Excellent career-development opportunity for a best in class Software Development Manager to join a global leader in building enterprise Commerce experiences. With in-depth knowledge of development practices within the Software Delivery Lifecycle, ideally within a Commerce environment, you will lead talented software teams who build enterprise-level Commerce platforms for retailers, including the likes of Sainsbury’s, Selfridges & Boots.
Front End Engineering Manager
Remote with visits to London & Watford Office
Plus Full Company Benefits Package
Service: Global Enterprise eCommerce Consultancy
Who we are:
We are a global Commerce consultancy that applies strategy, technical know-how and outstanding design to help its ambitious clients grow through Commerce solutions.
How? By creating inspirational and shopper journeys. It’s why we work with some of the most exciting brands around such as Tempur, DFS, Domino's, Boots, Xerox Sainsbury’s, Selfridges, Specialized and Ted Baker.
We’re an inclusive group of more than 1500 expert thinkers and doers stationed across more than 20 global offices including our new, state-of-the-art offices in Watford, and two agency offices in Central London. Our reputation is based on having the best in the business – people who are inspired yet straight-talking, and who really want to understand not just our clients but their customers. We are passionate about innovation in everything we do, and proud of what our people achieve, empowering and respecting every one of them.
Together, we keep our clients and their customers inspired and ahead through digital, future-ready Commerce solutions and services. When our clients win – we win.
As our business grows internationally, we’re seeking new people who share our values and work ethic. We especially want to encourage more women to join, and take a key role in shaping some of the best Commerce sites and experiences in the world.
The Software Engineering Manager Role:
+ Line management of our Front End team including conducting career development reviews, providing career guidance and performance management.
+ Developing talent and nurturing innovation within our teams
+ Working with our FE technical leads to encourage the adoption of new technologies and to constantly improve our existing ways of working.
+ Management of resourcing across projects, matching and assigning team members to appropriate roles, attending resourcing meetings and liaising with our Account Directors, Project and Programme managers as appropriate.
+ Making smart team assignments by assigning, directing, and evaluating the work of our FE team on their various projects and overseeing the development and maintenance of staff competence.
+ Recruiting talent for your team: selection, testing, interviewing and maintaining the right employee blend
+ Team development and staff retention through hiring, mentoring (including succession planning) as well as the planning L&D strategy for your team and working with our People team to ensure it is delivered.
+ Creating standards, processes and reference solutions
+ Perform administrative functions such as reviewing and writing reports, approving expenses, undertaking contract reviews, and making decisions about the purchase of tools or 3rd party services.
+ Supporting our presales team including presenting and explaining our skills/approaches and delivering proposals, reports, and findings to clients.
+ Set strategic and technical goals to support objectives provided by senior management.
+ In conjunction with your teams identify and set out best practice guidelines and reviewing team output to ensure adherence and consistency.
+ Promote the benefits of good Front End engineering practices
+ Review and challenge our processes to help us continually improve efficiency and quality
+ Ensuring all team members have appropriate certification and maintain a register of skills for the team.
Talented, enthusiastic, focused, diligent, professional. Keen to learn and to challenge for smarter ways of doing things; a team player proud of their work who wants to share it. You like working in a fast-paced environment and are ready to inspire outstanding online shopper experiences for consumers and brands, no matter what product, service, sector, device or channel!
You will act as an advocate for your team and help us deliver the best possible service for our clients, which may include some working at client locations. When our clients win – we win!
We need you to be really great at:
+ Excellent understanding of the process, challenges and pitfalls of delivering Front End projects, particularly around SPAs written with React
+ In depth knowledge of development practices within the Software Delivery Lifecycle, ideally within a Commerce environment
+ Experience of leading and managing Front End developers
+ Experience in interviewing and assessment of candidates at all levels, ensuring both technical capability and person fit to create high functioning, happy teams
+ Ability to drive change in a given programme or project and be able to articulate the benefits of change
+ Be an advocate for quality processes and understand industry recognised Best Practices
+ Be experienced in code and unit test reviews and have experience of using static analysis tools and make recommendations in this area
+ Have a good knowledge of Agile development delivery practices and how these affect your team
+ Have strong communication skills and can work with customers and internal stakeholders to ensure the Engineering team vision is understood and implemented correctly.
+ Being an adaptable, proactive, opinionated quick thinker who can deliver under pressure when needed
+ The ability to motivate a team, recognise rising talent and bring out the best out of each individual
+ self-motivated and enthusiastic
+ Excellent communicator, influencing skills and negotiation skills to get management buy-in on ideas and concepts
+ Having a can-do attitude and picking up whichever tasks help our teams and projects.
+ Excellent planning and work prioritisation skill
+ The ability to remain calm in high pressured environments
If you know any of this even better:
+ Previous experience delivering FE projects backed by commerce platforms such as CommerceTools, BigCommerce, Shopify Plus, Magento, HCL Commerce or Hybris
+ Experience working with differing delivery methodologies including Agile, Hybrid and Waterfall Approach
+ Experience of managing suppliers and have evidence of increasing the value received
+ Development background or hands-on experience of front end development
We are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect. As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.
Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager.
Your Experience / Background / Previous Roles May Include:
Senior Front End Developer, Lead React Developer, Senior React Developer, Software Development Manager, Head of Development.
If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.