Engineering Manager - Foundations

3–4 days per week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly

Employment type
Full time

About Unmind

Unmind is a workplace mental health platform. We empower employees to live more fulfilling and balanced lives by changing the way organisations around the world think about mental health. We believe that everyone has the right to a healthy mind – because we all have mental health, all of the time – and we’re striving to create a world where mental health is universally understood, nurtured, and celebrated.

In the past 12 months, Unmind has grown from a 30 person team to a fast-growing, 120 person global organisation with offices in London, Sydney, and New York. With the recent announcement of our Series B funding, we're looking forward to our next stage of growth which will enable us to deliver on our mission to improve the mental wellbeing of ten million people in organisations around the world.

We have ambitious plans to change the perception of mental health and we still need help in achieving them– which is why we’re looking for an exceptional individual to join as an Engineering Manager.

Uniting Behind Uniqueness

We are committed to building an inclusive workplace and encourage everyone to bring their whole selves to work. However you identify, and whatever background you bring with you, we welcome you to apply for a role at Unmind.

If there are any adjustments that would help improve your experience with Unmind, please do let us know when you apply.

We also believe our interview process should be inclusive and transparent. Find out what to expect and more about our commitment to diversity on our candidate FAQs page here. As always, if there is anything missing, or you've identified a way we can improve, just let us know!

The Role – Engineering Manager - Foundations

We are looking for an experienced people focused Engineering Manger for our Foundations collective, a group of cross-functional teams that look after the core platform systems- and services of the Unmind platform. Their ultimate goal is to enable multiple teams across Unmind to scale sustainably and robustly to reach more users in the global market.

This role has a clear path to progress to a Head of Platform Engineering role as we continue to add teams to the Foundations collective.

Things you'll do in this role

We’re scaling quickly, which means that the focus and responsibilities of any position can be quite dynamic – but here’s how we initially see your skills and passion coming to life at Unmind:

Building & Growing Effective Teams - You will initially be managing three product teams that are all at different stages in their lifecycle. In 2022 this group is expected to grow to six teams. In addition to hiring for new teams, growing existing teams and helping them all form, storm, norm & perform, your main goal is to support-, unblock and inspire happy, healthy and fulfilled teams.

Managing Managers - As our Engineering Team Leads line manage most of the Engineers within their Product Team, you will primarily manage the Engineering Team Leads, supporting not just their long term development but also coaching them in leading an effective team and developing good personal development plans.

Collaboration - In most of your work, you will work closely with your Product Manager, Engineering Team Lead, Staff Engineers and our People & Talent teams at Unmind. Additionally you will coach your teams in building good relationships with stakeholders, other teams and external collaborators.

Delivery & Planning - You will collaborate with PMs and Engineering Team Leads on quarterly planning, sprint planning, and setting OKRs for Product Teams. Although you will not be accountable for delivery planning or management, but will sometimes find yourself in the detail of delivery planning as a mentor or a coach.

Technical Involvement - Working alongside Staff Engineers, Engineering Managers are not expected to be hands on or contribute to technical direction or design. You will mainly find yourself in technical discussions as mentor, coach or when collaborating on delivery planning.

Skills and Experience

We firmly believe that no one is the finished article and that there should be learning in every role you do. However, some experience in the following is important for the role.

  • Experience with supporting multiple product development teams - with a focus on people, productivity and culture
  • Experience & passion for developing others through coaching- and mentoring.
  • Experience of managing managers
  • Good understanding of agile ways of working and improving developer productivity
  • Good understanding of how teams can use metrics- and data to inform key product and technical decisions.
  • Passionate about mental health, tech-for-good, and generally improving people’s lives
  • Comfortable working in an environment of rapid growth, constant change, and lots of unknowns
  • Excited to play a part in making Unmind the global category leader of workplace mental health


At Unmind we believe in having a whole person approach and we hope that our benefits enhance the lives of Unminders, helping them be happy, healthy and fulfilled. You can see the full details of our benefits on the careers page, but they include:

Everyday Life

To support you throughout everyday life at Unmind

  • Private Medical Insurance for you and your family
  • Pension | 401(k) | Superannuation
  • Global EAP
  • Life Insurance
  • Unmind Equity scheme

Life Experiences

Taking time to celebrate and experience the important moments in life.

  • 25 days annual leave plus your birthday day off
  • Flexible working, including flexible use of Public Holidays
  • Summer Fridays
  • Celebration days
  • £1,000 annual learning budget with 2 days learning leave
  • Gender-neutral parental leave policy and Parental coaching

Healthy Lifestyle

Ensuring Unminders have access to tools that enrich both their bodies and their minds.

  • Monthly ClassPass Subscription
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Regular company socials and wellbeing activities
  • Friend and family access to the Unmind platform
  • Office perks (free on-site gym, rooftop seating, community events)
  • Dog-friendly workplace
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3–4 days per week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly