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Senior Engineering Manager (Identification & Verification)



Posted over 30 days ago...

Join UNiDAYS as a Senior Engineering Manager and shape the future of our ID&V platform while enjoying a flexible work environment and comprehensive benefits


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London, Nottingham or UK Remote*

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98% Remote- UK

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary: UNiDAYS is the leading Student Affinity Network with a mission to empower students worldwide. With over 22 million members across 115 markets, we partner with 800 top brands to bring valuable experiences to the professionals of tomorrow. Recognised for our exceptional workplace culture, we offer a dynamic and collaborative environment that values innovation and fosters wellbeing. By joining us, you'll become part of a Great Place to Work Certified™ company, dedicated to making a global impact.

  • Define and implement the ID&V platform architecture to ensure scalability, security, and performance.
  • Create an inclusive environment for the team to innovate and thrive.
  • Provide mentorship and coaching to enhance technical and leadership skills.
  • Facilitate clear communication across teams to deliver superior user experiences.
  • Translate user needs into technical solutions within the product development process.
  • Educate the business on ID&V processes and advocate for platform needs.
  • Conduct code reviews to maintain high standards and best practices.
  • Stay engaged with the latest ID&V trends and technologies.
  • Extensive software engineering experience with a focus on secure and scalable applications.
  • Proven track record of leading high-performing engineering teams.
  • Ability to set technical direction and turn business goals into action.
  • Strong communication, collaboration, and problem-solving abilities.
  • A passion for creating products that address real-world problems.
  • Desirable experience in ID&V and strong coding skills.
  • Experience with ID&V technologies, distributed systems, and AWS is a plus.
  • Benefits include flexible holidays, competitive salary, Friday early finishes, bonus and pension schemes, private health insurance, and more.
  • Support for remote working with campus visits as needed, and a £150 home office setup contribution.
  • Engage in regular team activities and enjoy a vibrant community spirit through our Good Vibes Program.
  • Opportunities for career development within a passionate Product and Engineering team.

*this role is open to remote working within the UK. Successful candidates will be required to travel to their closest UNiDAYS campus (London or Nottingham) on occasion.

The role in a nutshell

We're seeking a highly motivated and skilled Senior Engineering Manager to join our growing ID&V team. You'll play a vital role in leading, mentoring, and driving the technical direction of our team while remaining deeply involved in the product life cycle.

Day to day responsibilities 

  • Define and implement the architecture for our ID&V platform, ensuring scalability, security, and performance.
  • Foster a collaborative and inclusive environment where your team can thrive and innovate.
  • Provide mentorship and coaching, helping team members grow their technical and leadership capabilities.
  • Champion clear communication between engineering and other teams (product, design, security) to deliver exceptional user experiences.
  • Actively participate in the product development process, translating user needs into effective technical solutions.
  • Lead in the education of the wider business on how we identify and verify our users; represent the needs of the platform in terms of data quality and robustness of our ID&V processes.
  • Participate in code reviews, ensuring high code quality and adherence to best practices.
  • Be prepared to contribute technically when needed, while maintaining a focus on leadership and delegation.
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest trends and technologies in the ID&V space, continuously seeking opportunities to improve our solutions.

What we need from you

  • Extensive experience in software engineering, with a strong background in building secure and scalable applications.
  • Proven experience leading and motivating high-performing engineering teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to set technical direction and translate business goals into actionable plans.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills.
  • Passion for building products that solve real-world problems and enhance user experiences.
  • Experience in the ID&V space is desirable, but not mandatory.
  • Strong coding skills and a desire to stay technically engaged.

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with relevant ID&V technologies.
  • Experience building and scaling distributed systems.
  • Experience in a cloud-native environment (AWS).


We've accomplished a lot since we started in 2011, but in many ways, this is just the beginning. This is the chance for you to get in on ground zero. An opportunity to make a difference within the business with global reach. We are the world’s largest Student Affinity Network, with over 22 million verified members in 115 markets including the US, UK, Germany, India, Canada and Australia. We work with 800 of the world’s biggest brands globally, taking their products and services into the hearts and minds of tomorrow’s professionals, delivering engagement, building affinity and sales. You’ll also be working for a Great Place to Work CertifiedTM company who have been recognised on the UK’s Best WorkplacesTM for Wellbeing and UK's Best Workplaces for Women 2022 list. To find out more about our workplace initiatives, see our UK exclusive case study with Great Place to Work and be sure to visit our profile for more information.

We offer a fast paced, fun & social working environment where you can truly make an impact. We believe that work should enhance and complement your life which is why we leave it up to you to decide where you work. You can choose to work from your assigned campus (either Nottingham or London) or from home, whatever works best for your individual needs. Your manager may request you attend team meet ups at your campus but other than that it is up to you! We work hard at UNiDAYS, but we also believe in fair compensation for hard work. That's why we're pleased to offer all employees full access to our comprehensive benefits package.

Our perks include:

  • 25 days holiday per year increasing with length of service, plus flexible bank holidays
  • Competitive salaries
  • 4pm finishes every Friday
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Private health insurance (Vitality)
  • Income protection policy
  • Life assurance policy
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Enhanced parental leave pay
  • Core hours with flexibility around how/when you manage your time
  • Regular team building activities
  • The latest tech and hardware will be supplied from day one
  • Good Vibes Program: we know we’ve all had to adapt to new ways of working and UNiDAYS has always taken pride in the community we’ve created in the office but we’re just as committed to creating an innovative approach to fostering connections and improving engagement outside of the office! We want to boost your remote working experience so think virtual parties, pottery classes, wellness classes and guest speakers just to name a few!
  • Support for home working for all new team members. We will help assess your home set up and you can expense £150 towards any additional furniture you may need to be safe and comfortable when working from home

About our Product & Engineering team

The driving force behind this fantastic tech business are the talented Product and Engineering team, who work collaboratively to ensure that UNiDAYS stays one step ahead of the competition, with the ultimate goal of giving students the power to make every experience more valuable and rewarding.

The Product and Engineering teams at UNiDAYS are comprised of a bunch of passionate people who work in a fun, fast paced and social environment. Everyone is equal and encouraged to work with each other, whilst having the autonomy to solve problems in the best way they see fit.

The UNiDAYS tech team are passionate about the local Tech Community, hosting and sponsoring local meet ups and hack events. Career development is an important facet of the UNiDAYS tech experience.

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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status. 


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