Software Engineering Manager - JavaScript

About Klarna

Klarna was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 2005. Since then we've changed the banking industry forever. And now we're creating the world's smoothest shopping experience. We serve over 90 million consumers worldwide, and partner with 250,000 merchants – with a new merchant joining us every 8 minutes. Including some of the world's leading brands, such as H&M, ASOS, IKEA, Adidas, Samsung and Lufthansa. Our offices are spread over 17 different markets, hosted by 5000+ employees from 100+ nationalities.

Engineering at Klarna is an inspired, customer focused community, dedicated to crafting solutions that redefine our industry. Working in small, highly collaborative Agile teams, you and your team will have a clear mission and ownership of an important outcome that supports Klarna and our customers. At Klarna we optimise for quality, flow, fast feedback, focussing on end-to-end ownership, continuous improvement, testing, monitoring and experimentation. We aim for teams that are inclusive, helpful, and have a strong sense of ownership for the things they build.
Our engineers make some of the most significant decisions for the company and we are looking for bold, open and curious developers. As a Klarnaut, you’ll be inspired to contribute to the growth of Europe’s most highly valued fintech and your work will reach millions of users.

As a Klarnaut, you’ll contribute to the growth of Europe’s most highly valued fintech and your work will reach millions of users. Want to be part of the change? We're expanding several of of our engineering teams; teams working on our core checkout product, payment services and Klarna App to name a few.

What you'll get to do:

  • Inspire, lead, shape and grow a software engineering organization consisting of 3-8 team members
  • Take ownership on system design, collaborate with domain architects, own end-to-end problems, manage stakeholder communication, and mentor junior engineers
  • Scope and own a problem space while you develop your team’s vision and mission statement
  • Translate business needs into capability build-up and hiring plans in own team, play a key role in helping us continue to attract, develop and retain great engineering talent
  • Continue being hands-on with programming and make informed decisions while you identify technical risks and drive sound design decisions
  • Drive continuous improvement focusing on quality and speed in your own team as well as across teams and domains
  • Take calculated risks, anchor with different stakeholders and articulate short and long term consequences;
  • Succeed, fail, and learn together with your team!
  • Act swiftly to change of direction, re-evaluate priorities and steer the team accordingly
  • Manage and develop relationships with a variety of stakeholders and present to them, including external parties and Klarna's management team

Some of the technologies you will get to work with:

  • Javascript
  • React and React Native
  • Redux
  • Node.js
  • Express.js
  • AWS, Splunk, Ansible, Terraform, Jenkins, Docker and Kubernetes

To succeed in this role, we think you should have:

  • A proven track record of successfully leading teams and delivering new products, preferably in complex and high transaction environments
  • Demonstrable experience at acting independently, coupled with strong collaboration and coordination skills
  • A desire to spend a significant percentage of your time close to the code
  • Experience at developing, mentoring and growing a team
  • Recent experience working with a modern tech stack.

  • We understand some people might not feel they tick every box (ie coming from a non JS background). But if you're excited about the prospect of joining Klarna and believe you can add value, we'd still love to hear from you.

What we can offer you:

  • Culture - You'll have an opportunity to work with people from 90+ different countries in our English speaking offices
  • Learning - We have a learning and development focused environment with an emphasis on knowledge sharing, training, and regular internal technical talks
  • Compensation - You’ll receive an attractive salary, pension, and insurance plans, plus we offer all of our employees an opportunity to invest in an RSU program and own a stake in the company. You’ll also receive 30 days annual leave and since we recognize that life is about more than work, we also offer benefits for gym memberships, marathons, and all sorts of activities that promote physical health. We also have generous parental leave (for men and women)
  • Relocation - We can offer relocation support to Gothenburg.
We know diverse teams are strong teams, so we welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences. Our teams include women, men, mothers, fathers, the self-taught, the college-educated, and people from all over the world.
We also believe in making contributions back to the open source community. You can find some of our work at

How to apply: please send us your CV or LinkedIn profile in English. 

Klarna is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and candidates. Please refrain from including your picture and age with your application.