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Octopus Ventures

Engineering Manager



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Remofirst empowers employers to be free from geographical boundaries when accessing talent, allowing employees to pursue opportunities wherever they may exist. We are on a mission to be the FIRST to truly revolutionise the industry and be a generational company.

Our platform offers a full-range people management tool, employee benefits like health insurance, and financial benefits, and enabling clients to hire anyone from anywhere with one click. Remofirst manages employees and contractors for Fortune 500 companies (e.g., Microsoft, Mastercard) and the best startups worldwide (e.g., TransferGo).

We are a small but strong team of 80+ people (and growing) hyper-focussed on delivering a world-class platform and unparalleled service with our industry-leading partnerships. To help accelerate our growth and pace of delivery, we are looking for talented Engineering Managers to help spearhead the overall look and feel of our features and services.

What you'll be doing:

  • Lead, mentor, and support a team of software engineers to encourage professional growth and maximize productivity
  • Oversee and ensure timely and quality delivery of the technical aspects of the development process, ensuring best practices are followed, and high-quality software is delivered
  • Collaborate with the squad's product owner, design, and other stakeholders to define project priorities, timelines, and deliverables
  • Drive the strategic planning and execution of engineering projects from conception to deployment
  • Foster an agile and collaborative work environment, promoting teamwork and resolving any issues that may impact project success
  • Implement and refine engineering processes, tools, and metrics to ensure efficient and effective development workflows
  • Participate in code reviews, architectural discussions, and provide technical guidance to ensure the development of robust, scalable, and secure applications
  • Manage resource allocation and project budgeting to meet organizational objectives while ensuring projects are delivered on time and within budget
  • Stay abreast of emerging technology trends and innovations, integrating new technologies and practices to maintain competitive advantage
  • Working closely with the Product Owner to manage the performance of the team of engineers in the squad

What you’ll need:

  • Proven experience as an Engineering Manager or Technical Product Owner or in a similar leadership role within a software development environment
  • Strong technical background with hands-on experience in software development and web technologies
  • Excellent leadership skills with the ability to mentor and motivate engineering teams
  • Experience with agile development methodologies and leading agile teams
  • Strong project management skills, with a track record of delivering complex projects on time and within budget
  • Exceptional problem-solving abilities and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Deep understanding of software development best practices, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, and testing

Why work at Remofirst?

  • Startup environment. Remofirst is an early-stage start-up. You have a voice and can influence and grow rapidly
  • Build & Scale From Scratch. Experience hyper-growth scale and help us build a great team of professionals worldwide that can help us achieve this ambitious vision.
  • Work for a Market Leader. Scale a project that counts market-leading companies like Microsoft, Mastercard, and more as happy customers.
  • Compensation and perks are great! Competitive compensation. Work equipment of your choice 100% remote work. PTO regulated by local statutory
  • Culture. We lead with respect, kindness, and the right to fail. We value hard yet smart work. Diversity and inclusion are part of our DNA. As we grow and evolve, we welcome your input to help us define our culture further.