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Software Engineering Manager

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The Role...

The Engineering Manager is accountable for a Software Engineering delivery team and its software delivery. You will passionately lead a team of 5 software engineers and 1 QA engineer to deliver amazing value to our customers. Using lean and agile methodologies, you will be responsible for the pace, scale and performance of your team delivery. Having a technical background, with experience in all aspects of software delivery processes, from inception to release, will set you up for success.

Reporting to the Senior Delivery Manager, you will also be accountable for hiring, performance appraisal and reward of your team, focusing in helping your people define their career path and goals for short and long term.

Your exceptional communication skills will be key, not only to lead your team through a challenging, continously changing environment, but also on your constant interactions with a diverse group of stakeholders.

What You'll be Doing... 

Leadership & People:

  • Lead, inspire, motivate and line manage a multi-disciplinary software development team;
  • Coach, hold 1 to 1s, set and review objectives, appraise performance, and assist with career development, ensuring effective performance management;
  • Lead a ‘delivery with high quality' culture that is results oriented and takes accountability;
  • Responsible for achieving and sustaining people's engagement;
  • Meet ambitious timelines while balancing business risks and trade-offs;
  • Drive the team to continuously improve processes in always changing environment;
  • Maximize employee retention through motivation and strong management;

Software Delivery:

  • Understand intimately the dependencies between components and how they combine to deliver service to the end consumer and to the business;
  • Consistently apply significant knowledge of Agile/Lean within the team, namely Scrum methodology, to continuously improve the team pace, efficiency and quality;
  • Serve as liaison between delivery team and key stakeholder(s);
  • Execute, plan and manage changes as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements;
  • Manage the review of product requirements within the team and provide feedback to product owners and other change originators;
  • Provide technical direction for design, development, testing and deployment from definition phase through planning, implementation and maintenance;
  • Understand and balance commercial needs against technical requirements and capabilities;
  • Easily recognize system deficiencies and lead to effective solutions;
  • Continuous improvement of processes through automation of common procedures, and implementation of standards, processes and checklists;
  • Prioritise tasks throughout all phases of the project lifecycle;
  • Lead a culture of technical approach documentation and preparation of software development and QA estimates;
  • Actively measure and review the Productivity, Velocity, Quality and Duration of delivery, taking prompt corrective action where necessary.


  • Own products and/or components in terms of being fully accountable for the efficient, quality, and effective implementation of the relevant roadmap, as well as Incident Management
  • Work closely with the key business customers, stakeholders, external partners and all groups within the Technology
  • Organisation to implement, evolve, support and own the software and system components to appropriate quality standards;
  • Clearly communicate and promote strategies, roadmaps, dependencies and plans for products and/or components;
  • Own the product lifecycle and be responsible for managing all delivery risks;
  • Manage all technical resources and capacity plans within budget and project schedule.

What We're Looking For... 

  • At least 5 years of proven track record of leading and managing multi-disciplionary teams on complex software projects;
  • Using agile methods for software delivery;
  • Working with distributed, redundant and transactional systems and the quality assurance of these;
  • Managing the development of a team by ensuring that project tasks are in line with each team member's defined career path, as much as possible;
  • Using defect tracking systems;
  • Strong analytical and diagnostic skills, particularly with regard to technical risks, issues and constraints;
  • Strong leader and energetic motivator;
  • Work well under time and environmental pressures;
  • Demonstrate senior principles, leading by example, showing work ethic and passionate, professional attitude;
  • Proven track of project management;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English and Portuguese);
  • Team player, who strives to maximise team performance;
  • BSc or Masters in Computer Science or equivalent demonstrable knowledge.

We´d love to see...

  • Proven track record of Incident Management;
  • Release management experience;
  • Background in working in a Continuous Integation (or Delivery) environment;
  • Background in working with a DevOps culture;
  • Experience working with Cloud Infrastructures.

What You'll Get in Return... 

Our passion has helped us take the betting industry by storm. So we think it's only fair that you enjoy excellent rewards.  

The Fun Stuff 

  • Competitive salary and bonus scheme
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Games room
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Sharesave scheme 
  • Career progression
  • Global mobility 
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • In office shower and locker rooms
  • Health and well being classes (Yoga, bootcamp, etc.)
  • Free breakfast 
  • In office masseuse, nutritionist and ergonomist 

The Boring Stuff 

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Lunch credit
  • Health assessments
  • Travel allowance
  • Own your own laptop scheme
  • Thousands of online learning courses
  • Mobile allowance
  • Employee Assistance Programme 

There is more, but we won't go on... 

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Avenida de Camilo 96, Porto, Portugal, 4300-492

This is who we are

Blip is a Tech and Innovation Hub with a strong knowledge in software development, mobile apps, web platforms and retail applications for betting and gaming.

We are part of Flutter Entertainment – one of the World´s Largest Groups in the bookmaking industry, with an annual revenue of around 2 billion euros. The Code we develop, powering brands such as PaddyPower, Betfair and Fanduel, is used by over 5 million people in more than 100 countries and we are in the API Billionaire Club alongside players such as Google, Facebook and Twitter.

The Missing Piece

At Blip people always come first, that’s why we believe we can complement each other. You are our missing piece to be a better company, to build a better business for everybody, including ourselves.On the other hand, we are your missing piece, giving you the flexibility, work life balance and the tech challenge you´re lacking.
It all starts here!

This is your Challenge

  • Delivering product at scale for over 5 million customers, 99,9% of transactions in less than a second
  • Our systems process more than 7 million transactions every day (more than all the European stock exchanges combined)
  • Deliver high transitional products, serving more than 2.5Bn calls a day
  • Diverse and up to date technical landscape to explore, leverage and innovate
  • The products you’ll develop will comply with ambitious uptime targets: less than 50 minutes downtime expected per year
  • Continuous Integration, Deployment and Testing