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Engineering Manager - Software Delivery (Based in UK, Richmond, Surrey)

IT/Technical & Product Development
Reed Exhibitions
REE00AR7 Requisition #
Location: Richmond, London, UK
Reports To: Director of Engineering

Reed Exhibitions (RX) is the world’s leading events business and is part of RELX Group, recently named one of the World’s Top 100 Employers and among the World’s Most Innovative Companies. With over 7,000 technologists across the group, RELX offers solid opportunities for progression and learning.  RX Global Technology is leading business transformation in a dynamic and fast changing industry. This is an exciting and growing team, delivering high profile programs that facilitate millions of meaningful business connections, drive increased customer value and enable more productive working across our truly international business. 

We value an agile approach, a growth mindset and an entrepreneurial spirit. In return, we offer a competitive salary, great benefits, flexible working, and you’ll be supporting our 520 shows in 43 industry sectors and 30 countries, producing events like Comic Con and Gamer Network among many others.

We are building matching services to connect Exhibitors and Buyers, through search recommendations and identifying new innovative approaches with connected data sources.
The engineering manager is responsible for all individual contributors involved in delivering software solutions for our matching services and overall technical delivery of the platform. Acting as a servant leader to highly motivated, collaborative, close-knit andenthusiastic cross-functional autonomous teams and collaborating with our offshore partners. 

Key Responsibilities
  • You are responsible for adding value and creating business impacts for Reed Exhibitions in the following areas:
  • Employee Satisfaction: developing motivated staff with Job satisfaction, through business vision, trust and empowerment by providing, or supporting, decision-making authority by employees. 
  • Teamwork: collaboration, communication, support, being an SME, continuous improvement and having a collective shared responsibility for solutions and delivering outcomes. 
  • Product Leadership: technical delivery of products and services ahead of or on schedule and above customer expectations, understanding lifetime value concepts, being close to the customer and prioritising creating positive impacts.
  • Excellence: simplifying, innovation, clean design, efficiency, streamlined operations, delivery, high quality, reliable, secure solutions and long term sustainment. 
  • Problem solving:  mind-set of curiosity, utilising systems thinking that promotes investigating, taking action and ownership for delivering results


  • Experienced engineering manager, with line management experience, supporting individuals in cross-functional engineering teams.
  • Experience leading the technical delivery, with quality and architecture oversight, of several medium to large scale platforms built using micro-service back-ends.
  • Experience translating and implementing product and technical strategies into new process and practices.
  • Track record of hiring high performing engineers, supporting professional and skills competency development and coaching them to continuously realise their full potential.
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering business impacts and measuring the effectiveness of software delivery, software quality and operational excellence.
  • Demonstrable experience of building and leading a trusting and vibrant environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame or judgment, placing emphasis on problem solving and continuous improvement and learning.
  • A developer background with strong and deep knowledge of modern development practices with at least one or more programming languages such as c#, or Java.
  • Comprehensive understanding of XP, Scrum and/or Lean, DevOps & CALMS cultures.


  • Management of remote, near/offshore or consultancy teams.
  • Knowledge of modern management theory frameworks, people operations, using 360 Peer Review, Sentiment Analysis techniques and technical training programmes.
  • Experience hosting workshops, coaching 5S, A3, 5 Whys, Kaizen and driving continuous improvements
  • Knowledgeable of Cloud (preferably AWS), IaC, Continuous Integration, Deployment and Testing patterns, Micro-services, serverless Patterns and constraints.
  • Experience of Big Data, Analytics, Machine Learning.
  • Actively participating in the wider engineering and/or management community.


Director of Engineering: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevewilliams112358/recent-activity/posts/

Global Product Manager: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamie-harrison-ba43a99/detail/recent-activity/posts/

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