Engineering Manager

Engineering Manager

Website freeagent FreeAgent

Description
FreeAgent 🚀

FreeAgent is one of the UK’s most popular online accounting apps, with over 110,000 customers. FreeAgent removes the stress and pain of dealing with business finances, allowing business owners to focus on running their business!

Our customers love FreeAgent. It is rated 4.7 on Trustpilot.

Our employees love FreeAgent. We are rated ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ on Glassdoor.

We’re an independent subsidiary of NatWest group and we’re working closely with them to introduce over 500,000 bank customers to the FreeAgent experience in 2021. This is super-exciting and a big technical challenge. It’s a great opportunity for engineers at FreeAgent to see their work make a direct impact on the happiness and productivity of the small business customers across the UK!

We believe in the power of a happy and diverse team and we’d love you to join us on this journey 🙏

The Role 👷

Our Product Teams are cross-functional teams consisting of a Product Manager, Designer and 7-8 Software Engineers. It’s an exciting time to get involved and as an Engineering Manager you’ll be able to bring valuable experience and leadership to your team.

Your typical week will involve:

Coordinating work, and facilitating technical team discussions to help make decisions
Working with your team and the wider business on prioritisation, unblocking bottlenecks, roadmap planning for future development cycles
1-1s with all your direct reports. We believe regular contact with your team members is essential, as is giving and receiving feedback
Coaching, mentoring and developing engineers to help them craft the perfect career path at FreeAgent
Hiring responsibilities, conducting interviews, reviewing applications and helping to optimise our hiring journey
Celebrating your team’s achievements!

You 🙌
Ideally, you’ll have:

Significant web development experience at a senior level, ideally on a commercial SaaS product
Previous experience of people management
A comprehensive understanding of lean and agile development methodologies
A strong command of one or more web programming languages (we primarily write Ruby and JavaScript)
Stellar communication and organisation skills
The ability to thrive in a collaborative environment while embracing accountability
A learning mindset, always open to improve yourself and learn from others

Benefits 🎁

The annual salary for this role is £50,000 – £80,000. In the Greater London area this rises to £57,500 – £96,000.

We provide a comprehensive package of employee benefits, such as 33 days holiday (increasing year on year!), private health care, life assurance, 5% matched pension contributions, and buy-as-you-earn share schemes. Find out more on our website.

The best place to work 👩🏽‍💻

We believe in a strong work-life balance. We don’t work long hours and we’re flexible about how and where you work. 50% of our engineering team work from home full time – as a company we have been championing remote working for 14 years! We also have a fabulous Edinburgh HQ which is designed for collaboration, including high-quality A/V equipment to provide a great experience for distributed teams.

Applying for the role ✍

Our application process is simple; just upload your CV and tell us why you’re interested in the role. The interview process involves a phone interview, an ‘at home’ programming exercise that takes a couple of hours, followed by two or three video interviews.

We really want to emphasise our commitment to building an inclusive and diverse team! We strongly encourage applications from people with varied backgrounds and perspectives.

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, veteran, neurodiversity status or disability status.

To apply for this job please visit apply.workable.com.

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