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Engineering Manager

GWI

GWI

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Athens, Greece
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

📍Location: Greece

🏙️ Office requirement: Remote OR Hybrid

📝 Employment type: Permanent


At GWI we’re always looking for extraordinary people who thrive on making an extraordinary impact. Right now we’re looking for an Engineering Manager to play a key role in our User Management Squad in Athens. If that’s you, and making a difference gets you out of bed in the morning, keep reading. It could be the start of something, well, extraordinary.


Sounds great, what will I be doing? 🤔

As our Engineering Manager you’ll lead our User Management squad (UM). This is a cross-functional team that consists of 6 front-end & back-end engineers. UM is responsible for our Sign-in / Sign-up flows and as a result of all Auth(z) for our customer-facing Platform. The team is also responsible for the back-office application of our SaaS business, utilized by Customer Success, Research and Revenue.


The team uses Go for the backend and React / Typescript on the front-end. We use Google Cloud as our provider and we deploy our apps and microservices in K8s. Google’s PubSub is used for message brokering and we extensively use Grafana’s stack for monitoring and observability. We are looking for a leader with great technical skills, empathy and passion for managing people.


It’s also fun; shaking things up is what working for a growing company is all about. So you’ll need to be flexible, comfortable with continuous change, and working in a high-tempo environment as we grow.


What do I need to bring with me? 🧳

You’ll need to be able to demonstrate the core skills this role requires. You don't have to tick all the boxes right away; the important thing is that you’re willing to learn. Here’s what the team will be looking for:

👉 Proven professional experience as an Engineering Manager / Team Lead.

👉 Track record of delivering successful non-trivial software projects and experience with full development life-cycle from ideation to production deployment

👉 Strong fundamentals around the web platform as a whole (HTTP/S, REST, Web performance & security).

👉 Hands-on approach and ability to gain quick insight into the technical and data problems

👉 Experience with back-end technologies and frameworks (e.g Java, C#, Go, Python, Ruby/Ruby on Rails, NodeJS/Express)

👉 Familiarity with modern front-end technologies and frameworks such as React, Typescript, and micro-frontends.

It would be great if you also have:

👉 Familiarity with Domain-Driven Design

👉 DevOps mindset

👉 Experience with microservices architectures and distributed systems


Equally important is attitude. We want people who think big (to make an impact), ask why (to find a better way), and show respect (to everyone, at every level, all the time). Those are our values, exemplified by our leadership team, and they’re a big part of what we’re looking for in you.


Interview steps 👟

👉Preliminary phone call with the Talent Team (video optional required)

👉First video interview with the hiring managers

👉Second (and final*) video interview with the hiring panel, often including a presentation, followed by a values conversation with members of the wider GWI community.


*Don’t be alarmed if there are other stages in the process, it’s all part of the plan for some of our roles.

What exactly is GWI? 👀

GWI is modernized consumer research; global, on-demand, and accessible to everyone, not just data experts. Our platform is designed for companies looking for fresh and insightful data about their consumers’ values, purchase journeys, media usage, and social media habits.


With data representing the views of nearly 3 billion people across 52+ countries, GWI has become the go-to for agencies, brands, and media companies that want to know what really drives their audience to action.


Since launching in 2009 we’ve grown at a healthy pace, and to maintain this growth we need more extraordinary people. Hence this ad. Hence you.



What’s in it for me? 🎁

You’ll do the sort of work that got you excited about your career in the first place - not as a cog in a machine, but as an individual whose contribution matters. So gigantic job satisfaction comes as standard, but it’s only part of the package. You’ll also get:


Global benefits:


🌴 Tons of days off: 25 days’ annual leave | End-of-year office closures

💸 More than a great salary: Employee share scheme | Health cash plan | 4% pension plan matching

🧘 Great work-life balance: Flexitime | Early Friday finishes | Work-from-anywhere options

🏡 Family-focused flexibility: Carer days | Enhanced parental leave | Health cash plan for your family

💪 A commitment to YOU: Accredited learning programs | A commitment to mental and physical health | Reward and recognition programs | Career development opportunities

🌎 A commitment to the community: DE&I committee | Volunteer options | 100% donation matching | Payroll giving options


Location-specific benefits:


💲 Employee share scheme/options

🎓 Generous training budget, including a fully paid international conference each year for Engineering and Data Science roles

📱 Mobile phone contract and restaurant ticket options

🏥 Private health insurance plan



Put all that together and GWI is the friendliest, most fulfilling place any of us has ever worked.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We take DE&I seriously. Not only is it obviously the right thing to do, it’s also the bedrock of our value of show respect and at the heart of our company culture.

We’re a global data business, so it’s essential our data reflects the global reality. Putting diversity into practice like this literally makes our business stronger. That’s why we strive to make our offices - and our teams - as diverse as our data. Want to know more? Take a look at our Life page on LinkedIn to learn more about our DE&I initiatives.


The point is, GWI is a place where you can genuinely feel at home, express yourself, and make your mark - whoever you are.


As a Disability Confident employer, we encourage applications from disabled candidates and are dedicated to providing all relevant assistance during the application and interview process.

We also encourage individuals from all backgrounds, including those from underrepresented and marginalized communities, to join our team.

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