Engineering Manager

The job in a nutshell

We’re on the look-out for an Engineering Manager with a technical background to empower and mentor our engineers, enabling excellent growth and development.

Engineers join us for the technical challenges we overcome and stay for the incredible culture our Engineers build and grow.

We work closely with Product, Design, business ambassadors, and others from the broader business in multi-functional squads, each of which has the autonomy to practice agile in the way that works best for them.

Our tech stack utilises some of the latest technologies within an AWS environment with a backend in Java, Python and PHP.  

As a technical specialist, you'll not only provide technical oversight and leadership to major projects, but also act as a functional manager. Being responsible for the product and solution architecture, the role will place a key focus on quality control and code optimisation. You will nurture and influence standard methodologies, and help ensure these are followed across the company.

As a functional manager, your role will also include optimising and reviewing the performance of teams, with an aim to increase the quality of engineering as a functional leader. To help us scale our engineering teams effectively, you will have close involvement with our hiring process.

You will have the opportunity in this role to work on new to market product propositions that are passionate about saving customers time and money across a variation of household bills, something we can all relate to!

Skills and experience you’ll need to have

  • Sound knowledge of agile leadership principles
  • Strong software architecture skills
  • Experience building and scaling high achieving engineering teams 
  • Big picture thinking - accurately diagnosing problems and building innovative solutions
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to partner closely with Product Owners and Business Heads
  • Extensive experience in SDLC including the testing cycle.
  • Relevant and practical experience leading software development teams
  • Experience working with ahrd-working engineering teams who have a strong sense of autonomy in their technical decision-making in agile environment.

What you’ll be responsible for

  • Represents the Director of Technology within their business unit.
  • Builds a ‘team first’ environment and embeds a Lean culture.
  • Performs line management duties for the business unit.
  • Motivates and oversees the personal development of Engineers and Junior staff including mentoring.
  • Undertakes resource planning, recruitment and retention actions.
  • Is responsible for training and development.
  • Maintains relationships and communication between departments.
  • Leads a programme of continual improvement of products and services within their business unit.
  • Owns the successful, timely delivery or projects and initiatives.
  • Contributes to engineering strategy.
  • Collaborates effectively with fellow leaders across the business for mutual success.
  • Helps build delivery roadmaps for their business unit.
  • Crafts and implements a devops strategy to provide 24x7 uptime for customer facing touch points.

Who you’ll be working with

  • All parts of Tech team ( Product, Infrastructure, Operations etc.)
  • Group Agile Coaching – to develop and improve ways of working.
  • Fellow Technology Leaders - to ensure an effective engineering organisation
  • Product Teams – to ensure deliver is aligned to product roadmaps.

About us

We’re on a mission to help people everywhere save time and money – whether that’s on essential outgoings or on the things that they enjoy.

If someone is looking for an insurance policy for the first time, wants to beat their renewal quote, is searching for the right financial product, or is after an outstanding utility deal, our comparison website – GoCompare – is there to help. We work with trusted insurance providers, financial services organisations and partners to provide a real breadth of coverage across the market.

Through MyVoucherCodes we bring savings from thousands of fashion, retail, restaurant, entertainment, travel and tech brands to millions of people.

Energylinx, our Ofgem-accredited energy comparison and switching service, brings excellent energy deals from more suppliers than any other UK switching site to UK households and businesses.

Look After My Bills is a leading automated energy savings service. The free service cuts customers’ gas and electricity bills without them having to do a thing. Customers sign up once and Look After My Bills seeks to get them the best deal they can from an energy supplier they trust with good customer service. When that deal ends they automatically switch customers on to another.

And weflip, an automatic switching service that helps people save time and money by flipping them onto better energy tariffs, uses technology to bring a new, hands-off approach to staying on great deals, forever.

GoCompare embraces diversity and truly believe in equal opportunities for all. We believe that inclusion and diversity increases creativity, delivers innovation, improves performance and better serves our customers.

We truly believe in the ethos that companies with greater diversity perform better than those without. It is for these reasons that all qualified applicants will be considered for employment regardless of age, race, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, disability, educational background or any other characteristic for that matter that doesn’t relate to your ability to perform the role.

Benefits

GoCompare offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Bonus
  • 25 days holidays plus bank holidays
  • Birthday day off
  • Death in service
  • Matched pension (up to 6%)
  • Private medical cover
  • Buy and sell holiday options
  • Extra holidays for length of service
  • Share save scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity policies
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Salary:

Up to £80,000 plus benefits

Location:

London

Job Reference:

gocompare/TP/41/347

Closing date:

18th October 2020

Working hours:

37.5 hours per week

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