Storm Ideas Ltd: Engineering Manager

Headquarters: Edinburgh

πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί Up to 104k EUR per year, full time contractor contract
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Up to £90k per year, full time employment contract
🌎  Edinburgh office or fully remote working from anywhere in the UK or Europe! 
✨ Exciting products, millions of users, sold to global brands
πŸ’» Working with the latest hardware, tech stack and tools
πŸ‹️‍♀️ Access to benefits (country dependent 🌎 )


Storyteller is a platform that allows brands to integrate Stories functionality into their apps and websites. The platform is in use by multiple global brands serving millions of users. Check us out on our website or on ProductHunt!

We’re now on the lookout for a hands-on Engineering Manager to take the lead with our talented Web technical team, with ultimate responsibility for our Storyteller Web SDK.  Strategic thinking and strong business acumen are also essential in this role. If you are comfortable leading from the front, willing to actively contribute to code delivery, have an entrepreneurial mindset, are action and solution-orientated and driven to do the right thing for our customers then we’d like to talk!

Storyteller is a new B2B SaaS platform, which allows companies to integrate Stories into their owned and operated platforms. Popularized by Instagram and Snapchat, Stories are perfectly suited for boosting user engagement, audience retention, and driving advertising revenue. For customers, building their own stories experience can take years and a lot of investment however Storyteller has solved this by allowing companies to integrate in days, not years all for one monthly cost. Our end‑to‑end platform gives companies a best‑in‑class Stories experience in days with native iOS, Android, and Web SDKs, publishing tools, analytics, and ad support. 

We work with globally-recognised clients in US TV and Sports industries. Every day we produce work that is innovative, challenging, and enjoyed by millions of people! 


What we're looking for, and what you can expect:
  • Taking hands on responsibility for the output of our technical team, contributing yourself to code output – decision-making and real responsibility for the Web SDK would sit with you
  • Acting as a technical consultant to clients and internally
  • Discovering and implementing new technologies that yield a competitive advantage
  • Attracting, retaining and developing globally distributed developer talent, whilst sustaining an engaging and challenging environment for the team to work and develop within 
  • Supervising and mentoring developers of different seniority levels – the team encompasses developers from graduate to senior level
  • Influencing and inspiring excellence in developers related to both project work and their self-development
  • Building system infrastructure to ensure functionality and efficiency
  • Building quality assurance and data protection processes
  • Providing strategic input into client/internal product decisions
  • Leading and understanding the architecture design process, which includes contributing to day-to-day software development challenges
  • Putting in place efficient and effective processes, continuously improving current practices
  • Optimizing team efficiency and continually looking for better ways of working
  • Standing up for both your team and the organization if you feel decisions are not in the best interests of either
  • Acting as a technology leader with a strong focus on quality, performance, scalability and maintainability 

Technical skills:
  • Significant experience working with either C# or Javascript/React to a very high standard and strong familiarity and experience across our technical stack (check out below for more)
  • Excellent HTML, CSS and JS

You'll likely be a strong candidate if:
  • You've successfully managed a globally distributed engineering team, likely in a high growth startup environment
  • You are hands on and willing to deliver code yourself alongside managing the wider team
  • Are confident in engaging with customers, understanding their requirements and packaging that into a digestible vision for the team to execute
  • Have experience managing a multi-disciplinary dev team
  • Feel comfortable tackling business problems head on, developing and implementing solutions independently


Outside of the UK - Up to 104,000 EUR per year (or local currency equivalent) full-time contractor contract, depending on experience and skills.

Within the UK - Up to £90,000 per year, full time employment contract


Full time contractor contract - fully remote working from anywhere in Europe! 

Full time employment contract - fully remote working from anywhere in the UK!

Recruitment Process

First, you’ll be invited for a 15-minute Zoom meeting, here we’ll explain the role in greater detail and answer any questions you have.  

The next step is a 1-hour interview with Dave, our CTO.  Following that they’ll be a 1-hour interview with Dave and a current Engineering Manager. 

And that’s it! 

To apply: