Engineering Manager

Flexible hours
Various work from home options
Dog friendly
Employment type
Full time
Key skills
Software Development, Engineering
Competitive Salary

We are looking for an Engineering Manager here at INSHUR, working on a platform which covers multiple territories, including the UK, USA and new European countries and US territories as we expand.

    Are you keen to work somewhere that’s stimulating and friendly with countless opportunities for growth and plenty of autonomy? This could be the place for you!

    We are looking for an Engineering Manager here at INSHUR, working on a platform which covers multiple territories, including the UK, USA and new European countries and US territories as we expand.

    Supported by (and reporting to) the Head of Engineering, you'll be joining a friendly growing team of 30 engineers who believe in autonomy, trust, radically candid feedback and producing high quality work

    What you'll do

    As our Engineering Manager you will be responsible for enabling 2 high performing teams of engineers to produce their best work, through their tenure at INSHUR. You’ll oversee the engineers growth from hiring, onboarding, career development, progression, wellbeing and beyond. You will spearhead engineering and people initiatives and contribute to best practices, working closely with engineering leadership, scrum masters and the people team. This is a new role for us and a real chance to make the role your own, shaping the future of a growing startup and the people who make it.

    The below is a guideline of skills that we think would make you successful in this role. However, our hiring process is much more around aptitude and passion so don’t worry if you’ve not used a particular tool or checked off all the skills and experience listed above.

    We'd love to hear from you if you:

    • Have experience leading high performing engineering teams of developers and testers and have in the past helped grow an engineering team, ideally within a startup environment.
    • Are an engineer at heart and understand software engineering well - we want to hear from people that have a background in software engineering, but we’re not hung up on the technology.
    • Understand the importance of career development within a software engineering company of individual contributors and care deeply about people and their growth.
    • Are passionate about diversity, and understand that a well balanced and diverse teams not only produce better results, but are the only way forward.
    • Have experience in facilitating appraisals, dealing with conflict management and actioning items that may occasionally be unpopular within the team that are for the greater good of INSHUR.
    • Understand the value of coaching, not micro-managing.

    Your colleagues say you are:

    • Someone who inspires, motivates and lifts others and someone who’s able to convey a compelling vision and gain commitment to goals.
    • A great communicator, you listen and act with compassion.
    • A team player, collaborative and influencing.
    • Intuitive, you know how and when to act.
    • Someone with a high level of emotional intelligence

    Things we’ve been working on recently (and you’ll likely be working on too):

    • Process improvements and optimising the team
    • Working on Influencing ways of working, and improving overall performance of teams
    • Building cutting edge customer experiences for commercial auto customers

    What we offer

    We provide a friendly and stimulating environment for everyone to grow, learn and thrive. Our working environment is a hybrid of remote and office-based operation and we encourage a flexible way of working to adapt to personal circumstances and individual and business needs.

    We are flexible on salary for this role and we will take into account your previous experience and expertise when agreeing on the final offer.

    We offer all our employees stock options. Our benefits package invests in our team members’ long-term personal and professional growth and wellbeing and includes:

    • 30 days of holiday annually in addition to bank holidays
    • Private healthcare scheme for you and your family
    • 13 weeks full pay parental leave regardless of your gender
    • Flexibility to choose your own place of work (UK only) and flexible working hours
    • Annual training allowance (no questions asked) and regular learning opportunities
    • Monthly flexible wellbeing allowance to help you stay healthy and productive

    It goes without saying that we offer everyone a choice of laptop, monitor, top of the range kit and any software you need.

    We are based in beautiful Brighton - sea, chips and seagulls included, although we are currently working 100% remotely. Post-pandemic we will likely be transitioning to a hybrid office and home-based model with travel to the office at least once a month. As a team with global members, some international travel to see peers in USA or EU (or even further afield) might be required once the world opens up

    About Us

    We are a global team of just under a hundred people currently based in the UK, USA and the Netherlands, who value:

    • Inclusivity, open-mindedness and diversity
    • Freedom to make long-term, high-impact decisions
    • The delivery of great results and having fun doing it
    • The wellbeing of their teammates and the people around them

    As a well-funded business at the forefront of urban mobility and one of the fastest growing and commercially proven Insurtech companies in the new insurance landscape, we work closely with globally recognised partners and are on a mission to change the way customers buy and feel about insurance, for good.

    Our product allows ride-share and delivery drivers to get from quote to full policy and driving and delivering goods in the shortest possible time by simply clicking a few buttons. Our products are currently live in the UK, US and the Netherlands and we have exciting plans to expand to new territories and add new product lines in 2021.

    Equal opportunities

    We believe that having a diverse team where everyone can be their authentic self is the key to our success. We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply and we don't discriminate based on race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, marital status, disability or age. Our office, when open, is child-friendly, dog-friendly and fully wheelchair-accessible.

    While this position is advertised as full-time, we are flexible on the specific arrangements for the right candidate and would be happy to discuss part-time, job-share or other flexible arrangements if required. Let us know in your application if you have accessibility requirements for your interview.

Flexible hours
Various work from home options
Dog friendly