Engineering Manager

We're looking for an experienced and passionate Engineering Manager who wants to join a growing engineering culture with a global challenge ahead.

Your opportunity...

As an Engineering Manager at OLX Group you will be part of a local team, fully committed to helping users improve their lives by bringing them together for win-win exchanges. Your core objective is to grow OLX Group into the most beloved Internet service in a way that is both sustainable and profitable.

 

...at OLX

At OLX Group we have a clear ambition – to empower millions of people across the globe by helping them connect and share their goods and services. This inspiring purpose has helped us build one of the world’s leading Internet companies. This combination of business and purpose attracts a certain type of person. If you’ve got an entrepreneurial drive and think you can use that drive to contribute to our purpose, then we’d love to empower you to be successful. Want to know more?

 

Why OLX Group?

The OLX Group is a network of leading classifieds platforms in 45 markets, including brands like OLX, Avito, letgo, dubizzle, among others.

The OLX Group connects local people to buy, sell or exchange used goods and services by making it fast and easy for anyone to post a listing through their mobile phone or on the web. Hundreds of millions of people in local markets around the world generate more than 1.9 billion monthly visits, 37 billion monthly page views and 54 million listings every month on the OLX Group's online marketplaces.

Our 3000+ committed employees are making a difference from our 25 offices across the globe. 

 

What responsibilities will you get when working with us? 

  • Lead one of our engineering teams, develop talent in your team challenging them to be their very best versions
  • Listen, communicate and incarnate a growing engineering culture who sets the bar higher every day
  • Work with the Product Owners and your team using agile methodologies to oversee OLX’s software strategy to build the best classifieds platform
  • Partner with the Recruiting Team to build candidate pipeline and improve our hiring process and employer branding strategy
  • Become knowledgeable and participative about the roadmap and execute against it
  • Create an environment of trust and provide guidance and advice

What will you need to be successful in this role?

  • Minimum of 5 years of direct people management and at least 8 years working in the software development industry
  • Advanced English skills, both oral and written
  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field preferred
  • Strong technical skills and critical thinking, and ability to communicate your vision at high levels to technical audiences and top management
  • Solid knowledge of programming languages (Java, Node.js, Javascript are for example some of the tech stacks we use) You’ll not be a Software Engineer but you’ll be managing a team of Engineers and we look for a Manager who can understand how technology and products are made
  • Participate and contribute in architectural discussions/decisions
  • You understand situational leadership and know how and when to delegate
  • Working in a fast­-paced, flat, agile, and distributed environment is your preference to continue to develop your career 

What can you expect from us and what do we offer?

  • Contributing to the global Naspers Classifieds success
  • International career and travel opportunities
  • Work with an international team of top engineers learning from one another
  • A budget for conference and education
  • Competitive salary and great benefits
  • High-end computer-gear 
  • Free coffee, snacks and drinks!

 

Inspired and interested in the job? Apply!
Are you ready to live your dream and apply for this role? It only takes a few minutes to apply using our application template. 


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