ComplyAdvantage is hiring an

Engineering Manager

London, United Kingdom

About the job

As an Engineering Manager, you will 

  • Take ownership for your team, being responsible for current team members’ growth and development, plus hiring and onboarding new team members
  • Create a positive environment where your team members thrive to deliver best outcomes and innovations
  • Be a role model for your team, mentoring and coaching them, whilst having a learning mindset yourself, being open to new ideas and technologies
  • Within the context of our broader technology vision, set the direction for your team and take accountability for tech decisions 
  • Work alongside with your product counterpart and be directly accountable for your team’s delivery against the agreed product plan
  • Collaborate, both within your team and across the tribe to ensure your team’s implementation meets industry standards

The role reports to one of our Directors of Engineering. You’ll be managing a mix of Engineers and (possibly, depending on the team) Data Scientists. Our engineering teams are typically made up of 7-9 Engineers and/or Data Scientists, in addition to the Engineering Manager and Product Managers. 

About you

As an Engineering Manager, you will have

  • Experience of managing and growing high performing engineering teams
  • Solid knowledge of engineering best practices, including architecture and testing
  • In depth experience with an OOP language, to the level of at least that expected of a senior developer. Experience/knowledge of Python, Kotlin or Java is preferable
  • Experience working with/building data-intensive applications and with relational databases (Postgres, MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle).
  • Experience with modern high-performance data architectures (Kafka)
  • Experience designing and developing microservices-based architectures
  • Experience of working with cloud native architectures (AWS and GCP are preferred)
  • Good communication and writing skills including experience writing technical documentation
  • Have worked with product and commercial organisations. 

Nice to haves:

  • Experience of working in a startup/ scale up environment

Our Tech Stack

  • Our technology stack is designed to run on public cloud architectures, notably AWS and GCP. 
  • Development is organised around Kotlin and Python for our backend languages and TypeScript/ES6+React for our frontend stack. 
  • We make substantial use of relational database technologies, notably Postgres and also use of large scale noSQL technologies such as Cassandra
  • We also use an event-sourced model powered by Kafka for our communication bus and gRPC for our intra-service communication protocol. 
  • For our data and AI teams, experience of machine learning development and very large scale columnar data stores (e.g. Apache HBase, Databricks) is key, as well as experience of large scale data streaming technologies such as Apache Spark, graph databases (e.g. Neo4j, AWS Neptune, TigerGraph)
  • We use modern observability solutions from Datadog and deploy our code on our Kubernetes clusters using ArgoCD

We have a strong emphasis on engineering excellence and strive to ship the best possible code and the best possible solutions to our customers.

About us 

ComplyAdvantage is the financial industry’s leading source of AI-driven financial crime risk data and detection technology. Our mission is to neutralize the risk of money laundering, terrorist financing, corruption, and other financial crime.  

More than 1000 companies rely on us to understand the risk of who they’re doing business with through the world’s only global, real-time database of people and companies. Our solutions identify thousands of risk events daily from millions of structured and unstructured data points. 

We have four global hubs in New York, London, Singapore, and Cluj-Napoca and are backed by Goldman Sachs, Ontario Teachers, Index Ventures, and Balderton Capital. Our largest engineering office is in London, but we also have development teams in Prague, Bratislava and Lisbon.

Since 2014, we have raised over $100 million in funding, and in 2022 alone grew by over 40% to over 500 people globally. Over the next 12 months, as our revenue increases, we plan to increase to 600.

What’s in it for you?

  • The salary range for this role is £90,000 to £110,000
  • Equity as we want you to have a part of what we are building 
  • Unlimited Time Off Policy- A work-life balance and focus on our wellbeing are critical to keeping us performing at our best.
  • Hybrid working- We want you to strike a balance and be where you do your best work.  You will work with your manager to agree on what is best for you and your team
  •  You will also get an annual budget of £215 to kit out your home office
  • Opportunity to work on innovative projects with smart like-minded people who are keen to share their knowledge and continuously improve
  • Annual learning budget to drive your performance and career development
  • Enhanced parental leave and childcare benefits
  • Life Insurance to protect your loved ones 
  • Medical insurance through Vitality with pre-existing conditions covered
  • Pension contribution through The Peoples Pension


At ComplyAdvantage diversity fuels our rocket ship and our commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity and experience drives us forward every day. We encourage everyone to apply and aspire to consider every application fairly.

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