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Engineering Manager – Fintech (f/m/d)

What if… your work empowered change in an industry that essentially impacts the prosperity of the entire world? Forto is in business to exactly do that – disrupt logistics! Simplifying global trade has been our mission from day one. Our exponentially growing team of technology and logistics experts forge ahead each day with the goal to deliver a highly transparent, frictionless and sustainable digital supply chain while chasing towards our moonshot goal of achieving climate neutral operations by 2025.

Your role

We are thrilled to offer an exciting leadership opportunity as an Engineering Manager in our new technology office based in one of Turkey's foremost Technoparks, ?TU ARI Teknokent, within ?TU Ayaza?a Campus. In this role, you will not only be responsible for building, growing, and managing our engineering teams in Turkey but also for representing our company within the tech ecosystem, a role of significant importance. You will collaborate with our Berlin-based teams and tech leadership and ensure broader strategic alignment and seamless coordination across regions.

You will

You will be one of the first managerial hires for our tech office, exploring and implementing cutting-edge software design patterns to tackle the complex challenges we encounter within the ever-evolving domain of FinTech.

Your primary responsibilities will include overseeing the FinTech engineering team in Istanbul, ensuring the successful delivery of high-quality, and actively participating in recruiting and developing top engineering talent. You will work closely with the partner Berlin team, ensuring alignment of objectives, sharing progress updates, and collaborating on global initiatives.

We seek a versatile and motivated individual with a strong engineering background and demonstrated leadership skills for this leadership role. In this role, you will need to be highly adaptable and comfortable with ambiguity, as you will be balancing both technical and managerial aspects of software engineering. Operating in an ever-changing environment, we expect you to excel at making informed decisions with limited information. If you are passionate about technology, have the drive to lead and inspire a team, and are excited about growing our company's presence in Türkiye, we'd love to hear from you.

What you bring

  • 8+ years of deeply technical engineering experience, with 3+ years in a leadership/managerial role
  • Experience with large-scale architectural patterns, event-driven microservices, well-designed APIs, and efficient algorithms
  • Strong skills with some of the technologies we use: NodeJS, Javascript/Typescript, MongoDB, message queuing systems, Kubernetes/Docker, AWS/GCP
  • Strong relationship builder, culture ambassador, and cross-team collaborator

Forto is an internationally growing company

  • Company language: English
  • 17+ offices across Europe & Asia
  • 800+ employees
  • 30+ nationalities represented
  • 2500+ customers

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  • At our core, we are in love with progress and cannot cope with the standstill.
  • We are constantly striving for ways to be even better tomorrow. We are facilitators, we are explorers, we are visionaries.
  • Forto provides a sense of belonging, where everyone has equal access to opportunities, career advancement and recognition. It stands for a workplace where people from all walks of life, with diverse perspectives and experiences can do their best work, while being their authentic selves. That’s why we encourage people of all backgrounds, genders, ages, races, religions, and abilities to apply for our opportunities!


Work Life:

  • Experience a company culture where we work on eye level and knowledge sharing, as well as mentoring is on our daily agenda.
  • We love our work and tackling business challenges but also believe in the importance of having a healthy balance with our personal life. That's why we appreciate a flexible work setup that fits around family, friends, and physical health.
  • We have the freedom to work in a hybrid setup.


Company Offering:


  • Sustainability Team
  • Emission Offsetting
  • Green Energy
  • Organic Food
  • Paperless Office

Work Setup

  • Inspiring Office Spaces
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Team & Company Events
  • Hybrid Work 

Learning & Development

  • Peer Learning Program
  • Mentorship Program
  • Leadership Training
  • L&D Budget


  • Best Onboarding Program
  • Visa & Relocation Support
  • Remote Onboarding
  • Buddy Program
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