Manager, Software Engineering - WhatsApp Developer Velocity

London, United Kingdom

WhatsApp is a fast, simple and reliable way to talk to anyone in the world. More than 1.5 billion people in over 180 countries use WhatsApp to stay in touch with friends and family, anytime and anywhere. WhatsApp is not only free but also available on multiple mobile devices and in low connectivity areas — making it accessible and reliable wherever you are. It's a simple and secure way to share your favorite moments, send important information or catch up with a friend. WhatsApp helps people connect and share no matter where they are in the world.
Join a world-class engineering-driven company, where you'll have instant impact from day one. WhatsApp has an open culture and flat organization. As a member of our engineering team you will tackle challenging issues of scale, reliability and security while delivering a delightful, simple user experience to a global user base.
We're a very small team, working on speeding up and scaling development for WhatsApp developers, enabling rapid iteration while safely delivering WhatsApp to our 1.5 billion (and growing) monthly active users.If you thrive in a startup environment and want to be part of a quickly growing team with big impact, there’s no better time to join WhatsApp London.


  • Be both a highly technical, hands-on and effective people manager.
  • Communicate cross-functionally and drive engineering efforts.
  • Hold your own in technical discussion, be a subject matter expert, and have strategic influence.

Minimum Qualification

  • software engineering work experience, including hands-on technical management. Coding experience in one of the following languages: Python, Java, Objective-C, or C++
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit and manage technical teams, including performance management.
  • Proven ability to operate autonomously across multiple teams.
  • Knowledge of iOS and Android SDK and/or UI automation (e.g. UI, Automator, XCTest, Selenium) is a plus
  • Experience in CI systems (e.g. Jenkins) is a plus
  • BA/BS in Computer Science (In lieu of degree, 4+ years relevant work experience).

WhatsApp is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

WhatsApp is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at