Engineering Manager

Generation Home

Generation Home

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
London, UK · Remote
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2023

At Gen H, our mission is to give everyone the opportunity to become a homeowner. To achieve this, we’re building a home buying process that is simple, transparent and fair.

We are on a mission to transform the housing market: We’re broadening access to homeownership for aspiring buyers, simplifying the home-buying process, and promoting our customers’ financial wellbeing through the smarter management of their home finances. Backed by institutional & angel investors, we’re set for an exceptional 2023.

The opportunity is huge, and we are looking for people passionate about delivering fantastic customer outcomes. Working at Gen H means having high standards you set for yourself, working with urgency, and owning the outcomes of your work. We expect our people to be humble and communicate openly and honestly with one another.

And that’s where you come in:

Your mission
Our engineering teams solve our biggest customer problems by choosing how (and why) we build our products and by understanding how these products will support our customers towards homeownership.
As an Engineering Manager at Gen H, your main goal is to nurture your team to create the best products and put more people into homes.
Your role
Day to day, your role as Engineering Manager will involve a combination of:
  • Providing technical mentoring: Ensure your team follows our engineering best practices, cooperate in architectural discussions, and prioritise infrastructural work if necessary.
  • Business alignment: Together with your product manager, develop team priorities based on the company’s business strategy.
  • Timely and reliable delivery: Ensure the team communicates plans outwards, set expectations regarding time and scope for the projects, and support your team in meeting their commitments.
  • Performance management: Align your team with their responsibilities and goals, provide regular support and use data to assess your team’s performance.
  • Team growth: Provide growth opportunities to your team, facilitate regular retrospective sessions, and cultivate a culture of trust and improvement.
  • Hiring: Proactively identify gaps in the team, Influence the interview process, interview candidates, provide feedback and share accountability to ensure we make the right hires for Gen H.
About you
We look for an Engineering Manager with great product understanding that:
  • Have management experience: We look for Engineering Managers with at least one year's experience in line management in teams of at least three engineers.
  • Have senior experience as a software developer: You were - and occasionally still are hands-on with good full-stack programming skills.
  • Empathise deeply with customers: We measure our success by how many people we bring into homes. If you're committed to solving customer problems, then do let us know!
  • Are cooperative: If you're a team player and have great interpersonal skills, then we'd love to hear from you.
  • Value ownership: You're keen to overcome obstacles and take responsibility to make things happen.
  • Are open to different technologies and tasks: Our engineering team is open to diverse coding backgrounds if you're willing to play with Ruby on Rails, React and TypeScript in a full-stack capacity.


The application process consists of a recruiter screening call, a 30 minute call with our head of engineering, a tech interview (system design and product discussion, no coding) and a values interview (both 1hr 30m via video), and a 30 minute Q&A with members of the management team.

What we offer

  • Salary: up to £100,000-£120,000 based on experience
  • Hybrid work (at least one day a week in our London office) #li-hybrid
  • £1,000 annual training budget
  • Private Health Care with Vitality
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Mental wellbeing support: access therapy and mental health sessions
  • 25 days of holiday plus bank holidays
  • Regular Lunch and Learns
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • £300 Annual contributions on your behalf to Beam, a charity providing re-skilling for people affected by homelessness

We want everyone to become a homeowner. To achieve this mission, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We would love to hear from mission-oriented candidates from diverse backgrounds who want revolutionise home-buying and who can demonstrate they have the skills and experience required for this role, so please do reach out! Read more about why we value diversity in our careers page.

Some final guidelines:

  • Please let us know if you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process.
  • Please note that we only accept applications coming through our platform. We don't receive CVs or Cover Letters by email or LinkedIn messaging.