The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is a world leader in global business intelligence. We help businesses, the financial sector and governments to understand how the world is changing and how that creates opportunities to be seized and risks to be managed.
At our heart is a 50 year forward look, a global forecast of the majority of the world’s economies, we seek to analyse the future and deliver that insight through multiple channels and insights, allowing our clients to take better trading, investment and policy decisions.
We’re changing, embedding alternate data sources such as GPS and satellite data into our forecasting, products will increasingly be tailored to individual clients, driven by some of the most innovative data in the market. A highly collaborative team of Product Managers, Customer Experience and Product Engineering is being created with a focus on creating business and customer value driven by real time analytics alongside our traditional products.
We are transitioning to operating with agile product teams and adopting cloud native engineering practices and we need your help. The role is approximately 60% hands on coding and 40% management.
As an Engineering Manager you will provide line management and technical leadership of a cross-functional team. You will improve how we continuously deliver our applications ensuring best practice and innovation of our systems.
- Work/Life Harmony: Our team values work-life harmony. We offer flexibility in working hours/locations and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.
- Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives*
How you will contribute:
Don’t feel you have to tick every box, the ‘perfect candidate’ doesn’t exist. If you think you can do most of what we are looking for, you could be exactly what we need!
Execute on strategic direction set by business working with product owners on priority
Take technical responsibility for all stages in the software development life-cycle.
Set team-based standards for programming tools and techniques, advise on their application and ensure implementation
Identify complexity in projects/services/processes and proactively and works with the team to scope and prioritise resolutions
Design, write and deliver software to deliver on strategic direction
Coach, motivate and develop team members through their career track in an environment of continuous improvement and modern technologies and techniques.
Works within, and encourages a Devops culture and Continuous Delivery process.
Works within agile cross-functional product teams
Experience, skills and professional attributes
The ideal skills for this role include:
Language speciality in .Net. and React
Expert in Agile development methodologies
Complete understanding of data and content flows through CMS and CDN systems
Experience in developing on public cloud infrastructure, specifically AWS.
To succeed in this role it would be an advantage if you possess:
Hands-on technical experience.
Capable of technical deep-dives into code and architecture.
Proficiency in algorithms, data structures, complexity analysis and software design
Demonstrated expertise in recruiting and managing a team of enthusiastic, experienced engineers on large scale projects.
Expertise in problem solving and analysing global scale distributed systems.
Effective management and communication skills