Engineering Manager



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Thursday, October 5, 2023

About us:

Founded in 2018, Causaly accelerates how humans acquire knowledge and develop insights in Biomedicine. We enable researchers and decision-makers to discover evidence from millions of academic publications, clinical trials, regulatory documents, patents and other data sources… in minutes.

Using our AI technology, we are developing the world’s biggest knowledge platform in Biomedicine powered by a high-precision Knowledge Graph.

We work with some of the world's largest biopharma companies and institutions on use cases spanning Drug Discovery, Safety and Competitive Intelligence. You can read more about how we accelerate knowledge acquisition and improve decision making in our blog posts here: Blog - Causaly

We are backed by top VCs including ICONIQ, Index Ventures, Pentech and Marathon.

About the role:

We are looking for a senior engineering manager to support a team of around 10 people. Accountable for both delivery and people leadership you will have significant experience of goal setting, career development and maturing engineering process in a high-velocity environment.

In your role you'll not only ensure the effective delivery of high-quality software, but also develop a nurturing and stimulating work environment. You'll inspire your team to reach their potential, setting clear objectives, providing constructive feedback, and fostering professional growth.

You'll have a deep understanding of software engineering principles and be well-versed in the latest industry trends and emerging technologies. As a part of your role, you will be expected to enhance and optimize our existing engineering processes, making significant contributions to our technical strategy and vision. You will be expected to drive technical discussions so you must have recent experience of modern web languages and cloud architecture.

Why it’s an exciting opportunity for you

You’ll have an opportunity to shape a fast-growing company that aims to make a huge difference to how the pharmaceutical industry works. You’ll work with experts in their field, help our talented technical team grow and evolve, while helping deliver highly meaningful products. You’ll learn a lot and grow your own capabilities in the process.

In the future, this could lead to a move to a role with even bigger scope, with responsibility for supporting engineering managers, leading multiple teams.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field, with proven track record in software development and significant industry experience in a leadership role managing software engineering teams.
  • Proven track record of managing and delivering large scale software projects in a SaaS company.
  • Demonstrated success in a startup or scale-up environment, with experience in navigating the challenges of rapid growth.
  • Strong technical proficiency, including a deep understanding of software development principles, architecture design, and familiarity with modern development tools and practices.
  • Exceptional people management skills, with experience in hiring, developing, and retaining top engineering talent.
  • Experience in setting and achieving strategic goals and KPIs for an engineering department.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with a proven ability to work effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with agile development methodologies and experience in fostering a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities, with a track record of making critical decisions under pressure.
  • Demonstrable experience with modern SaaS technologies and platforms, and an ability to stay up-to-date with industry trends and emerging technologies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated success in a startup or scale-up environment, with experience in navigating the challenges of rapid growth.
  • Certifications or professional training in project management, Agile, Lean, or other related fields.
  • Proven experience in driving technical strategy and leading architectural decisions within a SaaS company.
  • Demonstrable experience in promoting a culture of innovation and continuous improvement within an engineering team.
  • Experience leading teams of 8 or more engineers.
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Private medical insurance (underwritten on a medical health disregarded basis)
  • Life insurance (4 x salary)
  • Individual training/development budget through Learnerbly
  • Individual wellbeing budget through Juno
  • 25 days holiday plus public holidays and 1 day birthday leave per year
  • Hybrid working (home + office)
  • Potential to have real impact and accelerated career growth as an early member of a multinational team that's building a transformative knowledge product

Be yourself at Causaly... Difference is valued. Everyone belongs.

Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. They are more than words at Causaly. It's how we work together. It's how we build teams. It's how we grow leaders. It's what we nurture and celebrate. It's what helps us innovate. It's what helps us connect with the customers and communities we serve.

We are on a mission to accelerate scientific breakthroughs for ALL humankind and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and fairly consider qualified candidates without regard to race, ethnic or national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, neurodiversity, genetics, age, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, domestic / family status, veteran status or any other difference.