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Senior Frontend Engineering Team Manager

Storyblok

Storyblok

Software Engineering
Europe · Remote
Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2024

From the start, we have seen unbelievable growth in community and usage on a global scale, empowering people and companies in 131 countries to build sustainable and reliable projects faster.

As a company, we’ve grown 156% in the last year from 92 to 236 employees, across 45+ countries. We secured our Series B funding of $47 million last year in the month of May, totalling to $58 million so far.

With that said, there’s plenty of room for personal career advancements. It might come faster than you think.

We are a fast growing team with a flat hierarchy. This means we promise you will have lots of autonomy and accessibility on meaty projects. Hopefully, this is your idea of career progression.

Many companies talk at length about their company, we will let the results speak for themselves.

Yes, we are fast-paced, and our team is passionate and driven to become the de facto standard in headless CMS. If you want to influence the future of Storyblok, and how businesses manage their content, join us.

WHAT IS IN IT FOR YOU

You will be joining a growing company where you can contribute to many “firsts”. Plus these benefits:

  • Monthly remote work stipend (home internet costs, electricity). Home office equipment package right at the start (laptop, keyboard, monitor…)
  • Home office equipment upgrade (furniture, ear plugs …) or membership to a local co-working space after your onboarding
  • Sick leave benefit, parental leave and 25 days of annual leave plus your local national holidays
  • Personal development fund for courses, books, conferences, and material
  • VSOP (Virtual Stock Option Plan)
  • The annual international team-building trip, quarterly and monthly online get-togethers
  • As a fully remote company, with work-life balance at its core, you’ll enjoy flexible schedules
  • An international team that loves to have fun at work and works hard together to accomplish shared goals

JOB SUMMARY

We are looking for an experienced and motivated Senior Frontend Engineering Manager to lead and mentor our talented team of frontend engineers. As an integral member of our engineering department, you will drive the development of our industry-leading products by guiding technical decisions and ensuring high-quality code delivery. But it's not just about code – you will also play a pivotal role in talent development, building a diverse and dynamic team that thrives on collaboration and innovation. You will set the tone for excellence, establish best-in-class practices and foster a culture of continuous improvement. Collaborating closely with Product and Design, you will help shape our product roadmap and oversee cross-team alignment. If you are a seasoned frontend expert with a passion for leadership, we invite you to join our growing team and contribute to the success of Storyblok as we pioneer the future of content management.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Lead a growing team of front-end engineers to spearhead new product development
  • Establish team practices and culture to cultivate high-performing teams
  • Actively engage in technical decisions, stepping in as a tech lead when necessary
  • Drive continuous improvement in the front-end team’s code, architecture and processes, ensuring high-quality deliverables
  • Establish accurate delivery estimates and ensure timely task completion, while helping the team overcome obstacles and resolve blockers
  • Partner closely with Product and Design to define and deliver on our strategic roadmap, advocating for iterative, customer-driven product development
  • Maintain alignment with other team managers and facilitate effective communication throughout the organization
  • Foster a culture of documentation and knowledge sharing among team members and with business stakeholders
  • Attract top engineering talent through proactive recruitment, hiring, and onboarding efforts
  • Mentor and guide team members in their professional and technical development, while promoting a culture of active coaching within the team
  • Encourage a mindset of learning and experimentation, empowering team members to expand their skills and expertise
  • Cultivate empathy and openness towards team members from diverse backgrounds, and promote a positive workplace culture
  • Facilitate regular one-on-one meetings to set goals, evaluate performance and provide continuous feedback

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in advanced software development, and 4+ years of experience leading and managing engineering teams
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Vue.js and JavaScript/Typescript languages and their modern syntax and features
  • Comprehensive knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3, including SCSS, BEM standard and responsiveness
  • Comprehensive knowledge of design patterns and development best practices
  • Comprehensive knowledge of object-oriented design, data structures, algorithms and problem solving
  • Comprehensive knowledge of software testing concepts (testability, regression, unit, integration, test automation) and testing frameworks e.g. Jest and Cypress
  • Thorough knowledge of RESTful services and microservices
  • General knowledge about Git, Webpack and other contemporary development technologies
  • Experience working with a software management system (JIRA is preferred)
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to perform multiple tasks
  • Ability to lead and manage a team and drive results
  • Excellent communication skills that facilitate interaction with multiple stakeholders
  • You are confident, detail-oriented, and highly motivated to contribute to the organization's growth as part of a high-performing team

MENTAL, PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Remote (home) work opportunity or funded by Storyblok co-working space

GENERAL TERMS

Storyblok has a commitment to diversity and inclusion. We strive to create a hiring environment in which all people feel they are equally respected and valued, irrespective of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, religion, citizenship or any other characteristic.

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