Engineering Manager

Remote, Europe

Engineering at Fonoa

Engineering plays a very central part in the business.

As a company with ambitions to be a world-class API solution for all things tax, we value quality over quantity when building, and we care about creating software that is scalable and maintainable, on which our customers and daily users can rely.

Some pointers about our engineering culture:

  • Engineers are given problems to solve, rather than features to build.
  • We always try to understand the customer's needs before thinking about implementation details.
  • Engineers are owners of their past, present and future; architecture, tools, coding, testing, deployment, operations and scaling
  • We work in lean, small teams. We co-own the product roadmap with product managers
  • We chose collaboration, compassion and trust over individualism and politics
  • We prefer innovation, constant iteration and trust over competition and perfect solutions.
  • We support each other, are kind by nature, and give as much feedback to all improve as professionals


Fonoa has a suite of API products that automate tax-related workflows for any internet company. Check them out below:

Our Team and Culture

We are builders at heart

  • We are a collective of independent and deep thinkers.
  • We are curious, committed, and humble.
  • We work with dedicated, open-minded people from all backgrounds who bring in their different perspectives to help us on our mission to make taxes simple.
  • We’re passionate about making a real impact.

We work remotely

  • We're building a fully distributed team.
  • We like writing to communicate when meetings are pointless, and meet when it matters. This allows us to work flexibly, efficiently, and focus on achieving goals.
  • We focus on deep work and put our time where it matter the most, decisions
  • We trust you to work on your terms. You decide how you work and where you work
  • You have ownership over your work that directly influences the roots of our company.

We make taxes simple

  • We are on a mission to eliminate the manual work when dealing with taxes on online transactions.
  • We have ambitious goals to make taxes simple, automated, borderless, and accessible for internet businesses around the world.

Our Tech Stack

Fonoa has a suite of API products that automate tax-related workflows for any internet company. Check them out below:

  • For backend, we build in C#, .NET, Node and Go
  • For frontend, we use ReactJS and Typescript
  • For persistence we are mostly using MongoDB
  • We use Azure and AWS for our cloud services

What you will be doing

  • Learn about how painful it is for companies to handle tax manually, and think about how our systems are changing the status quo
  • Run a product engineering team, aligning business objectives with technical delivery
  • Partnering with the Product Manager, co-worning the product roadmap
  • Guiding on day to day tactical work, hiring, onboarding, developing and mentoring. Your success is your teams’ success
  • Contribute to the wider engineering culture, working on high level strategy with other Engineering Managers, and our CTO.
  • Constantly thinking about build the best API product, experience and capabilities

You would be a great fit if you

  • You are fully proficient in English. Written and spoken, as we are a bunch from around the world, but we work in English.
  • You have a strong sense of ownership, you care about what you build, and that you are building the right thing that serves your customers.
  • You focus on people; are able to hire the right people, distribute and organise, able to develop your team through constant feedback, keep them healthy and focus on retention
  • You like to optimise processes that speeds up the product development process, without sacrificing quality
  • You’re a builder at heart, you like the opportunity of having tons of exposure, making things work for a company long term, and have an entrepreneurial attitude for anything that comes your way.
  • You are either eager to learn, or comfortable scaling and operating large-scale microservices in high-growth environments.
  • You are knowledgeable in a couple of languages, most of our current codebase is in node.js with Typescript and C#, but we are not married to any tools, we see them as a means to an end
  • You like to keep your house tidy and clean, and you just can't leave code not covered with a test. Or a feature undelivered. Or dead code rotting in production.
  • You ship, fast, continuously, and iteratively, learning on each step.
  • You like to use data over opinions to make decisions. And are ok with finding the data yourself when it’s missing.
  • You are comfortable with change, either in priorities, goals and deadlines. You see this more as an opportunity than a hurdle. You are also comfortable with challenging the status quo and pushing for change yourself.
  • You’re looking to make a serious impact, and are excited about working in a high growth startup.


If you don’t know the technologies we use, or don’t have experience with large scale projects, but you like learning and are interested in the challenges we have, apply anyway! We are trying to build a diverse team.

Our Hiring process

We see hiring as a human process. A two-way conversation to see if there is a good fit between you and us. As a startup growing quickly, we also like to keep things streamlined, and currently, our process won’t include a lkive task, whiteboards or technical assessments.

An idea of your hiring journey with us:

  • Meeting with Recruiting to introduce each other and explore mutual interests.
  • Follow up via email to cover other questions in a written manner
  • 1 hour conversation with engineering to get to know each other and see if you would be excited to work together.
  • 1 hour conversation with our co-founders.
  • Offer
  • We aim to give you the best candidate experience, keep you updated and be transparent with our feedback along the way.

Our take on equal opportunities

Fonoa gives equal opportunities to everyone. We look at individuals for what they bring to the organisation and for who they are as people regardless of ethnicity, race and background.

We currently have over 20 nationalities in our team, we’re continuing to build a diverse team as we want to work with the best people, from all over the world.


  • Our salary range depending on experience is of €90k - €130k
  • Attractive equity to keep you positively incentivized
  • Yearly equity and cash bonus based on individual performance (above market)
  • Why else would you join Fonoa?

    • We are backed by leading VC firms who have invested in many successful companies (Index Ventures and Omers Ventures)
    • Flat hierarchy, open, honest and feedback driven principles.
    • Product first culture.
    • Best idea wins; we’re all ears when it comes to ways to do things better.
    • Interest based groups; cooking, fitness, book club, music, pet, you name it!
    • Frequent visits to virtual Fonoa HQ and our Fonoa island on Mibo
    • A few more reasons here

    Perks you can expect for this role.

    Here goes an one liner explanation

    Freedom to work fully remote, you choose the location

    Fully equipped tech gear and whatever you need for the ideal office workspace

    Desk, chair, standing desk etc.

    25 days annual leave

    Plus bank holidays in your local country

    Access to any learning courses, certifications and tools

    Udemy / Codecademy / Coursera and similar.

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    Perks you can expect for this role.

    Freedom to work fully remote

    You choose the location, we are flexible.

    We provide all the necessary equipment

    Fully equipped tech gear and whatever you need for your ideal office workspace.

    Learning and development

    We provide access to any learning courses, certifications, and tools through the world’s leading learning platforms.

    Access to co-working hubs

    You choose how to run your schedule.

    Bi-weekly paid lunch

    We come online together on Fridays.

    25 days annual leave

    plus bank holidays in your local country.

    Flexibility and efficiency

    We like writing to communicate when meetings are pointless, and meet when it matters.

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    Well, this is just a piece of what we prepared for you. Apply now, and experience our culture, our business and our mission.

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