Engineering Manager (Frontend) - new job in Milton Keynes, UK

Engineering Manager (Frontend)
  • £100,000 - £105,000 per Annum
  • Permanent
  • Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England, UK Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire GBR MK7 8LE
Job Ref: BBBH32552
Sector: Software Development
Date Added: 04 August 2022

Exciting opportunity for an Engineering Manager within Frontend to work for a huge online company that brings in 1.5 billion visitors monthly. Engineering Managers help engineers make great technical decisions and develop their skills and experience. They support great team-working, help define technical standards and direction, and grow strong communities of technical practice. The role sits within Engineering - part of Product Development - and is responsible for developing software applications to meet the users' and business needs. We are looking for a front-end enthusiast who is experienced working on modern JavaScript tech stacks. You will have a passion for developing and growing the engineers who report to you but just as importantly, you will still thrive from bringing a hands-on approach to the role and won't be afraid to code alongside our talented Front-End Developers.

Typical week as Engineering Manager:

  • Initially spending 30% hands on coding with your product team and 70% on management responsibilities
  • Looking at ways of improving the product development lifecycle
  • Exploring new ways to deliver frequently and safely into production
  • Coaching and developing your people, with regular 1-to-1s and continuous feedback
  • Driving a culture of craftsmanship and quality, establishing high technical standards and continuous improvement
  • Developing features and improvements to our applications, with the use of JavaScript, React, redux, Context, Node, Express and Typescript.
  • Tackling complex technical and business challenges, and staying alert to challenges around the corner
  • Making decisions that safeguard the health of our codebase, balancing both short and long-term factors
  • Supporting engineers to actively manage technical debt
  • Helping teams anticipate and mitigate delivery risks
  • Building technical communities, where teams are encouraged to share knowledge and help each other
  • Hiring great people for the team's long-term success and deliver an amazing candidate experience
  • Staying up to date with the latest technologies and approaches to software development

We are looking for someone who:

  • Can establish great coding standards and encourages those around to do the same
  • Creates an environment that encourages people to try out new things and learn from their mistakes
  • Is comfortable with complex problem solving and applies the right technology solution
  • Is enthusiastic about the importance of testing, promotes TDD and has experience of React testing frameworks like Jest and Enzyme
  • Enjoys delivering high quality code and likes to debate the merits of different solutions
  • Champions security, privacy, resilience and scalability, ensuring they're at the forefront of decision-making
  • Understands the wider architectural impact and ensures continuing improvements to the platform
  • Encourages open two-way feedback so that teams share honestly, early and often
  • Is passionate about technology and engineering craftsmanship
  • Brings stakeholders on the journey to encourage buy-in and help shape plans

Ultimately, we care much more about the person you are, how you think and approach things, than a list of qualifications and buzzwords on a CV. Even if you can't say 'yes' to all of the above, but are smart, self-motivated and passionate about delivering a great Customer Experience then get in touch.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnerships, pregnancy or maternity or age

03/09/2022 09:14:36
GBP 100000 105000 Annum
Contact Consultant:
Logan Kelly

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