Engineering Manager

Kyiv, Remote, Full Time

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Skylum allows millions of photographers to make incredible images faster. We automate photo editing with the power of AI yet leave all the creative control in the hands of the artist. Our software gives rise to entirely new ways to enjoy photography, and we can’t do it without an incredible team of engineers and visionaries behind every release. You can change the way people imagine their photos to be.


  • Strong motivator, leader, team player with a record of leading and mentoring employees
  • Proven practical experience in engineering management
  • Background in Engineering/Team Lead role
  • Experience in guiding teams through planning, prioritization, and execution of work
  • Experience in managing the Core / R&D team
  • Experience in Image Processing / Video Processing.
  • Machine Learning and Data Analytics skills would be a plus


Your mission of an engineering manager is to lead, manage, and support your engineering team to achieve exceptional results, while fostering a culture of collaboration, growth, and innovation.


  • Team Performance
  • Employee Engagement
  • Team efficiency (with an optimal budget to achieve maximum results)
  • The number of new patents (To Be Discussed)
  • Project Delivery
  • Technical Excellence


  • Manage a team of software engineers
  • Oversee day-to-day agile executions, planning, process improvements, reporting and reviews
  • Work closely with the team, report and cooperate directly with the VP Of Engineering
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams such as Product, Marketing, Engineering
  • Run or join virtual teams for different cross-team projects delivery
  • Ensure delivery on multiple projects of increasing dependencies in a fast-paced environment
  • Ownership of product quality
  • Ensure that projects are delivered on time, within scope, and deadlines
  • Participate in release planning, sprint planning, and conflict resolution within or between scrum teams
  • Work with product management to define the requirements/user stories, perform groomings and reviews
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Work with customer success teams to resolve critical customer issues
  • Track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short and long-term goals
  • Be both a technical leader and a thoughtful people manager
  • Provide team members guidance, regular feedback, coaching, and mentoring
  • Manage performance and conduct regular performance reviews
  • Work closely together with recruiters to grow the team, participate in interviews, recruiting and onboarding processes
  • Help the team solve technical challenges related to performance, fault-tolerance, security and scalability


6 Months:

  • Up-to-date documentation on all activities
  • Execution of the current plan of the team
  • Building/improving transparent work processes

What we offer:

For personal growth:

  • A chance to work with a strong team and a unique opportunity to make substantial contributions to our award-winning photo editing tools;
  • An educational allowance to ensure that your skills stay sharp;
  • English and German classes to strengthen your capabilities and widen your knowledge.

For comfort:

  • A great environment where you’ll work with true professionals and amazing colleagues whom you’ll call friends quickly;
  • The choice of working remotely or in our office space located on Podil, equipped with everything you might need for productive and comfortable work.

For health:

  • Medical insurance;
  • Twenty-one days of paid sick leave per year;
  • Healthy fruit snacks full of vitamins to keep you energized.

For leisure:

  • Twenty-one days of paid vacation per year;
  • Fun times at our frequent team-building activities.

If you are looking forward to working with true professionals and simply amazing people & product — we are waiting for your CV!