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We now have the opening of a Senior Engineering Manager, reporting directly to the CTO, with 10 direct reports (split across 4 scrum teams). Front end is our largest developer team in the company, as the company is a front-end facing application.

Besides having prior technical expertise and knowledge in the Frontend domain, you are someone who has experience leading and developing a team, as well as ensuring their execution and quality towards achieving the goals collectively.

You have led engineering teams for startups that have a similar profile to us (SAAS/bootstrapped/all-remote). You have shown how you support business outcomes by ensuring that the right technical people and processes are in place. 70% of the engineering teams are based in GMT+8 timezone.

Build a culture of excellence

You inspire, mentor and foster a culture of growth as we continue to drive a high level of performance across our Front end engineering culture. You are passionate about reviewing talent, technical team’s design, employee engagement, performance criteria because you know it’s important to be intentional on their growth. Apart from being a thoughtful leader, you would also demonstrate a self-motivated aptitude for learning and growth. You help the team as they are driving code quality improvement and robustness, institute best practices and proper coding standards across the team through processes like code review, pair programming, solve technical debts and improve the observability of the system (monitoring, alerting, dashboards). You also build a good communication culture by ensuring that proper documentation of the frontend codebase to ease onboarding and knowledge transfer between developers. You understand the importance of effective communication.

People mentor and coach

You love mentoring and growing the team members to be both technically strong and culturally aligned. You have probably made a choice at some point in your career to transition to a management role, we’d love to hear all about it. You’re comfortable conducting bi-weekly 1:1s and are comfortable giving constructive feedback to ensure mastery, purpose and autonomy. You’re also able to help your team set goals and foster continuous development of skills. Your role includes recruiting talent who is excited and motivated about our mission and share HOPEEFUL values. You are able to help the team to understand the business impact and value of their work.

Cross-function collaboration

You model cross-function collaboration well and work well with UX, Product, Marketing/Sales, Customer support teams to shape an agile software development environment. You’re experienced in collaborating with other tech leads on improving the process and implementing best practices (CI/CD, testing, code reviews, retrospectives).

You have been in an engineering management position in the past, and are excited to put the company in a position that will succeed. You are people-oriented and results-driven. This is a fully remote role and you will have to be located in Asia/Europe.

About Us

Benefits we offer:

  • 4-day Work Week and Work/life harmony: Although we expect you to be available throughout the day, we’re family-friendly and we give you the flexibility you need to stay happy and healthy.
  • A diverse culture: We come from various backgrounds and parts of the world. We cherish our company culture and form a bunch of fun people to work with.
  • Limited meetings: You’re not stuck relaying information in meetings every day of the week.
  • Transparent leadership: Both the CEO and your direct manager are always available to chat and listen to your feedback, time zones permitting.
  • Learning opportunities: personal development goals and a budget dedicated to your growth.

We are transforming the visual storytelling space by delivering an effortless user experience in creating beautiful, professional-grade visuals. By pushing the limits of what’s possible in technology and taking time to understand our users, Piktochart has empowered over 10 million users worldwide to visually communicate in ways that were not possible before! The team that is behind Piktochart consists of 14 nationalities spread across 8 countries. Pair programming, mentorship, code reviews, and group learning all form part of our daily lives and we consider it a privilege to continuously learn. The HOPEFUL values define our culture and inform our actions and decisions.

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