BigChange is hiring a

Software Engineering Manager

Leeds, United Kingdom

We are currently recruiting for a Software Engineering Manager to be responsible for ensuring the efficient delivery of high-quality software products across multiple, autonomous development teams.

You will get the opportunity to coach and manage the engineers in an Agile DevSecOps environment ensuring they are continuously improving themselves, their processes and their product outcomes.

We work out of the BigChange office at Thorpe Park (Leeds, LS15) and love to collaborate face to face so you should be able to commute here one to two days each week. We've created a family atmosphere and you'll really feel that as you take part in in-person events such as Sprint planning, retrospectives and reviews; refinement, elaboration and design; collaborative workshops; tech away days; learning and knowledge sharing.

  • Lead and manage multiple highly skilled teams of software, QA, and data engineers
  • Coach engineers and team leaders to grow their own careers and capabilities
  • Work with engineers and product managers to balance the customer-facing, technological, and organisational transformation objectives
  • Run productive, efficient Agile teams utilising the appropriate frameworks (Scrum, Kanban)
  • Recruit new skilled engineers into the teams
  • Ensure teams are maintaining and continuously improving the BigChange’s software and systems
  • Ensure architecture, quality, and technology strategies are understood and implemented by the teams.


  • A good understanding of Web and B2B SaaS technologies
  • Experience in line managing multiple skilled technical staff including coaching and helping team members to thrive
  • Able to discuss the patterns and principles of software engineering, good process practices, and emphasise the importance of delivery
  • Strong working knowledge of Agile Scrum
  • Ability to motivate and inspire teams


  • 27 days annual leave, increasing by a day per completed years service up to a maximum of 30 days.
  • An additional 4 gifted BigRecharge days, allocated once a quarter where we all take a paid day off to focus on our wellbeing.
  • Gym or zwift membership contributions.
  • Income protection and life cover.
  • Health care cash plan.
  • Enhanced family friendly policies from day one of employment with a £200 gift from BigChange on the arrival of a new baby.
  • BigChange is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate differences and support diversity, thriving on it to improve the lives of our BigChangers, our product, and our community.

If you would like to be part of a talented team where your voice is heard and your involvement matters, please join us.

We are also proud to be a Disability Confident employer: we understand that the application and traditional interview process does not work for everyone. If you need us to make any adjustments or changes to our existing process, please let us know in your application. Examples of adjustments may include providing application information in different formats, allowing additional time for any tests, providing a copy of interview questions prior to interview; or, conducting interviews remotely or in-person. This list is not exhaustive, and we are open to exploring any reasonable adjustments that may be necessary.

If you have a disability and meet all the essential requirements for the role you have applied for, you will be guaranteed an interview.

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