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Engineering Manager, Database Systems in Madrid or Remote


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Job Description, Part of the YouGov PLC is a market-defining company in the analytics SaaS marketplace. We’re a company on the rise. We’ve built a revolutionary platform that transforms our customers’ ability to drive insight from market research and survey data. We offer a complete survey data analysis platform that allows market researchers, analysts, and marketers to collaborate in a secure, cloud-based environment, using a simple, intuitive drag-and-drop interface to prepare, analyze, visualize and deliver survey data and analysis. Quite simply, Crunch provides the quickest and easiest way for anyone, from CMO to PhD, with zero training, to analyze survey data. Users create tables, charts, graphs and maps. They filter, and slice-and-dice survey data directly in their browser.

Our start-up culture is casual, respectful of each other’s varied backgrounds and lives, and high-energy because of our shared dedication to our product and our mission. We are loyal to each other and our company. We value work/life balance, efficiency, simplicity, and fantastic customer service! Crunch has no offices and fully embraces a 100% remote culture. We have 40 employees spread across 5 continents. Remote work at Crunch is flexible and largely independent, yet highly cooperative.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Job Description

  • Manage and lead a team of software developers distributed across North America and Europe.
  • Collaborate with product managers in defining the product vision and helping write product requirements.
  • Work closely with product managers, sales, and our customer success team to understand the system’s functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Collaborate with lead developers to turn product requirements into an actionable technical design.
  • Help prioritize projects competing for developer resources to achieve organizational goals.
  • Break large programming projects into more minor epics and tasks and create corresponding tickets in our project management system.
  • Keep track of project dependencies and critical paths.
  • Assign programming tasks to developers and follow up to completion.
  • Ensure that team members have appropriate product and technical specifications, direction, and resources to deliver products effectively.
  • Lead daily stand-up meetings with developers to discuss project progress and quickly resolve any blockers.
  • Help developers resolve both technical problems and human resources issues.
  • Coordinate with Crunch’s Cloud Operations team to efficiently deploy new software.
  • Demonstrate leadership in deploying software upgrades, enhancements, and fixes coordinated based on release schedules.
  • Provide frequent status reporting to all company leaders and project stakeholders. Compile and report software development KPIs.
  • Monitor and evaluate individual employee performance and conduct formal performance reviews.
  • Participate in evaluating, hiring, on-boarding, training, and mentoring new employees.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to coach, motivate, and lead team members to performance targets and career development.


  • Basic (required) qualifications

  • 3+ years of project/team management and leadership experience in a software development organization.
  • 5+ years experience working in software design, development, release cycle, and delivering software products to market.
  • Power-user of leading project management systems like Jira, Pivotal Tracker, etc.
  • Strong understanding of the software development lifecycle.
  • A record of successful delivery of software applications as an individual contributor, team leader, or development manager.
  • Experience recruiting and mentoring team members into top performers.
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal, written, and presentation.
  • Ability to see the big picture while also being detail-oriented.
  • A keen interest in learning new things.
  • Advanced (preferred) qualifications

  • Experience with managing the development of SaaS and cloud-based applications.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Science, Programming, or an Engineering-related field.
  • Project management certification.
  • Software development experience as an individual contributor using Python.
  • Enterprise experience solving complex problems using multiple database systems.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


About YouGov

  • Big Data

  • London, UK

  • 1,000-5,000

  • 2000


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