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Engineering Manager

Beauty Pie

Beauty Pie

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

We’re Beauty Pie. We’re the world’s first luxury beauty and wellness buyers’ club. And we’re disrupting the beauty industry, one face cream at a time.

Before we arrived on the scene, if you wanted really great beauty products, you had to shop at traditional beauty retail - and overpay for all the crazy markups. Now, our members have access to shop from the best-quality beauty and wellness products (from the leading labs in France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Japan, Korea, etc) and get a bigger piece of the Beauty Pie.

Software Engineering Managers are instrumental to the success of our engineering teams. Part people leader, part technical problem-solver, to succeed, you’ll need to have a deep understanding of what motivates and inspires great software engineers, be able to navigate them through complicated technical challenges and work collaboratively with product managers to maximise the value we ship to our customers.

You’re self-motivated with a passion for both business and technology innovation and can clearly understand the user experience and apply this understanding to enhance the overall customer experience.

As an established engineer, you’ll have experience across a range of technologies, which should include some that feature in our stack: AWS Serverless, Node.js, TypeScript.

You should be confident leading engineering across multiple teams, solving complex problems, as well as providing technical coaching and oversight to other engineers.

So what will you be doing?

  • Line management of software engineers
  • Technical stewardship of one or more engineering teams.
  • Hire and develop great people.
  • Conduct regular 1-2-1s to ensure your direct reports are motivated, happy and engaged.
  • Provide engineering support and guidance to product managers and squad tech leads.
  • Maintain a supportive and engaging team culture focused on high performance.
  • Identify and remove obstacles from squads, allowing the engineers in it to perform.
  • Work with our senior leaders and principal engineers, to ensure your squads deliver the highest standards of technical design and implementation and ensure our platform is operationally excellent.
  • Be accountable for your engineers delivering sustainable value at pace, while managing the expectations of your stakeholders.
  • Work closely with the CTO to surface engineering insights that chart the team's achievements and opportunities for continual improvement.

You will also be a key contributor to:

  • Improving our hiring and recruitment processes
  • Identifying and solving engineering-wide challenges as they appear.
  • Investing in our overall platform architecture.
  • Ensuring the security of our systems and working practice.

What we’re looking for:

We believe it's all about mindset, great skills, the right attitude and a fantastic work ethic. If you’re aligned to our values, excited about the opportunity, and you’re really good at what you do (even if you don’t tick all the boxes) apply anyway!

  • Experience leading teams of highly skilled software engineers to success.
  • Solid practical and theoretical knowledge of modern software development.
  • An excellent understanding of one or more of the key components in our stack.
  • Technologists who have proven leadership skills as a line manager to teams of highly skilled engineers.
  • Experience building and designing scalable and performant systems and making significant contributions to the wider engineering goals of the company.

What makes someone ‘Beauty Pie’?

Our culture is our DNA. It defines who we are, how we operate and how we hire. And it all springs from our values, which are very important to us:

  • Bring Your ‘A’ Game: Take ownership & accountability. Make sh*t happen. Grow. Support. Evolve. Invent. Be open-minded.
  • Be Intelligently Rebellious: Challenge the status quo. Push boundaries. Embrace change. Think BIG.
  • Be Customer Obsessed: Listen & learn. Take ownership. Act fast. Be humble & empathetic. Build & keep trust. Be grateful for feedback.
  • It’s All For One (& One For All): Take advantage of collective intelligence. Act with integrity. Support & challenge. Embrace individuality. Do right by our company, our members, our colleagues & our environment.

We’re committed to diversity & inclusion

As a business that’s based on fairness and self-worth, our commitment to inclusivity runs through the heart of everything we do. We believe that innovation and creativity come from having a diverse workforce, and are committed to building teams with unique identities, from different backgrounds and with individual perspectives.

We’ve got a long way to go, but here’s how we’re doing as of June 2024:

Employees who identify as female: 68%

Employees from minority ethnic backgrounds: 28%

Employees who identify as living with a disability: 10%

Employees who identify as female in our Product Engineering teams: 32%

Employees who identify as LGBTQIA+: 13%

A bit about our ways of working

We foster a high-performance culture, where you are trusted to get the work done. We treat all of our teams like adults in giving them autonomy and flexibility.

At Beauty Pie we want to support employees to do their best work, have a good work life balance and work flexibly whilst staying connected - and getting the job done.

In order to encourage in-person collaboration and create a strong team environment, we aim to be in the office 3 days a week, with flexibility built in around role, type of work and personal requirements. We encourage you to discuss this as part of the interview process to understand the requirements in this role.

Your piece of the Beauty Pie:

Life & Balance

  • Free Membership to Beauty Pie + 30% off our products
  • Pieshares - all employees receive stock options
  • 25 days holiday & your birthday off
  • Flexible bank holidays
  • Equal leave for all new parents regardless of gender or personal circumstances

Health & Wellbeing

  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Menopause support
  • £2,500 / $2,500 to spend on your fertility journey after 2 years service
  • 10 therapy sessions through AXA PPP

So, what are you waiting for? Apply now for a chance to be part of an inspirational, international and talented team.

Beauty Pie is an equal opportunity employer. The company will not unlawfully discriminate on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability or age, pregnancy or trade union membership.

Please let us know, if you require reasonable adjustments at any point during the application and/or recruitment process.