Senior Engineering Manager - Core Platform Services (f/m/d)


London, England, United Kingdom Remote


Nov 11

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(Sr.) Engineering Manager - Core Platform Services (f/m/d)

Location: Remote

About LivePerson

The world's most innovative brands choose LivePerson's Conversational Cloud. Our AI-powered Conversational Cloud has made over a billion brand-to-consumer conversations possible. We make it easy for consumers to ask questions and make purchases in the messaging channels they use every day. We serve 18000+ customers, including leading brands like Citibank, HSBC, Orange, Virgin Atlantic, RBS, and Liberty Global, use our conversational commerce solutions to orchestrate humans and AI, at scale and create a convenient, deeply personal relationship — a conversational relationship — with their millions of consumers.

Over the next three years, our goal is to transform the 268 billion analogue phone calls between a brand, and its consumers to digital on the LiveEngage platform. By doing this, we enable consumers to get back time and experience a more connected relationship with the brand in which sales, service, marketing, branches, stores, and contact centre’s become a unified experience.

Engineering at LivePerson is an inspired, customer-obsessed organization, dedicated to building solutions that redefine the Conversational AI industry. We work in small, collaborative, agile, and mission-driven teams, with a clear mission. We empower quality, iterative feedback, testing, monitoring, and end-to-end ownership. 

Our engineering teams make some of the most significant decisions, and at scale. Do you want to be part of the next stage of innovation and growth? As an Engineering Manager, you will be the product engineering leader of a mission-driven team, managing engineering, product, and people. We are currently expanding several engineering teams in Conversational Platform Verticals, including; Data Protection & Privacy, Configuration Platform, Monitoring Platform, Payments, Data Exchange to name a few.

Some of the technologies we're using:

  • Java (8 and 11), JavaScript, TypeScript
  • Spring, Spring Boot, and Spark Java
  • Docker, Kubernetes, and Puppet
  • Apache Kafka
  • MySQL, Couch base, Cassandra, Elasticsearch
  • Microservices, event-driven architecture
  • Vault, OAuth2.0 Provider, and much more

What You Be Doing In This Role:

  • You will lead in specific problem spaces and use expert knowledge to build features, maintain the platform’s stability at LivePerson’s scale and continuously increase technical excellence scores.
  • Lead an engineering team of individual contributors (and engineers), and potentially 1-2 engineering managers.
  • Work with engineers, group product managers, and stakeholders to ensure valuable contributions, and groom the feature that would define the product’s future.
  • Use the latest technologies to solve real problems for our customers at a massive scale.
  • Plan and execute short-term quarterly plans, and contribute to achieving key results in long-term objectives.
  • Hire and retain excellent engineers, and help in individual growth plans.
  • Be part of a team that will take full operational responsibility for the services that you own, and potentially take part in an on-call rotation.


Where your expertise is needed:

  • Tech Background: Be responsible for shaping the tech vision of the products along with the senior team members. You must have an impressive background in developing mission-critical applications with 99.99% uptime and consider Operational Excellence as an integral part of your responsibility.
  • People Management: Possess exceptional skills in hiring, developing, and retaining outstanding engineers. You enjoy coaching team members in their career path and nurture future leaders as part of the routine. You attract the right talent and build a culture of autonomy, feedback, and continuous learning, and leverage data-driven approaches to take unbiased decisions.

  • Team Leadership: Develop an agile engineering culture where team members continuously improve the velocity of the deliverables. You must be decisive, move quickly and with purpose. You value constant, transparent feedback and raise the bar of standard innovation and motivation.

What you need for success:

  • 8+ years of software development experience
  • Minimum 2 years of people management experience
  • Exceptional people management skills
  • Experience with large-scale distributed systems.
  • Extensive experience in hiring, building, and managing engineering teams.
  • Knowledge of platform services like Service Discovery, CDN, LDAP, etc.
  • Knowledge of SLO/SLI/SLAs and managing 99.99% uptime.

We care about you.

LivePerson works hard to create a positive employee experience, your life outside of the office is important to us. We support our teams with great benefits, like pension plans, medical and dental plans, paid maternity and paternity leave, and a competitive paid 28 days vacation program that enables our family to take the time they need to recharge.

We want you to feel part of our LivePerson family.

Frequent team events, daily breakfast and happy hours on occasion (and there are lots of those) will help you settle quickly into your new workplace. And - our holiday parties are a blast!  

You can read more about LivePerson and Our Principles here -

Our company believes equal opportunities for both genders is something that has been overlooked for too long.

To shake up the industry, LivePerson CEO Robert Locascio recently launched the Equal AI initiative - established to focus efforts on eradicating gender bias in AI engineering. We are also keen on getting women enthusiastic about software engineering by sponsoring “WomenHack” and “Female’s Favor{IT}e Conference” events globally.

LivePerson provides equal employment opportunity without regard to an applicant’s race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable law.

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