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Software Engineering Manager - React

Job Req ID:  13928
Posting Date:  8 Nov 2023
Function:  Software Engineering

1 Braham Street, London, United Kingdom

Salary:  Competitive with benefits

Why this job matters

BT's Enterprise Digital team is responsible for building integrated, scalable, and robust enterprise journeys. We are currently looking for experienced, cooperative, and passionate Software Engineering Managers who'll spend 20% of their time individually contributing to coding, 30% of their time system designing, 20% team planning and 30% business & stakeholder management.

Please note: For these roles we can consider candidates in any of the following locations: London, Birmingham or Bristol

What you’ll be doing

1. Manages and coaches teams of software engineers driving the engineering organisation's ability to deliver high quality code on time and on budget and implementing means of bringing measurability as well as predictability to the engineering organisation's capabilities
2. Oversees the execution of technical decisions, technology choices and architecture for a wide range of high-performance products, capabilities, and platforms, effectively balancing short term impact with long-term transformation
3. Monitors, manages and ensures timely releases from teams by driving compliance with key release quality metrics
4. Consults on complex and strategic issues using advanced technical knowledge, across wider industry and/or specific sectors, and develops bespoke or leading edge, technically complex solutions (e.g., relating to new, untested technology and/or large-scale impact of products)
5. Drives the implementation of the defined technical roadmap to meet the needs of the business, engineering team, and partner teams
6. Implements, engineering and operational excellence initiatives, implementing metrics and processes for regular assessment and improvement
7. Takes a managerial and influencer role in the software engineering function, implementing the technical vision and the pursuit of innovations regarding new technologies, platforms and applications
8. Develops 'best-in-class' engineering for services by ensuring that the services and the components are well-defined and modularised, secure, reliable, diagnosable, actively monitored and reusable
9. Oversees the implementation of new architectures, standards, and methods for large-scale enterprise systems, proactively removing blockers from the team's work
10. Researches, designs and writes new software and performs deep dive data analysis, to identify issues and implement ways to improve working processes within the area of software engineering responsibility, such as avoiding and reducing technical debt

  • Build the next BT Sales machine of the future using the TypeScript stack with React and Node
  • Fullstack expertise. BE: Node, APIs, GraphQL, Microservices. FE: CSS, SASS, HTML, React, Redux, Hooks, Microfrontends.
  • Communication expertise: work closely with the team and organization to plan, build, design great Software
  • Manage your team of individuals, be a servant leader, and open the way for their success
  • Quality and Testing expertise: Unit, A11y, Contract Testing (I.e. Jest, Cypress)
  • Build, measure, and support the Software you create and maintain

What you'll need

  • 4+ years of experience in building software products
  • The Engineering manager is hands-on and is thus a great opportunity for a skilled Tech Lead that develops communication and Business skill to advance in their career.
  • Mandatory: JavaScript, React, Hooks, Node, HTML, CSS, API creation, Jest
  • Beneficial: Fullstack, TypeScript, GraphQL, Apollo, Microservices, Cypress, A11y Testing
  • Bonus: AWS, Microfrontends


At BT, we entertain, educate, and empower millions of people every single day. We’re a brand built on connecting people – whether that’s friends, family, businesses, or communities. Working here, you’ll receive an attractive salary and a range of competitive benefits, but – more than that – you’ll be joining an ambitious organisation with a culture of togetherness, collaboration, and inclusivity, that takes a genuine and proactive interest in your progress and development.

On top of a competitive salary, your benefits will include:

  • BT Pension scheme, minimum 5% employee contribution, BT contribution 10%
  • 25 days annual leave (not including bank holidays), increasing with service
  • Range of flexible benefits including cycle to work, healthcare, season ticket loan
  • World-class training and development opportunities
  • Option to join BT Shares Saving schemes
  • Heavily discounted broadband, mobile and TV packages
  • Access to 100’s of retail discounts including the BT shop

Our leadership standards

Looking in:
Leading inclusively
I inspire and build trust through self-awareness, honesty and integrity.
Owning outcomes
I take the right decisions that benefit the broader organisation.

Looking out:
Delivering for the customer
I execute brilliantly on clear priorities that add value to our customers and the wider business.
Commercially savvy
I demonstrate strong commercial focus, bringing an external perspective to decision-making.

Looking to the future:
Growth mindset
I experiment and identify opportunities for growth for both myself and the organisation.
Building for the future
I build diverse future-ready teams where all individuals can be at their best.

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