Senior Engineering Manager

Senior Engineering Manager


Challengermode was founded in 2014 with the mission to make esports truly accessible for regular gamers. Today we're building a platform that provides the the fundamental online esports infrastructure for all relevant stakeholders within the ecosystem.

With 2.5 billion people world-wide playing computer games and over 220 million people per month watching professional esports tournaments, Challengermode's platform is a place for regular gamers to congregate, practice or compete in esports. Our best-in-class tech automates tournament creation and allows gamers to easily play competitions across any device or console, while enabling community building and monetization at scale for organizers of all kinds.


We're now looking to bring on an experienced engineering manager within the product development organization.

As the Manager for our tech team(s) you'll share responsibility with the CTO in the technical development of the platform, but will mainly be tasked to manage the interpersonal and process-related aspects of the software development; reporting directly to the CEO.

The Challengermode platform is currently being developed by one large cross-functional team of software engineers and designers. The growing team has a wide range of responsibilities and is currently in need of more hands-on management and mentorship. As our CTO is mostly focused on the technical and architectural aspects of the platform development, we’re looking for a strong leader with a background in software engineering to complement the CTOs duties on the managerial side of things. 

As the company grows we expect this role to evolve into a Director-level position where you’ll work on scaling the organization into multiple teams, overseeing other managers, and building a modern product organization together with the CTO and the rest of the company leadership.


  • Take on responsibility for people management, training/mentorship and personal growth of employees in the tech team.
  • Help the development team achieve operational efficiency through lean development processes; removing bottlenecks, minimizing waste and maximizing value.
  • Organizing and aligning the teams based on function or missions in order to achieve company objectives.
  • Recruiting, onboarding and training of new technical employees.
  • Scale up the development organization while maintaining operational efficiency.
  • Improve communication by representing the needs of the development organization towards other departments and executive leadership.
  • Participate in and guide platform development and new projects together with the CTO and other senior developers.
  • Participate in product discovery and delivery together with product management.


  • Preferably 5+ years of experience within software development.
  • Preferably 3+ years of experience in leading & managing a tech team (formally or informally).
  • A University Engineering or Comp Sci degree - or the experience to make up for that.
  • You understand what it means to build secure and scalable systems for the modern web.
  • