Senior Engineering Manager
Digital, London
Senior Engineering Manager
Digital, London

Who we are:

You'll be joining the 6th largest IT Service Provider, present in more than 50 countries. From our roots in Japan, NTT DATA's mission is to facilitate business change and technology transformation across many industries for a better future for our business, people and community. Some of the projects we have supported include the digitising of The Open golf tournament and applying Formula 1 technology to support medical staff at University Hospitals Leicester.

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values of 'Clients First', 'Teamwork' and 'Foresight' and we achieve these by putting people first.

We support and celebrate our differences and preferences, these are what makes us unique. Some of our initiatives, collectively known as “DO Diversity”, aim to create a space for us to learn and get involved in building a truly diverse environment. Our Culture & Ethnicity Network gives our colleagues a platform to share their various backgrounds; Our NINGEN programme allows the new generation of NTT DATA employees around the world to connect and shape the future of our organisation and the “City Gives Back” allows us to support our local community that has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic...and much more!

What you'll be doing:

Senior Engineering Managers see their team as their product. While they are technically credible and know the details of what engineers work on, their time is spent safeguarding their team's health, hiring a world-class team, and putting them in the best position to succeed. They own the delivery of product commitments and are always looking to improve productivity. They must also coordinate across departments to accomplish collaborative goals. Engineering Leadership is cross-discipline a Senior Engineering Manager will manage other Engineering Managers across multiple technologies as well as lead technologist.


  • Line management and mentoring of software engineers around best practice and encourage/contribute to their performance development
  • Understand Engineering KPIs and seek to improve them
  • Manage multiple engineering teams with at least two managers.
  • Assisting the development team in implementing a well-engineered technical solution
  • Work within the delivery team to break down technical tasks and provide feedback on proposed solution architecture
  • Driving better testing paradigms/automation/CI to reduce bugs and drive zero defect free philosophy
  • Provide your team with management mentorship
  • Improve product quality, security and performance
  • Involved in the hiring process for the technical roles required by the team
  • Become an experienced point of contact for other teams (client internal and 3rd party) within the client
  • Drive tech focused initiatives across an account

What you'll need:

Skills & experience

Must have

  • Amazing brokering skills: regularly achieve consensus amongst stakeholders
  • Collaborate effectively with others
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Build teams that excel through our values
  • Technical credibility: Past experience as an engineer and leading teams thereof
  • Management credibility: Significant past experience as an engineering manager
  • Ability to understand, communicate and improve the quality of multiple teams
  • Ability to be successful managing at a remote-only company
  • Demonstrated successful partnership with stable counterparts
  • Exemplify diversity, inclusion, and belonging in leadership
  • Humble, servant leader
  • Strong ability and experience in Digital Technology (technical and delivery)
  • Delivery experience within an agile scrum/Kanban environment
  • Pro-active awareness of what individuals in their scrum(s) are working on and where they can be supported from a technical perspective
  • Experience in delivering projects from conception and into production
  • Passion for quality in both software development and team processes

Nice to have

  • Computer science education or equivalent experience
  • Passionate about open source and developer tools
  • Experience working with modern frontend frameworks (for example React, Vue.js)
  • Experience working on systems at massive (that is, consumer) scale
  • Deep open source experience
  • Experience working with global teams
  • Be inquisitive: Ask great questions

...and finally:

Our team believes in hard work. We celebrate each other's success and are always honest with each other to ensure we grow together. We aim to build a strong professional community where each individual can mentor others and be mentored, and can grow professionally through training and support to reach their career goals. Our focus on clients, teamwork and foresight forms our DNA and we are looking for someone who shares and embodies these core values, leading by example.

To support your hard work and dedication, we will offer you the following:

  • 25 days of holidays, with the possibility to buy or sell 5 days within your first month
  • A MacBook or laptop
  • The opportunity, as we grow, to experiment within new industries and technologies in both Private and Public Sectors, including Insurance, Automotive, Financial, Government and more.
  • An online training platform with 3000+ courses, accessible from everywhere, to sharpen your skills
  • Support for training and upskilling
  • Industry leading employer pension contributions
  • …And much more!

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Service Line Manager

Robert Harris
Head of Engineering

Highly experienced applications delivery professional with a track record of delivering high quality solutions for customers above expectations and on-budget. Strong focus on architecture, engineering lifecycle and team development; with a sharp commercial acumen and a clear understanding of the business value of IT and future directions of the industry. Combines a deep appreciation of software engineering and technology with practical experience in applying architecture to strategic transformation.

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“Upon joining the NTT DATA UK family, you will experience a culturally diverse organisation living our values of Clients First, Teamwork and Foresight as we partner with our customers every day.

At NTT DATA UK, we are proud to support and invest in our people. We offer a variety of rewarding career paths and opportunities to develop professionally - with access to cutting edge innovation.”

Fernando Apezteguia, CEO, NTT DATA UK

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