Here at The Guardian, we believe the open exchange of information, ideas and opinions has the power to change the world for the better.
More people than ever before are reading, watching and listening to Guardian journalism from across the world. Over the past year The Guardian achieved record digital traffic with our highest number of regular readers and monthly page views averaging over 1.1 billion.
We’re now on a path to achieve the goal we announced last month of two million people supporting The Guardian by 2022. We hit our highest revenues in a decade and in 2019 achieved the goal we set three years earlier to break even.
Development of digital products is central to the Guardian. You could be building the products that showcase our progressive and independent journalism, crafting the tools that journalists use to write their stories, developing the services that allow those stories to be distributed across the globe, or safeguarding our financial future.
We work collaboratively with designers, user experience architects, and other developers in the team. The majority of our code is openly available on GitHub, and some of our projects are widely used throughout the Open Source community.
The team consists of passionate, innovative developers who take pride in what they do and how they do it. If you're interested in joining the team, then get in touch and tell us how you can contribute to the future of the Guardian.
About the role
- As an Engineering Manager, you'll be supporting a group of developers in their technical and personal development, as well as hands on helping the team deliver.
- You will act as their primary point of contact, providing them regular feedback and guidance.
- You need to care deeply about the developers you manage, coaching them on areas for development, celebrating their achievements and recognising their strengths.
- Engineering managers also take part in a range of activities to improve the wider department, including recruitment, mentoring and evolving our development practices.
- You are an experienced developer with a variety of experience across domains and technologies, and you enjoy shipping great products. You have established your own areas of knowledge and expertise, but are willing to share what you know and are always eager to learn new things.
- You should be able to communicate your team’s goals and vision, and how that relates to the wider organisation. You will need to ensure that the team collaborates with stakeholders to understand what the right goals are.
- You should be passionate about building teams that have the right balance of product delivery and technical maintenance, and you will help decide the team's prioritisation of work to ensure that the team stays effective.
And lastly, if you share in the Guardian’s mission and values, you’ll be well placed to help us succeed.
You can read more about the Guardian’s purpose here.
Does this all sound like you? Then we’d love to hear from you.
We strive for transparency in remuneration. The salary for new engineering managers at the Guardian is £75,000.
How to apply
To apply, please upload your latest CV and a cover letter which outlines why you’d love to take on this role, and why you’re a great match for we’re looking for.
Our interview process involves three stages: a phone interview, a pairing test and a face to face interview. We offer a remote pairing test for candidates who would have to travel a long distance to our office in London. If you are successful in the phone interview and remote pairing test you will then need you to arrange to come to our office for a further pairing test and a face to face interview.
Find out more about our hiring process here
The Guardian offers 26 days’ holiday and a competitive benefits package including; a generous pension, healthcare, up to 18 weeks of parental leave at full pay, dental insurance, cycle to work scheme, 2 paid volunteering days per year and annual season ticket loan.
We have a strong commitment to your learning, development and well-being, with hundreds of different courses available - ranging from bite-sized e-learning courses, to on-site workshops and professional certifications.
It’s the talent, energy and commitment our people bring to our business that make us who we are. Across our business we have some of the brightest and best people in media and beyond: award winning journalists, cutting edge commercial teams, industry leading digital talent and much, much more.
We are a vibrant and diverse community with many events groups and forums to get involved in. Our Kings Place offices overlook Regents Canal, with the newly-developed Coal Drops Yard, Granary Square and St Pancras Square shops, restaurants and pop-ups.
We value and respect all differences in all people (seen and unseen) at the Guardian. We aspire to inclusive working experiences and an environment that reflects the audience we serve, where our people have equal access to career development opportunities, their voices are heard and can contribute to our future. The Guardian actively encourages applications from BAME candidates.
At The Guardian, many of our staff work flexibly and we will consider all requests for flexible working arrangements.