Engineering Manager

Borehamwood, UK
13 Sep 2019
03 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Engineering Manager - Borehamwood, London, UK

Full time, permanent

As a growing product company Gentrack is establishing a role for a development leader that will support teams, evolve structure and processes for growth, and inspire excellence. Chances are you have been down this path before, but you continue to learn and be inspired by others. Software engineering culture is your passion.

You take a system-wide view in creating conditions and focus, allowing your cross-functional teams to flourish. The teams you support build strong bonds, challenge each other to inspire excellence, and support one another through the rough patches. Your background in software engineering allows you to jump into the conversation, to challenge thinking for quality, thinking within the product constraints. Celebrating success is a given, but so too is how you handle the difficult times with compassion. Overall, you seek to create an environment where the best people you know will join you in making a meaningful contribution on our product journey.

As part of the global product leadership team you will represent a set of product development scrum teams, and gain perspective as we evolve. We will support and encourage your personal growth both on the job and through training opportunities. While you will spend most of your time in one of our smaller offices in Borehamwood you will need to travel to our Euston office regularly as well as you will have peers and possibly further teams based there. We may also ask you to travel to New Zealand or Australia occasionally to build relationships with the other development groups - we are a global business.

Reporting to the Global Head of Development you will:
  • Lead a tribe of 2-6 autonomous, multidiscipline, "T-shaped" Product Development teams spanning 12-25 people.
  • Be a Leader, comfortable with managing software product development, delivery, and operations.
  • You will coach teams, an agile mindset, and a clear understanding of the business' bigger picture.
  • Play a pivotal role in inspiring and motivating everyone in the Product Development group to be the best they can be.
  • Drive change within the development organisation, and foster a positive culture of continuous improvement.

About You
  • Strong experience in managing software development teams.
  • Have a passion for people and a track record of nurturing and growing them to be the best they can be.
  • A relentless drive for continuous improvement in processes, others and yourself.
  • Experience with a software product company that values agile principles and practices.
  • Experience in product development and operations for a SaaS product would be very beneficial.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification could help, but isn't mandatory.
  • A 'Can do' attitude, combined with the ability to ask open question and listen intently.
  • An optimistic outlook on life, common sense and a sense of humour are essential.

This is your opportunity to join an organisation that has a great positive culture, and the determination to transform and constantly improve. Gentrack is enjoying strong international growth and has a bright future delivering challenging software projects to some of the most innovative utilities and airports around the globe.

Please only apply if you have the right to work in the UK. We are not able to offer visa sponsorship at any point.

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