Engineering Manager

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Job Description - Engineering Manager

About Secfix

Secfix automates security compliance for SMBs in Europe. We help companies get and stay compliant with standards such as ISO 27001, GDPR, TISAX, and SOC 2 in weeks rather than months. 

Our platform integrates with a company’s tech stack (such as GCP, AWS, Azure, Google Workspaces, Jira, Gitlab, etc.), automatically extracts the data needed for compliance, and creates a checklist for them to become and remain certified. Our fastest customer finished their certification in 4 weeks instead of 12+ months, typically seen from older institutions.

We raised pre-seed funding from top German angel investors and recently closed our seed round from leading UK and German VCs after impressive growth. Now, the goal (with your help) is to become the market leader.


About the role:

As an Engineering Manager at Secfix, you will lead and inspire a team of highly skilled engineers, nurturing a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement. You will be responsible for managing all aspects of the engineering team, from technical leadership to project execution, while ensuring the successful delivery of high-quality software products in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment. This role requires a blend of strong technical expertise, people management skills, and a deep commitment to delivering exceptional results.



  • You’ll facilitate planning—the prioritization and delegation of work for the team. You’ll own project management and timely product delivery.

  • You’ll hold the engineering team accountable for iterations and roadmap commitments. You'll mentor and coach team members, helping them grow both technically and professionally.

  • You’ll help the team to write and ship high-quality back-end and front-end code

  • You’ll contribute to the backend and infra hands-on 30-40% of your time, given that we're a small team.

  • You’ll collaborate with product management and design to evaluate possibilities and estimate time and complexity of ideas. You’ll take over technical product management and research for new solutions for product challenges.

  • You’ll review code and provide recommendations and feedback.

  • You’ll notify stakeholders of timeline risks, and work to mitigate them as quickly as possible.

  • You’ll set an example for the team in transparency and asking clarifying questions.

  • You’ll build and improve processes in engineering team: from hiring & onboarding process to career growth.

  • You’ll recruit, build, and, develop, and manage a remote team of engineers.



  • Bachelor's in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.

  • Proven experience (3+ years) in managing a remote core engineering team, preferably in a startup or fast-paced environment.

  • Openness and curiosity to do things differently and try new technologies. You can jump into a new technology, learn fast and deliver an MVP for the team.

  • Sense on when and where to  do things that don’t scale - this will happen a lot.

  • Strong technical background with hands-on experience in software development and architecture.

  • Proficient in modern object-oriented programming languages and technologies, such as Javascript, Typescript and Java.

  • Demonstrated success in delivering complex software projects on time and within budget.

  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively convey technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

  • A track record of building and motivating high-performing remote engineering teams.

  • Experience with agile methodologies and project management tools.

  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic and rapidly changing startup environment.


Secfix benefits:

  • We are backed by top VCs and accelerators. Get direct access to world-class mentors.

  • Industry-competitive base salary and generous equity package. We pay local rates that are at or above the market. We share this  philosophy with GitLab .

  • Secfix is run by international founders in Germany. We can help you move to Germany and get a visa or just hire you locally with our partner Deel. And we have a track record! Our Customer Success Manager moved to Germany from Brazil and our Account Executive from LA.

  • Receive the latest tech equipment (MacBook, monitors, headphones)

  • Health insurance

  • Remote Workspace budget to make your home office great

  • Access to co-working around the world

  • Flexible Work Hours and Location

  • 26 vacation days per year, in addition to local Public Holidays

  • 100% remote work - enhanced by our virtual office in  Gather 

  • Virtual and on-site Team Building Activities, Lunch and Learns, and other Company-Wide Events

  • A Personal Development Budget of 1,000 EUR per year - available for whatever you wish to support your health and fitness, mental health, and learning & development

  • Have more ideas for perks? You can make them a reality at Secfix 


We are very proud of our Secfix values - and look for candidates who share them. They are:

  • We are obsessed with our customers. We start with the customer and work our way backward to create amazing products they love.

  • We build everything in a smart way. We love working by YCombinator's principles and preach those to our team.

  • We create trust within our organisation. Transparency and ethics are within our DNA.

  • We are hacky. A functional prototype delivered within 2 weeks is worth more than a perfect solution delivered in 2 months.

  • We take ownership. Building a startup is about ownership and being accountable for timely delivery.

  • We are leaders of remote work. We are passionately building a culture where people can be productive working from anywhere.


Please note: We are an equal-opportunity employer and remote-only company. At this time, we can support hiring only within EU time zones. We work in sync using Gather as our virtual office. As a small fast-growing company, we believe in the need for an in-sync component of daily communication and therefore cannot support any 100% asynchronous work. Read more about our Remote Culture here.

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