Senior Engineering Manager

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Location
Portsmouth or London
Department
Development
About The Role

Senior Engineering Manager

We Are Checkatrade. Are you?

We have an amazing opportunity for a Senior Engineering Manager (.NET required) to  own and oversee the technology, architecture, product set, and a strategic roadmap of key division within Checkatrade. You will oversee  2 to 3 agile pods, and work with inhouse Scrum teams to deliver exciting products and features. This includes taking ownership of some off the most business critical teams and projects live currently.  You’ll also work closely with the Head of Development to mentor and guide developers and technical leads to ensure the continuous development of our technical talent to support our exciting growth plans. As a modern marketplace business on a journey from good to great, this is a fantastic time to join us. Sound good? We’d love to hear from you!

Location: Portsmouth or London - Hybrid working applies. 

Where do you fit in?

Reporting to the Head of Engineering, your primary focus will be in three areas: technical architecture and crafting solutions,  strategic roadmap and working with your teams to reliably deliver at pace and finally building brilliant teams. You will work across strategic priorities defined by Checkatrade leadership team and product and  inspire your teams to create, evolve and deliver well thought out technical solutions against the roadmap. You’ll be the first Senior Engineering Manager within our team of Engineering Managers and leads. As such, you’ll be an experienced people leader, with background in managing multiple highly capable, expert  teams. You will take ownership for the personal development of all of your direct reports through deep functional knowledge and the application of expert coaching and mentoring skills on a day-to-day basis. From a technical standpoint, you’ll have extensive experience in event driven cloud architecture as well as have experience in driving performance in an agile, DevOps/GitOps software development environment, with strong build and deployment pipelines.

What’s in it for you?

  • An exciting opportunity to join a fast moving digital scale up with passionate people and investment on tech. We work across latest .NET, React, React Native and GCP etc. to develop exciting products across web and mobile to service both B2B and B2C markets.
  • An opportunity to undertake a Senior Engineering Lead role with strategic importance and opportunity to inspire and develop teams.  You’ll be circa 95% about solutions, people, and delivery, and 5% hands on code.
  • An excellent salary and benefits package that includes a bonus, car allowance,  electrical vehicle scheme and much more!

What do you need to succeed?

  • Previous experience in a Senior Engineering Manger role along with a successful tracker record of leading multiple delivery focused agile teams.
  • A strong understanding of development processes, agile and shift left methodology and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Expertise across cloud and event based architecture.
  • Tech expertise across .NET at the back and preferably React or Angular or similar modern JavaScript at the front end.
  • Inspirational leadership and communication style that will engage, retain, and excite your teams.
About Us

Checkatrade is the consumer choice for finding a local reputable and reliable tradesperson. For over 20 years, we've been the place where reputation matters most - and if you join us, you’ll ensure that our trade members continue to uphold these high standards. With 47,000  trades available to help with your home improvement project, we’re here to help no matter how big or small the project you are undertaking is. We're currently going through a period of significant investment and growth and we're looking for exceptional people to join us on our journey to help us achieve our ambitious goals. This is a really exciting time to join our team.

 

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