Engineering Manager

Technology – Engineering
Welcome! We’re Attest: a Consumer Growth Platform. We’re on a mission to bring every business closer to consumers, and empower them with the insights that drive predictable and repeatable growth; enabling them to create and deliver better, more useful services, products and experiences for communities worldwide.

We’re spearheaded by a bunch of awesome individuals, and our guess is that you’re pretty awesome, too. We’re ultra-proud of the inclusive company we’ve built to date. Attest is not just an exciting place to work alongside great people, but a feeling – one of belonging and adventure. We’re delighted that you’ve taken the first step to becoming an Attester by expressing an interest in who we are and what we do.

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' (hosted and set up by our very own Technical Director) to contributing regularly to open source software (we're lucky to have the core contributor to Vue.js in our ranks). We work very closely with Product and Design 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 greater insights to our customers and safeguard our high data quality.

What we're looking for
We’re on the look-out for a seasoned Engineering Manager to lead and empower our squads in identifying and delivering features, systems and products they’re proud of. As our second Engineering Manager, this is an opportunity that will see you have an immediate impact from day one.

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.
Lead our engineering squads. You’ll dutifully galvanise the squads you manage by communicating a clear, exciting mission and purpose that we’re all aligned on. You’ll work closely with our existing Engineering Manager and Technology Director to help shape Attest’s engineering strategy, and translate that to your squads through context and scene-setting; enabling them to autonomously collaborate on finding solutions.
Facilitate and be accountable for delivery. You’ll work in collaboration with our tech leads to ensure delivery is transparent and predictable across your squads, while identifying delivery risks and resolving blockers.
Engage members of our engineering squads. You’ll play an integral part in driving high-performing engineering 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. Whilst this role will not be hands-on, 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.
Delivery. You have a proven track record of delivering or contributing to the delivery of complex software projects in a range of agile environments. You work well under time and environmental pressures and you have the ability to make the right delivery decisions driven by a strong commercial understanding.  You’ll have worked with squads and stakeholders to prioritise requirements and align expectations, utilising relevant data and reports to communicate progress.

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), an in-person interview at our office in London, a take-home assignment, and a final-stage interview 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.  
What we’ll offer in return
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;
High-quality Equipment – whether you prefer a MacBook or a Windows machine, we’ll invest a sizeable amount to provide you with the right tools and set-up to help you do your best work;
25 days paid holiday – 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 working from home –  whether you have parental responsibilities, just need some headspace, or have a parcel being delivered, we’ll support you in making your work and personal life a manageable blend;
A generous Growth & Development budget to spend on the resources and tools that will help you grow in your role and achieve your career goals;
10% adventure time to invest in charitable activities, your growth and development, and/or side projects for Attest;
Weekly team lunch – a team who eats together, works hard together, and stays together, right? We order in lunch every week, but also acknowledge those who are less fortunate than ourselves: for every meal we order, our supplier donates a meal in support of the Akshaya Patra Foundation;
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;
A values-led working environment that encourages putting people first, honesty, curiosity and leadership.
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 interesting, bright folk to join our team of Attesters. Connect with us to stay in touch, and we’ll notify you when we have new opportunities.

About our people and culture
Attest is a place where you’re encouraged to bring every part of you needed to do your best work; every part of you needed to build strong, meaningful and long-lasting relationships with your fellow Attesters, our clients and partners.

We champion our people in their entirety. With our team of Attesters, we take a human-first approach, optimising for joy and adventure, ingrained in everything we do.

We’re a friendly, collaborative team, and value putting people (our team, clients and consumers) first; honesty, curiosity, empowerment and leadership are core to our team working style. Decisions are made with careful and quick consideration at Attest, to support fast and efficient growth. 

About Attest
We believe that great companies put consumers and data at the heart of every decision. These companies create better, more useful products and services, which leads to happier consumers and ever-greater success.
Through our Consumer Growth Platform, everyone can now gain answers to their questions from audiences of over 100 million consumers across 80 markets.

Our clients use Attest to learn more about their target consumers, enter new markets, build new categories, validate decisions, develop better products and services, measure their brand, track competition, all with the goal of driving sustained growth across the business.

Our clients include Heineken, Walgreens Boots, Samsung, Fever-Tree, Discovery, Transferwise, and Nutmeg, among many others.

We’re backed by leading VCs, including New Enterprise Associates (NEA) – the investors behind companies such as Uber, Salesforce, Box, and Tableau; Oxford Capital and Episode 1 (the investors behind LoveFilm, Zoopla, Betfair, Shazam, CarWow and many other greats); plus several high-powered amazing Angel investors.

Diversity statement
Diversity matters, and we celebrate it at Attest! We’re building an inclusive place to work where everyone feels they belong. We see you and you’re welcome here. Attest doesn’t discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic including race, religion or belief, gender or gender reassignment, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

We want to give everyone the opportunity to showcase their best selves during the interview process and beyond. Do let us know if there are any adjustments you’d like to make to ensure it’s more inclusive – we’re learning too, so we’re more than happy to adapt and accommodate where possible.