TheFork is looking for her/his Associate Director Engineering of Payment. We are looking for a candidate with previous experience at a digital company and with payment related topics to lead technical teams working on new business opportunities, primarily around payment services - 2 teams, 10+ software engineers strong.

TheFork, part of TripAdvisor group company, is a pure player company and the european leader of restaurant online booking. We are an innovative and fast-growing company building a unique community of members to transform the way people go to restaurants!

TheFork company’s goal is to become the #1 app for restaurant online booking in the world.


Why joining us?

You are passionate about technology and comfortable with an international and agile environment? You're ready for the challenge of a 100k+ SaaS clients and of millions of diner usages per month? Are you ready to invest in a company with presence in more than 20 countries over 3 continents and whose services are subject to heavy use combined with rapid growth? You want to build reliable back-end and scalable services to power the leader of online booking restaurants?

We’ve achieved so much already, and we have no plans of stopping. Join us and be part of our success story in the restaurant industry!


You will join a dynamic and agile team in a quickly changing environment. You will be involved in an international organization that empowers its employees and that values sharing and development of each of them.


What you will do:

As Associate Director of Engineering of 2 development teams in our New Business domain ideally based in Turin, Italy but open to other locations:

  • You exhibit your leadership:
    • You tie team goals to business direction and strategy
    • With regards to these goals, you are responsible for their organization.
    • You direct and control the activities of a broad functional area through technical leaders within the company. You have overall control of planning, staffing, budgeting, managing expense priorities, and recommending and implementing changes to methods.
  • You demonstrate your execution & planning capabilities:
    • You assist with defining and communicating organizational policy.
    • You work on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of the company.
    • You participate in corporate development of methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for projects, programs, and people.
    • You are trusted to operate without supervision.

  • You exhibit your communication skills:
    • You work with peers to solve problems across teams.
    • You embody a very professional communication style, one on one and in groups. ‒ You are capable of representing the company externally
    • You regularly interact with senior executives and/or major customers. Interactions frequently involve special skills, such as negotiating with customers or management or attempting to influence senior level leaders regarding matters of significance to the organization
  • You use your technical skills:
    • Strong technical leadership -- you identify and solve hard technical and business
      problems through your team.
    • You work across all parts of the company.
    • You participate with other senior managers to establish strategic plans and objectives.
  • You embody our culture and values

What technologies are we using?

  • Our front-end solutions are built upon ReactJS and graphQL over material design style guide,
  • Our back-end technical stack relies mainly on NodeJS framework and PostgreSQL databases
  • Our scalable cloud infrastructure is based on AWS, Kubernetes and Istio
  • Our production is monitored with New Relic complemented by Prometheus and Grafana.
  • We are using unit, functional and integration testing to have quality proof software
  • We use JIRA and Confluence for project and knowledge management


 Who you are:

  • You are a seasoned manager with 10+ years of experience of managing 10+ people in an international environment
  • You are business savvy, rigorous, dynamic & curious, equipped with an agile mindset and a strong team spirit
  • Ability to think on your feet in a fast-moving, growing environment. Challenging, but cool if you think about it.
  • You have experience with architectural patterns of large-scale applications
  • Previous experience with payment domain is a plus
  • You already have coached and mentored team members including senior ones.
  • You are fluent in writing and in speaking in English.


What we offer:

  • Be part of something big : a scale up environment within a market leading global organization
  • Flexible benefits scheme
  • Very friendly work environment
  • Weekly lunch outside of the office



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