Engineering Manager



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Lausanne, Switzerland
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Company Description

Nexthink is the leader in digital employee experience management software. The company provides IT leaders with unprecedented insight allowing them to see, diagnose and fix issues at scale impacting employees anywhere, with any application or network, before employees notice the issue. As the first solution to allow IT to progress from reactive problem solving to proactive optimization, Nexthink enables its more than 1,200 customers to provide better digital experiences to more than 15 million employees. Dual headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland and Boston, Massachusetts, Nexthink has 9 offices worldwide.


Job Description

We are looking for an Engineering Manager with a fervent desire to learn and innovate. You challenge the status quo, and you are resolved to help Nexthink stay on the leading edge of the digital employee experience.

As an Engineering Manager, you play a key role in guiding one of the engineering teams that are at the heart of Nexthink’s solution. To be successful in this role, you need a deep mix of management and technical skills, and the ability to work in a dynamic environment, going from high-level strategy roadmap and architecture to implementation details. We are looking for an outcome (as opposed to output) oriented professional.

  • Build a high-performing engineering team by attracting and retaining the highest quality talent, onboarding, coaching, performance improvement, and career progression of the engineers.
  • Drive and direct the engineering processes, architecture, and technical roadmap within the team in alignment with the Engineering management team.
  • Oversee the technical debt, security, quality, and technical decisions with proficiency and in a structured manner.
  • Evangelize, drive, and continuously improve our agile methodologies for software development to continue building our product iteratively and in a lean way.
  • Instill Nexthink values as a building foundation for your team
  • Work with the Product Management and UX teams to help write user stories, build an effective product roadmap with your technical inputs, and ensure smooth and close collaboration with the engineers from discovery to delivery.
  • Ensure coordination and full alignment between different agile teams across multiple locations as well as cross-department collaboration such as Marketing, sales, HR, or customer success.
  • Ability to contribute technically within the team as required by bringing your experience in architectural decisions, code reviews, prototypes, and codebase.
  • Own problems from end-to-end, manage complexity, and interact directly with stakeholders to understand and minimize any impact to the business.
  • Foster a culture of integrity, mutual respect, and collaborative decision-making.


  • B.S. or Master in Computer Science with previous experience and exemplary track record in a similar management role, building from scratch and directing engineering teams in an Agile environment
  • Experience dealing with internationally distributed teams with the ability to work in a multicultural and hypergrowth paced environment, managing appropriately cultural gaps and embracing change
  • Robust knowledge around the technology stack and processes for full-stack development, microservices, and cloud architecture and deployment
  • Prior experience as a software engineer or architect with a exemplary understanding of coding, software architectures and with the ability to discuss technical details and provide insightful inputs
  • Experience collaborating with the product managers and engineers to align product and engineering roadmaps to generate the highest business value
  • Experience in guiding, managing, coaching, and mentoring software engineers towards delivering timely and high-quality software while growing them to the next level
  • Well-developed ‘get things done’ mindset, willing to do what it takes to get concrete outcomes
  • Profound know-how in agile practices and frameworks
  • Teamwork and collaboration are part of your DNA
  • Impressive communication skills with proficiency in English (spoken and written)
  • Enthusiasm to learn new technologies and work in a close-knit team to find new and better ways to serve the needs of the business


Additional Information

We are the pioneers and trailblazers of a global IT Market Category (DEX) that is shaping the future of how the world works, giving our customers’ IT Teams total digital visibility across their enterprise. Our innovative solutions integrate real-time analytics, automation, and employee feedback across all endpoints. This enables our IT teams to solve complex technical challenges, create ever more productive workplaces, and deliver happy, satisfied employees in the digital workplace.

With over 1000 employees across 5 continents, Nexthink operates as One Team, connecting, collaborating and innovating to continuously grow. We call our employees ‘Nexthinkers’ and our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity is second to none. We currently have over 75 nationalities working with us, from all cultures and backgrounds, speaking many different languages.

If you are looking for a change and like a nice atmosphere, lots of challenges, and having fun while working, this is a great opportunity for you! Check what we offer:

  • 💼 Permanent Contract and a competitive compensation package (including stock options).
  • 📍 Very good location next to the Prilly-Malley train station.
  • 🏡 Hybrid work model balancing office and remote work, with a structured approach for new hires to foster connections and onboarding.
  • 🏖️ Flexible Hours and unlimited vacation (employees have unlimited paid time off on top of the 25 days of holidays we offer) plus 3 company-paid volunteer days.
  • 🤸 Free access to a fitness centre inside the building.
  • 🚞 Reimbursement of the half-fare travel card for public transport.
  • 🧑‍🏫 Reimbursement up to 50% of the cost of French classes.
  • 🍉 Fresh fruit, cookies, and soft drinks as well.
  • 🤝 Regular company and team events like Voluntary Days, Pizza talks, Team Building activities, hosting Meetups at the office and more!
  • 📣 Bonuses for referring successful hires after three months of continuous employment.
  • 🚚 We offer a relocation package to people who are coming from another country.