Software Engineering Lead

London | Engineering | Full-time

Job Description

About Us 

Hibob was founded to modernise HR tech. Hibob's intuitive and data-driven platform, bob, was built for the way people work today: globally, remotely, and collaboratively.

Since its launch in late 2015, Hibob has achieved consecutive triple-digit year-over-year growth, and become the people management platform of choice for more than 1300 modern, midsize and multinational companies who understand that a powerful, agile HR tech suite is mission-critical and a key driver of organisational success. Fast-growing companies across the globe such as Monzo, Happy Socks, Gong, Fiverr, and VaynerMedia rely upon bob to help HR and managers connect, engage, develop, and retain top talent.

Hibob is a vibrant, dynamic, happy place to work. A start-up with an amazing culture, and bright and resourceful people in London, Amsterdam, New York, Sydney, and Tel Aviv.

  • Disruptive SaaS Organisation 
  • Series C funded $274 M 
  • Offices in New York, London, Tel-Aviv, Amsterdam, and Australia

Why join as our Engineering Team Lead in the UK?

  • This is an opportunity to be the Lead for UK Engineering
  • You will get to lead, mentor, develop and grow your own team (we so far have hired 4 engineers) 
  • You will get to be the face of R&D at HiBob in the UK, being a brand ambassador and advocate
  • You will work with top, experienced engineers sitting within our wider People Intelligence function

What will this role involve?

  • You will be in charge of hiring, onboarding, growing and mentoring your team of backend and frontend engineers, while working closely with our Product team to build and execute on the people intelligence roadmap.
  • HiBob is growing and you will be leading the development of our core reporting functionality, not just to optimise performance for now, but also expand our architecture and capabilities as our client base grows and expands to larger and more complex organisations.
  • You will be owning the dev cycle from the technical design, through to coding and testing, to deployment and monitoring. We work in a true continuous delivery environment with fully automated QA processes on a microservices architecture, deploying to production dozens of times every day. 


  • 5+ years of professional experience in software engineering.
  • 2+ years of experience as a team leader, preferably on a dynamic, fast-paced startup.
  • Excellent knowledge of software design and scalable web architecture.
  • People’s person with strong leadership skills who can motivate and build a winning team.
  • Experience with testing methodologies - unit-testing, TDD, mocking, etc.
  • Independent, resourceful, and proactive team player with a desire to impact our team, our product, and our customers.

The following are a big plus:

  • Having both backend and frontend development experience.
  • Experience with Kotlin, Java, and/or Angular.
  • Experience with Scala - A BIG advantage!
  • Experience leading offshore engineers.
  • Experience with AWS or an equivalent cloud platform.

***Learn about our hybrid working model***

Why work with us

At HiBob we are committed to creating an excellent employee experience. Our employees, culture, and additional benefits all make bob a great place to work, come join us! We offer a competitive compensation package that includes salary, benefits, and pre-IPO equity. We have a beautiful office located in Farringdon, London.

  • Company share options plan - every employee can eventually become a shareHolder 
  • Cash allowance for health insurance
  • Annual vision allowance 
  • Perkbox membership
  • Annual Headspace subscription and wellness benefits
  • Travel support (cycle scheme and season ticket loans)
  • Hybrid working from day 1
  • Work from home allowance - to get your home office set up! 
  • Temporary remote work from anywhere in the world for up to 2 months (after 6 months of employment)
  • Bob balance days - 4 additional days within a calendar year - Enjoy a company-wide long weekend at the beginning of each quarter
  • 2 Social Impact days per year for volunteering
  • Awesome employee referral program- $2,500 for each successful referral with an additional ambassador programme
  • Pension scheme auto-enrolment from day 1
  • Fun company and team social events (locally and virtually with our global teams)
  • We love birthdays - take the day off and receive a special gift

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