Engineering Manager



Who We Are and What We Do  


At SilverRail, we're on a mission to reshape the way the world travels, and we're inviting you to be part of this journey. Rail is becoming the go-to choice for short and medium-haul travel worldwide, and we're here to help make it happen. 


In the face of the ongoing climate crisis, our vision is crystal clear. We are transforming the online customer experience for rail travel, making it easier than ever for customers to find, buy and use rail. Our cutting-edge technology is the backbone of rail and travel agencies worldwide, making it effortless for travellers to choose the eco-friendly option and reduce their carbon footprint.  


We have nearly 15 years of trailblazing success behind us, and our teams are spread across the globe, with bases in London, Boston, Brisbane, and Stockholm. We thrive on the philosophy of 'fail-fast-fail-early,' which drives us to find ingenious solutions to complex challenges. 


Join us, and help shape the future of travel! 



The Role  


The Engineering Manager will be responsible for providing technical architecture and engineering execution. The Engineering Manager will be overseeing the Engineering team in Sweden. They will ensure predictable delivery while protecting stability and uptime of the applications.   

The Engineering Manager will report to the CTO, helping ensure all engineering initiatives are aligned globally as well as communicated and approved locally. 


Key Responsibilities  


  • Ensure the delivery of our products to the marketplace - on time, on budget, and of the highest quality and efficiency 
  • Oversee all Engineering Outputs, Processes and Organisational Structures at SilverRail Sweden.  
  • Provide Technical leadership, support, and coaching to ensure best engineering practices   
  • Be part of the local management team & the global strategic review committee to co-own SilverRail’s strategy & vision  
  • Manage the cost controls for the Engineering department including right-sizing the organisation according to company strategy  
  • Together with Product Management and Engineering, define product roadmaps and release plans.  
  • Managerial responsibilities for several direct reports 


Required Competence and Skills 


  • Fluency in Swedish and English, both written and spoken  
  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science or similar 
  • Extensive experience in planning, delivery and execution, with good understanding and practice of methodologies including agile, focused on delivering business value 
  • Excellent prioritization skills and the ability to help the team and the organisation prioritise effectively 
  • Extensive people management experience, including in the following areas: 
  • regular 1:1 practice 
  • setting expectations 
  • onboarding new team members 
  • managing performance 
  • coaching, mentoring and growing other technical leaders 
  • Outstanding communication both informal and formal, written and verbal technical and non-technical communication 
  • Leadership experience with change management and leading technical teams 
  • Strong architecture skills in the following areas: 
  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) 
  • Micro Service Architecture (µSA) 
  • architectural patterns 
  • architectural and technical documentation 
  • scalable, reliable and available distributed systems 
  • Extensive experience working hands-on as a Software Engineer with Java programming language; knowledge of scripting languages, C, C++ is a bonus 
  • Experience with CI/CD and cloud technologies (AWS) 
  • Strong cross functional collaboration skills, including strong working practice with product, customer service, sales and any other functions 


Why us?  


  • We have an average Glassdoor grade of 4.7 and 100% recommendation rates.   


  • We are a globally accredited Great Place To Work   


  • We are an accredited flexible company and were named in Flexa’s Top 50 Most Flexible Companies:   


  • We utilise a hybrid working model so our employees work both from home and in our beautiful central Stockholm office. We have a strong culture of collaboration, so we have regular scheduled meet ups in the office for the team and/or the whole organisation.  


  • As part of the Tech Collective (bargaining) agreement we offer a strong collective working agreement for all employees.  


  • We provide a wealth of career development opportunities with training that is individual, focused on improving your skills and helping you become the best professional you can be.   


  • Our team’s health and wellness is genuinely important to us, so we provide a generous annual Wellbeing Allowance for you to use.  


  • We are the fourth company in the world to become reproductively responsible, accredited by Hertility providing educational workshops around women’s health, family planning and fertility as well as progressive leave policies & hormone testing  


  • A unique opportunity to work for a tech company that is helping the environment by revolutionising the way we travel.   




Our values are simple: Do Good by working for a better tomorrow; Think Big Act Smart by being curious, adaptable and data-driven; and remember that through collaboration we will always be Stronger Together 




*We are a neurodiverse employer and are working hard to improve our recruitment processes, so if there is any way that we can make the recruitment experience better for you then please let us know in your application - all information will be treated as strictly confidential*  

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