Software Engineering Manager

What is Syft?


Founded in 2015, Syft is an on-demand marketplace helping Job Seekers and Employers have 100% control and choice over shifts worked in real time. We want to enable Job Seekers to control their schedule, choose their work and enable them to work as many or as few shifts as they want. The platform enables Employers to book reliable, rated and verified staff immediately. At Syft, we’re harnessing innovative technology to revolutionise the flexible staffing sector.


About Us


Our results speak for themselves, £8.75 million in VC funding between 2016 and 2018, ‘Recruitment Technology Innovation of the Year’ at the Recruiter Awards, ‘Hottest Platform Economy / Marketplace’ at the Europas and ranked 7th in the ‘Startups 100’ in 2018.


Syft has grown to nearly 200 employees across 8 offices around the UK. In 2019 Syft was acquired by, the world’s #1 job site, allowing us to match our synergies and skyrocket our journey.


Our mission is to help people get jobs by democratising work and giving jobseekers ownership, control, and choice. We are working hard to build a world where access to work and jobseekers are frictionless.


About You

You strive to make a positive impact on the world around you through your work. You’re flexible and focused on collaborative approaches to problem solving — and highly motivated to deliver those solutions with high quality and velocity. You lead with a high level of empathy, and care deeply about building a positive, inclusive culture. You are committed to learning and continual improvement for both yourself and your team


Responsibilities & Duties

  • You’ll be leading a cross-functional team, partnering with an embedded PM to drive successful delivery on the product roadmap.
  • As a coach, you’ll guide and facilitate career growth for your direct reports, with the support of senior management, and will ensure that engineers have the skills required to support execution.
  • As a leader, you’ll empower your team to work towards shared goals with a high degree of autonomy and alignment.
  • As a manager, you’ll model and promote our shared values: Data-Driven, Collaboration, Communication, Iterative Delivery, Bias-to-Action, Product Focus, Growth Mindset, Technical Mentorship.


Experience & Skills Required

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a management role
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working in teams practising agile methodologies
  • Able to take a high level requirement or goal and navigate it to appropriate outcomes
  • A strong track record of empowering and leading others to deliver
  • Experience and understanding of how to represent data and solve problems in code: A computer science degree might be useful, but not required. Whilst the role demands executing through your team, you must be able to engage with engineers on technical approaches and tradeoffs, and get your hands dirty too when required.
  • Experience with A/B testing and data-driven methods


You’ll fit right in at Syft if:

You’re Flexible and consider challenges from different perspectives.

You’re Entrepreneurial and see how a challenge could become an opportunity.

You take Accountability through thick and thin, inviting ideas for improvement.

You’re Data Driven in your decision making process, analysing metrics when devising solutions.

You’re Passionate about what you do and self motivated.

You can Adapt to your team’s challenges and collaborate with other departments.


What you’ll get:

  • Flexible work arrangements, remote and working from home.
  • Employee Assistance programs, free eyecare vouchers, discounted gym memberships and more.
  • Unique bonus structure for every employee.
  • Social events and lunch and learns.


Syft is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that wants to build a welcoming and diverse working environment. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to ethnic background, race, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, neuro-diversity, disability, age, or any other non-merit based or legally protected grounds.


Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristic.

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