Software Engineering Manager at Boku
London, GB

About Boku:

Incorporated in 2008, Boku is one of the world’s leading providers of carrier billing and mobile identity solutions. Using nothing more than a user’s mobile phone, Boku’s technology can verify a user’s identity, execute a payment, or provision a new service, radically simplifying common, everyday mobile interactions between consumers and businesses. This is possible because Boku’s platform can access the internal billing, identity, and sales systems of mobile operators globally. Businesses who utilize Boku’s platform include major brands such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, Sony, Facebook, Spotify, Netflix, Paypal, Experian, Fiserv, Western Union, Uber, and Discover. Boku was originally financed through top-tier investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Benchmark, DAG Ventures, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures and NEA. Today, Boku is publicly traded on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM: BOKU.L)

We’re a small company, but we have a global reach. We work face-to-face with colleagues and collaborate across disciplines. But our clients, partners and operations are all over the world. Boku is a busy, exciting, and demanding place to work, but it’s the people that make the company. The mix of cultures, viewpoints, and experiences are vital for a global company like ours and every person’s contribution is valued. If you are looking for a new challenge in an exciting, innovative and international working environment, we are the ideal company for you.

Boku is looking for an Engineering Manager with product development experience to lead our Enterprise Engineering team.   This position will be in London, UK but the Engineering Manager will lead a distributed team with engineers located in Sibiu and Mumbai.  The team is responsible for development and maintenance of our finance systems to include settlement and reconciliation.  This person will tackle challenges including, but not limited to, improving processes, providing technical leadership and direction for the domain, unifying technologies, and implementing new features with scalability in mind.


What you’ll do

    Lead a distributed Engineering team
    Work closely with Stakeholders on building out roadmaps and developing new features from inception to production
    Roll up your sleeves and contribute technically to project/initiatives
    Drive technical projects working with other Technical Leaders
    Provide technical leadership throughout the whole SDLC
    Lead process improvement initiatives to improve Engineering as a whole

About You

    Hands-on technical leader experienced working with large scale systems
    Self-starter – You require little to no supervision
    Demonstrated ability to lead a full stack domain
    Growth-minded – You are curious and enthusiastic to expand your skills
    Ownership– Your team is your business.  You are confident, driven, self-motivated and quickly take ownership of your work.
    Product minded – You enjoy working with stakeholders on requirement discovery and building out new features
    Multiplier – You are passionate about growing your team and building new leaders for Boku
    People Management – You care about your engineers and their career progression.  You want to ensure they have the right tools to do their job
    Desire for impact - You are willing to take on more responsibilities as opportunities arise


    BS/MS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or relevant work experience in lieu of a degree
    Exceptional technical background in Software Engineering working on high volume and low latency systems
    Demonstrated ability to manage and work with distributed teams
    Exceptional experience in building high performing teams
    Proven track record establishing technical strategy and roadmap, setting measurable goals and metrics for teams
    Fluent in Java and hands on experience with building service-oriented, database driven applications
    Previous experience as a full stack developer is a plus