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Date Added: Tue 28/05/2024

Engineering Manager (Platform)

Nottingham, UK
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Company: MHR

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: Negotiable

As a family-owned business our people are central to our success, and following years of organic, consecutive growth, we're looking for people who share our core values of sustainability, trust, collaboration, and innovation to drive us forwards.

Software never stays the same and neither do we. We want our people to be part of a progressive organisation, encouraged to embrace change and new ideas to shape our future development. Your input is vital, which is why we're committed to personalised learning paths for every employee to help you, and us, grow.

Our goal is to make the world of work easier as a leader in the HR, payroll, finance, and integration solutions software and services industry. We're proud to design and develop some of the best business solutions like iTrent and People First to support our customers' people-related challenges across every vertical.

Looking for the place where you can belong? Join MHR and help us shape the world of work.

As an Engineering Manager (Platform), everyday should be rewarding and mentally challenging. We believe there is nothing more rewarding than leading the highly skilled and successful MHR Agile Product Teams developing the next generation of new and exciting products shaping the world of work. 

Reporting to the Chief Architect, you will manage a team of Cloud Engineers. You will contribute towards the success of our People First product by leading and developing high performing teams, ensuring that teams apply best practices, and constantly strive to improve how they work.  

This is a hands-off role, but you will use your experience as a technical contributor to help your team make decisions and attain the best outcomes for our users. Your primary responsibility will be to manage the careers of the Cloud Engineers, reviewing their performance, providing guidance, mentoring, and coaching them, and helping them to be successful. This role would also suit an experienced engineering lead looking for the next step up in leadership. 

Our Product Teams are optimised for speed with quality and agility at the heart of what we strive for. At MHR we are proud of the products we develop, and we work hard to ensure we are on the leading edge with the processes & technologies we utilise to deliver our services.  


  • Work closely with senior management, architecture team, and other stakeholders to align Cloud Platform to the architecture and technical roadmaps. 

  • Produce quarterly plans for the Cloud Platform team and support execution of these plans. 

  • Lead and manage a team of cloud engineers, providing guidance, mentoring, and coaching. 

  • Work closely with the software engineering teams to understand and advise on infrastructure requirements. 

  • Drive cloud infrastructure proof-of-concepts that could be handed over to engineering teams for full-scale development. 

  • Collaborate with architects when rolling-out new concepts. 

  • Monitor team performance, set performance goals, conduct regular performance evaluations, and provide feedback. 

  • Working with the Chief Architect, identify and address any issues or challenges faced by the team and implement solutions to improve efficiency and productivity. 

  • Drive a generative culture of high cooperation where learning is the heart of everything we do.  

  • To be an advocate of the Agile development practices employed by the development function. 

  • Stay up to date with industry trends and emerging technologies and seek opportunities to apply them to the team's work. 

  • Promote and develop a culture of continual improvement where cloud and engineering teams are continually striving to be the best. 

  • Communicate effectively with team members and stakeholders, providing regular updates on infrastructure progress and issues to manage expectations. 


  • Able to demonstrate leadership and management skills, with the ability to motivate and guide a team of software professionals. 

  • Good understanding of what software architecture looks like 

  • Proficient in Agile development methodologies 

  • Understanding of Continuous Delivery best practices 

  • Awareness of security requirements for handling sensitive information 

  • A team-oriented individual with a passion for engineered excellence 

  • A passion for innovation, people management and improvement 

  • You appreciate the importance of keeping a positive team and culture 

  • Confident with introducing new ideas and motivating a diverse team 

Benefits to support you personally and professionally

Alongside the opportunity to work with an incredible team and express your individuality, we offer a range of personalised benefits including:

  • Access to over 60 internal training courses, professional qualifications, and cross-departmental mentoring and coaching programs
  • 24/7 access to a GP through SmartHealth for you and your family, confidential mental health support, and paid sick leave
  • Ability to purchase or sell additional holiday days beyond the standard 25 days and bank holidays
  • Discounts and cashback on leisure, travel, technology, fashion, gym memberships, and food
  • Monthly employee recognition program and departmental awards
  • Referral bonus scheme of up to £2,000
  • Employee-led social events such as running clubs, football teams, book clubs, and bake-offs
  • On-site subsidised restaurants offering a variety of fresh meals daily
  • Opt-in benefits schemes such as private medical insurance and dental coverage

We value the well-being, financial stability, and inclusivity of our employees, and strive to provide a supportive working environment.

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