Engineering Manager

November 10, 2020

Location: London – 6point6 office

Division / Team: Apps practice

Type of Contract: Permanent

Who can apply?

Must be security clearable:
• UK/EU passport OR Indefinite Leave to Remain OR Right of Abode
• Resident in the UK for the last 5 years
• No criminal record

Brief description:

The ideal candidate will have a strong software engineering background, led a development team on more than one occasion as a Tech Lead, with a focus on Open Source and cloud technologies including Java, Linux and Amazon Web Services. This candidate will be able to perform as a client-facing role, and will be willing and able to contribute to 6point6 internal strategy, thought leadership and sales and marketing efforts.

They will be comfortable working directly with business stakeholders and providing technical leadership to one or more agile delivery teams concurrently. The role also involves internal 6point6 work such as contributing to core Technical Standards and project accelerators. You would report to the Head of the Apps practice.

We are looking for highly motivated, ambitious technologist that will relish the challenge of providing and owning technical and team leadership on challenging projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver high quality implementation and documentation for critical functionality.
  • Deliver code, unit tests, feature tests, stubs and integration tests.
  • Operate in an agile environment as part of a scrum team and participate in sprint rituals.
  • Work with members of multiple skills to understand designs, functional requirements and triage issues.
  • Create and document low level designs where required.
  • Participate in business development activities, proposals, bids and pre-sales
  • Participate in thought leadership on technical subjects and Digital Transformation by creating thought leadership materials as directed
  • Assist in the promotion and delivery of digital transformation engagements
  • Perform engagement management responsibilities, including staff performance reviews, task delegation, project scheduling, project financials, quality review and client management
  • Participate in recruitment process, mentor, train and develop more junior staff, including graduate

Essential skills:

  • Strong work ethic, highly self-motivated with a desire to succeed
  • Excellent hands on experience with Java
  • Good experience with at least one other programming language
  • Good understanding of how to develop secure Microservices using Spring Boot and the Spring Framework
  • Strong hands on knowledge of open source tools, libraries and standards
  • Experience of working with UI technologies including Javascript frameworks, HTML and CSS
  • Good working knowledge of Docker containers and running multi-container applications with Docker Compose
  • Strong experience of working in Test Driven Development, test coverage, unit tests, feature tests with BDD and test automation
  • Strong experience of DevOps tooling and Continuous Delivery
  • Good knowledge of non-functional drivers for design, including an ability to performance tune, profile and debug applications
  • Drive and desire to further your skillset and lead in the application domain
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Knowledge and demonstrable experience of both traditional and agile delivery methods
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt
  • Strong written and verbal communication as well as strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build rapport with team members and clients (both internal and external)


  • Can understand and interpret UML designs, sound understanding design patterns
  • Experience of cloud native development and server-less application development
  • Working knowledge of Kubernetes is highly desirable
  • Strong hands on experience of creating and documenting low level designs, class designs and interface designs
  • Knowledge of common integration techniques and approaches
  • Ability to understand and challenge designs
  • Good knowledge of market leading vendor products and solutions
  • Consulting background

Benefits of working with 6point6:

At 6point6, we offer a fantastic compensation package which is well above industry standards with a host of other benefits including company pension, laptop, cycle to work scheme, private medical and dental insurance and a generous holiday allowance.

Life at 6point6:

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