently not based in the location for the job I’m interested in?
Awesome! We welcome applicants from all countries with a working permit in the country where the job is localized. Currently, we are proud to be represented by 19 different nationalities, and would love for the number to be even higher!
If you are invited to a physical interview in another country than you are currently residing in, we will of course reimburse all costs related to travelling.
In terms of relocating, we are not able to offer any relocation package, but will be happy to put our expertise at your disposal and help as much as we can.