Monzo are hiring a Software Engineering Manager (Infrastructure Platform Squad)

💷 Compensation

£90,000 - £140,000

📍 Location

London Remote Sponsors Visas

💻 Technology

Kubernetes Grafana Prometheus Thanos AWS On-premises

We’re searching for an Engineering Manager to lead our Infrastructure Platform squad.

Monzo is on a mission. We want to make people’s money work better for them. We’re building a financial control centre that helps customers make smart choices about their financial lives, and banking is our first of many products that bring this mission to life.

Our Platform engineering teams are here to help engineers be more effective; we enable our product teams to ship products into the hands of our customers quickly, safely and securely.

Today we have 3 engineering teams in our Platform Group:

  • Backend Platform who are focused on boosting engineering effectiveness, productivity, and velocity
  • Infrastructure Platform who are responsible for providing the compute platform that we build and run our software on
  • Stateful Platform who enable engineers to build highly reliable and performant services on our platform by making stateful systems including locking, storage and queuing easy to use for engineers

We’re looking for someone to manage our Infrastructure Platform squad. You’ll support a team of engineers who are responsible for all of the core underlying infrastructure and compute platform that powers Monzo. This encompasses everything that we build and consume from AWS (e.g. compute, networking), the services we run on top such as Kubernetes, our core metrics system (Grafana, Prometheus, Thanos), and our physical datacentres that we operate to provide our access into our payment networks.

Our platform serves our engineers as well as our customers, so a strong candidate for this role has good experience with approaching platform engineering work with a strong product focus - regularly getting feedback from our internal customers along the way to help shape our future roadmap.

Engineering managers at Monzo are accountable for the technical and delivery outcomes for their team. Your focus will be on helping to create an autonomous, high performing team - to foster an environment where decisions are delegated and can be made and communicated effectively.

You’ll spend your time:

  • Supporting, mentoring and developing high performing engineers
  • Working with fellow engineering managers and building a high-performing team that consistently and iteratively delivers high-impact, high-quality work
  • Collaborating with engineers and product teams around Monzo to inform our future roadmap and regularly capture feedback on how we can improve our platform
  • Fostering a high bar for engineering excellence within your teams
  • Supporting, coaching and developing engineers through their career with regular 1:1s and continuous feedback
  • Contributing to your team’s strategy and helping set a long term roadmap. You’ll also help with defining, planning, and driving large-scale programmes of work from start to finish.

You should apply if:

  • you have previously worked as a software engineer at a senior level, ideally in the platform or infrastructure domain
  • you have experience managing the performance and development of 8+ high-performing engineers
  • you know what good looks like for a high-performing team of engineers and know how to get there
  • you can bring a product mindset to platform work
  • you have an empathetic leadership style and you build strong, effective relationships
  • you care deeply about helping others achieve their goals, and become the best engineers they can be

We consider your application across all open EM roles at Monzo independent of which role you’ve applied for, so if you’ve recently applied to a similar role at Monzo and have been unsuccessful, please wait 6 months before applying again.


Compensation

Our compensation is based on a combination of salary and equity, the base salary range for this role is between £90,000 and £140,000 depending on experience.

Logistics

Our interview process is:

  1. A 30 min intro with a member of our recruitment team.
  2. A 1 hour call with someone from our senior engineering leadership team. We’ll ask you questions about your current and previous roles, as well as what a high performing team looks like for you, and how you’ve helped create them in the past.
  3. A 3 stage final-round interview, split between a collaboration with one of our engineers on a technical exercise, as well as management and leadership interviews.
  4. We may follow up with a final stage interview, to discuss any feedback before making a final decision.

At all stages we’ll create space for you to ask as many questions as you have, you’re interviewing us as well!

We support a flexible working environment, and support managers who wish to be based from our London office, or work remotely from the UK.

We’re an equal opportunity employer and prize diversity as a strength. Everyone is welcome at Monzo. We’re keen to ensure we’re designing a bank that works for everyone, so we particularly encourage applications from different underrepresented demographics.

What is engineering management like at Monzo?

Monzo is a product, engineering and design led business, with a global ambition.

We’re building a bank for and with our users. A product that’s fair, transparent and a pleasure to use. We see ourselves as something more than a typical current account: we’re setting out to solve all the problems that exist around your financial life in a coherent, meaningful and delightful way.

You’ll be working on a product that is a part of day to day life for more than five million people already, and your work here will shape the way that people interact with their finances.

Engineers and Engineering Managers at Monzo are part of cross-functional, autonomous teams and groups. Our teams are mission driven, and typically include Product Managers, backend, web and mobile engineers as well as data scientists, designers and subject matter experts relevant to that mission. Teams are organised into groups, and then collectives - we aim to keep our line management structure as shallow as possible, and for teams to directly own decision making relevant to their work.

Engineering Managers are accountable for the technical and delivery outcomes for their area - that means supporting and developing best in class engineering talent, as well as creating an inclusive team environment for people to do their best work. You’ll be responsible for structuring, organising, supporting and challenging your team to deliver on their mission.

You can read more on the expectations of Engineering Managers on our Progression Framework.

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