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Engineering Manager

Job Title: Engineering Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 648036
Job Published: August 21, 2019 14:34

Job Description

Engineering Manager

Engineering Manager | Holborn


You will be responsible for managing one of our engineering communities and driving technical advancements on the Premier Inn and Restaurants digital sales channels and technology platforms. 


What you will be doing

Create and maintain ways of working that inspire our engineers to realise their potential through every step of their career progression, helping them demonstrate this through ever increasing output in creativity, delivery, quality and overall professionalism. 
Identify your community members' unique personality and skills mix, leveraging this with the delivery managers to build delivery teams that not only have the right mix of technical skills but the right mix of personalities to crate highly motivated, high output delivery teams. 
Introduce, review and refine a scientific approach to predicting when your engineers are likely to move on from Whitbread, delivering an ever more accurate window for pro-active and exacting recruitment.        
Be a technical Product Manager as much as a line manager, overseeing the technical direction that your engineering community is responsible for, creating and maintaining technical backlogs to drive technical upkeep and enhancements/upgrades alongside the more direct business initiatives 
Lead by example and not execution, developing senior engineers to step forward and take the lead through your mentorship, preparing them for engineering management or wider roles within Digital. 
Push the boundaries of what we believe good looks like through leading Digital management initiatives, driving improvements across people, processes and systems. 
Hate to fail but not scared to do so either and you will instil this into the teams you manage and support it in your management peers. 
Work with Digital delivery to identify right resources for the right project/task required to successfully deliver the product roadmap 
Work in collaboration with Architecture, delivery and Product resources to understand the key commercial implications of delivery, to understand business drivers and roadmaps as well as any enterprise-level technical constraints 
Work closely with the Architecture and delivery resources to introduce and Promote solutions and tools that will improve the Premier Inn Digital Product, Delivery and Quality 
Line manage and lead a team of engineers, accountable for technology standards and communities of practise in a high performance, fast-paced, delivery focussed environment  
Identify stretch projects and development opportunities to help individuals achieve their goals. 
Hold regular catch-ups and performance conversations with the team, providing frequent feedback for continuous improvement and addressing poor performance. 
Accountable for ensuring team members are fully equipped to meet the demands of a total ownership, DevOps culture 
Work with the delivery managers, develop agile adoption strategy, designing a strategy for the organisational adoption of agile within their areas of remit. Sustaining Agile methodologies and continually offering strategies for improvement, as well as developing and executing a communications strategy for their given area 
Manage budgets for relevant areas, working the delivery managers to create a complete report for Digital Delivery to include capex, revex and forecast against budget information. 
Keep the Senior Delivery Manager up to speed on the status of software and service delivery objectives 
Undertake other duties assigned by the Senior Engineering Manager including deputising for the Senior Engineering Manager as and when required 

What we are looking for

Experience managing high-performing engineers  
Comfortable managing team members with different skill sets and technical areas of focus  
Empathetic leadership style  
Strong understanding of software engineering best practices, including SCM, build configuration and processes, code quality, testing practices and operations 
Have a strong understanding of system design and software architecture. Must be able to engage in meaningful conversations with engineers, architects and the Senior Engineer Manager in terms of how we should design systems 
Experience of Agile development using continuous integration principles 
Ability to coordinate build activities across multiple systems and understand how to undertake and support testing activities.  
Ability to quickly comprehend new technical topics and help refine technical roadmaps and strategies 
Experience in DevOps and passion for Cloud Native DevOps 

Whitbread is an inclusive employer, strongly believing that everyone is unique and there should be no limits to ambition. We welcome your application whatever your background or situation. We are open to flexible working and, where possible, will try to support this.

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21 Aug 2019

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