Engineering Manager

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About Papumba

Papumba is an EdTech Startup looking to transform the way kids learn and interact with technology. With a subscription mobile app, we help kids in preschool age around the world develop 21st-century skills through play. 

With currently, more than 10 million downloads, featured 3 times as App of the Day by Apple, and the first case study ever done by Google Play in Latin America Papumba is one of the fastest-growing subscription apps for kids in preschool age.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for an Engineering Manager to drive engineering practices within Papumba internal and external teams.

As a Hands-on Manager, you would lead a highly-skilled, multidisciplinary and multicultural team, making an impact on a global product for millions of children and families around the world.



You’ll be responsible for technical direction, implementation, and execution of key product innovations and new features. You’ll partner closely with product management, and participate in engineering technology architecture discussions for product development.

  • Recruit and manage a small team of highly-skilled engineers.
  • Work with a partner company to coordinate product and engineering roadmaps.
  • Develop people and teams through coaching, mentoring, and technical support.
  • Make a significant individual contribution in a developer role.
  • Exemplify the culture of Papumba; results orientated, non-political, pragmatic, trust-based.
  • Prototype projects in an agile way.
  • Participate in engineering technology architecture discussions and advocate better engineering practices.
  • Grow the technical expertise of your team around quality, scalability, and experience personalization.


What we need from you:

This role requires an energetic and self-motivated individual with excellent communication, organization, and technical skills to work cross-functionally with other organizations (internal and external). To be more precise, you should demonstrate:

  • A strong background in engineering.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Strong analytical capabilities and judgment.
  • Solid understanding of software engineering fundamentals and software delivery process.
  • Experience with Unity3d is a big Plus!
  • Experience developing and refining a vision and team strategy.
  • Knowledgeable and passionate about software development.

Some of the perks & benefits we offer:

  • Home Office + Office: Go to the office as much as you want, or work from home 🏡
  • Flexible hours and work-life balance: We care about the important things: results and well-being.
  • Diverse environment: A multicultural team and day-to-day work in English 🌎
  • Feedback culture: Giving and receiving humble feedback is at the heart of our success 💕
  • Health insurance: To protect and support your health and well-being.
  • Professional growth budget: To spend on core training and holistic development 🚀
  • Free books: We buy you any books that you feel will be useful. 
  • Fun and quirky celebrations: We celebrate our wins. No matter where we are, we feel close.
  • Happy hours, dinners & retreats: We like to hang out together and get to know each other 🥂
  • Refer a colleague program: Enjoy an amazing reward when someone you recommended gets hired.
  • Dog-friendly office: Enjoy working with a lovely Border Collie 🐶
  • Snacks and fruit: Enjoy fruit, coffee, tea, healthy snacks and more.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

A Glimpse of Our Culture

We seek to be positive and enthusiastic in facing our goals. We always challenge ourselves to go for more and are committed to being transparent, giving careful feedback to each other.

We aim to hire the best and we value optimism, open-mindedness, collaboration, and integrity. We are extremely proud of our team and excited to see it grow

There isn't a great company culture if we don't start with a kind and attentive hiring process, so let's talk!



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