TrustedHousesitters: Engineering Manager

Headquarters: Brighton, England, United Kingdom

At TrustedHousesitters, we are a passionate team on a mission to make the world a better place for pets and their owners. We're seeking an Engineering Manager to join our growing team of passionate engineers and manage two of our cross-functional squads.



As a passionate believer in servant leadership, you will be responsible for unblocking, supporting and communicating the progress of your squad's goals to the wider organisation. You will encourage autonomy but will know when to seek counsel on key decisions from other members of the Engineering Org leadership.


Line managing engineers and QAs, you will create an inclusive environment in your squads, seek out feedback and adapt ways of working to enable your people to do their best work.

You will set meaningful and squad-relevant development goals and milestones for your reports and can lead conversations around what your engineers need to demonstrate to progress.

Working in collaboration with Engineering Guild Leads and the People Experience team, you will ensure squads are correctly staffed to accomplish their goals and be responsible for executing the hiring process.


You will champion agile principles, coaching the squad on their approach to delivery, using DORA (or other) metrics to constantly improve.

Writing code

We believe that our Engineering Managers should be able to be hands-on; you must be comfortable delivering at a senior level in at least one area of our technology stack. As an Engineering Manager, you will make decisions about technical feasibility, provide high-level estimates and understand the cross-platform implications of new product features. You will know when you're out of your depth (technically) and be comfortable seeking support from others.

For more information on the job requirements, you can view the Engineering Manager role within our progression framework here:

About our tech

We have engineers working across a range of technologies: Python (Django/Django Rest Framework and FastAPI), React, React Native, Redux, Redux Sagas, styled-components, webpack, Elasticsearch, MySQL, Docker, AWS (Fargate), and more!


  • 1+ year of line management in a similar Engineering Manager role or team lead position.
  • Previous experience as a decision-maker in hiring processes
  • Understanding and enthusiasm for agile working.
  • You've previously held a senior-level role as an engineer working in at least one area of our stack: frontend (React), app (React Native) or backend (Python Django).
  • You must live in the UK and have the right to work here.


Salary range: Around £80k per annum DOE plus bonus plus benefits.

Remote UK-based role

As well as 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, pension scheme and bonus scheme, we invest in:

Your Learning and development

Keen and curious? From conferences to courses, you'll be guided and cheered on to grow personally and professionally.

House and pet sitting

We actively encourage all our team members to go Housesitting whenever possible, offering stipends and flexible working opportunities to help make this happen.

Part of the family

Find a rescue pet to join your family, and we'll cover the adoption fees, as well as pawternity to help any pet settle into their new home.

Health and wellbeing

We offer comprehensive health insurance and dental coverage to the whole team. Plus, our team are trusted, and we all work remotely and flexibly at times that suit us.

Tech and Tools

TrustedHousesitters has a MacBook Pro for every team member and an annual budget for improving your home office.

Fun and games

We have regular online and in-person company and team social events, allowing our remote team to connect and celebrate our successes.

About TrustedHousesitters

TrustedHousesitters is a global marketplace disrupting pet care and travel industries. We connect a community of home and pet owners with sitters to solve a common two-sided problem - pet care and cost-effective travel. Customers join for one annual fee. After that, sits take place as a trust-based, money-free exchange that sees owners enjoy worry-free travel while our sitters enjoy the company of pets and unlock a world of unique accommodations.

We enjoy exceptional customer retention rates driven by the fact that our owners and sitters realise the amazing value and incredible experiences we can facilitate.

We're fully in scale-up mode and have grown to be the only global platform of its kind. In the last few years, we've consistently achieved high year-on-year growth and have remained resilient throughout the COVID-19 crisis. The USA has become our biggest market, followed by the UK and Australia.

We made the transition to a remote-first business in March 2020 and haven't looked back. We now have a distributed team across the UK and Brazil. We host quarterly, all expenses paid, company events in Brighton.

We are transforming the pet care and travel landscape. We believe we offer the best solution and our team is united by our commitment to delivering an enriching experience for our customers and having a positive impact on the lives of their pets.

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