Senior Software Engineering Manager

Cape Town, Amsterdam, EMEA (Remote)

Yoco is an African technology company that builds tools and services to help small businesses get paid, run their business better, and grow. We believe that by opening up more possibilities for entrepreneurs to be successful, we can help create more jobs and enable people to thrive.

Founded in 2015, Yoco is now the payments provider for over 150 000 business owners and consistently processes over R1 billion in transactions each month.

Your home team at Yoco:
Yoco's engineering team is scaling rapidly to support the ambitions of the company. You will be a part of a close-knit, exceptionally talented team of engineers. Our engineers work in cross-functional teams gathered around missions, with a strong focus on aligning the right skills with the right problems and the right leaders to support them.
Through close collaboration and experimentation, you will have the opportunity to develop innovative solutions, and work on a wide variety of projects and technologies. Our tech stack includes Scala, Python, JavaScript, React, React Native, Kotlin, Swift, and a few more.
Yoco favours strongly autonomous thinkers, and encourages and supports skill development.
As an Engineering Manager, you will probably manage between 10 to 15 engineers. Your primary responsibility is to serve as a catalyst in their career, enabling them to become a better version of themselves and walk with them the path of growth (for the grand majority) through our Career Progression Framework - depending on your background and experience - you will also contribute to the success of our products and technologies, either by working very directly with Product Managers, Architecture Owners or Tech Leads
We support and encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds, and value inclusive working practices. 
Your skills and experience:
  • At least 2 years of experience managing Engineers
  • Dealt with salary reviews and increases.
  • Worked growing Engineers on a path of progression.
  • Had previous experience designing systems, coding and is still comfortable having those discussions.
  • Working experience with product managers and been exposed to delivering features to customers.
  • Managed recognition and contributed to team culture
  • A few years of professional experience as a software developer
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills
  • A proven passion for all things software (and some hardware)
  • Strong ability to work independently while still being collaborative and inclusive
  • Proven ability in taking a feature, task or product all the way from conception to completion and release
  • Ability to build re-usable solutions that others can use to avoid re-inventing the wheel every time.
  • BSc Computer Science or equivalent is encouraged (strong work experience can fill this gap)
Nice, but not necessary:
  • Experience managing and/or leading teams technically (Tech Lead)
  • Experience guiding junior developers to help you deliver solutions or help them grow and deliver solutions.
  • Experience with SDK development and distribution
  • Knowledge of multiple programming languages
  • Experience designing and architecting products

Please note that this is a remote based position and we are open to applications from candidates based in South Africa, Netherlands, Egypt, Kenya, Zimbabwe or Nigeria.


Our approach to work is a set of behaviours to create maximum value for our customers and help us grow.
Core Values - our way of working to create value and grow
  • Stay Connected
  • Make Space to Explore
  • Keep it Simple
  • Master your Craft
Leadership Principles - How we show up, engage & treat each other
  • Get to know each other personally
  • Say what you think and challenge me directly
  • Be courageous and focus forward
  • Don’t let ego get in the way 
Every individual is given the space to focus on and develop their innate strengths. Everyone at Yoco has the opportunity to lead a project and become a specialist, enabling flexibility, collaboration, and accountability at all levels. You will be working with a diverse, motivated, and skilled team who will continuously stretch you as an individual. To learn more about our culture, go to our #YocoLife page or subscribe to our Exposure Gallery
Please note… 
Applications will close on 14th January and we will start reviewing applicants from 15th. Please consider that positions at Yoco are competitive and we often receive high volumes of applicants, so it make take us up to two weeks to update you. 
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