Engineering Manager

BumbleLondona month ago

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Bumble is looking for an enthusiastic and self motivated Engineering Manager to lead a multi disciplined engineering team as part of a larger, cross-functional product team - a ‘Pod’ - led by the Pod Engineering Manager and Pod Product Manager. Collaborating with the multiple disciplines within the Pod - including product, research, design, analytics and engineering , you will be accountable for iteratively delivering agreed business outcomes and for optimising your team’s productivity and personal development.

This role will be based in London, reporting to the Pod Engineering Manager.


  • You will enable the team to deliver new features and to support the platform, using the appropriate agile methodology, learning & improving frequently.
  • You will lead a multi disciplinary team across client, back-end and QA, helping all team members to grow their careers within the company.
  • Working with the Pod Engineering Manager and Pod Product Manager, you will influence the roadmap for your product.
  • You will match the deliverables in the roadmap and what needs to be achieved against the capacity and capability of the team.
  • You will ensure that the team builds solutions to an appropriate level of quality.
  • You will actively participate in the Engineering Management Chapter, sharing and applying skills and knowledge and bringing in new ways-of-working from outside the company.


  • Experience managing agile teams and educating teams about agile principles (e.g. experience with SCRUM or Kanban).
  • Experience of line management and coaching cross functional teams (e.g. developers of different disciplines and QAs).
  • Experience building empowered and self-organising teams – including recruitment activities
  • An understanding of modern software development practices and techniques (e.g. TDD and BDD)
  • Experience working with a Product Manager and/or cross-functional teams
  • Experience owning technical delivery plans and roadmaps
  • Experience applying measures to support consistent and continual process improvement
  • An understanding of build/deployment pipelines and associated tooling


  • You are able to educate teams about the benefits of agile concepts and principles
  • You are passionate about leading, managing and inspiring cross-functional teams
  • You are comfortable being an agent of cultural and operational change
  • You are positive and committed with a 'can-do' attitude and a flexible approach
  • You are a self-starter: you thrive on taking ownership of initiatives with limited oversight
  • You know how to manage multiple priorities, breaking large projects into manageable pieces
  • You have great communication skills, both verbal and written
  • You have excellent facilitation skills, you can facilitate meetings and team discussions, involving the whole team in group based decision making.
  • You demonstrate servant leadership, earning respect from your team and are willing to get your hands dirty to get the job done.
  • You empower teams to become self-organising.
  • You are the first to notice issues and opportunities, and are able to exploit these to your team’s advantage.
  • You foster a climate of transparency and openness
  • You are deeply passionate about Bumble’s brand vision and values

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