Engineering Manager

Metail’s technology allows users to try on clothes online after inputting three simple measurements. For shoppers, it increases their confidence to buy, as well as allowing them to experiment with new styles. For brands, it increases engagement and overall net sales. Metail has also been proven as an exciting and innovative marketing concept across magazines, online, live events and TV.
We have recently had a re-organisation as Metail continues to grow. Good news, this creates an opportunity for a couple of fantastic individuals to join the team! You’ll be joining one of our high powered engineering teams using cutting edge technologies to deliver beautifully simple user experiences.

The Opportunity

Engineering Managers manage the day to day running of engineering in one of our teams, working closely with the Crew Director and Tech Lead to bring their vision to life. You would be recruiting talented engineers and shaping the team into a lean mean engineering machine. Within our crew structures you’ll have the freedom to bring ideas and process improvements into your team to help Metail redefine online retail. You will already have experience line managing an engineering team. This opportunity will allow you to further develop your skills in an agile environment.


  • You come from a software engineering background with at least 3 years’ coding experience
  • You will have at least 1-2 years’ experience line managing software developers
  • You are a great communicator, both to get the best from your team and to understand stakeholders
  • You have hands on experience of Scrum / Agile, and have a passion for it

Nice To Have

  • Familiarity with web development
  • Scrum master training or certification
  • Experience managing QA and testing
  • Experience of recruiting in rapidly growing company
  • Use of issue tracking software, e.g. JIRA

About Metail

Metail is a fast paced scale-up company, so you can expect varied projects and interesting challenges. Of course this means you’ll take juggling multiple priorities in your stride. You will see from our tech blog that Metail uses a range of interesting technologies to do some surprisingly heavy lifting behind the scenes. We also have fun learning and developing while we do. We’re so invested in our people, everyone in Metail is supported with an annual training budget and time set aside for skills development.

Whilst the role is predominantly in Cambridge, the successful applicant will also be required to periodically travel to our offices in East London.

If you want to be part of turning an innovative fashion technology startup into a global brand used on websites across the world and have the passion and drive to  make a difference at this exciting company then apply now.

Applications by CV and covering letter to Jim Downing at

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

No agencies or recruiters, thanks.


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