Software Engineering Manager

We’re looking for an experienced self-motivated and results-oriented Software Engineering Manager who has a proven track record of building and scaling teams to manage, guide and expand our growing engineering department. 

We are the creators of Matomo, the leading open source web analytics solution used on 1 million websites worldwide, that gives people full control of their data and built-in privacy. Our web analytics solution can be self-hosted On-Premise, and we also have an AWS hosted SaaS service. We’ve experienced great growth over the last years and are growing our teams.

As the Engineering Manager, you will be overseeing all our 4 engineering leads and report directly to the CTO. The 4 teams consist of Software Engineers, DevOps Engineers, Web Developers and a Security Web Engineer. You will be the interface between the technical team, the product management team, and the business. You also ensure that the team accomplishes their projects’ goals within time and quality standards. 

This role is hands-on minimally, but strong technical experience around web technologies, web languages, debugging, and testing are required. Ideally, you also have experience in cloud hosting.

Key Responsibilities 

Goals & Strategies

  • Represent the Software Engineering Teams in the business
  • Understand at a high level all the different products, websites and services we offer and how they are connected technically and to the business
  • Make recommendations to the CTO for technological resources needed to meet the company’s short and long-term goals
  • Manage all the activities of the Software Engineering Teams to set attainable goals for teams to ensure that projects are completed on time and within quality standards

Project Management & Reporting

  • Manage multiple projects at once
  • Assess and manage risks before and during the project
  • Monitor, evaluate, ensure and report on the completion of agile projects
  • Create reports for leadership on the business unit’s performance metrics
  • Write, review and revise product requirements and specifications with the Product Manager and stakeholders

Process Best Practice

  • Create and improve best practices and processes for quality, compliance and efficiency
  • Ensure best practice procedures and processes are documented and followed when it comes to software engineering. This includes the security and privacy policies

People Capacity and Capability

  • Provide guidance to teams to improve work productivity 
  • Provide leadership to the engineering teams’ including communicating the positive impacts their work is having on the business
  • Provide mentorship to troubleshoot technical and non-technical issues when they need help and be the point of escalation
  • Maintain the engineering onboarding and mentoring program
  • Recognise and reward good performance
  • Poor performance is managed promptly and effectively
  • Design and maintain the software engineering career framework
  • Support the hiring process and onboarding of new engineers

Benefits

  • A rewarding salary
  • Remote work (save many hours on commute, and save money)
  • Flexible hours
  • 25 days of paid holidays per year plus your national public holidays
  • Immediate impact
  • Co-working space paid for and/or work from home
  • All home office equipment paid for (laptop, desk, chair, standing desk, lights, etc.)

Minimum qualifications

  • 10+ years’ hands-on experience as a Software Engineer
  • 3+ years experience in a technical management position
  • Proven track record of building and scaling teams
  • Experience working with complex product development
  • Tertiary qualification in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Extensive project management experience

Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proactive approach to leadership
  • Mentoring and coaching skills
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Prioritisation of competing requirements and resolving blockers
  • Ability to build meaningful professional relationships
  • Analytical skills
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to establish plans of action to effectively ensure achievement of results
  • Strong competency in PHP and JavaScript development (full-stack) or similar, writing automated tests, databases and SQL queries, and web & application security.

Location

  • 100% Remote work position
  • You must be located in New Zealand or Australia.

Interested in immigrating to New Zealand?

We are proud to be an Immigration New Zealand Accredited Employer and can support visa applications.

Benefits

  • Remote work (save many hours on commute, and save money)
  • Co-working space paid for and/or work from home
  • All home office equipment paid for (laptop, desk, chair, standing desk, lights, etc.)
  • Flexible hours
  • 25 days of paid holidays per year plus your national public holidays
  • A huge “playground” to grow your skill set
  • Immediate impact

About InnoCraft and Matomo Analytics

At InnoCraft, we offer analytics products and SaaS to enable our users to grow their business. We believe in openness, privacy and 100% data ownership. Our mission is to liberate analytics, and we are passionate about measuring for success. That’s why we created Matomo Analytics, the leading open-source analytics platform used on more than 1 million websites and apps in over 150 countries, available in more than 50 languages. The Matomo platform collects, stores and processes a lot of information: billions of data points each month. We create intuitive, simple and beautiful reports that delight our users.

Our community is worldwide with a strong core in Europe, and our company’s remote team members are mostly based in New Zealand but also in Germany, Austria, USA, France and India.

We hire based on your ability to get the job done. At the same time we are proactive in making InnoCraft an inclusive work environment across race, gender, age, religion and identity. We celebrate the things that make you, you!

Come join our growing team that’s helping ensure a safer, more privacy-focused web/internet!

Apply online

-> Apply online here. We’re looking forward to receiving your application!