Engineering Manager

Badoo, London, UK

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Badoo is looking for an experienced Engineering Manager to be responsible for the management of a team of engineers designing and developing new features in Badoo apps. Working with a highly experienced team of senior developers in an innovative and fast-paced Agile environment, you will be responsible for various high profile projects crucial to the company's success.


  • Deliver value: Help the Product team through effective team management of engineers on projects from implementation through to delivery, and manage expectations accordingly
  • Remove obstacles: Synchronising different sets of competing priorities in a single backlog can sometimes be challenging. Remove obstacles preventing your team delivering as fast as possible.

  • Give Feedback: Provide a clear career path for developers and have regular 1:1 meetings with them to track their performance and progress towards their personal goals; lead Performance Appraisals and determine bonuses
  • Promote company culture: Help build an environment where interactions between team members happen fluently in an environment based on integration and respect
  • Be the go-to person and lead by example


  • Proven track record of leading and motivating and experienced developers; with engineering teams larger than 5
  • Experience supporting Product Owners and developers to maximise product value to our company and users
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: Scrum, Kanban, Continuous Integration, Automated Testing, etc.
  • Hands-on experience building mobile applications
  • Ideally 5+ years experience working within tech
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a technical discipline
  • Strong leadership and organisation skills
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), project planning, coaching
  • Demonstrable experience delivering solutions in a highly complex and dynamic environment
  • Ability to interact with diverse technical and non-technical groups, spanning all organisational levels
  • Good knowledge of social networking applications desirable 


There’s nothing ordinary about working at Badoo. We’re just as social as our product and don’t hide behind our computers. Innovation is key to what we do and since we’re a rapidly growing start-up, things move fast. We’re a diverse, international bunch and are based in amazing offices in Soho, with perks to match. 

Badoo is the largest dating network in the world. With 380 million users across 190 countries and 450 employees worldwide, Badoo provides the best technology for people to meet, because happiness is better shared. 
Each day more than 400,000 people sign up for a Badoo experience; users send over 350 million messages and 10 million photos are added to the Badoo platform. Users spend an average of 1.8 hours daily on the Badoo experience, for a total of over 12 billion swipes per day.

Badoo also operates a number of white label licences for various international brands. For more information, please visit badoo.com.

About Badoo

At Badoo we believe there is someone for everyone. We have become the largest social discovery network in the world because we have created the best tools to connect people. Our many years of experience have given us great insights and experience which has helped us solve major challenges in the social discovery space, especially with issues around privacy, safety and security. This has enabled us to stay ahead of the curve and focus on innovation, pioneering many of today’s standard features, like location based matching.

Want to learn more about Badoo? Visit Badoo's website.