Engineering Manager (Remote EU)

About Typeform

One sunny Barcelona morning, two designers sat down to build a beautiful lead gen form for a bathroom company’s showroom. They ended up reimagining the data collection experience, and realized it was one idea they wouldn’t be flushing down the toilet. Today, Typeform is a team of over 300 people from more than 35 countries, with offices in Barcelona, Spain and San Francisco, US.

We’re building a world where brands, businesses, and their communities can have more personal relationships with the people who matter most. To do this, we give people the tools they need to have conversational experiences at scale—because meaningful relationships start with conversations.

From online lead forms and engaging quizzes, to face-to-face encounters in the office, help us build more meaningful relationships, one conversation at a time.

About the Role

Develop, manage, and empower 5 to 8 engineers, creating a productive, thriving, fast-paced + high-quality delivery, engineering culture, focusing on:

  • People

    • Build a development plan for each of the team members
    • Identify and lead activities to ensure the individuals are engaged and motivated. 
    • Attract, retain and develop talent.
    • Prove yourself as an inclusive and effective communicator.
  • Delivery

    • Build up predictability and pace of delivery by implementing a consistent method of continuous improvement.
    • Active participations in discussions with Product Managers to refine and gather requirements
    • Transforming requirements into plans that may have a need for coordination with other disciplines and teams.
  • Quality

    • Design and build solutions that are scalable, resilient and easy to maintain, reusing existing solutions where possible. 
    • Identify and continuously improve the metrics that are impacting the team, internal and external customers. 
    • Track progress and performance based on data
  • Best practices

    • Proficient within your discipline and ability to teach others
    • Actively communicate technical aspects to different audiences
    • Anticipate risks, technical gaps and look around the corners
    • Some teams will also have the need for deep understanding of the domain.

About You

Here's what we are after:

  • A strong understanding of how to drive a thriving Engineering culture, with a track record of managing at 1-2 teams of 5-8 engineers each or 1 cross-domain team of the same size.
  • Broad hands-on experience with front-end and backend technologies.
  • Proven track record of working with long-lived cloud-based products where effective management of legacy code was also required.
  • Experience managing engineering teams across multiple geographies.
  • Experience in coaching and developing teams career wise.
  • Able to balance bottom-up contributions to architectural improvement with the practical needs of a rapidly scaling business.
  • Able to build a justifiable resourcing plan based on product and architecture roadmaps.
  • Possesses practical experience and tools to drive accountability and predictability for the business in roadmaps.
  • Able to partner with Product Management to break down large, complex projects into multiple teams with rapid iterative milestones and clear outcomes, to produce a predictable product and engineering roadmaps.
  • Demonstrates to proactively manage projects from start to finish.
  • Able to ensure the correct software development process is in place and followed according to industry best practice and the needs of our organization.
  • Has broad best-practices experience (process methodologies, disciplines, visualization techniques etc) and demonstrates to adapt as the industry evolves.
  • Data driven approach to decision making.
  • Have a strong business understanding of how tech companies work, ideally SaaS ones.
  • Mastery of the English language.
  • Have outstanding oral and written communication and presentation skills, especially with respect to clearly communicating complex data-driven topics.
  • Able to keep the Director of Engineering and executive team informed, connected and engaged with Engineering priorities and challenges.
  • Able to drive sustainable growth of the Engineering organization, finding, retaining and developing top talent.
  • Able to implement evaluation criteria and career planning for engineers which address a healthy mix of technical & leadership skills.
  • Can represent Typeform and build trusting relationships where needed with customers, partners, vendors and the technical community.

Bonus round (not compulsory, but you’ll hit the high score):

  • Experience with any of Go, React, NodeJS, Python and with both relational and NoSQL Databases.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services.
  • Has gone through the migration of a monolithic application to a microservice based architecture. Can effectively compare and contrast these different approaches.
  • Experience with different organization and team topologies, from startups to bigger organizations. Proven track record of being an active agent in scaling an organization.
  • Entrepreneurial and/or innovation driven experience.
  • Have an advanced degree (Master’s, Ph.D.) in Computer Science or similar.

Interested? Hit Apply now and show us what you’ve got.

*Today, more than 2.5M people from all over the world use Typeform. We celebrate the diversity of our customer base, and we want our employees to reflect those differences. At Typeform, we’re committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We strive to be a more equal opportunity workplace.

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Dear talented engineer…

Yes, you! You’ve got skills in abundance and companies are knocking at your virtual door. But you’re looking for somewhere special—with people who care about you, your interests, and motivations. Here’s why we believe Typeform is that place:

What we do matters.

Typeform is used by about 2% of the world’s population every year, with millions of typeforms answered every day—and we’re growing constantly. Sheesh! That’s why we need you. You’ll help us build scalable, resilient software and systems that empower people to have more meaningful interactions with their customers, communities, employees, and more.

It’s all about the team.

You’ll work with people from all over the world—55 nationalities and counting. A group of humble, talented, diverse folks who value autonomy and end-to-end ownership of projects. You’ll be given all the tools you need for continuous delivery and ongoing experimentation.

We believe in open source.

We're building Typeform on top of open-source projects—like Golang, React, NextJs, K8S, and Django—and we encourage you to contribute to the open source communities that interest you. You’ll get a $15 donation credit for every hour you contribute to open source software, which you can donate to a charity of your choice.

You’ll never stop learning.

Our start-up days may be behind us, but we’re no stuck-in-the-mud corporate buzzkill. There’s always something happening, with opportunities to level up your skills while solving challenging problems. You’ll be given responsibility and a chance to get involved in both tactics and strategy. And you’ll have a structured career path, with $1000 per year to invest in your own development as you see fit.

Innovation isn’t just a buzzword here.

Okay, innovation is always a bit of a buzzword. But we’re the real deal. Every quarter you can join a 2-week hackathon, where you can make your own project proposal or team up to work on somebody else’s. You’ll get to meet people from different teams, work on different tech stacks, and contribute to our product roadmap. These sessions often give birth to new product features, and even architectural change.

We’re remote first.

It’s not where you live that matters, it’s where you’re at—your skills, mindset, and attitude. We hire across the US and Europe, and you’ll join a team that suits your time zone. You’ll be made to feel at home from the first moment, thanks to our thoughtfully designed remote onboarding. And you’ll get a $1000 one-off payment to kit out your home office, plus $120 per month to cover any extra expenses. Travel is hard right now, but when the world is back on its feet, feel free to stop by our San Francisco or Barcelona offices to say hi.

How you ask is everything.

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