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Senior Engineering Manager

Vita Mojo


Posted 1 week ago

Join the Digital Revolution in Hospitality with Vita Mojo's Passionate Team


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£105000 - £115000

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60 Cheapside

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Expires at anytime

Company Overview: Vita Mojo, a trailblazer in the hospitality industry, is transforming dining experiences through innovative digital solutions. As an award-winning company, Vita Mojo is dedicated to personalizing the way we eat and empowering restaurants with technology. Joining this vibrant and supportive team means becoming part of a mission-driven company that's shaping the future of food service and fostering a culture of growth and camaraderie.

  • Lead and manage a diverse team of skilled engineers across different countries.
  • Drive project delivery and process evolution, ensuring efficient and timely completion of high-quality products.
  • Perform line management duties, including one-to-one meetings, performance reviews, and development planning for 8-12 engineers.
  • Champion a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work culture.
  • Strategize to enhance team productivity and efficiency.
  • Collaborate with Talent team to hire top engineering talent.
  • Proven leadership in engineering management with experience in mentoring and team development.
  • Expertise in managing dispersed technical teams and in agile project management.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work with cross-functional teams.
  • Understanding of QA, product, and development processes, and fostering collaborative team environments.
  • Experience as a developer or QA engineer is a bonus, as is familiarity with tools like AWS, ReactJS, and NodeJS.

Location: Central London

Job Type: Full time 

Compensation:£105,000 - £115,000

Why join us?

If you love food and technology as much as we do, you’ll love life at Vita Mojo. We’re on a mission to revolutionise the hospitality experience for operators and their customers. Through our smart digital products, we’re powering the digital transformation of your favourite pubs, bars and restaurants. And we want a world where everyone gets the meal they’re hoping for. Each and every time.

Our Vita Mojo DNA

We’re proud to have built an award-winning digital platform. Vita Mojo is a positive, energetic and forward-thinking place to work, and when you become a Moji, you’ll be joining a supportive team who’ve always got your back. Our passion for technology and food is matched only by our support for our people.

About the role

💥As an Engineering Manager at Vita Mojo, your purpose is to foster the growth of our engineers, drive successful project delivery, cultivate a positive team culture, and ensure an enjoyable working environment.

Your mission entails leading and managing multiple teams of highly skilled engineers located in different countries, with the goal of delivering high-quality products to our clients and their customers. As the group continues to grow, you will play a crucial role in evolving our processes, overseeing delivery, and ensuring efficiency and timely completion.

In addition, you will serve as a line manager for a team of 8-12 engineers across two different teams. This responsibility involves conducting regular one-to-one meetings, facilitating performance reviews, and creating personal development plans to support the professional growth and advancement of your team members.

The day-to-day

Working in a startup means that things often change and we adapt to the growing and changing needs of the business. We expect the below to be the bulk of the role, but this may change over time depending on your own development needs, aspirations and the makeup of the team. 

  • Conduct regular one-to-one meetings with engineers to establish strong working relationships, monitor well-being, and address any concerns.
  • Monitor project progress and adjust sprint plans to ensure timely delivery of high-quality products
  • Tracking and reporting on team delivery progress to stakeholders, including senior management and product owners.
  • Participating in regular scrum meetings to keep everyone on track and address any issues or obstacles that arise.
  • Foster an open, diverse, and inclusive work environment.
  • Develop and execute strategies to enhance team productivity and efficiency through process improvements and technology implementation.
  • Ensure effective team collaboration, high-quality software delivery, and continuous improvement.
  • Collaborating with the Talent team to attract, retain, and hire the best engineering talent.

About you

  • A history of engineering experience with a proven track record of engineering management, successfully leading, mentoring, and inspiring team members to achieve their potential while supporting engineering objectives.

  • Experience managing high-performing, geographically disparate technical teams, focusing on talent development, retention, and fostering an inclusive work environment.

  • Expertise in project management, including agile methodologies like Scrum or Kanban.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills with cross-functional teams, including engineering, product, and design.

  • Strong understanding of QA, design, product, and development processes and the ability to facilitate effective collaboration

  • Overall, the ideal candidate for this role will have a strong background in engineering management, with the ability to lead high-performing teams, manage complex projects, and collaborate effectively with other teams. They should also possess excellent communication skills and the ability to foster an open, diverse, and inclusive work environment.

