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Multiverse • London

Engineering Manager - Platform Engineering

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

A little flex time

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Job Description

We’re on a mission to provide equitable access to economic opportunity, for everyone.

We close critical skill gaps in the workforce through a new kind of apprenticeship that combines work and learning. We begin by recognizing high-potential individuals both inside and outside of a company's current workforce and then we create applied, guided and equitable learning programs, with measurable impact. Because we believe the world needs a better way to match its potential.

We work with over 1,500 leading companies including the likes of Microsoft, Citi and Just Eat to help solve their business-critical problems, and we’ve trained over 16,000 professional apprentices in the tech and data skills of the future. This is made possible by our global team who are driven to achieve a mission that matters, together.

Join Multiverse and help us set a new course for work.

Once here, you will be working on:

👨‍👧‍👦 Our People: Supporting individual growth through coaching & sponsorship

  • Actively developing the people in your team through mentoring and coaching, aligning the growth of engineers with the success of the team.

  • Setting a high bar for individual performance and laying out meaningful development goals and milestones for your reports. Leading conversations around what engineers need to demonstrate in order to progress.

  • Hiring and retaining top talent and setting up new joiners for success. Representing your team concisely in calibration conversations.

💻 Technical Product

  • Improving and maturing our engineering practices and technical quality across the end to end software lifecycle.

  • Driving and facilitating the transition towards a DevOps culture, fostering a mindset of continuous integration, delivery, and deployment.

  • Arbitrating technical discussions and resolving conflicts within the team.

  • Building an excellent relationship with peers in the team [Design, Product, etc.] and aligning on key decisions.

  • Ensuring your team ships work with care, safely, with attention to detail, whilst also owning the operational excellence of the team's delivery.

  • Ensuring that incidents are managed to maximise the opportunity to learn and minimise the opportunity for re-occurrence.

  • Engage in hands-on technical contributions when required, leveraging expertise to resolve complex technical challenges and provide guidance to the team.

🛠 Process & culture: fostering inclusive, healthy and high performing teams

  • Creating effective systems and processes to manage delivery. Ensuring a sustainable team velocity by balancing short and long term priorities and implementing processes. Escalating effectively and in a timely manner to the appropriate people.

  • Organising the team's work by setting appropriate milestones and creating a culture of ownership within the team. Pushes for decision making at the lowest level and unblocks the team when barriers arise.

  • Building a people-first, collaborative and empathetic environment.

  • Collaborating in organisational design, ensuring the right sizing of the team to deliver on team and company goals, and setting the foundations for the healthy growth of Product and Engineering.

A bit about you:

  • You are technically astute and with a desire to solve business problems through simplicity.

  • You are knowledgeable in cloud infrastructure, information security, platform engineering, and developer experience.

  • You are an advocate of servant leadership.

  • You know what good looks like and constantly look to raise the bar on your teams impact through considering people, process and technical aspects.

  • You take ownership for decisions and clearly communicate decisions that deviate from plans.

  • You build a people-first, collaborative and empathetic environment, with feedback at the core.

  • You have experience managing or mentoring the performance and development of high-performing engineers and have experience in managing through challenging situations.

Benefits

  • Time off - 27 days holiday, plus 7 additional days off: 1 life event day, 2 volunteer days and 4 company-wide wellbeing days

  • Health & Wellness- private medical Insurance with Bupa, a medical cashback scheme, life insurance, gym membership & wellness resources through Gympass and access to Spill - all in one mental health support

  • Hybrid & remote work offering - with weekly or monthly visits to the London office and the opportunity to work abroad 45 days a year

  • Team fun - weekly socials, company wide events and office snacks!

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We’re an equal opportunities employer. And proud of it. Every applicant and employee is afforded the same opportunities regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. This will never change. Read our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion policy here.

Safeguarding

All posts in Multiverse involve some degree of responsibility for safeguarding. Successful applicants are required to complete a Disclosure Form from the Disclosure and Barring Service ("DBS") for the position. Failure to declare any convictions (that are not subject to DBS filtering) may disqualify a candidate for appointment or result in summary dismissal if the discrepancy comes to light subsequently.

Company benefits

Health insurance – cover provided by Bupa
Work from anywhere scheme – work for up to 45 days/year abroad
27 days annual leave + bank holidays
Gym membership
Enhanced sick pay
Volunteer days – 2 days/year
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Company shutdown periods
Mental health days
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Meditation space
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Life insurance
Salary sacrifice
Share options
Hackathons
Lunch and learns
Employee discounts
M-powered days - Company wide wellbeing days where the whole company shuts down once per quarter.
Location
88%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
75%
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
75%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
62%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
69%
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Autonomy
83%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Multiverse

Company employees

800

Gender diversity (male:female)

45:55

Office locations

London, New York & Remote

Funding levels

$414M

Hiring Countries

Denmark

United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
EdTech & Education

EdTech & Education

Industry awards 2023
Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2023

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