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Our Messaging team provides communication functionalities for our marketplaces. It’s a consolidated and fundamental team of our central services and is organised into three squads, divided by domain.
We’re looking for an Engineering Manager to lead the Messaging Core Platform squad. All message deliveries, any action taken in the messaging system and any notification, pass through the Messaging Core Platform. The squad is composed of eight skilled Backend Engineers.
What you will do
Support and facilitate the squad being a servant leader: follow the squad members with periodical 1:1 and helping them growing as professional by mentoring and supporting
Champion the “people first” company culture
Participate in creating and setting strategy and organisational level goals for the Squad, aligning with other stakeholders as Product Manager
Responsible for hiring as well as capacity planning
Create and foster an open, sharing and blame-free engineering culture inside the team
Ensure timely and sustainable software deliveries
Manage and maintain project work and deliverables according to roadmaps and milestones set by the squad’s Product Manager
Be a driving force behind adoption of Agile methodologies and tailoring a proper framework for the squad
Ensure up to date technologies and adoption of best practises and trends
Drive and onboard people on try new stuff, fail fast and learn fast
Manage squad budget
Who you are
Excellent communication skills
Positive and proactive attitude
Self motivated exceptional team player
Organised and with good time management skills
More than 5 years of experience in software development in a digital environment
Experience in at least one modern object oriented programming language (preferred Kotlin and Java)
Experience with system design, especially Microservice and Event Driven
Understanding of common best practice patterns (Solid, DDD, BDD, etc)
Ability to effectively solve and arbitrate conflicts both at the technical and personal level
Ability to grow and protect a culture that will encourage engineers to meet their goals and grow their potential and careers
Desirable: Previous Agile experience
Desirable: Previous people manager experience
What you’ll get from us
Competitive compensation package
Opportunity to shape the way we work. Your feedback and opinions are valued at all levels of the organisation
Benefits including private health insurance, stock purchase plan and bonus
Flexibility to work when and how you want - flexible hours, autonomy to set your own agenda, choice of phone and computer
Smart Working Policy - work remotely some of the time, balanced with time in the office together with your team - between 5 and 45 days per quarter in the office
‘Work from anywhere’ weeks - up to four weeks working from anywhere, including from another country, as long as you have an internet connection!
Adevinta is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.
Flexibility: We believe that work is what you do, not where you do it. So we provide flexible hours and remote working options that give you the autonomy and scope to set your own agenda and working patterns. We empower our teams to decide which key moments they want to spend face to face, instead of mandating a fixed number of office days.
Covid-19: We’re reviewing the situation on a regular basis to ensure that we follow all local government guidelines and put the health of our people first. All interviews are currently taking place virtually.
If anything you’ve read above ticks your boxes, then why not apply now to find out more!
We’re Adevinta, a global leader in digital marketplaces. Our household name brands, including marktplaats in the Netherlands, Mobile.de in Germany and Leboncoin in France, reach hundreds of millions of people every month.
We’re all about matchmaking, and our sites help people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities – whether it’s a car, an apartment, a sofa or a new job. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less.
Our brands are supported by global Tech Hubs in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin. Their goal is to develop common global products and innovation platforms which all of our brands can use. This means using cutting edge technology to create highly scalable, customisable and secure products and components that free up development time and leverage our access to global data.
But what makes us more proud is our company culture. We foster an open minded, multicultural people first environment, in which everybody's opinions and feelings matter.
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