Engineering Manager

iTech Media
London, UK
15 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Engineering Manager

iTech Media is a values-led, Talent first and rapidly scaling, online media company operating in a hugely demanding, competitive and innovative sector. This necessitates hiring and retaining the sharpest and most adaptable people in technology in order to build the #1 digital teams in London & Warsaw. We service a rapidly growing network of over 150 sites across 50+ countries and 21 languages.

Founded in late 2015, we're building diverse, talented and high-performing teams including Engineering, UX & Design, Content, SEO, Conversion Optimisation and of course, Product. We comprise an international team of over 100, vectored towards a compelling vision of building the #1 online digital media company in gaming.

The role:

Are you passionate about people? Do you enable people to be the best versions of themselves? Do you like to contribute to teams of engineers and get stuck in with what they are trying to build? If you are yes yes yes to these then we have a role perfect for you. iTech Media is looking for highly talented people to come work with us to help us in our ever-evolving business. We are shooting for the moon as the best place to work whilst shipping greatness and having fun along the way.

Your main responsibilities:

Leading and developing the best team in the world.
  • Be a world class leader that recruits, develops and retains talent in a scaling team.
  • Lead and manage a team of Web Developers, Infrastructure Engineers, DevOps Engineers and work with teams supporting them in building industry-leading, robust and innovative solutions.
  • Create and maintain a professional culture within iTech Media, where individuals take ownership and are fastidious and proud of shipping greatness and growing every day.

Solving problems to help user make smart choices.
  • Supporting your team to help them grow every day in knowledge and experience so that together you can tackle the biggest challenges that move the business forward.
  • Interpreting business briefs and translating them into development work across 150+ amazing products.
  • Ensure the best quality and collaboration possible in everything we build across the company by working a truly inspiring people who look to you to help them overcome some jaw dropping challenges.

Getting the best out of your team.
  • Learn, learn, then learn some more to grow every day using current and emerging development technologies for coding, building, testing, deploying, and hosting to support your teams knowledge pool.
  • Inspire your team to move mountains, overcome obstacles and give them the recognition they deserve.

All about you:

Not everyone will be able to take on these challenges, we are looking for the great among you to come and join us; there are a few things we are looking for though:
  • Capable of optimizing processes and driving performance improvement across squads to deliver better, and more efficient products.
  • Highly skilled in technologies and languages used to build, deploy and deliver. Particularly PHP, bash script, JavaScript, HTML, CSS and ability to work with GIT.
  • Familiar with containerization and Docker/Kubernetes.
  • Experience in a hands on remit + managing a team responsible for multiple projects, particularly a portfolio environment.
  • Proven track record of leading and growing high-performance, talented teams. This includes day to day line management, driving their personal growth, optimizing processes and organizing the team's goals/OKR's.

What we can do for you:

• Development and coaching, including a spend how you like personal training budget of £1,000.
• Superlative annual all company retreat to have Fun not "fun", team build and grow together. Previous destinations include Mykonos, Mexico and Thailand. In 2019 we are heading to Marrakech... so join before May.
• Annual bonus scheme based on individual, team & company performance.

And all these added goodies:

• Brand new, custom-designed offices with a fun and engaging culture.
• Flexible start and finish times - you pick when suits you best.
• Friday lunches - ordered-in from a variety of local restaurants (P.S. on your first Friday you get to choose for the whole team!).
• Unlimited drinks, snacks and organic fruit.
• Free private healthcare including a healthcare cashback scheme covering dental, optical, physio and well-being.
• Choice of Mac/PC, Herman Miller chair, top spec Bose headphones.
• Regular well-being activities - Mindfulness & Nutrition guest speakers, free Health Screen initiatives.
• Opportunity to join our boxing, yoga and 5-a-side football initiatives.
• Monthly social events including bowling, ping pong, office parties, summer party and Christmas extravaganza.
• 25 days' holiday + 8 bank holidays + your birthday off + additional paid time-off when the office is closed for the whole Christmas and New Year period.
• Charity volunteer days.
• Pension contribution matched up to 10%.
• Annual travel season ticket loan.

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