Associate Engineering Manager

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. 

In 2019 we hit our highest revenues in a decade and achieved the goal we set three years earlier to break even. We’re now on a path to achieve the goal we announced last month of two million people supporting The Guardian by 2022. 

That’s where you come in. 

We are looking for an Associate Engineering Manager who will coach engineers and deliver product streams.

About the role

This role is intended for people with little or no experience of management, and who are interested to learn how to become a good engineering manager. 

As an associate you will have limited responsibilities but many opportunities to grow and acquire new skills and knowledge. You will be provided management training and benefit from a mentorship scheme as well as the support from more experienced engineering managers.

You’ll be supporting a small number of developers, usually 3, 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.

About you

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 interested to learn more about building teams that have the right balance of product delivery and technical maintenance, and you will contribute to the team's prioritisation of work to ensure that the team stays effective.

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 £65k.

How to apply

To apply, please upload your latest CV and a cover letter which outlines why you are attracted to this role, and why you’re a great match for what we’re looking for.

We welcome applicants who have taken traditional and non-traditional career paths into software development.

About Us

The Guardian offers 26 days’ holiday and a competitive benefits package including a generous pension, healthcare, dental insurance options, cycle to work scheme and 2 paid volunteering days per year.

We have a strong commitment to your learning, development and wellbeing, 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.