Engineering Manager (Core Platform)

Engineering London, United Kingdom


Who are we?

We want to help small businesses win. That’s why we’re here.

We connect small business owners to investors – to create jobs, help families and power economies – because we believe that people are made to do more. And we want to help them get the finance they need to thrive, creating thousands of jobs as they drive the economy forward. .

So, we created the leading online marketplace for small business loans. Our investors have lent £13.7 billion in 171,000 loans to 122,000 small business owners. In a single year, we unlocked 100,000 jobs and contributed £7.2 billion to the UK economy. There’s never been a better time to join!

Be part of the team that changes everything. Let’s build the place where small businesses can get the funding they need to win and leave a legacy behind, forever. 

The team

This role sits within the “Tech and Data” teams. The drivers behind our platform – brilliant people working together to create, code, and build the next game changers. 

The Platform team builds and maintains the infrastructure that powers all the apps at Funding Circle. If you enjoy automation, working with the latest technology and helping define and steer the technical direction of a global brand then this role is for you. 

We are a group of passionate engineers whose bread and butter is learning new technologies and fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment - we’re looking for people who feel the same.

What you will be doing?

This role will manage a team of Technologists, working collaboratively alongside peers within the Data & SRE team. You will serve as a leader to ensure best practices when it comes to building (and maintaining) services, tools and infrastructure used by the Engineering teams at Funding Circle. 

  • Oversee, develop, and support the growth of your team members as they design and implement efficiencies and automation within day to day operations.
  • Strive for technical excellence and quality of deployments into the platform infrastructure
  • Serve as local point of contact to communicate and resolve interface and integration issues with other teams
  • You will enable engineering teams to deliver features faster and with higher confidence by providing the relevant tooling.

Are you?

  • Motivated to empower teams and inspire as a people and technology leader
  • Committed to diversity and inclusion and its importance within your role as a leader.
  • Knowledgeable on performance impact in distributed architecture system
  • Experienced in leading and managing technical teams (e.g. DevOps / Site Reliability, Platform)
  • Experienced in deploying to Cloud Platforms with Terraform or Cloudformation
  • Experience with containerisation and schedulers such as Kubernetes and EKS
  • Experienced with CI/CD solutions & Observability tooling 

Why join us?  

We’re gearing up for our biggest chapter yet – and it’s being driven by everyone. 

We think of ourselves as the career launchpad. A place to develop yourself, fast. Real work. Real experience. Real opportunities to collect skills. Think big remits and huge ownership to make great things happen. 

Our vibrant culture is built around potential and creating a place where you can really be you. We keep it agile and open. All voices heard. Because we believe great ideas come from everywhere. 

If you show skill and are willing, we’ll back you all the way. This is the place for you to build something incredible.

It’s in our differences that we find our strengths.

We celebrate and support the differences that make you, you. So we’re building a culture where difference is valued. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer. We truly believe diversity makes us better. We particularly encourage applications from applicants from underrepresented backgrounds. We welcome applicants who may want to work flexibly.

Want to Build The Incredible? We’d love to hear from you.