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Engineering manager role

Unlock the Future of Platform Engineering with Us

 

  • While many products serve platform engineering, we identified a market gap for enabling true success. This drove us to develop Kratix, a powerful product-led framework for building and managing platforms. 

  • Kratix is rapidly becoming the preferred tool for Platform Teams. Join us to be part of our dynamic growth and contribute to an innovative open-source framework in a rapidly evolving industry.

  • We recognise the value of diversity: We're proud to foster an environment where diversity is celebrated, and discrimination is not tolerated. We welcome everyone, regardless of their background, and value the unique perspectives and experiences each individual brings.

  • You Belong Here: We encourage all talented individuals to apply, and we understand that sometimes hesitation arises when considering a new opportunity. Don't hesitate! Your unique perspective is a valuable asset to us, and we'd love to hear from you.

Why Syntasso Matters

Become our first Engineering Manager

At Syntasso, we're driven by a shared mission: to empower platform engineering teams to excel and thrive. By 2026, Gartner predicts that 80% of software engineering organisations will establish platform engineering teams, and we're at the forefront of this transformation.

Qualifications for Success at Syntasso:

 

  • Proven track record of leadership in managing engineering teams, including hiring, coaching, mentoring, and performance management. Experience in guiding teams through complex projects and driving them towards successful outcomes.

  • Navigate Complex Systems: Proven ability to navigate complex distributed systems through relevant work experience.

  • Ability to effectively manage teams while maintaining hands-on technical proficiency. This role demands a 50/50 split between people management and engineering focus. 

  • Language Proficiency: Proficiency in programming languages such as Golang, Ruby and TypeScript. 

  • We value a strong desire to learn. While experience with Golang, public clouds, Kubernetes (k8s), and other complex technologies is a plus, it's not required from day one. What matters most is your enthusiasm to acquire new skills and grow with us.

  • Platform Expertise: Hands-on experience in crafting and managing platforms using tools like Kubernetes, public cloud services, CNCF technologies, or the HashiCorp stack.

  • Open-Source Passion: A passion for, or prior involvement with, open-source software projects.

  • Dynamic Learning: Enthusiasm for working in a dynamic and learning-driven environment, even when faced with ambiguity.

  • A right to work in the UK, and the ability to travel regularly to London to work in our office.
     

What Awaits You at Syntasso:

 

  • ​Shape the Future: Opportunity to influence influential product-driven, open-source software solutions that are rapidly gaining traction.

  • Learn from the Best: Collaborate closely with industry leaders in the platform engineering domain, gaining invaluable knowledge and experience.

  • Experienced Leadership: Join a startup led by a seasoned leadership team with a successful track record in building and exiting startups in the platform sector, as well as holding senior leadership roles at renowned technology organisations.

  • Industry Insights: Elevate your expertise by learning from some of the industry's most esteemed conference speakers and organisers, including those behind events like DevOps Day, Kubernetes Community Days, and FastFlow Conf.
     

Why Syntasso Matters for your career

 

As our first Engineering Manager hire, you'll be instrumental in shaping the future of our dynamic and diverse teams. In this role, you'll do more than manage – you'll inspire, empower, and mentor our talented people to achieve their full potential. With your guidance, our teams will foster a culture of open communication, collaboration, and continuous growth. As a hands-on manager your role will involve close collaboration with Syntasso customers, giving you invaluable insights into their experiences and ensuring seamless Kratix adoption. 

You'll have the unique opportunity to shape the trajectory of our organisation from the ground up, leaving a lasting impact on our collective success. 
 

What Awaits You at Syntasso:

 

  • ​Shape the Future: Opportunity to influence influential product-driven, open-source software solutions that are rapidly gaining traction.

  • Learn from the Best: Collaborate closely with industry leaders in the platform engineering domain, gaining invaluable knowledge and experience.

  • Experienced Leadership: Join a startup led by a seasoned leadership team with a successful track record in building and exiting startups in the platform sector, as well as holding senior leadership roles at renowned technology organisations.

  • Industry Insights: Elevate your expertise by learning from some of the industry's most esteemed conference speakers and organisers, including those behind events like DevOps Day, Kubernetes Community Days, and FastFlow Conf.
     

The Additional Highlights:

 

  • ​Financial Stability: We're a well-funded startup with a secure multi-year runway for stability and growth.

  • Competitive Compensation: Enjoy a competitive salary package along with early-stage equity options.

  • Flexible Work Arrangements: Embrace a hybrid working model that supports remote work while valuing in-person collaboration. Our office is conveniently located near London Bridge in the Leathermarket.

  • Thoughtful Interview Process: Our interview process is designed to be inclusive and thorough, comprising several stages including an initial screening with our co-founder and VP of Engineering, a remote coding exercise, an in-person session with people, process and architecture discussions, and a final cultural conversation with one of our founders.
     

How to apply

 

Getting started is simple. Just take a moment to fill out the form below, sharing what excites you about the opportunity to join Syntasso. We're committed to promptly reviewing applications within 24 hours.

Thanks for applying. We'll be in touch soon!

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