Engineering Director Finance

Who we are

Klarna’s mission is to free people from all the meaningless time spent managing money and purchases, so they can do more of what they love. Every day at Klarna we help consumers, merchants, and partners to explore just how smoooth the modern purchase experience can be. Our position at the crossroads of payments, consumer financing, ecommerce and banking means we are uniquely positioned to do this. There is no label for what we do. 

Klarna was born in Stockholm in 2005 and today has 2500 employees working across Europe and the US. We currently serve 60 million consumers, work together with 130,000 merchants and process more than a million payment transactions a day. We are growing at 40% year on year and our investors include Visa, Atomico, Sequoia Capital, Permira and Bestseller group/ Anders Holsch Povlsen. We have strong partnerships with some of the world’s leading brands, such as ASOS, IKEA, Adidas, Zara, Lufthansa and Spotify. 

To find out more about what it's like to work at Klarna: klarna.com/careers

Finance in Klarna are on a truly transformational journey where the financial processes are integrated into one high performant infrastructure allowing deep insights and flexible reporting.
You will be the Engineering leader of the Financial function in Klarna with a responsibility of Klarna Banks accounting, financial reporting, treasury, financial steering and regulatory reporting processes. You will work closely with the Domain leads in Finance and set the engineering standards, increase automation and further increase the Klarna position versus its peers. You are part of the overall Finance leadership and have 4 teams of engineers reporting to you, and you will lead the Finance Engineering Leadership team.
In this role you will also be part of the Klarna level team that continuously develops the engineering culture, competence and standards - lead by the CTO.

You are a mixture of financial thinker and engineering leader, being in the front of technology delivery and development paradigms as well as financial regulations and trends. You have seen traditional implementations and have a vision on how this could be done in a detailed thinking fast paced company. You speak finance and engineering and enjoy to break down problems into actionable plans both for engineers and finance specialists.

You have a strong track record of leading engineers to deliver off the shelf and developed software in a fast changing high transaction environment and strives for optimising for highest speed in execution.

You will inspire, lead, shape and grow the Finance Engineering organisation - through an understanding of current and future Finance needs broken down into how to further develop the Finance Engineering organisation. You will play a key role in helping us continue attracting, developing and retaining great engineering talent.

You are able to hold your ground in a technical discussion and can challenge teams’ decisions with questions to ensure quality and pragmatism.  You are expected to actively contribute to architectural decisions as you hold the big picture view.

Mandatory Requirements

  • Fluency in English
  • Demonstrated ability to lead engineering teams
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with business leaders and understanding of domains outside of engineering
  • Excellent communication, especially in written form
  • Experience in application architecture
  • Demonstrated ability to perform a platform assessment (build vs. buy) and work with procurement on the acquisition of new platforms as well as manage the ongoing vendor relationship
  • Past experience in a hands on engineering roles
  • Experience in a wide range of organisations, from startups to large enterprise businesses

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience in financial domains
  • Experience in regulated businesses
  • SAP platform experience
  • Data warehousing experience
  • Cloud computing experience
We can offer you an international working environment filled with smart and ambitious colleagues. We know that diverse teams are strong teams, so we welcome those from different backgrounds and experiences. As part of one of Europe’s fastest growing companies, you'll help play an important role in taking Klarna to the next level.