Engineering Manager

Tel Aviv
Engineering (Tel Aviv)
Culture Trip is a global hyper-growth startup operating in travel, media and entertainment. We create stories that reveal what is unique and special about a place, its people and its culture. In-house creative teams work with a global network of more than 300 freelance creators to produce articles, videos, photography, illustration and animation.  

From just a dozen people in late 2016, the team has expanded to more than 300. This diverse group of software engineers, product designers, data scientists, editorial experts and content creators are spread across offices in London, New York City and Tel Aviv. Alumni of companies including Google, Facebook, Expedia, Lonely Planet, Spotify, Bloomberg, Viacom, TripAdvisor and the BBC have joined recently. A recent Series B funding injection from PPF Group of $80 million has further propelled rapid growth. Monthly unique visitors to the site have gone from 4 million to nearly 20 million, cross-platform social followers have increased from 1 million to 7 million, and app downloads have leapt from 50,000 to 2 million. Culture Trip videos have been viewed more than 2 billion times. Culture Trip, founded by Dr Kris Naudts, has been named by Forbes as one of the fastest-growing companies to watch.

Everyone working at Culture Trip is driven by a shared vision: to inspire people to go beyond their cultural boundaries and connect with the world around them. We want to bring the world to everyone and in doing so bring everyone closer together.

Culture Trip is a fast-growing startup inspiring and enabling people to explore the world’s culture and creativity. Following an $80M investment, Culture Trip requires Engineering Managers to join our London team building the core technology that allows Culture Trip to deliver creativity at scale. Culture Trip employs hundreds of content creators to film, photograph and write about every aspect of world culture. Our users are inspired to travel based on what they see 

We are looking for an Engineering Manager to help build and manage cross-functional engineering teams.
As an Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for staffing those teams with skilled engineers from different areas of expertise. You will be responsible for pastoral care of the engineers and their career development. We are looking for a real people person who is focused on making sure engineers achieve their full potential. You should have high technical abilities for providing guidance and mentorship.  

As Engineering Manager you will lead some of the culture and process and also enable your team members to build a world-class product, culture and toolset. Experience working in a B2C business with a focus on User Experience and experimentation is a plus. You should be a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit and able to take the initiative. Above all, you should be creative, clever, passionate and love building and running teams. Although this is not necessarily a hands-on role, as an engineering leader at the Culture Trip, you will be able to take part in technical discussions, challenging or supporting them as needed.

Main Responsibilities:

    • Coaching and mentoring engineers to help them develop technically and as the new generation of leaders
    • Promoting best practices, supporting grassroots initiatives
    • Work with the broader team to ensure excellence across Culture Trip’s products, process and codebase
    • Work closely with recruitment and HR to build a solid engineering team

Desired Skills and Experiences:

    • Innate leadership with leading functional teams
    • Willingness to learn
    • Able to thrive in a high growth, fast changing environment
    • Formal career in development and management
    • Experience working in a DevOps environment
    • Strong knowledge of Agile methodologies
    • Recent hands-on development experience and knowledge
Culture Trip is committed to equality of opportunity for all. We strongly believe that diversity of backgrounds, ethnicities, experience, circumstances, abilities and perspectives leads to a better workplace for our employees and a better product for our users.