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Senior Engineering Manager

  • Sky
  • Osterley, Isleworth TW7, UK
  • 16/05/2024
Full time

Job Description

We are part of a suite of products that together we call Entertainment OS (EntOS) a fully-fledged IP TV platform that powers media organisations around the world, from Sky in Europe, to Comcast Xumo in the US. Our product is the software inside TV’s, streaming devices, mobiles, tablets that global audiences use to discover and experience content.

What you'll do

As an Engineering Manager in Experience Engineering, you'll be working on improving the developer experience, delivering reliable, fast and award-winning experiences in the area of content discovery and playback on devices. In the course of doing this we expect you’ll:

• Have a vision for multiple high performing teams. Help the teams navigate where they are against that vision, and, through a series of initiatives, continuously improve.

• Hire engineers and engineering managers (and potentially other disciplines).

• Be the technical voice of your teams in wider forums, support engineers in proposing product improvements, and to actively participate in architecture discussions.

• Champion Software Engineering best practices, process improvements and advocate for optimal developer experience.

• Manage team metrics and encourage a culture of data driven decision making.

• Serve as the technical service owner, manage change and incidents, and optimise on-call processes where necessary.

• Contribute to technical planning, guide technology choices, help the teams manage technical debt, and oversee the system architecture.

• Track budgets and facilitate access to engineering tools and services for a streamlined development process.

What you’ll bring

· Proven hands-on software engineering experience in a professional setting, providing a strong technical foundation.

· Experience in recruiting, developing, and managing multiple teams (15+ engineers), including effective performance management.

· Experience mentoring, guiding, and empowering engineers and engineering managers and supporting their career development.

· Demonstrated ability to proactively drive technical direction, evaluating technology choices, and making informed architectural decisions.

· A strong track record of leading high impact improvement initiatives across multiple teams in an organisation.

· Dedication to staying current on best practices and evolving the team's technical processes.

· Nice to have: Experience with embedded software development, C++, QT, Mobile Development, Rust, Flutter.

The rewards

There's one thing people can't stop talking about when it comes to #LifeAtSky: the perks. Here’s a taster:

· Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place

· The magic of Sky Glass at an exclusive rate

· A generous pension package

· Private healthcare

· Discounted mobile and broadband

· A wide range of Sky VIP rewards and experiences

How you’ll work – hybrid working

The world has changed. And so have we. We’ve adopted hybrid working and split our time between unique office spaces and the convenience of working from home.

You’ll find out more about what hybrid working looks like for your role later on in the recruitment process.

Your office space


Our Osterley Campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Gunnersbury, Ealing Broadway and South Ealing tube stations. There are also plenty of bike shelters and showers.

On campus, you’ll find 13 subsidised restaurants, cafes, and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed, and even get pampered at our beauty salon.

We'd love to hear from you

Inventive, forward-thinking minds come together to work in Tech, Product and Data at Sky. It’s a place where you can explore what if, how far, and what next.

But better doesn’t stop at what we do, it’s how we do it, too. We embrace each other’s differences. We support our community and contribute to a sustainable future for our business and the planet.

If you believe in better, we’ll back you all the way.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we’ll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.