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Engineering manager

Digital Campus - Delivery Management | Hybrid in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India | Full Time

Job Description

Being the global leader in international education services, for more than 50 years IDP has been the pioneer in this sector, specializing in combining human expertise with leading technology to help people reach their global ambitions. Operating in more than 50 countries around the world, IDP values and celebrates diversity, fostering a safe and inclusive workplace.  

IDP Education Ltd is the proud co-owner of IELTS (International English Language Testing System), the world’s most popular high stakes English language proficiency test.   

To learn more about us and our various service lines, please visit  

If you share our passion in helping people to pursue their dreams through education and thrive in an innovative agile digital culture, then come and join us as we undergo our digital revolution. 


Overall Responsibility in delivering quality projects and products as per the BRD within the specified time line. Should be able to lead/handle a team to write and test code effectively and must work with business owners overseas. Lead planning and/or implementation of projects. May participate in the design and/or testing phases. Facilitate the definition of project missions, goals, tasks, and resource requirements; resolve or assist in the resolution of conflicts within and between projects or functional areas; develop methods to monitor project or area progress and provide corrective supervision if necessary. Work cross-functionally across teams to solve problems and implement changes. Follow defined, agreed upon project management plans.


  • Lead and propose necessary processes to ensure a structured and predictable approach to software Engineering.

  • Define and drive the technical strategy and development methodology.

  • Plan and execute strategies for completing projects on time. Implement a system for monitoring and tracking project progress

  • Balance, creating and repaying technical debt, and developing new features. Use technology and automation to help manage technical debt.

  • Collaborate with organizational leadership to develop an annual budget for the engineering department. Assess the tools and technologies required for efficient project development. Regularly assess the effectiveness of budget allocations. Work with leadership to allocate budgets for tools, training, and staffing needed to support

  • Set clear expectations, goals, and objectives for each team. Ensure a balanced distribution of work among teams to optimize productivity. Encourage collaboration between teams to promote knowledge sharing and cross-functional problem-solving. Implement performance metrics to monitor the progress of each team.

  • Organize team-building activities that involve both your internal team and the vendor's team. This could include workshops, training sessions, or even informal gathering.

  • Evaluate how emerging technologies could impact the team's skill requirements and project outcomes. Identify any gaps between the existing skills and those required to meet current or future project needs. Determine the need for training and talent development.

  • Delegate technical decisions to your senior engineers but ask the right questions to ensure that the product is scalable, secure, and reliable.

  • Bridge the gap between product Management and Engineering team by facilitating necessary interaction.  

  • Anticipate and identify potential risks associated with the technical strategy, including technological challenges, resource constraints, and market changes. Develop mitigation plans to address identified risks, ensuring that the technical strategy remains resilient and adaptable.

  • Evaluate, select, and implement monitoring tools and systems to enhance the observability of the engineering infrastructure. Set up effective alerting and notification systems to promptly respond to any anomalies or critical events, ensuring a proactive approach to system health.

  • Establishing Support Processes: Define and implement robust support processes to ensure timely and effective resolution of incidents and customer issues.

What we are looking for:

  • Candidates with good experience with SDLC 

  • Minimum 6+ years of hard-core coding experience is mandatory

  • Excellent hands-on experience in coding in Python/JAVA, ‘AWS/Microservices will be added advantage’ 

  • Good to have front-end framework knowledge like REACT/Angular.

  • Over all 9-13 Experience is mandatory. 

  • Mandatory 2+ years of people management experience required. 


IDP Education’s ongoing success comes from our highly committed and caring employees around the globe.  We encourage teamwork in order to leverage our people's diverse talents and expertise through effective collaboration and cooperation throughout our business. 
We strive to provide a working environment where people are encouraged to excel, be creative and seek new ways to solve problems, take initiative, generate opportunities and be accountable for their actions. 

We believe in developing dynamic, inclusive work places that encourage and celebrate cultural differences and views, and provide opportunities for personal, professional and career development all around the world. We respect diversity in our people: their ideas, work styles and perspectives as well as offering flexibility to ensure employees enjoy a satisfying balance of work and personal life.