Our Mission is to Build the Video-First Future of Commerce


The Opportunity

Brands everywhere are beginning to understand the power of live video commerce to enable them to connect with shoppers across digital platforms, and around the globe. Axonista’s mission is to build this video-first future of commerce for the world's most forward-thinking brands, and secure a leadership position in this exciting new market segment. Learn more about our mission here.

We are looking for an Engineering Manager to join us on this journey, who can support and grow our fully remote professional services engineering team, steer technical decisions and lead communications outwardly with clients and internally within the larger engineering org and the rest of the business. This is a unique opportunity to join a company that, while still small, has great ambitions. 


Key Responsibilities 

  • Working closely with our Director of Engineering and CTO on implementing the Axonista vision and long-term technical strategy. 

  • Establishing a high performance culture along with effective and consistent practices and processes across all customer teams.

  • Teaching, mentoring, coaching and being a role model for team members, growing them in their professional careers through career development plans and conversations.

  • Identifying skills gaps and filling them through talent acquisition or training initiatives

  • Being comfortable in a role where you transition seamlessly between managerial activities and technical conversations

  • Supporting a range of global customers with diverse projects of varying complexity and length

  • Collaborating with the platform team on driving the platform forward to benefit our customers

  • Line managing dynamic teams to deliver high performance interactive video solutions on web, iOS, Android and television/OTT platforms

  • Attracting, recruiting and on-boarding great engineers to our team

  • Fostering a culture of inclusion, ambition, and collaboration

  • Working closely with Product Managers, Designers, DevOps and QA engineers to deliver scalable, supportable and maintainable customer products

  • Supporting Sales Engineering during the discovery phases of engagements

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering 

  • A proven track record as a software engineer in addition to recent experience in an engineering manager or team lead role

  • Excellent team building, communication, and people management skills.

  • Experience creating web and native mobile applications with significant experience in scalability, high availability, latency and throughput

  • Broad fullstack knowledge with a preference for JavaScript and TypeScript

  • Exposure to working with heterogeneous tech stacks including Python and Go

  • Demonstrable experience of deploying applications on AWS with a focus on CI/CD and Kubernetes

  • Deep understanding of modern agile software development best practices

  • Strong insights into operational concerns like monitoring, performance testing, security, accessibility and GDPR

  • Experience of working remotely and understanding of remote team dynamics

Bonus Points:

  • Background in video technologies, low latency live-streaming, and players

  • Experience with OTT applications and platforms like AppleTV

  • Hands-on knowledge of integrating with diverse or legacy technology stacks

  • Avid consumer of video streaming services, fan of stories and storytellers


Why work with us?

We are moving in a new direction and scaling rapidly, and our Engineering team is evolving, meaning you will have the opportunity to make a real impact. It’s an exciting time to join us! We also offer some nice benefits!

  • Work in a fun and supportive environment with regular social events

  • Private Health Insurance Contribution

  • Training / Education Support

  • 25 days annual leave 

  • Generous “Refer a Friend” Programme

  • Employee Share Option Scheme

  • Paid Sick Leave

Axonista is operating a fully remote team. We are Headquartered in Ireland with our teams dotted throughout Europe. This is a fully remote position (working from home) with the opportunity for in-person collaboration at times throughout the year.

What is the Hiring Process? 

Applicants for the position can expect the following hiring process:

  • Qualified applicants will be invited to a 30-minute conversation with a member of the People Ops team.

  • If successful at the initial round, candidates will then be invited to a series of interviews with the Hiring Manager and other members of the Axonista team as required.

  • Successful candidates will be contacted with an offer to join our team.

 

Everyone is welcome at Axonista. We strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, gender orientation, colour, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical (dis)ability, or length or time spent unemployed. We invite you to apply and join us.

If you need reasonable accommodations at any point during the application or interview process please let us know.

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