Engineering Manager

  • Dazn
  • Leeds, United Kingdom
  • 06 Mar, 2023
Full time Engineer Leadership & Management

Job Description


Here at DAZN we broadcast hundreds of live sporting events each week, around the clock, and require scalable, reliable, solutions that form the backbone of our platform. We’re a hybrid team, centred around our Leeds office, where we can collaborate, socialise and meet other people! We have an exciting Engineering Manager opportunity within DOTS (DAZN Operating Tools and Systems) here at DAZN.
A taste of our Tech Stack: JavaScript, TypeScript, Node.js, React.js, ES6, MobX, AWS, Serverless, Microservices, GraphQL, Docker, New Relic, Webpack + more
You will be a key member of our leadership team. The DOTS play a vital role within the business. We build DAZN's editorial tools, media metadata services and rights management platforms. As Engineering Manager you'll report to the DOTS VP of Engineering and will directly manage, coach and mentor a few engineering teams (between 2 & 4). These engineering teams are autonomous & cross-functional. Made up of between 5 and 7 engineers.
As Engineering Manager, you are accountable for the DOTS delivery and ensuring we are providing value for the business, by working on the right things and operating efficiently. You'll achieve this by helping our leaders shape their roadmap, contributing technical experience and providing the right environment. You'll be responsible for shaping our teams, with one focus, to enable DAZN to create and ship great services and platforms.
At DAZN, teams have a lot of autonomy so it's vital that knowledge is shared across teams. Our leaders are key to this. You'll build great relationships with the wider community around the business and bring people together. 
Twitter: @DAZNeng
Don’t have an up to date CV? That’s cool with us, send over what you have and we can sort that out later.
Benefits include access to an extensive DAZN content library, 25 days’ annual leave (increasing by 3 days after 3 years), annual performance-related bonus, private medical insurance, life assurance, pension contributions up to 5%, family friendly community, free access for you and one other to our workplace mental health platform app (Unmind), learning and development resources, opportunity for flexible working, and access to our internal speaker series and events.


  • Cultivate and maintain an inclusive, healthy, diverse engineering culture
  • Recruit, on board and retain the best engineering talent
  • Conduct regular 1:1s and performance evaluations of engineers
  • Contribute to DAZN's technical strategy, setting projects goals, supporting and developing your team.
  • Deliver high quality, well designed technical solutions
  • Champion engineering and operational excellence, establishing metrics and processes for regular assessment and improvement
  • Support your teams to own and support their services in production
  • Create a learning environment for your team, act as a mentor for engineers and nurture up and coming leaders
  • Collaborate with other Engineering Managers to deliver world-class solutions
  • Balance conflicting and changing demands through prioritisation and a pragmatic approach


  • An infectious passion and energy for delivering top-class software and services
  • A love to build software that makes things better 
  • Experience working in, and helping shape, a successful Agile environment
  • Excelled within a "you build it, you run it" DevOps culture
  • Excellent communication skills, whether talking tech with a product delivery team or negotiating priorities with senior stakeholders
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Ability to make decisions quickly, but pivot when you see a better solution
  • Experience developing, releasing and supporting software products and/or services in Agile environments
  • Proven leadership skills managing cross-functional engineering teams
  • Collaborative and supportive management style, to encourage your team to continually solve problems
  • Strong team working skills with experience influencing across a matrix organisation
  • Experience of release level planning
  • Former experience as an Engineer


  • Experience in backend Engineering