Engineering Manager (leading 5-8 engineers) backend at Zoopla (London, UK)

Engineering Manager (leading 5-8 engineers) backend at Zoopla (London, UK)

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Location: London, UK
Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-02-27 05:01:25

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At Zoopla we want to help everyone make intelligent home buying decisions. We are building a team that will have the once in a career opportunity to re-imagine an industry. 

As an Engineering Manager at Zoopla: 

  • Line manage, coach and mentor software engineers; focusing on their engagement, retention, growth and career development, while promoting a culture of innovation, teamwork and self-improvement
  • You will, aspirationally, spend 50% of time with line management and the other 50% making technical contributions to your product team. In practice, this split is fluid and adapts to the needs of the Engineering Managers' direct reports and product team.
  • There are a number of different programming languages in use at Zoopla however this role will predominantly require knowledge of and experience with C# (.Net and .Net Core)
  • You will ideally know AWS as well as you know your best friend, although it’s fine if you’re good friends with other cloud services, too
  • You will have diligently practiced your engineering craft, mastering your skills in techniques such as test first thinking, refactoring, clean code and pair programming
  • You will have implemented organisation-wide CI pipelines and automation, championed the quality and deployment benefits of both to others
  • The product(s) you’ve built will have delighted users (perhaps millions of them!) while being stable, performant, observable and supportable. You know the product(s) delighted users because you instrumented, evaluated and iterated on them to be sure
  • You will have played key roles in designing and implementing new architectures and technical strategies, while also looking after existing technology real estate
  • Importantly, you will have achieved many of the things above while also teaching others, and maybe even sharing your journey and knowledge publicly

A little about us: 

  • We're serious about tech, but we don't take ourselves too seriously.
  • We are spiritually agile, not religiously agile.
  • We strongly believe in the value of good design. We believe it is a primary differentiator in an increasingly crowded marketplace. 
  • We believe in the value of data. We run a team that is data-informed. We think being data-driven is soulless and dangerous. Clean, confident, clear data combined with the insights of the team is what drives our decisions.
  • We want to build small, collaborative, cross-functional teams that push each other to create elegant, simple solutions to difficult customer problems.
  • No matter what the role, we want everyone to be obsessed with getting inside the minds of our customers.

You’re an add for our team if…

  • You strive to set the standard and are always looking to raise the bar and want to be surrounded by others who do so as well
  • You’re obsessed with knowing your customer
  • You want to build things together, collaboratively with your team 
  • You want to own it; To have ownership and accountability for the outcomes of your effort
  • You have strong, well-informed opinions but are open to being convinced otherwise through thoughtful discussion and debates with your teammates
  • You have a bias towards action
  • And if you want to come help us re-imagine an industry