Engineering Team

Engineering Manager (Hardware)

Lisbon, (Hybrid)
Lisbon, (Hybrid)

Greetings, future Sensei 👋
Are you ready to embark on an journey into the world of retail revolution? Sensei is here to develop autonomous stores and sprinkle digital transformation all over the retail sector!



Why join Sensei, you ask?
Oh, I'm glad you asked! We're on a mission to make shopping a breeze for millions of shoppers worldwide! Our focus on automation, efficiency, and providing the best retail encounter sets us apart.
Sensei is a vibrant team of over 60 talented people based in Portugal, Brazil, and Spain! We're firm believers that happy people make better Senseis, which is why we encourage everyone to do the things they love the most. If you're intrigued by the idea of being part of a dynamic team shaping the future of retail, we invite you to explore the details of this open position. Your potential journey into the Sensei Squad awaits!

How Can you Help?

As an Engineering Manager you will manage the Store Platform cluster with a total of 7 people spread across 3 teams (Hardware team, Software team and AI team). The mission of these teams is to offer the best shopping experience for all customers in each of our retail formats (cabinet, pod and store) through our autonomous system

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Lead and inspire the Store Plataform team to achieve high performance and motivation, aligning with the company's goals
  • Cultivate a culture of excellence within engineering teams, fostering collaboration and innovation to support the successful sales, deployment, and operation of diverse retail formats
  • Ensure that engineering efforts directly contribute to the company's overarching objectives, with a focus on driving sales growth, enhancing product/service quality, and optimizing profitability
  • Develop strategies and practices to minimize risks associated with engineering processes, promoting a proactive approach to identifying and mitigating potential challenges within retail operations
  • Implement measures to continually improve team efficiency and effectiveness, leveraging engineering expertise to drive results in line with the company's strategic goals
  • Foster strong partnerships with other departments and teams, promoting a cohesive and integrated approach to engineering that supports the overall success of the company in the retail sector.

🎯To thrive in this role, you must have:

  • Academic background in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering (or similar)
  • Extensive experience in electronics, hardware development, firmware, and/or CAD 3D in order to be able to be the technical mentor for the Hardware engineers of the team
  • Proven track record as a Engineering Manager or in a similar role
  • Successfully managed cross-functional teams of more than four individuals
  • Strong analytical skills for careful information evaluation and complex problem-solving
  • Highly effective communication skills for overseeing team members and collaborating with other managers in both product and engineering domains
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to identify minor errors that could lead to significant problems
  • Exceptional organizational skills for simultaneously managing employees, schedules, rituals, and processes

📅After 6 months  journey, your success will shine if you:

  • Deep understanding of retail formats and autonomous systems, contributing to aligned projects
  • Profiling team members for attributes like humility, growth mindset, and delivery metrics
  • Talent development determination and recruitment authority based on cluster needs
  • Efficient processes and rituals development for timely project completion
  • Implementation of clear feedback and performance review processes
  • Mentoring Hardware Engineers, setting best practices, and reviewing production components

🏆What's in it for you:

  • A competitive compensation package – a reward worthy of a ninja master!
  • Our annual flex benefits package is like a magical genie granting your desires – gym time, a professional coach, or even part of that MBA dream – the choice is yours!
  • Fierce Health Insurance
  • We offer the ultimate work blend – the hybrid or full remote model! Be it the cozy remote caves or the bustling office battlegrounds, you have the power to choose!
  • You'll enjoy a whole 24 days of holiday allowance to recharge your warrior spirit and embark on epic adventures!
  • Parents, we've got your back too! With paid parental leave, you won't have to choose between family and work – because balance is the key to true harmony!

And hey, a friendly reminder, at Sensei, we all speak English! So sharpen those linguistic shurikens.

Remember, every warrior is welcome in our dojo – regardless of backgrounds, flags, or beliefs! So don't hesitate to join our diverse tribe – your uniqueness is your superpower! 🌈💪

Join Sensei, and let's embark on this thrilling adventure of a lifetime! 🚀

Join us, and you'll have a meaningful role in the next evolution of the shopping experience.