Engineering Manager till Blocket
Hi! My name is Andreas and I lead Technology at Blocket. We are going to grow our engineering team and to do that we need to find three Engineering Managers that are excited by the opportunity of delivering high quality software, building teams, empowering and inspiring team members and coworkers.
At Blocket you will get the chance to use your skills to make a real difference in the life of nearly everyone in Sweden and to contribute to a sustainable future.
We believe that our products are only as good as the people who build them, so as an engineering manager it’s important to put the people first. The engineering manager should facilitate, support and encourage this, both on individual and on team level. We’re looking for someone that can inspire people and help them grow. In short – we’re looking for a bright co-worker who is creative, entrepreneurial and a fabulous leader with a focus on building good relationships.
What will you be working on?
As an Engineering Manager at Blocket you lead a team of developers from various technical disciplines. You will be a part of the product & tech organization and work closely together with other competences in one of our cross functional teams.
Together with the product owner, the engineering manager is responsible for the team’s deliveries and for the team to hit its objectives. Simplified, you can say that the product owner primarily are focused on what the team should prioritize to reach the objectives while the engineering manager focuses on how it should be implemented.
Working with your team you will be responsible for the quality and technical roadmap for the applications owned by the team. It’s not all about building new features, we also need to maintain and improve the code already written.
To thrive and succeed in your role:
We are looking for a bright individual who is creative and entrepreneurial. You must be a person that have a strategic mindset, great communicative skills and the ability to motivate and encourage people. We think that you like long term goals and visions and have the ability to create a strategy and tactics for how to continuously move the applications and team closer to the vision.
The importance of being communicative and a great relationship builder can not be underestimated, as an engineering manager you will in the center of many decisions, prioritizations and discussions with your team but also with external stakeholders both within Blocket and within Schibsted.
It’s also important that you’re hungry for learning new things, and sharing your learnings with others, and be generous with feedback and support, to do your part to help us become the best workplace in Sweden for engineers (which is one of our strategic goals for the coming years).
Blocket is currently transitioning from our legacy stack to a more modern one. Some of the key technologies we using are React, Redux, Node, Golang, Python, Kafka, Docker, Travis, AWS and Kubernetes. As an engineering manager you will be working closely with other engineering managers, architects, competence leaders and the CTO to continue to evolve our technology stack.
The engineering manager’s role requires proven engineering experience to be able to support and guide the engineers in their decision making.
Other experiences that we think are valuable:
- Previous work as an engineering manager or in another leadership role
- Experience in leading and coaching software developers towards delivering high quality software
- Solid experience working in an agile development environment
- Knowledge and experience working in a Linux environment with technologies like Docker, Kubernetes and AWS
Blocket and Schibsted
Finally, you may be interested to know that Blocket is owned by Schibsted, a Norwegian holding company with marketplaces and media assets in dozens of countries with close to 10.000 employees. Schibsted companies cooperate a lot with each other and we promote internal mobility, so joining Blocket means gaining access to a world of opportunities for professional and personal growth.
At Blocket we believe that different backgrounds and perspectives is beneficial for our workplace and product – Together we make a difference and create a sustainable future!