Job title: Engineering Manager
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: GBP £140,000.00
Location: 4th Floor, 90 High Holborn, London WC1V 6LJ
Job published: 2022-04-13
Job ID: 53045

Job Description


Engineering Manager - Let's Do This 


Let’s Do This is the online company getting people offline.

We exist to inspire people across the world to come together and experience moments that make them feel alive. The first vertical we’re focusing on is mass participation sports events, where we’re proud to be the global leader. We now take over 750,000 bookings every year, driving growth for our industry from the large-scale experiences like the UK’s Great North Run and San Francisco’s Bay To Breakers to hero races like the Hackney Half, the London Triathlon, or grassroots runs like those from RunThrough. We’ve grown exponentially in the UK since our launch in 2017 and are now in the process of expanding within the US market with the same energy our brand represents. Our investors include Tier 1 VCs NFX, EQT, Y-Combinator and legendary individuals Serena Williams and Usain Bolt.


How did we do it?

With an exceptional team. The Let’s Do This team brings in experience ranging from London’s fastest growing start-ups to the world's biggest tech companies, including Facebook, Google, Deliveroo, King and Skyscanner. Having just been named as one of the UK’s top 15 startups 2021 by LinkedIn, it couldn't be a more exciting time to join our team.


The Team

At Let’s Do This our Engineers are an integral part of our product development process. We are not a company that believes engineers should be hidden away from decisions, churning out code for features decided from upon high. Instead, our Engineers form strong bonds with cross-functional peers in Product Management, Data Science, Product Design and others to become experts in their product domain. Our product teams are truly full stack, focussed on vertical slices of the product rather than horizontally along technology lines. Whilst we don’t expect everyone to be an expert at everything, a willingness to dive into the unknown and tackle technical challenges at any layer in the stack are essential to succeeding as an engineer at Let’s Do This.


The Role

As an EM you’ll to help grow and develop our engineers and build inclusive, high-performing teams, reporting directly to the VP Engineering. Our product teams are interdisciplinary arranged around a mission, with clear responsibility, goals and objectives. We operate a ‘bottom up’ culture and believe in hiring the best people, then getting out of their way! Your primary responsibility is ensuring your team(s) execute effectively. You will focus on recruiting new engineers, helping existing engineers with their personal & professional development and help ensure product teams in your area are shipping code effectively and efficiently. EMs collaborate with Product Managers, Product Designers and Data Scientists to help shape the future of the product. In addition, EMs drive technical initiatives in partnership with senior engineers across multiple teams. We are sufficiently early in our journey that much of the work here needs to be started, providing ample opportunity for shaping the future of the company.

Our current tech stack includes:

  • Node, AWS Lambda and Typescript to write our backend (micro)services
  • React, Apollo and BaseWeb to create engaging user interfaces
  • MongoDB for most persistent data storage
  • Amazon EventBridge for our asynchronous event bus
  • Docker and Amazon ECS to schedule and run our services


What we look for

  • You have experience managing / mentoring the performance and development of high-performing engineers
  • You believe in putting customers at the heart of the work you do
  • You know what exceptional looks like for a high-performing team of engineers and know how to get there
  • You have previously worked as a software engineer at a lead level or above
  • You remain close to technology and have a degree of hands-on/deep dive knowledge
  • You have an empathetic leadership style and you build strong, effective relationships
  • You care deeply about helping others achieve their goals and become the best engineers they can be
  • Exposure working for a high-growth tech /product focused company is a huge bonus but no essential



What you’ll get from us

  • A chance to work with one the fastest growing tech businesses in Europe.
  • Significant stock options that scale with seniority (up to 100% of salary,) with the likely for a long-term multiplier as the business scales.
  •  A highly impactful role that will shape the future of a major global tech platform with huge learning potential, work variety and exposure to real-world problems.
  • Collaboration focused business with teams harnessing knowledge from Deliveroo, Google, Facebook and many more hyper-tech/scale-up companies.
  • 4 months fully paid family leave (paternity/maternity)
  • Complimentary Gymbox Membership
  • All races booked through Let's Do This for free + <£500 budget for other non-listed races
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Bupa Medical and Dental Cover
  • £250 Learnably budget
  • Flexible hybrid Working
  • We want to create an inclusive environment that celebrates the diversity of our people whilst enabling them to do the best work of their careers. We are committed to ensuring that all our people processes are equitable. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, veteran, neurodiversity status or disability status.



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