Engineering Manager


We're looking for Engineering Managers with experience managing and mentoring engineers at all levels.

We are building a culture of trust, empowerment and critical thinking. In this role, you'll mentor junior and mid-level engineers, in addition to providing guidance to senior and lead engineers.

Our engineering team consists of Android, iOS, Backend (Go + Devops) and Data (Python) engineers, and we are bringing a front-end web team together.

In this role, you will be instrumental in developing our engineers' careers, encouraging their personal development, cultivating a supportive environment, and directly shaping the team by helping us recruit people who best embody our values.

Popsa is the UK's fastest-growing software company so this role is once-in-a-career opportunity to have a lasting and positive impact the lives of our team, our users and society.

Who we are

Popsa is a technology startup dedicated to helping people rediscover the meaningful experiences and relationships that are hidden away in their photo libraries.

More than ever before, people are capturing these stories through their photographs, but they often sit on devices or in the cloud never to be revisited.

Popsa was originally founded on the idea of having a photobook simply pop into existence every time you do something significant in your life. We have already built an award-winning experience that allows users to do just that in a matter of minutes.

Now we’re harnessing the possibilities of data science and automated personalisation to realise our even bigger ambition: To help people build sophisticated narratives around their photos so that they can express themselves in a way that is accessible to people from all walks of life.

We want to be an antidote to the disposable culture of social media – so we’re building a platform to help people to curate and enjoy their most meaningful experiences in a variety of forms – not just in print.

In 2020 Popsa was recognised by Deloitte as the fastest growing software company in the UK. Our native iOS and Android apps are available in 12 languages and we ship to over 50 countries from facilities on 3 continents. We are backed by some of the best investors in the world.

We’ve built an incredibly talented team, and we are looking for people to come and help us scale – creating new possibilities from our technology, driving growth and inventing truly world-class products and experiences.

What does the role involve?

  • Managing a growing an increasingly diverse engineering team
  • Working closely with engineering leaders to set priorities and strategies
  • Helping develop engineers' careers
  • Supporting engineers at every level; through mentoring and coaching
  • Providing management guidance to senior and lead engineers
  • Cultivating an environment where people can talk about their mental health
  • Holding regular 1:1 to assist help team members reach their career goals
  • Guiding individuals and teams to meet OKRs
  • Scouting out and helping to remove impediments and blockers
  • Identifying opportunities to lower friction between teams and increase cohesion

You will also help to ensure priorities are communicated clearly and team health is visible across the organisation.

You might well fit into this role if you have:

  • Over 2 years of experience managing high performance engineering teams
  • A strong grasp of computer science fundamentals
  • An interest in distributed cloud computing and infrastructure services, like AWS or GCP
  • An appreciation for great user experiences and an eye for design
  • Passion for developing a team and a team culture
  • Commitment to continually improving engineering productivity
  • A desire to always keep learning

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Send us an email with a covering letter as well as a CV and/or portfolio where appropriate.

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