Engineering Manager

Procreate logo
Posted 27 March 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineGames Programming
Contact NameDave Moss

Job description

Procreate are working with Aardvark Swift to find their first dedicated Engineering Manager to help lead the development teams in pursuit of their ambitious product roadmap.

You’ll use your deep technical experience and progressive people management skills to guide a small team of engineers in developing and shipping mission-critical features, solve complex technical problems, define the parameters of their projects, improve overall development efficiency and nurture Procreate’s internal engineering talent.

Procreate create exceptional tools by combining beautiful user experiences with high-performance engineering. Their products are used and loved by millions of people around the globe, and they aim to deliver the best creative software experience for their global community. The company stays independent and has been self-funded for over 10 years, receiving two coveted Apple Design Awards and has been the best-selling app on iPad for the past six years running.

One of the driving factors behind Procreate’s success is their close-knit teamwork. They believe the key to invention is the open flow of ideas and collaboration — revelling in the creative process and taking the time to hone their craft. Together they’re dedicated to building creative software that is powerful, accessible, and intuitive. They're not afraid to rethink, iterate and persist until they create the perfect product.

Your responsibilities…
  • Make contributions as an individual while also leading, managing and guiding Junior Engineers as an engineering stakeholder
  • Work closely with the Engineering team, the executive and members of other departments to align engineering with other critical business functions
  • Provide structure and certainty to the development process and reduce the heavy workload resting on the executive members of the Engineering team
  • Hands-on engineering, utilising your coding skills
  • Make decisions that help achieve Procreates goals and consider the complex nature of their codebase, engineering capabilities and the make-up and skill set of the team
  • Review technical work for accuracy ensuring it aligns to the product goals and strategy
  • Monitor progress and assign tasks to the engineering teams
  • Create and oversee project timelines and milestones to improve sustainability and efficiency in the development process
  • Deliver feedback and take part in reviews and performance management
  • Lead, coordinate and align diverse engineering functions
  • Work with team leads and the executive to ensure product departments are aligned with clear communication, leadership and goals
  • Manage stakeholder and 3rd party relationships
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external partners and relevant third parties
  • Support interdepartmental cooperation with product and feature release as well as ongoing updates and patches
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • Experience as an Engineering Manager in a fast-paced technology, product or creative company
  • Experience in engineering at a senior level and/or people management experience in a tech or start-up environment
  • Deep hands-on engineering experience with UI work or development of custom, in-house rendering technology
  • Experience of low-level engine/rendering development or UI/UX work closer to the user
  • Creative and strategic approach to product development
  • Able to respond effectively to unique and challenging technical problems
  • Organised, methodical and detail-oriented, providing structure and promoting confidence in those you work with
  • A true passion for your craft
  • Emotional intelligence and a calm, self-assured leadership style
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and build diverse teams
  • A leadership and management style that builds consensus and understanding
  • Able to communicate technical information to non-technical employees and stakeholders
Perks and benefits include…
  • Generous annual leave plus extra mental health days
  • Extended parental leave, and an employee assistance program
  • Personalized support to enhance growth and development
  • Individual training budget for every employee
  • Provision of necessary hardware and software, including a fully adjustable desk setup
  • Annual off-site company meet for full transparency on company plans and strategies