Frontend Engineering Manager

Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark · Engineering/Product expand job description ↓

Description

At some companies you can feel the momentum building. People are engaged, they're approaching their work with energy, enthusiasm and resilience. Being part of the organisation becomes part of your own identity.

At others, it feels impossible to get everyone pulling in the same direction. People lose sight of the company's purpose, they start looking out only for themselves – or elsewhere for new opportunities.

We started Peakon to help companies around the world build better workplaces. Where employees know they're listened to, managers learn from their own decisions and develop as leaders, and entire organisations see a step-change in what they can achieve.

Trust and transparency guide everything we do. At Peakon you’ll find a transparent 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…


ABOUT YOU:

You are an engineer at heart, with an genuine interest in both 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. You are great at delegating, prioritizing, giving feedback, and identifying growth opportunities for your team members. As a leader, you value trust, transparency and accountability. You are able to clearly communicate expectations, and are quick to recognize when someone goes above and beyond to deliver a great result.

As an engineer, you have a deep technical understanding of developing and maintaining large web applications. You have a background as a web developer and understand the tradeoffs in developing a quality application while supporting the needs of a fast growing business.

You are self-organizing, process-oriented and able to estimate time and resource needs accurately.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

As the Peakon engineering team grows, we are looking for an Frontend Engineering Manager to take on the task of leading a group of talented frontend engineers and guide them in their daily work. You will have a number of engineers reporting to you, and will work closely with them on a daily basis to help prioritize efforts and remove obstacles. This includes identifying requirements and breaking down tasks to make sure the team delivers a high quality product on time.

You will act as a role model for the team, leading by example with a good understanding of Peakon and its business, and always with your team’s best interest in mind. You will establish individual career plans for your team members to make sure they are able to grow professionally within the organization.

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.

Additionally, as an Engineering Manager, you will work with other leaders in the engineering team to plan for long term technical and team needs.

Requirements

  • Previous leadership experience, either as an engineering lead or manager
  • Experience working with small, cross-functional teams in an agile environment
  • Empathic and able to adapt their leadership style to the individual
  • Is a team player who strive to better not only themselves, but also everyone around them
  • Professional experience working as a backend/frontend engineer
  • Intimate knowledge of web technologies like JavaScript, REST, JSON, CSS, HTML etc
  • Experience designing and implementing complex web applications
  • Detail-oriented, focusing on writing maintainable code of high quality
  • Believes in and practices automated testing at all levels
  • Values developer productivity, and relies on continuous integration and automation to iterate faster
  • Self-organising and process-oriented

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 highly motivated by learning and growing in our roles, and constantly evolving is a key part of that.

The tech stack of Peakon centers around Javascript, with Node on the server and React on the frontend. We believe there is great value in a shared toolchain across the stack, enabling engineers to work on all parts of the system. Some tasks are better solved with different tools, and thus we use f.ex. Python for the data science parts of the system.

We are big fans of new JavaScript language features like async/await, and have made it a priority to stay up to date with the latest versions of Node. We are primarily 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 heavily on automated testing on all levels of the application, with thousands of tests checking every commit to our code base. We use CircleCI for hosted continuous integration to make sure our most recent changes are always available to test, and we deploy code to our production environment on a daily basis.

Benefits

  • Unlimited holiday
  • Subsidised lunch everyday
  • Flexible working
  • Company wide trips
  • Flexible travel policy
  • Pension
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