Engineering Manager


London, GB
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 01/16/2021
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  • Company Address: 25 Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M 6AE

About Peakon

Peakon builds engaged teams and great company cultures by providing clear, actionable insights into the real drivers of every business – the people.

Job Description

As we grow the Peakon engineering team in London, we are looking for an Engineering Manager to lead the development work for our newest product team. Peakon teams own their roadmap, work collaboratively and include engineering, UI/UX design, and product management.

The tech stack of Peakon centers around JavaScript, with Node.js on the server and React on the frontend. We rely on a rigorous suite of automated tests, and deploy to our AWS environment daily. We believe in a strong foundation and building things right from the start, making our Peakon company value “Build for tomorrow, today” a guiding principle for the Engineering team.

We welcome your application even if you do not meet all of the criteria listed below, but are excited about the opportunity of mastering this role. We know that skills are not static and growth is continuous, so we are happy to help you take your career to the next level together and are committed to your development at Peakon.

About the job

As Peakon’s next Engineering Manager, you’ll be responsible for the engineering team building Peakon Include, our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion product.

Peakon Include provides additional DE&I insights across an entire organisation, allowing our customers to collect ongoing feedback in order to measure the impact of new initiatives and drive increased performance. Your team will play a crucial role in building new features that empower managers, improve accountability, and give customers actionable data and insights to help them foster a more inclusive company culture.

You’ll be an active member of the team, consisting of 5 engineers who report directly to you, many of whom you’ll have hired in your first 6 months.

Your responsibilities will span a number of areas; As the technical lead on the team, you will be responsible for executing on the product vision, working closely with the Product Manager and other stakeholders to scope, refine and break down projects, ensuring a high level of quality and timely delivery of these projects. You will be guiding the day-to-day technical work of the team, focusing on sound architecture, quality and building the right things, the right way.

You will be responsible for coaching and growing the engineers on the team, as well as hiring and on-boarding new team members. You will be a member of the wider Engineering Management team, meeting regularly with peers from other teams to discuss best practices and challenges.

In addition to supporting the team, you will be contributing code regularly and participating in the day to day work by providing constructive feedback, participating in code reviews, picking up smaller coding tasks and providing extra support where needed to drive projects to completion.

About you

    You are an engineer at heart, with a genuine interest in technology and people.
    You prefer the challenge, and reward, of working with a team towards a common goal, rather than trying to reach it alone.
    You value trust, transparency and accountability.
    You are passionate about leading an inclusive and diverse team
    You are able to clearly communicate expectations, and are quick to recognize when someone goes above and beyond to deliver a great result.
    You have a good understanding of agile product development and what it takes to bring a product from idea into the hands of customers
    You are passionate about finding ways to develop people and improve processes
    You are looking for an opportunity to grow your career in a fast-moving, growing company, and help shape the engineering culture and the technologies behind it.
    You are you! We want you to bring your true self to work, so you can help us shape the engineering culture at Peakon!

What your day will look like

You will:

    Line manage 2-5 engineers of various disciplines and experience levels
    Work closely with our talent team to define a hiring process for your team that ensures we hire the best talent
    Provide guidance to your direct reports, knowing when to coach and when to mentor
    Use your technical expertise to contribute towards building a best-in-class product
    Set your team up for success by removing obstacles and support their personal and professional growth
    Collaborate with the Product Manager to plan and prioritise work

Our company

We’re a team driven by the belief that we can radically change the world of work. We believe that when an organisation listens to employee feedback and empowers every employee to drive the change they want to see, it can create more fulfilling jobs and grow in ways never before imagined.

We’re in the business of creating great places to work, so it should be no surprise that this is our highest priority at Peakon. With ambitions as big as ours, we see individual growth and development as the key strategy for growing our business.

Trust and transparency guide everything we do. At Peakon you’ll find an open salary model, unlimited vacation, and autonomy to execute your own ideas. Our style of collaboration is based on honesty and friendship, and we always love making new friends.

Our tech

We make it a priority to stay on the cutting edge of tech. We are highly motivated by learning and growing in our roles, and constantly evolving is a key part of that.

We believe there is great value in a shared toolchain, which is why our stack centers around JavaScript. Some tasks are better solved with different tools, and thus we use f.ex. Python for the data science parts of the system. We are primarily hosted on Heroku and AWS, with an increasing number of our services moving to the latter. We use PostgreSQL (through RDS), Redis and ElasticSearch for storage.

We rely heavily on automated testing on all levels of the application, with thousands of tests checking every commit to our code base. We use Buildkite for hosted continuous integration to make sure our most recent changes are always available to test, and we deploy code to our production environment on a daily basis.


    Unlimited holiday
    Flexible working
    Company wide trips
    Choice of hardware
    Quarterly bonuses
    Company shares

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