Engineering Manager

London, England, United Kingdom · Engineering/Product


Who we are

We’re a team driven by the belief that we can radically change the world of work. We believe – and hear from our customers every day – that when an organisation understands itself better it can create more fulfilling jobs, and grow in ways never before imagined.

Enterprises big and small trust our products to provide visibility and clarity in areas once characterised by hearsay and uncertainty. With the insights delivered by Peakon, these organisations become more agile, responsive, and able to make the changes and investments that their employees care about most.

We’re in the business of creating great places to work, so it should be no surprise that this is our highest priority at Peakon. With ambitions as big as ours, we see individual growth and development as the key strategy for growing our business.

Trust and transparency guide everything we do here. You’ll find an open salary model, unlimited vacation, minimal hierarchy, and maximum freedom to develop and execute your own ideas. Our style of collaboration is based on honesty and friendship, and we always love making new friends.


As the Peakon engineering team grows, we are looking for an experienced engineering leader to take on the role of Engineering Manager in London. The majority of the existing engineering team is based in our Copenhagen office, and your key imperative will be to expand the team to have a significant presence in our London office by the end of your first year at the company. This will include hiring, on-boarding, growing and supporting all new and current team members. You will be responsible for the overall execution of the product vision by your team, and work closely with them to prioritize efforts, facilitate collaboration, and remove obstacles in order to deliver a product of the highest quality in time.

In addition to supporting the team, you will be contributing code regularly and participate in the day to day work by providing constructive feedback, participating in code reviews and architectural discussions regarding new features and products.

You will be reporting directly to the Peakon CTO and staying ahead of technical and organization challenges. You will be part of the engineering leadership team and collaborate with other directors and managers to define engineering strategy, allocate resources and plan for long term team needs.

As an Engineering Manager, you will work closely with department leaders across the business, as well as senior management, to provide technical guidance and support.


Who you are

You are an engineer at heart, with a genuine interest in technology and people. You prefer the challenge, and reward, of working with a team towards a common goal, rather than trying to reach it alone.

As a leader, you value trust, transparency and accountability. You are passionate about leading an inclusive and diverse team and set them up for success. You are able to clearly communicate expectations, and are quick to recognize when someone goes above and beyond to deliver a great result.

In addition to coaching your reports, you will focus on improving processes and tooling across the engineering team, to foster knowledge sharing, innovation and resilience in the rapidly changing environment of a growing company. You are able to balance requirements from multiple outside stakeholders, while maintaining a positive work environment. You are a great communicator, and are able to clearly articulate how processes and structures can support the team’s everyday work.

You have a keen sense of business and are able to communicate effectively with other departments on engineering related topics.

Our ideal candidate has...

We welcome your application even if you do not meet all of the criteria listed above, but are excited about the challenge of mastering this role. We know that skills are not static and growth is continuous, so we are excited to help you take your career to the next level at Peakon.

The tech

We make it a priority to stay on the cutting edge of tech. We are motivated by learning and growing in our roles.

The tech stack of Peakon centers around Javascript, with Node.js on the server and React on the frontend. We see great value in a shared toolchain across the stack, enabling engineers to work on all parts of the system. We are big fans of new JS language features like async/await, and have made it a priority to stay up to date with the latest versions of Node.

We are hosted on Heroku and AWS, with an increasing number of our services moving to the latter. We use PostgreSQL (through RDS), Redis and ElasticSearch for storage.

We rely on automated testing on all levels of the application, with thousands of tests checking every commit to our codebase. We use CircleCI for hosted continuous integration and we deploy to our production environment daily.


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