We heard you might be looking for a new opportunity! sunday might be the perfect stop for you. Just in case you haven't heard, sunday is an exciting and thriving FinTech (or FunTech) startup that's changing the way payments are made in restaurants across the world. We are saving millions of people minutes at the end of their meal with the simple scan of a tiny 4x4cm QR code. The coolest thing is we are growing quickly and possibly have the perfect position for you.


🚀 Mission

We are looking for a « Director of Platform ». We don’t have yet a « VP » layer of responsibility but while the company is growing we may want to change our organization in the future.

This is a « hands-on » position and you will take the responsibility of the internal IT, security and SRE teams. Your missions will for example include:

  • Recruit and lead highly motivated engineering teams and bring them vision & energy
  • Lead the internal IT team (Google Workspace administration, internal tooling…)
  • Lead the security team to ensure our product is developed following the key security principles
  • Ensure that the whole company knows and follows the minimal security guidelines
  • Identify partners and establish good relationships with vendors for external functions such as security audits and compliance
  • Lead the SRE team to ensure our infrastructure will evolve accordingly to our business needs and rapid growth. This includes for example adding new components and ensuring a smooth scaling of the existing ones.
  • Ensure each team has what they need to succeed (internal tooling, on-duty process...)
  • Ensure SLA & QoS, setup the DRP...

At sunday we are creating the future of payments. With steady growth, millions of requests to handle, a rich and complex business domain and the need for us to have a very high level of availability, you'll find a rewarding and supportive work environment at sunday.

🛡 💻 The stack

Our infrastructure is hosted on GCP using many managed services. For example, all our services are deployed in Kubernetes using GKE and our databases are deployed using CloudSQL. 

We also use Istio for communications, Datadog for monitoring, Terraform... Our teams are free to use the tools they need to create a reliable and scalable platform.

Our applicative stack is mainly based on React, Java 16, PostgreSQL, and some parts of NodeJS, with GRPC and pub/sub for internal communications.

💪 Our challenges

Our first challenge is the need to interact with many different POS vendors, each with their specificity.

In addition we obviously must ensure a high level of security, great performance and availability.

Our rapid growth requires a strong focus on software architecture to sustain our delivery capacity while increasing our teams' size, adding new features to the existing software and handling an ever-rising number of users.

And at last, the type of industry we are serving implies a sudden and concentrated traffic peak, meaning we need to have an on-demand scaling capability.

🤗 Skills & Mindset

If you have already worked with Google Cloud and/or Kubernetes, your experience will be of great interest to us. On a JVM stack is a plus.

You have experience in scale-up environments, high performance, high availability, distributed infrastructure we would love to hear from you.

We expect our teams to maintain and operate a reliable, stable and scalable platform that will help the developers achieve fast pace, safe delivery 

We are searching for directors who are hands-on.

You are focused on business values and can lead your team to understand the stakes.

You are able to help each member of your team grow, both as a team and individually.

You accept not being the smartest person in the room, and you are used to guiding the team in every situation. 

You have an entrepreneurial mindset, problem-solving skills and you are looking for a challenging environment that will enable you to grow.

 🏖️ What we offer: Benefits

Great impact: contributing to the development of a new payment solution in the hospitality industry and beyond. 

A challenging environment with supportive colleagues and unlimited resources: a place to grow and succeed.

Autonomy & responsibilities with an international dimension.

An inclusive environment

Stock options for everybody

Full flexibility -- Full remote, partial remote or 100% in office: your choice!

100% health coverage

Free vacation policy -- No joke!

4 month equal parental leave policy -- Why should it be otherwise?


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sunday is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, gender, ethnicity, religion, national origin, ancestry, nationality, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or on any other basis prohibited by law (except where an attribute is a bona fide occupational qualification).

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