We’re Farewill, we build simple, beautiful products to change the way the world deals with death. We’ve grown to lead our industry, becoming the biggest (and favourite) will writer in the UK within 2 years of launching.
We’re looking for an Engineering Manager to join our growing team tackling a profound human challenge - redefining the way the world deals with death.
In this role, you’ll play an indispensable part of the development team at Farewill, you’ll be responsible for the engagement and productivity of the developers who you line manage, as well as leading technical choices and contributing code in one of our cross functional product teams. You’ll work closely with our CTO (Tom) on continually improving how we support and grow our developers, our teams and our culture, which will be key as we’re looking to double our engineering team by the end of the year.
Stack wise, our sites are currently comprised of a small number of Node.js services covering: universally rendering our React UI, our API business logic and PDF rendering. We also have a number of other small, custom internal services (e.g. Slack bot, Trello API integrations, an ETL pipeline and customer support tools) that help the rest of the team do their jobs effectively.
You have experience line-managing other developers in a way that builds trust and supports their role development. You can contribute towards improving how we share knowledge, improve our standards and processes across the development team. You’re able to help attract, assess and motivate the best developer talent.
In the next 12 months:
Hopefully you'll have some or all of the following:
Nice to haves:
If this sounds like what you’d love to be doing, we can’t wait to hear from you. If you’re not sure that you exactly fit the above criteria, please get in touch anyway. Personality and attitude is just as important as experience!
(L-R, Emily (Full Stack Developer), Helena (Full Stack Developer), Karan (Will Specialist), Ollie (Customer Operations Lead), Tom R (CTO, Co-founder), Tam (Head of Product), Kit (Will Specialist), Constance (COO), Lorraine (Head of Legal), Tom H (Lead Product Designer), Kiran (Partnerships Executive), Victor (Lead Product Designer), Holly (Operations Associate), Dan (CEO, Co-founder), Natasha (Head of Partnerships), Jessie (Will Specialist))