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Engineering Manager - Front End Development

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  27-Aug-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

Engineering Manager - Front End Web Development

Location:   London   (Full-time remote working during COVID-19)
Salary:  Excellent Salary and Benefits
Hours:   37.5


We innovate, invent and continuously improve, Vodafone UK Digital works within the heart of our business. Empowering Vodafone’s mission of being a digital-first company is in everything we do.


As a front-end Engineering Manager your focus will be leading people, where you will build engineers through coaching, mentoring, feedback, and career development.

You’ll be responsible for the team developing our fully-automated, reusable platform on top of Contentful to serve the content needs of a wide range of applications and use cases across the company.

Using your knowledge of software engineering, you’ll support the shaping of new projects and development of less experienced developers.

You will have the opportunity to influence the culture, deliver technical solutions and drive technical initiatives in partnership with senior engineers, such as a testing, accessibility or performance.


What will you be doing?


• Support, coach and further develop a team of 4-6 engineers through regular 1:1s, feedback sessions and performance reviews
• Drive personal development of your reports including ownership of engineering growth and progression
• Leading an engineering squad to ensure a high-performing team that consistently and iteratively delivers high-impact, high-quality work
• Custodianship of the team - ensuring you're aware of all the work happening within the team, your roadmap, and your overall plan
• Accountable for delivery of all engineering work through your application - including the quality of the work underneath you
• Support engineering and the recruiting team to lead the hiring, onboarding, and retention of diverse and talented software engineers


Who are we looking for? 


You have experience managing the performance and development of 2-4 high-performing engineers or worked as a senior level software engineer, are knowledgeable and passionate about software development and have solid experience working in an agile development environment
Strong knowledge of
• Node.js , Git, JavaScript, , React and TypeScript
• JavaScript build and code quality tools
• writing tests and testable code
• writing code in both a functional (immutable) paradigm and an object-oriented paradigm
• creating and using APIs

Experience with:
• enterprise-grade application development
• with writing tools and libraries for other developers to use
• developing for AWS and debugging problems after deployment
• modern YAML-based CI/CD platform, creating and debugging pipelines
• serverless application development

What’s in it for you?

An excellent remuneration and bonus package with 28 days holiday entitlement, in addition to bank holidays and paid leave for charity projects. We offer an extensive and flexible benefits package that can be tailored to suit you and your family. We’re proud to provide a Reconnect programme with flexibility for individuals returning to work after a career break. From our market-leading parental leave policies through to employee discounts, retail vouchers, pension plan and share schemes we are committed to supporting you throughout your career with Vodafone.

Posting End Date: 10th Sept 2021

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.