Engineering Manager / Tech Lead Manager 

Who are we looking for?

At Kobalt Music we’re looking for an Engineering Manager (which we call a Tech Lead Manager) to join our London Technology team. In this role you will work closely with the Product Manager and Tech Lead with the aim of delivering efficient technology solutions and new features to a highly successful Kobalt business unit. We’re looking for engineering leaders to help scale our technology infrastructure as our customer base grows. 

Our new Tech Lead Manager will be an inspirational leader pragmatic about technology and passionate about using it to disrupt accepted norms. They’ll drive standards and increase velocity of delivery while supporting their team and be comfortable working with senior technologists and business experts. 


Our Tech Lead Manager will contribute by:

  • Building, managing and motivating a small to medium sized software engineering team.
  • Understanding the challenges of service-oriented architecture 
  • Develop and operate highly scalable data-centric services and web applications
  • Support the transformation to microservices and increased use of cloud technologies
  • Be a leader comfortable creating a technology roadmap based around business strategy
  • Take ownership of the Engineering team, identifying risks, dependencies and new opportunities
  • Continuously improve our software engineering practices by introducing new ideas, agile methodologies, continuous delivery and experimentation.
  • Recruit, mentor and guide new Engineers to help them reach their potential
  • Encourage innovation, implementation of new technologies, inclusion, teamwork and diversity.


The applications we're working on are microservices-based, hosted in AWS ECS, written primarily in Java, React, and Node and also makes use of technologies such as elasticsearch and Kafka. Our teams are product-aligned with end-to-end ownership of product features. They are agile and cross-discipline encompassing development, QA and design with input from our horizontal DevOps/SRE team that champion DevOps culture.


Why choose us? 

At Kobalt we’ve prioritized creators since we first started in 2000. Our music services and the technology we’ve built helps make the industry more fair and rewarding for artists. We’re trusted by some of the world’s biggest names like Childish Gambino, Akon, Freya Ridings, Paul McCartney and The Red Hot Chili Peppers and represent more than 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in the U.S. and U.K. 

We thrive on creativity and are committed to championing diversity. We’re dedicated to inclusiveness and provide all the resources and benefits you need to grow your career and reach your potential. We offer competitive compensation packages, professional development opportunities, and an entrepreneurial culture that makes working here not just fun, but also rewarding

What members of this team say: 

“I love delighting my customers, and my customers have been pretty delighted so far with their new application” – Dawn, Principal Engineer, Kobalt

“I’ve been working on a number of projects including a tool to bulk ingest music tracks from an offline source into our master data store” – Maggie, Engineer, Kobalt

We want to hear from you

The role of Tech Lead Manager is of critical importance at Kobalt. If you want to be part of our team, helping disrupt the music industry with innovative products, services and technology, please submit your CV below to apply for this position. 


Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Verification checks will be conducted during the interview process and a full DBS check on acceptance of offer. Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. We would welcome your support in maintaining a diverse pipeline of candidate profile by filling out the diversity and inclusion questions as part of your application.

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