Motorway • London, United Kingdom

Senior Engineering Manager

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly

Job Description

Motorway is the UK's fastest-growing used car marketplace - our award-winning, online-only platform connects private car sellers with thousands of verified dealers nationwide, ensuring everyone gets the best deal.Founded in 2017, our technology-led approach has redefined the experience of selling a car, generating thousands of monthly car sales and helping us to grow to a team of more than 400 people across our London and Brighton offices.

About the job

Engineering managers at Motorway are at the forefront of our team's success, leading operational excellence and providing technical leadership and process improvement to deliver the most personalised vehicle selling and acquisition platform on the planet 🚀!

If you're an engineering leader, looking for a greenfield project and the opportunity to shape and make our engineering life easier at Motorway, then we're looking for you!

We're looking for engineering managers to lead our several teams at Motorway (B2B, B2C, Internal systems and Transpport!) – this is a very exciting project where you will use the latest ML techniques our help us build the best journeys for our sellers and dealers. You'll also provide the best-in-class user experience, bringing all the simplicity and beauty of a consumer-facing platform to the B2B sphere.

What you'll do:

  • Be a people leader – Mentoring and promoting career growth by providing feedback, learning & development opportunities to your team.
  • Be a technology leader – You'll be the technical sounding for your team with a strong focus on quality, performance, reliability, scalability & maintainability. This is not a hands-on role but you should be able to drive system design and architectural solutions.
  • Capture metrics and reporting to help guide continuous improvement.
  • Drive design and planning activities by removing ambiguities, resolving dependent question and providing high level engineering estimates
  • Work cross-functionally with other leaders to make the engineering life at Motorway easier for everyone!

What's in here for you:

  • You'll have the freedom to create real impact in our engineering team.
  • You will inspire and develop talent to become their best selves.
  • You will create new products that are key to our success and innovation touching the lives of millions of people.


Don't worry if you feel you don't meet all the requirements. Feel free to apply if you feed you could be a good fit for this role! We want to hear from you!

  • You are able to whiteboard technical solutions and system design, know good engineering practices and patterns.
  • You're able to triage and identify issues within the system and prevent issues from occurring.
  • You are an engineering leader who embraces servant leadership principles.
  • You see team success as your number one goal!
  • Outstanding communication skills.


  • Stock options - we succeed and fail together as a team, so we want you to be included in our success
  • Annual learning budget - you can choose how you like to learn and find the best learning experiences to support your progression.
  • BUPA health insurance
  • Discounted dental through BUPA
  • Discounted gym membership through BUPA
  • On-Hand volunteering membership + 1 volunteering day per year
  • Hybrid working from home (approximately 1-2 days in the office a week)
  • Pension scheme
  • Motorway car leasing scheme - lease a zero-emissions electric vehicle at a significant discount
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave
  • Regular social events

Equal opportunities statement

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all employees. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where people can maximise their full potential. We believe our workforce should reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.

We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


Company benefits

Health insurance
Enhanced maternity leave – 6 months fully paid
Enhanced paternity leave – 1 month fully paid
Cycle to work scheme
Volunteer days
Share options
Dog friendly office
Personal development budgets
In office massages
In office yoga classes
Faith rooms
Meditation space
Compassionate leave
Enhanced sick pay
Mental health platform access
Teambuilding days
Open to job sharing
Open to part-time employees
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are moderately happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Motorway

Company employees


Office locations

London & Brighton

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023