Engineering Manager - Inbox

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What Messagebird is looking for in applicants

Transform the communications world! Location? You decide!

We’re proud (and excited!) to be transforming the global communications landscape through our Omnichannel Platform-as-a-Service (OPaaS). 

Our Birds choose where they work from in the region we’re hiring in — this could be from one of our MessageBird hubs (Amsterdam, Singapore or Bogota) or remotely so long as it’s within a complementary timezone.... Want to work from a rural retreat? Sure, no problem! How about a bustling city getaway for a few weeks? Go ahead!

We understand that “life happens” and give you the freedom to choose the best environment for you to “get s**t done”. We expand our flock without geographical restrictions. This allows us to attract and assemble an industry leading team from a huge variety of backgrounds & cultures,  making us more nimble, creative, and efficient!

Engineering Manager - Inbox | Remotely from EMEA

As an independent and true leader, you communicate expectations clearly to all team members - soliciting and delivering individual feedback often - and you are a star in stakeholder management.

You are the type of person who has a higher overview but knows what’s happening on the ground. You're not expected to write code on a day-to-day basis. You do however, have a strong technical background and understand the applications and products you lead well enough to contribute to the architecture and product vision. You collect information about areas of technical debt, carry out cost/benefit analysis for resolving it, and communicate suggested timelines to the Product and Engineering teams in order to do so.

What you’ll do

  • Lead a team of 10+ engineers
  • Collaborate on roadmaps with Product Managers, Principals and Team Leads to ensure the team has clear direction and priorities. Ensure there is a balance between shipping features and building a reliable product.
  • Establish development best practices to ensure the team produces high quality, well architected code.
  • Build high performance, high-velocity squads, measuring and iterating on processes as we grow and evolve as a business.
  • Set the right balance between finding opportunities for the team to learn/improve, and shipping products on time.
  • Set goals and directions for teams and team members, based on top-down goals & objectives and track progress against them.

What you’ll bring

  • 6+ years of hands on software development and system design experience
  • 2+ years experience leading teams of 5-20 engineers as an Engineering Manager in a highly technical and complex environment.
  • You will have experience building B2C communication solutions in a omnichannel ecosystem. Experience with IM platforms like WhatsApp is a plus. 
  • Experience in one or more programming languages, including but not limited to; PHP, Golang, Ruby, Python, Java, and/or C#
  • The ability to quickly upscale knowledge and learn new technologies, systems, frameworks and APIs
  • You have a proactive attitude, are a team player, who is passionate about helping others to grow and develop themselves
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

#LI-Remote-Tech-Tier-2  #LI-WPS1

What You’ll Gain

  • Work from anywhere
  • Generous stock options for all Birds
  • WFH set-up budget
  • State-of-the-art work gear
  • Learn from hundreds of the best minds in the business
  • Collaborate with diverse colleagues from over 55 countries (and counting)


Life at MessageBird:

We work fast, grow fast, build fast and focus on impact. We’re go-getters, industry leaders and roll-up-your-sleeves-and-make-it-happen kind of people. 

Ready To Fly?

Our cloud communications solutions make it possible for over 25,000 businesses to instantly connect with billions of devices worldwide, allowing them to speak with their customers in the same ways they talk to their friends.

Headquartered in Amsterdam, we operate across 10 international hubs and we’re proud to be a “Work Anywhere” company. Our unique and united culture is rooted in our team: a diverse flock of over 700 Birds who represent 55 nationalities and counting. We’re smart, fast, and hungry. Our potential for growth is limitless. You can learn more about our story and life as a Bird via #messagebird.

MessageBird is committed to fostering a fair and equal environment based on trust and mutual respect. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace is paramount to our success and we are committed to building a team that represents a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. 

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