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Job Description

We’re Adevinta, a global leader in digital marketplaces that reaches hundreds of millions of people each month through our household name brands across 16 countries. We’re all about matchmaking, and our sites help people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities – whether it’s a car, an apartment, a sofa or a new job. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less. 

Our brands are supported by global Tech Hubs in Paris, Berlin, Barcelona and Amsterdam. Their goal is to develop common global products and innovation platforms which all of our brands can use. This means using cutting edge technology to create highly scalable, customisable and secure products and components that free up development time and leverage our access to global data.


Messaging Team

You will be joining an amazing cross-functional squad (product team) that works very closely with the different marketplaces to understand and define how to better connect buyers and sellers and close deals.

The Messaging team owns the software and infrastructure that sends over 8 million messages every day and serves millions of customers worldwide. Up to 12 marketplaces globally use our infrastructure and integrate their applications using our SDKs to enable chat on their websites. Our team is formed by more than 30 professionals divided into 3 different squads from different areas such as UX, Product, Data, and Tech that work together to develop top-of-the-line software products. Our solution includes the most advanced features to provide the best experience to our marketplaces’ users.

What you’ll do: 

We are looking for an experienced Senior Engineering Manager for our Messaging team in Barcelona, with a proven track record leading big teams of seasoned engineers and managing complex deliveries with multiple dependencies and stakeholders. 

You'll also: 

  • Set the team vision and provide support with high-level tech decisions and technical architecture.

  • Work closely with the team’s stakeholders (Product, UX, Data, Agile Coaches) and the larger product organisation to ensure the team is building the right products.

  • Grow your team members and build a high-performing team, leading the hiring and on-boarding processes, and coaching each engineer on their career development.

  • Collect high-level strategy downstream to influence team objectives and short-term backlogs, as well as be the representative and advocate of the team upstream.

  • Build up a two-way feedback loop where the company, the squad and the individuals get mission and strategic alignment for a win-win situation.

  • Support the team setting the environment and agile processes to have access to all the knowledge, skills, and tools required to excel at work.

  • Be responsible for maintaining healthy team dynamics and keep the team output at high, measured levels of velocity, quality and reliability.

  • Manage the squad budgets, direct and indirect-costs


Company Description

Who you are: 

  • First and foremost a people person: assertive, empathetic, fair, honest and humble.

  • Experience in the software development lifecycle: agile, lean startup, scrum, kanban, OKR, etc.

  • Leadership: influencer, change driver, people and organisation developer, strategic thinker.

  • Technical skills: familiar with running distributed systems at scale and databases.

  • You have a deep understanding of how software is built and deployed.

  • You have very strong spoken and written English communication skills. Spanish is a plus.

  • You’re comfortable with participatory management and leading group sessions. Management 3.0 is a big plus.

  • You have a track record of holding a team accountable to goals and aligned with company-wide strategic priorities, while maintaining high levels of autonomy in your team.

Additional Information

What you’ll get from us

  • Competitive compensation package

  • A unique position in an international and dynamic environment

  • Opportunity to shape the way we work. Your feedback and opinions are valued at all levels of the organisation

  • The chance to be a key player in a growing, highly skilled team

  • Great colleagues and a healthy working environment

  • Benefits including private health insurance, stock purchase plan and bonus

  • Flexibility to work when and how you want - flexible hours, choose your phone and computer

  • Career development, including individual training budget and language classes

  • Flexible benefits programme (transport, restaurants, child-care, etc)

  • 26 days of holidays


Additional Information

Adevinta is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. 

If anything you’ve read above ticks your boxes, then why not apply now to find out more!



The health of our employees is very important to us. Due to Covid-19 all of our employees currently have the option to work from home full-time or, depending on the local situation and government regulations, they may go into the office following all safety protocols. This means that our interviews are currently taking place virtually. We are reviewing the situation on a regular basis and want to ensure that we follow all governmental guidelines and put the health of our people first.