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Software Engineering Manager

Software Engineering Manager

Bristol, United Kingdom
Mid-Senior level

About Wazoku

Will you help to provide clean water to schools in Mexico? To find a better solution to protect astronauts? To invent the next multi-billion market breakthrough? At Wazoku, that’s exactly what we achieve as we; change the world, one idea at a time.

We do this through our enterprise innovation platform that help organisations to find that one person who has that one idea wherever they are to solve their smallest to biggest problems to generate solutions that truly change the world. We work with Global 2000 organisations from the likes of NASA to Nissan and GSK, helping them discover new products and services, continuous improvements, but also ways to sustain our planet.

Wouldn’t you want to be part of this? To be involved in a new breakthrough idea that helped change the world into a better place? If so – we would love to hear from you.

About You

You are someone comfortable with being "uncomfortable", someone who is never content with "Status Quo", focused on making data informed decisions and someone who is results oriented.

About the role

Software Engineering Managers at Wazoku are hands-on leaders accountable for building, mentoring and coaching high performing engineering teams. They are responsible for delivering the rolling product roadmap of their teams. This is a technical role, but Engineering Managers are not expected to write code. However, they should be able to understand and articulate technical problems to the team and rest of the organization. As Software Engineering Manager you will foster a culture of software excellence through coaching and mentorship, demonstrate Wazoku core values and be “comfortable with being uncomfortable.”


  • Demonstrated leadership abilities to line manage and coach junior to senior software engineers
  • Experience building and managing remotely distributed team
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to evangelise proven software development standards, practices, and techniques like code reviews and TDD
  • Experience with Agile software development methodologies
  • Knowledge of B2B enterprise SaaS applications
  • Knowledge of general web principals including web performance, security, REST APIs, responsive design & mobile constraints.


  • Line manages, mentors and coaches a team of up to 12 engineers
  • Working with in house recruiter, lead and own recruitment and on-boarding of new engineers
  • Direct and manage the workload of team members to deliver the product roadmap
  • Actively work to create focus for the engineers in their team
  • Collaborate with Product and QA functions effectively and remove blockers that impede team progress
  • Lead and own the Learning & Development program for their team
  • Manage production support rotation schedule
  • Maintain and enforce development standards and processes within the software engineering team
  • Enforce company policies and processes
  • Communicate technical aspects of the team’s outcomes and progress internally and externally


Although we work hard, we also recognise the importance of maintaining a proper integration of work/life priorities and providing a culture that encourages creativity and productivity. Our benefits include:

  • Flexible holiday policy that recognises employees are best able to determine when and how often they need to take time off to recharge their batteries, while still meeting their performance objectives
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Excellent Parental leave policies to support our working parents through all stages of their life and careers, including 26 weeks maternity and adoption leave, and 8 weeks paternity leave.
  • Flexible working including hybrid working and flexible hours (to be agree with management)
  • December one week shut down over the holiday period
  • Salary Sacrifice Pension scheme we match up to 5%
  • Complimentary Mental health service – We are partnered with InsideOut, an on-demand mental health platform, dedicated to breaking down social stigma and opening up the mental health conversation. Everyone has mental health and we couldn't support their mission more. Employees can join at any time
  • Social Events – Including company offsites, summer & Christmas parties, charity engagement and more
  • Great vouchers and offers through our Thanks Ben platform
  • £30 per month to spend on your own personal Health and Wellbeing
  • Birthday Day Off
  • 10 days paid sick leave per year

*Salary - up to £80,000 per annum depending on experience*