Engineering Manager

Location United Kingdom
Job type: Permanent
Salary: 90000 to 110000
Contact name: Oscar Pye

Contact email:
Job ref: 32319
Published: 19 days ago
Startdate: 16/05/2022

Engineering Manager

The Opportunity

Our client are a Series A startup who have received over $9.5 million in funding from world-class tech investors including Mosaic, Crane & Y Combinator to back their vision. They've grown from 12 to nearly 30 employees and are now looking for a Hands-on Engineering Manager to help accelerate theirgrowth.

You'll take full ownership of the products, technical leadership and work alongside the product management team and data-science team to deliver an awesome product for their customers. You'd be reporting to the CTO and co-founder.This is the perfect role for someone who is looking to manage a small team of software developers while continuing to stay a hands-on.

All joiners will receive share options. This means you will directly benefit from your work and your impact in a fast growing business.

Your role

You'd be managing a team of currently five developers, this includes hiring, helping the team to grow, develop and follow the right processes. The team has a mix of experience, some are office-based and some are remote.

In addition to management you'd be the technical expert, go-to person for technical decisions and you'll spend half of your time developing the product: building features, maintaining the existing products and fixing bugs.The product is formed of a web application, private and public APIs as well as an ERP integration.

Theirr tech stack is Nodejs, AWS and React. They follow weekly sprints and use JIRA for day-to-day product management.

The Company

They are building Stripe for back office automation in logistics organisations.When goods are physically moved around the world, there can be up to 20 companies involved in the transaction. This is a complex and messy process, where different systems & teams have to collaborate to get the job done - creating a mountain of manual work.Our client extracts data from logistics documents, and turns it into a standardised, machine-readable format. This saves companies hours of manual data entry, improves accuracy and frees up teams tofocus on skilled, value-add activities.

Today, they provide plug & play automation to some of the world's largest logistics companies who are constrained by manual admin. They're already processing 20 million emails and attachments annually, but they're just getting started - our client's vision is to enable seamless orchestration of global trade.

Your background

• Significant experience (6+ years) in building and maintaining high-quality, robust and well architected software systems

• Some experience with Javascript or Typescript for either frontend or backend

• Initial experience (1+ years) in managing software developers

• Experience with professional software development processes

• Degree in Computer science or degree in another science


They're a highly ambitious team of ~30 mainly based in London. They want to be renowned for their achievement and they don't shy away from the hard work that is required to get there. They want to enjoy that journey, so look for friendly, inclusive folks that will help each other out, cheer on each other's 'wins', help pick you up when things aren't as rosy and have some fun on the way.

Think and act like one team

• The road to success can often be long and tough, but they want to enjoy the journey.

• They're here to achieve something incredibly ambitious. Having everyone moving together, in the same direction, will enable us to do our best work and achieve our goals faster.

Consistent, high impact delivery

• To be a market leading business that stands the test of time, they must consistently prove their worth to their customers.

• Everyone delivering consistently and focusing on the right tasks keeps us on track. Working for our client is a team sport.

Start small to go big

• Starting small means proving they can execute effectively on a small scale before doubling down on initiatives that have shown evidence of success.

• This keeps them focused on 'what good looks like'.

A partner, not just a vendor

• They are not a one-off purchase - they are a partner who will be there for the next 100 years.

• Customers buying their product are on a journey. They utilise their experience to support their organisational change and go the extra mile to make these projects successful.