It'd be a bonus if you have: 

  • Previous hands-on experience as a developer or QA engineer in the past.

  • Familiarity with software deployment practices and methodologies, including DevOps and CI/CD

  • An understanding of modern software development tools and technologies, such as AWS, ReactJS and NodeJS

Work perks and benefits

🏆 We pride ourselves on our fantastic open, honest, inclusive culture that we have built, and continue to build. 🏗️

As a testament to this, Vita Mojo has secured a place as the UK’s Number 1 startup to work for by Tempo.

Our approach. We work on a hybrid model which means that once a week teams come into the office for an optional team collaboration day, and the other four days are spent working from home (or hot-desking in the office if that’s your jam!).

💪We’re proud of the flexibility that we offer our Mojis (check us out on Flexa’s Global Top 100 companies!) and want to promote a positive work/life alignment. A one-size-fits-all approach won’t work for every Moji and team, and we encourage you to have conversations with your line manager and team to understand your work preferences and team needs.

The aim is to ensure that Mojis are able to maximise their potential, build trust with their teams, establish an effective work/life alignment and also meet the needs of our growing business! 🚀

💻Your tech kit. We want to supply you with the best hardware to get the job done. We will set you up with your basic kit when you start and anything else you need once you have some time to get your feet on the ground.

🏡Work from home kit. When you join we’ll work with you to understand your work from home needs, and get you set up to be your most productive while working from home.

🕰️Your hours. Where possible, you set your own hours to get the work done in line with your team and company needs. If you’re an early riser, come in as early as you like; if you need to do the morning school run, come in a bit later. At the end of the day, the work needs to be done but we also need you to balance that with life.

🌵Your work environment. Our bright and spacious offices offer lots of natural light, a jungle of plants, and different spaces to relax and focus on what you need to do.

🍑Food and drink. We stock all the coffee and tea you can drink when in the office and we’re never without snacks!

💳Your budget. You have a monthly wellbeing and lifestyle allowance available through your own personal wallet. Spend it on anything (within reason!) that will help improve your life.

💗Your development. We have found that Mojis who thrive at Vita Mojo embrace a growth mindset and are proactive about their development, find ways to contribute and grow in non-linear (and linear!) ways. We offer a L&D allowance to support you in that development and to gain the skills, knowledge and relationships you need to soar, whether at Vita Mojo or later on in your development journey.

🧠Your mental health. Through our partnership with Spill, you can ask a therapist for advice, schedule a one-off therapy session, or use a series of therapy sessions. We also offer Mental Health Days to use in moments when you need to take a day for some additional space to refocus your energies. Personal coaching is available to all Mojis through our partnership with MoreHappi, to help you grow and reach your goals!

🌴Your holidays. We believe in finding your work life alignment and want you to take advantage of your 25 days of leave, plus public holidays. Your holiday allowance increases after each complete calendar year of service, up to 28 days.

💚 Carer’s Leave. We understand life happens and you may need to take some time to support your loved ones. Whether that be looking after your sick dog, friends or family members. We offer one week (5 days) paid leave to all Mojis.

🐣 Welcoming a child into your life. We have enhanced Parental leave policies! Parental leave is offered to all Mojis after 3 months at the company. Parental leave is the collective term and includes maternity, paternity, adoption leave and surrogacy. Our leave policy is meant to help you navigate through this time as successfully as possible.

We recognise both the primary caregiver (the person who spends most time with the child) and the secondary (typically this is the non-birthing parent). Primary caregivers receive full pay for the first 16 weeks and 50% pay up to week 32. But need more time off? No problem, you can take up to 52 weeks (statutory) with us!

Secondary caregivers receive full pay for the first 4 weeks and an additional 2 weeks after 36 months of continuous service. It's up to you when you start your leave, we are here to support you through the whole process.

🤒Your health. We offer 10 days of full pay sick leave.

🥳Your birthday. We love celebrating birthdays, whether through baked goods or gifts, and you also get the day off on (or around) your birthday every year.

🍾Your social spirit. We love socialising with our fellow Mojis, whether through monthly drinks in the office, quarterly offsite socials (both virtual and in person), celebrating milestones, or anything else that comes up, we enjoy hanging out with each other!

🐶Dog friendly. We love our furry friends who visit the office! Calling all responsible pet owners to join us! 😊


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