Manychat is a leading Chat Marketing platform. We help businesses engage with their customers on Instagram, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Telegram.

Trusted by over 1 million brands in 170+ countries, we're an official Meta Business Partner, backed by top investors, including Bessemer Venture Partners.

With 200+ teammates across international offices in Barcelona, Austin, Amsterdam, São Paulo, and Yerevan — Manychat helps businesses across the globe improve their ROI and grow faster.


We are seeking a Area Backend Lead to lead one of our Product Areas with cross functional teams and reporting directly to the Engineering Manager.


  • Tech leadership and decision making about architecture and other technical aspects of the product
  • Ensure timely delivery of new features, maintain existing ones
  • Establish high engineering excellence metrics
  • Actively contribute to resolving challenges by participating in code reviews, system design discussions, and occasionally engaging in hands-on coding to support and coach team members
  • Actively participate in building and maintaining the technical roadmap
  • Lead by example. Coach and mentor others
  • Inspire, develop, recruit, and motivate a software engineering team. Conduct regular 1:1s with team members, set individual development or improvement plans, and foster a healthy feedback culture within the team.
  • Be an ambassador of good practices and team culture
  • Evaluate performance and help improving it if necessary

Example of your Goal: Scale the Instagram Channel area from one to three teams. Provide and execute a step-by-step plan on how we will grow to three teams (hiring plan, team split strategy, roles distribution) in communication with the stakeholders (Head of Engineering, Product Owner, etc.).


  • 7+ years of experience working in a product team as a PHP developer (we use PHP 8)
  • Track record of successfully leading and scaling a cross functional development teams with backend and frontend scope (ideally at least two years' experience in an Engineering Manager role)
  • High level of hands-on technical experience in software development and architecture, with several years of experience working as a senior software developer
  • Profound expertise in back-end software development and system design
  • You would enjoy a 30% share of hands-on technical work (code and architecture reviews, technical design, hands-on coding, ...)
  • Experience in Agile values and principles



  • Communication. Ability to clearly and effectively convey thoughts and ideas while actively listening and responding to others
  • Collaboration. Effectively working with others to achieve common goals. Ability to ask questions and seek help.
  • Proactivity. Ability to take initiative and anticipate future challenges or opportunities, rather than merely reacting to events as they occur
  • Sense of Ownership. Being accountable for their actions, taking ownership of decisions and projects
  • Flexibility. Ability to pick things up on the go, readiness to keep moving the needle even though the conditions are not perfect (they’re never perfect).
  • Adaptability. Ability to adjust effectively to new conditions, being open to change, learning new skills and maintaining a positive attitude in uncertainty or unexpected situations
  • Product orientedness. Strong interest in product and focus on customer needs. Continuously seeking ways to enhance product features, performance, and value
  • Self-awareness. Ability to reflect on and recognize how own emotions, strengths, weaknesses and values impact one's actions and decisions.


We care about your growth, well-being, and comfort

  • Candidates outside of Barcelona can start onboarding and complete the probation period remotely with further relocation to the city for a hybrid work format.
  • Relocation support through airplane tickets, accommodations for up to three weeks, and a relocation bonus.
  • Professional development budget for relevant conference tickets, training programs, or courses.
  • Flexible benefits plan to choose the perks that fit your needs.
  • Health insurance, including dentistry, psychology sessions, nutrition consultations, surgery, and travel assistance.
  • Free meals and snacks in the office.
  • Hybrid work format to choose between home and office.



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