UK - Remote
We are seeking a Front-End Software Engineering Manager to lead, motivate and mentor the teams responsible for our front-end merchandising platform. This is a highly influential role in a large development team based across the UK and Romania, so you should be hungry for a complex challenge of developing a strong continuous-improvement culture and delivering amazing customer outcomes through high-performing teams.
You will be working as part of the Global Partners Organisation – the team in GoDaddy responsible for solutions for our technically-sophisticated customers who operate at large scale. The global Partners organisation delivers services through our hero GoDaddy Pro brand and a number of region- and sector-specific brands.
Your specific focus will be on the multi-brand platform through which our customers discover, purchase and manage their services.
What will you be doing?
- Leading the teams responsible for delivering our next front-end platform for our multi-brand content delivery platform.
- Upholding engineering rigor and coaching the teams to be the best engineers they can be.
- Taking operational responsibility for your teams’ code, ensuring it is well tested and monitored, and owning when things don’t go to plan.
- Collaborating with other GoDaddy teams worldwide to maximise technology re-use.
- Championing the use of engineering best-practices across front-end development.
- Leading and mentoring the next generation of front-end architects and leaders.
- Performance and talent management within the teams.
What are we looking for?
- For you, work is a pleasure because you’re doing the thing you love most every day. You thrive delivering amazing technical outcomes through others, whilst inspiring the teams to be the best they can be.
- When you encounter a problem, you relish in finding the best solution for the customer, whether internal or external. When you repeat a task, your instinct is to automate. When you create something new, you make sure that unfamiliar developers can pick it up, maintain and support it with no problem.
- You’re experienced enough to understand that not all technology is perfect, and that large companies have some well-intentioned skeletons. This will not phase you – in fact you see this as part of the challenge - you enjoy replacing the old with the new and becoming incrementally better.
- You keep up-to-date with the latest engineering trends, but understand that adopting every new practice is more problematic than using a select number of well-proven practices – your bar for adoption is meticulously high.
- You live and breathe Agility – not just agile processes, but the accompanying engineering practices and the spirit of delivering value as quickly as practical. Delivering quality code that is operationally ready is in your DNA; testing and observability are part of your definition of done.
What type of experience will you have?
- You will have experience building and managing high performing engineering teams.
- You have engineering roots and still love to get your hands-dirty, but your passion is mentoring others to be the best engineers they can be.
- You know what great engineering looks like and you are up-to-date with the latest tools and practices – you have a good sense of which are likely to be beneficial to your teams.
- Fluency in front-end technologies, including HTML, CSS JS and Typescript so that you can lead by example. PHP or other languages are a huge bonus.
- Understanding of security-by-design, with a strong knowledge of common front-end pitfalls and a proven track record of coaching teams for security awareness.
- Knowledge of the prevailing global privacy landscape and experience creating applications that are privacy-first.
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