Engineering Manager

Engineering – Software Development
Full-Time, permanent
Founded in mid-2015 to make consumer research simple and accessible for anyone, anywhere, Attest is a fast-growing scaleup backed by investors including Silicon Valley leader NEA. Attest is striving toward a world in which anyone can put consumers and data at the heart of every decision, to create and deliver better, more useful services, products and experiences for real people and communities worldwide.

In 2019, our team tripled to nearly 100 people, and together we achieved huge commercial, technical and people success. Our plans for 2020 and beyond are big and exciting, and our team is growing fast.

A robust set of shared values unites our team. We invest in each other to ensure every Attester has the opportunity, support and encouragement to realise their full potential. We strongly believe everyone should have the autonomy to freely explore new ideas and have a voice in shaping the future of Attest, whilst making sure that the work we do genuinely makes a difference. 

About the Technology team

Engineers join us for the technical challenges we overcome and stay for the incredible culture our Engineers create and grow, from talking at meetups such as the monthly 'London Microservices Meetup' to contributing regularly to open source software (we're lucky to have the core contributor to Vue.js in our ranks).

We work closely with Product, Design, business ambassadors, and others from the broader business in cross-functional squads, each of which has the autonomy to practice agile in the way that works best for them. We're also excited to build out a Data Science function here at Attest, focusing on ML and NLP techniques to provide more significant insights to our customers and safeguard our high data quality.

Our tech stack utilises some of the latest technologies, on the backend we work with gRPC, linkerd2, Postgres and elasticsearch (to name just a few) all running on Kubernetes. We mainly code in go and java, and going forward we are focussing on building event-sourced systems in go.

Over on the frontend, we build out applications that use our REST and GraphQL APIs, written in Vue.js/React supported with TypeScript, and powered by Webpack.

We've open-sourced our Engineering Handbook, where you can explore our Engineering Growth Framework and see how we work together in squads and chapters.

What we're looking for

We’re on the look-out for a seasoned Engineering Manager with a technical background to empower and coach our engineers, enabling excellent growth and development.

You’ll be trusted to:

Attract top engineering talent. You’ll play an integral part in hiring Attest’s engineers by actively sourcing (either via channels such as LinkedIn, relevant events/ meetups etc), interviewing, and assessing high-quality candidates for exemplary technical chops, culture-add, potential, and emergent leadership traits.
Develop our engineers. We’ll support you in enabling your squad’s engineers to deliver their greatest work to date by designing meaningful work that encourages personal and professional growth. You’ll do this by mentoring and coaching them during regular 1:1s, as well as performance and development conversations; embedding continual feedback loops for not only course-correction but praise and acknowledgement.
Engage members of our squads. You’ll play an integral part in driving high-performing squads by ensuring its members are engaged in the work they produce and feel their contribution makes a genuine difference not just to the company but our users.  
Culture advocate. You’ll be trusted to enable our squads to identify and solve unique problems. To do this, we need your help in building upon our culture of psychological safety, trust, experimentation, and innovation.

What you’ll bring to Attest:

People Skills. An incredibly high level of EQ – you’ll be fascinated with learning about people on an ongoing basis. Your role will require you to express compassion and empathy and understanding, as well as work effectively with individuals of varying seniority levels, backgrounds and experiences. A people person with an engineering background with a passion for working with and developing engineers at different stages of their professional career.
Leadership.  You will have proven leadership skills, with experience line managing a high-performing team. You’re an inspiring communicator with an acute ability to know when to appropriately switch from supportive and encouraging to prescriptive. You will have the ability to manage conflict and devise swift resolution,  you’re approachable and accessible to all members of the team - a trusted confidant, great listener, and trouble-shooter.
Technical Acumen. You have experience coding previously or have managed the development of user-centric digital products, with an awareness of complex user interfaces development, distributed systems and technologies across our stack: Java / Go / TypeScript / Node / SQL (Postgres) / AWS.

Interview Logistics

The application process for this position will include an initial phone or video interview with one of our Talent Partners (20-30 minutes), a phone or video interview with our Engineering Manager, and a final stage on-site at our office in London.

We appreciate that you may be further along interviewing at other companies, so please give us a heads up if this is the case so we can bear timelines in mind.  
In return, we’ll give you…

Our benefits and perks are designed with a focus on the wellbeing, engagement, and growth of our Attesters.

>A competitive salary - that fairly recognises your experience and potential;
>25 days (UK) or 23 days (US) paid holiday (+public holidays) - we care about our team’s wellbeing, so we make sure you have time to fully switch off, rest, and recharge;
>Flexible working hours and remote working - whether you have parental responsibilities, just need some headspace, or prefer to structure your working balance a bit differently, we value responsible autonomy and default to trust; we’ll support you in making your work and personal life a manageable blend;
>10% adventure time - to invest in charitable activities, your growth and development, and/or side projects for Attest;
>Fully-paid sick days - mental health and physical health are treated equally at Attest. Whether you’ve been knocked out with the flu, are having an operation, or need some time off to manage anxiety, stress or depression, for example, we encourage all our Attesters to rest up and come back when they’re feeling more like themselves;
>Sanctus - Remote coaching sessions with fully qualified coaches 2 x per month through Sanctus. Sessions are private to you and your coach, and a space for you to use as you see fit.
>24/7 care for your mental wellbeing - We have a full Employee Assistance Program at Attest, including a 24/7 phone line to speak to professional counsellors, confidentially and anonymously (if you'd like) and much more.
>High-quality Equipment - we’ll invest to provide you with the right tools and set-up to help you do your best work;
>A values-led working environment - that encourages putting people first, honesty, curiosity and leadership.
> A Dog Friendly work environment - during coronavirus, we've gone fully remote. But in our previous office and in future offices, we're a dog-friendly bunch!

Is this role not quite the right fit for you? Or, have you not seen a suitable position available on our careers site? We’re always on the look-out for curious, motivated and bright people to join our team. Connect with us, and we’ll let you know if and when we have new opportunities. 

Diversity at Attest

Everyone's welcome at Attest, regardless of what you look like, where you come from or what you’re curious about. Our product is for everyone, globally, and so is our work space. The more diverse our range of perspectives in our business, the more we all thrive, together. So tell  us about your background, personal experiences and perspective on the world and help us further enrich our offering to enable better made decisions to make the world a better place.

Do let us know if there are any adjustments you’d like us to make to ensure the most inclusive interview process we can - we’re learning too, so we’re more than happy to adapt and accommodate whenever possible.

Attest aims to change the way decisions are made, and to help people understand the data that responds to their curiosity. Our mission is to put data at the heart of decisions. Everything we do at Attest is driven by curiosity, honesty, responsible autonomy and collaboration. Our team is growing - will you be next to join the adventure?