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Backend Engineering Manager

Salary Competitive

Introducing Centra:

Centra is an innovative headless (API-based) Direct-to-Consumer and Wholesale e-commerce platform focused on brands in the fashion and lifestyle segments.

Our SaaS product provides a powerful, scalable, and adaptable platform to brands with global operations demands and/or ambitions.

We’ve built our platform to be the very best in the world and we build our team around that same idea. While we are still a young company, we have a lot of hype behind us and work with some of the strongest brands in the Nordics and have clients throughout Europe, North America, and Asia.


We are looking for a great Backend Engineering Manager

Our vision is to be the leading innovator of commerce for global brands, and over the past couple of years we’ve managed to build a market leading SaaS platform serving sophisticated ecommerce functionality to brands like Nudie Jeans, Eton, Sandqvist, Stronger, Craft Sportswear, Teenage Engineering and many more. 

At Centra, we want a person with a good skill set, and an eagerness to learn together and solve problems as a team. We work hard, and we care a lot about what we do. We got where we are because we hire and work with ambitious humans, and that’s what we want to continue to do as we expand the company.

We are now looking for a world-class leader to our engineering team, who will be a key player in propelling Centra into the global arena of commerce.


We expect that:

  • You are a great manager, team builder and recruiter

  • You know what good engineering practices look like and can coach others

  • You can build a strong development process while fostering innovation

  • You believe that usability and customer value go before technology

  • You are a master at juggling short and long term priorities

  • You enjoy working with, and taming, visionary entrepreneurs

  • You prefer getting things done, rather than playing jargon bingo in powerpoints

Who are you?

  • Hands-on experience leading engineering teams. You have a track record of building and developing high performance teams. You have a track record of hiring, giving feedback, developing and exciting individuals.

  • Experience of and comfortable with leading technical change and evolving a platform to the next level in terms architecture, refactoring, testing, quality, and performance.

  • Solid software development background and likely a degree in computer science. While we don’t expect you to have time to write a lot of code in this role, you are a confident programmer and software architect.

  • Strong drive and energy, and desire to help us grow our startup. You will report to our VP of Engineering and share the team’s full passion for building a great product.

  • Bonus if you have experience in eCommerce and/or SaaS product

Our current stack:

  • Apps: PHP 7, NodeJS / Typescript, Go

  • APIs: GraphQL and REST APIs

  • Frontend: React, Redux

  • Databases: MariaDB / MySQL, ElasticSearch, Redis

  • Platform: AWS, Digital Ocean, Docker

  • Build Deploy Pipeline: Gitlab CI, Jenkins

  • Monitoring/Debugging: Grafana, Sentry.io

What you can expect from us:

  • Attractive on-target compensation based on your skills, experience and potential

  • Great benefits e.g., sports contribution, conferences

  • The opportunity to join a fast-growing B2B SaaS startup

  • The opportunity to work with strong international brands on innovative projects

  • International culture

  • Personal development and growth programs

  • A strong entrepreneurial and tech-savvy team culture

  • Support from experienced and helpful co-workers

  • Central office location in Wroclaw and flexibility around some remote work

Feel at home

  • Casual dress atmosphere. Wear whatever makes you feel good.

  • A multicultural environment where you always belong, no matter your ethnicity, gender, religious, or social background

  • Pet-friendly office. We love animals, so you can feel free to bring your pet friends to the office anytime you want

  • Regular table football tournaments and lunch break face-offs

  • Team-building events and friendly afterworks (both online and offline)

  • Comfortable office with a chill room, ping pong table, boxing bag, table football, and more :)

  • And, in case you asked, every day is a fruit Thursday at Centra 🍇 🍈 🍉 🍊 🍋 🍌

Follow us at @lifeatcentra on Instagram, to see what it's like to work at Centra and meet some Centra teammates.

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Free lunch
Free lunch

Enjoy a free catered lunch with your colleagues, every day.

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

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Working at

Centra is an API-based SaaS e-commerce platform for consumer brands. Centra is creating the next wave of composable commerce with a headless platform that supports DTC and wholesale business models. Leading brands across the world trust Centra to seamlessly connect people to products. Centra believes commerce will look very different in the future and we are here to shape the future.

Read more about Centra

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