Engineering Manager

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We are the makers of casual mobile hit Love & Pies, which globally launched in September 2021 and has now found its way into the hands of millions of players around the world. We’re backed by Supercell, one of the biggest and best in the industry.

‍We make games for everyone that are snackable yet nourishing — built to fit into your daily life, but with the emotional depth of your favourite TV show. Our team always comes first at Trailmix, and our culture is built on both high performance and high care — we strive to be the best versions of ourselves, but always within an environment based on inclusivity, respect and safety, no matter who you are or where you come from.

About the role:

We’re looking for an Engineering Manager to help support our growing Development team, working across Love & Pies, as well as new games.

This role will report directly to our CTO and will work with a team of highly collaborative developers and other disciplines to build mobile, free-to-play casual games.

As an Engineering Manager you will be responsible for mentoring developers, helping to grow their skills and advance their careers.  You’ll work with the CTO to make sure the development team is in the best shape it can be.

Responsibilities and scope:

  • Guiding the developers to be the best versions of themselves - direct line management across multiple game teams, where you’ll be responsible for understanding the needs and growth opportunities for the developers, manage their goals and work with them as a mentor to advance their skills and career
  • Helping developers day to day - from brainstorming with developers on the best ways to build new features, pair programming to help them through their work, reviewing their code, and guiding them to grow in the areas where they need improvement
  • Over communication - making sure the team understands our business goals while making sure their voices are heard and represented to the leadership group
  • Involvement in the technical design and high level planning of work for game teams
  • Able to hop into the code to help with ad-hoc items like performance optimisation, refactoring, and proof of concepts for more complex subjects.  
  • Active participation in our recruitment efforts


  • A proven track record of developing, shipping, and maintaining successful mobile games as a software developer
  • A background in management and team leadership, eg: Engineering manager, tech director, principal developer, tech lead
  • Significant experience with Unity and C#
  • High professional standards with good attention to quality and detail
  • Excellent communication skills

Some nice bonus skills that could help differentiate you:

  • Experience building backend solutions for mobile games
  • Experience maintaining build pipelines (TeamCity, Jenkins) and able to help unblock the team if something breaks
  • Experience in animation, 3D modeling and 2D art pipelines
  • Experience writing shaders for mobile platforms
  • Familiarity with automation and testing frameworks
  • Experience building games in other programming languages and game engines
  • A love for the mobile casual games market


Trailmix operates under a hybrid work model - we have 3 days a week (Monday, Thursday & Friday) in person at our brand new studio in Kings X with the remaining 2 days available to work from home.


  • Flexible working
  • Contributory Pension
  • Tax advantaged Stock options
  • Fully comprehensive Private Medical Care (premiums paid by Trailmix)
  • 28 days Holiday (including 3 company holiday days around Christmas)
  • Free drinks and snacks in the office
  • Company gifts and swag
  • Socials and events

Inclusive Culture:

Trailmix was founded to make a positive impact on our players, our community, and our colleagues. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture, and fostering an environment where people can flourish is our priority. We think it’s vital that players see themselves represented in games, and in Love & Pies we showcase the beautiful diversity of life. Love & Pies represents the people we are and the people we love, and we’re always looking to add more people who want to design games for everyone.

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