Engineering Manager (Hybrid)

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Posted 16 May 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NamePaul Walker

Job description

We are looking for an Engineering Manager on behalf of Procreate to drive inter-departmental coordination of a major release or update.

Procreate are an industry-leading creative product company, being a recipient of two coveted Apple Design awards and holding the title as best-selling paid iPad app on Apple's App Store for the past six years. 

In this role, you will participate in conversations surrounding product roadmap and strategy, and propose strategies for external product communication. Their ambitious product roadmap is driven by the desire to deliver the best creative software experience for the global community. 

Your responsibilities…
  • Complete the Procreate onboarding process, getting to know your colleagues and unique roles in the business
  • Guide a small team of engineers to develop and ship mission critical features, solve complex technical problems, define the parameters of their projects
  • Build a basic understanding of product and the existing roadmap
  • Complete their onboarding process and become familiar with your colleagues
  • Familiarise with their tech stack, engineering environment, and their existing workflows
  • Develop relationships with key stakeholders, team leaders, and members of the executive team
  • Begin delivering technical guidance for product care
  • Establish relationships with external stakeholders and partners
  • Begin identifying areas for operational improvement and take ownership of first initiatives
  • Own, lead, and support the execution of a large scale, highly visible project
  • Work directly with CTO to assign projects and tasks to the right teams and people
  • Routinely assign tasks, monitoring engineering processes and progress
  • Improve overall development efficiency and nurture their internal engineering talent
  • Work directly with team leads and the executive to ensure that their product departments, including product, quality assurance, testing, and R&D functions are aligned and moving in the same direction
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • Deep technical experience and proficiency in progressive people management of a team of engineers
  • Dynamic and responsive ability to make decisions that help achieve company goals, considering the complex nature of the codebase, current engineering capabilities, and the make-up and skill set of the team
  • People and project management, with the ability to monitor progress and assign tasks to other engineers
  • Experience delivering feedback and taking part in performance reviews
  • Emotional intelligence and a calm, self-assured leadership style
  • Experience as an Engineering Manager in a fast-paced technology, product, or creative company
  • Deep hands-on engineering experience in relation to UI work or development of custom, in-house rendering technology