About us : In the words of Inc. Magazine, Web Summit is the largest technology conference in the world . Forbes says Web Summit is the best tech conference on the planet , Bloomberg calls it Davos for geeks , Politico the Olympics of tech , and the Guardian Glastonbury for geeks .
Whatever Web Summit is, it wouldn’t be possible without an incredible team of more than 240 employees, including world-class engineers, data scientists, designers, producers, marketers, salespeople and more.
We’ve disrupted an old industry by building incredible software and designing mind-blowing events. We’ve revolutionised how people come together in our world.
We started with one event : Web Summit. But now we’re creating category-defining events all over the world, from Asia to North America.
About the team : Web Summit’s engineering org consists of several cross-functional teams working on tools and systems including our digital conference platform, which is used by third parties that help our attendees maximise their conference experience.
With an engineering function of 40 people across product, mobile, web and data science, we are looking for a hands-on engineering manager to help influence and motivate our high-performing applications team, responsible for the development of core products that are key to the attendee experience.
What you’ll achieve at Web Summit :
You'll manage and lead teams within the engineering org, advising and mentoring with a view to maximising success.
You’ll influence the architecture and development direction of the applications and product teams to ensure quality code is written and excellent products are built.
You'll work closely with the VP of engineering, the CTO, and other lead engineers, to drive best-in-class software.
You’ll help the teams deliver high-quality, maintainable and scalable code that can power the best conferences in the world.
You’ll share knowledge with other team members via mentoring, code reviews and technical talks, and by consulting on projects.
You’ll break down complex projects into smaller problems and work with others to ensure that great products get delivered as a result.
You'll get insight into senior internal stakeholders, and have an active input into how Web Summit grows globally from a technology angle.
Skills and abilities we’re looking for :
Ability to understand large, complex distributed systems with many moving, interrelated parts.
5+ years of commercial experience in an OOP language.
We use a services architecture with existing RESTful APIs in Ruby, but are open to JVM, Kotlin and Python, among others.
3+ years of managing an engineering team.
You are comfortable being hands on and working alongside engineers, and scheduling pair programming and review sessions.
Strong SDLC principles, TDD and CI / CD understanding.
Good understanding of AWS and Kubernetes a big advantage.
Comfortable working in Scrum / Kanban environment, with Git Pull / code reviews.
At Web Summit, we embrace diversity and inclusion. We want talent from all walks of life to help us on our journey to digitise the conference sector.
Hiring decisions are made purely on experience, skills and the needs of the business.