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Software Engineering Manager

Location: LINX London

Reports to:

·      LINX Chief Technical Officer

Based in:

·      The post holder will be based in the LINX London office. Occasional travel to the LINX Peterborough office and other locations will be required. Occasional International travel may be required.


·      Managing the software team, multiple locations

·      Communicate with other teams at both a technical and non-technical level

·      Participate in planning and prioritisation of features, represent the software team at monthly prioritisation meetings

·      Participate in the Internet community, attending and as needed presenting of software development at events, (such as UKNoF, Euro-IX and NANOG)

·      Participate in and give presentations at the LINX quarterly membership meetings

·      Any other duties required for the overall operation of LINX

Minimum Qualifications:

·      Experienced in managing a technical team (2-4 years min.)

·      Excellent communication skills

·      Experience in database management (knowledge of relational; MySQL or Oracle, or non-relational; MongoDB, Cassandra)

·      Experience in software development (knowledge of a high-level object oriented programming language either Python or PHP)

·      Experience in software development; best practices, design and architecture

·      Experience working in an Agile environment (experience of Scrum)

·      Experience as a Scrum master or experience as a Product Owner

·      Active interest in automation and deployment pipelines

Preferred Qualifications:

·      Experience of working with networks, network architecture and network orchestration systems

·      Experience in networks either as a network engineer or network architect  (i.e. CCDP/JNCIA or higher)

·      Strong interest in implementing best practice in software development (including automated testing, user acceptance testing and automation)

·      Experience in managing/maintaining Linux based systems

·      BS/MS in Computer science

Please note:

  • You will be required to be security screened to BS7858:1996 standard and DBS checked (this will start at induction)
  • You are required to have the right to live and work in the UK
  • Some international travel may be required

Remuneration package:

LINX is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be considered.

The salary for this position will be determined by experience. In addition to this, LINX also offers a full range of employee benefits including:

  • Medical and Dental
  • Income Protection
  • Pension
  • Death in Service
  • Bonus (the Company aims to pay a bonus dependent on both the performance of the Company and the Employee however this is not guaranteed)

Closing date for applications:

  • 31st October 2017 (unless the position is filled sooner)

To apply:

To apply for any vacancy at LINX you must have the right to live and work in the UK. Applicants should verify their right to live and work in the UK and then fill in the form below. So please tick the appropriate box below to confirm your work status.


We will only consider applicants that include (as well as your CV and covering letter saying why you think you should be considered), a brief statement explaining why your previous work experience makes you an interesting candidate for LINX. Please keep this to a maximum of 500 words.

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