Developer manager

About us

POP provides a people-centric SaaS platform that helps production teams manage their crew, cast and other collaborators; casting directors get the right people on set and freelancers manage and control their career. We have ambitious plans to expand our vision of a smarter, fairer future for entertainment production, and are now powering ahead with our goal to revolutionise the industry. As part of this we are seeking people to join the team and help us make those goals the new reality of production. There are many roles available, and plenty of room to grow with us. Come and join us on this incredible journey!

About the role

We are looking to expand our developer management function, our developers want management that understands the nature of the technical work they do but who can also provide some mentorship on how to evolve and develop in their role.

You will be joining a small group of fellow managers who have established some key practices and ideas but are now looking to make the management experience consistent and to really invest in the development of the potential of the developers we have.

Key competencies

Our preferred candidate will be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Sufficient hands-on technical ability to be able to understand the issues that direct reports are facing and to be able to communicate these issues clearly to non-technical people
  • Coaching or mentoring people so they can achieve their potential as quickly as possible
  • Engagement with reports on their career development by creating and tracking meaningful goals
  • Communication up and down the organisation to enable a shared context for work and swift resolution of misunderstandings
  • Fair resolution of disputes or conflicts between reports, peers and other colleagues in the organisation
  • Comfortable working at a fast pace locally and in a coordinated way globally
  • Strategic thinking that ensures that tactical actions help deliver and support the group’s long-term plans

Necessary Experience

  • Proven experience in a similar level role
  • Proven track record of people managing six or more people
  • Strong technical leadership and good software delivery experience
  • Development of good working relationships with non-technical colleagues

Desirable Experience

  • Experience of effectively managing people from remote geographical locations
  • Experience working in SME environments where there has been a need to balance autonomous work with corporate governance-
  • Experience of transitioning from a startup or disruptive environment to an incumbent position
  • Intellectual engagement with the general technical community and the ability to - translate that into practical changes for the team as a delivery unit

Key benefits

  • Highly competitive basic salary
  • EVP and EIP Bonus and shares plan
  • Work with a brilliant and committed team of industry experts and specialists and a supportive, hands-on leadership team
  • Flexible working
  • Be a key decision maker at an early stage of new business lines but without the startup uncertainty
  • Be valued as a person, not a resource
  • Transparency is a company value with company updates open to everyone
  • Time for professional and industry networking and learning

Further information

We Got Pop is an equal opportunity workplace; we welcome people from all backgrounds and communities. We believe the more inclusive we are, the better we as a company will be.

Please note this role can be located anywhere in the United Kingdom as long as you’re comfortable working from home or a non-affiliated co-working space.

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