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Engineering Manager - Platform / DevX



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Join ZOE as they are looking for a Engineering Manager - Platform / DevX


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UK/EU or compatible timezone (Remote)

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We are redefining how people approach their health

ZOE is combining scientific research at a scale never before imagined and cutting-edge AI to improve the health of millions. 

Created by the world’s top scientists, our personalised nutrition program is radically reimagining a fundamental human need – eating well for your own body. Currently available in the US, and with a waitlist of more than 250,000 in the UK, ZOE is already helping tens of thousands of ZOE members adopt healthier habits and achieve their goals.

We are also the team behind the popular COVID Symptom Study, which played a critical role in the fight against COVID in the UK and has now expanded to become the ZOE Health Study (ZHS). ZHS uses the power of community science to conduct large-scale research from the comfort of contributors’ homes to understand health and prevent disease. . Our collective work and expertise in biology, engineering, data science, and nutrition science has led to multiple breakthrough papers in leading scientific journals such as Nature Medicine, Science, The Lancet, and more.

A remote-first, well-funded startup, we are backed by founders, investors, and entrepreneurs who have built multi-billion dollar technology companies. We are always looking for innovative thinkers and doers to join our team on a thrilling mission to tackle epic health problems that span the globe. Together, we can improve human health and touch millions of lives.

We value inclusivity, transparency, ownership, open-mindedness and diversity. We are passionate about delivering great results and learning in the open. We want our teams to have the freedom to make long-term, high-impact decisions, and the well-being of our teammates and the people around us is a top priority.

Check out what life is like for our Engineers at our ZOE Engineering page

About the team

Our platform team consists of 4 individual contributors building platforms and libraries to accelerate delivery in the engineering organisation. The team is passionate about…

- Making it easy to spin up new services and get all the fundamentals in place in minutes (CI/CD, Authz, Security, Observability, GDPR, …). 

- Building and maintaining core infrastructure components (GKE, Airflow, …)

- Building and maintaining the data platform (BigQuery, DBT, Holistics, …)

- Providing ad-hoc assistance and expertise on development best practices and architecture (EDA, DDD, TDD, …)

About the role…

You will evolve the platform as a product. Your mission is to enable teams to fall into the pit of success. You will be successful if your team can make a material impact on the DORA/SPACE metrics for the whole engineering organisation.

You’ll report directly to our VP of Engineering and are expected to spend 50% of your time hands-on. You are a natural team player who knows how to convince and influence other teams without using authority.

You'll be...

Leading a small team of engineers and delivering high-impact projects at fast pace Co-building and implementing a roadmap to accelerate engineering teams Pushing for the adoption of new practices across the engineering organization Coaching, mentoring and developing high-performing engineers.  Ensuring the quality, availability and security of the underlying platform Contributing to the evolution of our architecture, tools and processes Contributing code. Our stack: GCP, GKE, GitHub Actions, ArgoCD, GitOps, Airflow/Cloud Composer, Terraform, Python, Kotlin, FastApi, Spring Boot, PostgresSQL, BigQuery, DBT, Prometheus, Grafana

We think you'll be a great fit if you are...

Are a polyglot engineer who is intellectually curious and who has significant experience improving the developer experience, in the cloud. You can still write code. Have proven experience with microservices, containers, Kubernetes and devops. You have worked in an environment that practices continuous delivery at scale Enjoy leading or mentoring teams, you collaborate to coach others in technical topics such as design and integration patterns, domain modelling or engineering excellence. Are experienced managing direct reports. Are a great communicator that can inspire others to follow their technical leadership Have experience working in a high pace environment. You lead by example, gets your hands dirty and get things done

We will also appreciate...

An incredible growth mindset. You read books, watch talks, listen to podcasts and are never afraid to try new things. Experience in DevSecOps Experience in data pipelines and data warehousing Experience with the Python ecosystem  (FastApi, Django, Poetry, type hinting, …) Experience with the JVM ecosystem  (Kotlin, Spring Boot, …) Experience with event-driven architecture and domain-driven design

Our interview process...

Intro to ZOE with a Talent Partner VP of Engineering intro (30mins) We will ask you to teach us something technical asynchronously (text or video) to assess your ability to go in-depth and communicate Tech (knowledge questions, system design) and behavioural interviews (3h) Final interview with our VP of Engineering (45mins)

Check out what life is like for our Engineers at our ZOE Engineering page

This isn't for you if:

💔 Our mission to help people live healthier lives doesn’t excite you.

💔 You aren’t comfortable with ambiguity, or thinking from first principles.

💔 You don’t enjoy working in a fast paced environment.

💔 You aren’t happy taking an MVP approach and doing what’s good enough for now

Why you’ll love it here

Discover our values and our career page to find out more.

⭐ You'll be energised by testimonials of members who had life-changing experiences

⭐ You’ll be surrounded by the most friendly, supportive colleagues you can imagine. We have assembled the sharpest minds from diverse backgrounds

⭐ As we grow, so will you! ZOE’s fast-paced, challenging environment offers you great opportunities for professional development, supported by a yearly growth budget ($200 no question asked budget and up to $1,000 with your manager's approval).

⭐ We embraced flexible and distributed working and keep everyone informed through our transparent culture. You will be in complete control of your work environment. We have an office open to you, but you are never required to use it. You can choose whether to come in and meet colleagues face to face, or be fully remote

⭐ Switching off is important! At ZOE, we understand that to do your best work, you also need to be able to relax and connect with your colleagues. Enjoy our fun virtual and face-to-face social events, supported by a $70/month social budget

What we can offer you: 

- Stock options for all employees, be rewarded long-term, for your contribution to our growth 

- Remote first - Work from home, our London/Boston offices, or within the EU. Get yourself set up comfortably at home with a WFH equipment budget

- 28 days annual leave - 25 days as standard (20 in the US), 2 company reset days for us all to reset and recharge, and 1 Life Event day per year to use on the day that means most to you

- Pension plan - We’ll contribute to your pension plan, and you can top up what you like

- Enhanced parental leave scheme 

- Private healthcare and life assurance packages (401k in the US)

- Health and wellbeing packages- including Employee Assistance Program and Cycle to work schemes 

- Allocated monthly social budget


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