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Engineering Manager

Peterborough, Full-time Competitive Salary

Our purpose is to make great financial decision making a breeze for everyone, and that purpose drives us every day.
It’s why we’re on a mission to create an automated quoting engine, with the simplest of experiences, wrapped in a brand everyone loves!
We change lives by making it simple to switch and save money and that’s why good things happen when you meerkat.

We’d love you to be part of our journey.
As an Engineering Manager, you will play a crucial role in the professional development of each direct report, focusing on personal growth and performance management, and helping to attract and recruit top engineering talent. You’ll engage in technical discussions with engineers to create simple solutions for complex problems and collaborate with senior engineers to drive technical initiatives that enhance engineering practices and continuously evaluate your team’s approach and process maturity. Engineering Managers work closely with product managers to influence the technical aspects of the roadmap and strategic direction. 
You will be expected to shape and contribute significantly to technical discussions on code quality, testing strategy, and software architecture, supporting the team in making informed technical decisions and healthy engineering practices.

Everyone is welcome.

We have a culture of creativity. We approach our work passionately, improve constantly and celebrate our wins at every turn. We are an inclusive workplace and our employees are comfortable bringing their authentic, whole selves to work. Everyone is welcome. Be you.
This means we’re excited to hear from people with a range of skills, experiences and ideas. We don’t expect you to tick all the boxes, but would love to hear what makes you great for this role.

You’ll: 
•    Align team efforts with strategic objectives and setting clear goals. 
•    Monitor team performance, facilitate retrospectives, and encourage continuous learning. 
•    Lead people management initiatives including recruiting, onboarding, performance reviews, and career advancement. 
•    Engage in technical discussions, architecture meetings, code reviews, and design sessions to foster a learning culture. 
•    Be able to integrate robust security practices into the development lifecycle, managing technical debt, balancing immediate project needs with long-term system health and maintainability. 
•    Have effective communication skills to ensure transparency and alignment across all organizational levels.

What we’d like to see from you:
•    Strong technical background in related discipline 
•    Analytical, negotiation and organisational skills
•    Experience owning and continuously improving production services
•    Actively shares knowledge and participates in communities
•    Gives and seeks feedback regularly
•    Technical acumen able to justify technology choices to technical and non-technical audiences 

Our people bring our purpose to life.
We champion a culture of innovation and challenge. We have over 300 tech experts across our teams all using the latest tools and technologies including Docker, Kubernetes, AWS, Kafka, Java, Scala, Python, .Net Core, Node.js and MongoDB. 


There’s something for everyone.
We’re a place of opportunity. You’ll have the tools and autonomy to drive your own career, supported by a team of amazingly talented people.


And then there’s our benefits. For us, it’s not just about a competitive salary and hybrid working, we care about what matters to you. From a generous holiday allowance and private healthcare to an electric car scheme and paid development, wellbeing and CSR days, we’ve pretty much got you covered!

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