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Senior Engineering Manager

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15 Dec 2023

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Technology & Digital
Full Time
Flexible working available
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We believe in better. And we make it happen.

Better content. Better products. And better careers.

Working in Tech, Product or Data at Sky is about building the next and the new. From broadband to broadcast, streaming to mobile, SkyQ to Sky Glass, we never stand still. We optimise and innovate.

We turn big ideas into the products, content and services millions of people love.

And we do it all right here at Sky.

What you'll do

The Engineering manager will be responsible for managing multiple teams of developers, their ways of working and career development. As part of the Engineering leadership team you will be working with various stakeholders such as Delivery and product managers on a day to day basis building and refining the engineering strategy to ensure successful platform deliver for Content Platform and the greater Sky.

  • Report into a Head of Group Engineering and lead Metadata Technical domain.

  • Lead 5-8 Engineering teams of software engineers of various experience levels providing state-of-art Metadata services to Sky Group.

  • Group level accountability for all Metadata services within Content Department.

  • Be broadly responsible for both people management, and the "how" we deliver against our business goals from an in-house software engineering perspective.

  • Be a confident technical leader with experience in a fast-paced environment balancing Agile delivery methodologies against business drivers.

  • Be experienced in leading engineering teams in an evolving and dynamic environment, where software is always-on, and customer experience is always more than a consideration.

  • Be a committed teammate who demonstrates outstanding communication, interpersonal skills and consistent high energy levels, who recognises the importance of people in technology solutions.

  • Be an experienced leader with a reputation for thought leadership, critical thinking and a deep technical understanding and an analytical problem solver with a good sense of autonomy, but with an open collaborative approach to getting the job done.

What you'll bring
  • Experience developing & motivating those in your team by providing clear direction, opportunities for learning & direct coaching.

  • Experience in 'Managing Managers' - coach knowledgeable and supportive line managers.

  • An understanding of deadlines, budget constraints and scope of delivery and experience working with the business partners to ensure the right balance between these are met, setting expectations and handling risks early.

  • Experience leading scope changes with key stakeholders to ensure a consistent message is received on delivery and budget impacts.

  • An understanding of how to make our engineering better: improving delivery predictability and speed, operational awareness and responsibility.

  • Knowledge of and an understanding of how to improve Resiliency, Accessibility, Security and Compliance.

  • Proficiency in programming languages as Java, Python or C#.

  • Experience with API management, agile delivery and cloud technologies (AWS).

Team overviewContent technology and innovation

Our Content Technology and Innovation team delivers high-quality content to homes, customer devices, businesses and commercial partners across our European markets. With over 2500 colleagues from around the world, we combine our strategic insights, engineering know-how and operational excellence to use the most innovative technologies to create and distribute our award-winning content.

The rewards

There's one thing people can't stop talking about when it comes to #LifeAtSky: the perks. Here's a taster:

  • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place

  • The magic of Sky Glass at an exclusive rate

  • A generous pension package

  • Private healthcare

  • Discounted mobile and broadband

  • A wide range of Sky VIP rewards and experiences

Inclusion & how you'll work

We are a Disability Confident Employer, and welcome and encourage applications from all candidates. We will look to ensure a fair and consistent experience for all, and will make reasonable adjustments to support you where appropriate. Please flag any adjustments you need to your recruiter as early as you can.

We've embraced hybrid working and split our time between unique office spaces and the convenience of working from home. You'll find out more about what hybrid working looks like for your role later on in the recruitment process.

Your office space Osterley

Our Osterley Campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Gunnersbury, Ealing Broadway and South Ealing tube stations. There are also plenty of bike shelters and showers.

On campus, you'll find 13 subsidised restaurants, cafes, and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed, and even get pampered at our beauty salon.

We'd love to hear from you

Inventive, forward-thinking minds come together to work in Tech, Product and Data at Sky. It's a place where you can explore what if, how far, and what next.

But better doesn't stop at what we do, it's how we do it, too. We embrace each other's differences. We support our community and contribute to a sustainable future for our business and the planet.

If you believe in better, we'll back you all the way.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we'll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.


Sky is the operator of the leading multichannel television platform in the UK and Ireland with viewers in 8.6 million households.

Sky was the winner of the Overall Top Employer Award for the 2016 Top Employer Awards. It was praised by the judges for the strong evidence of its support for diversity, female career progression across the board and family friendly working which was backed up with strong evidence and case studies.

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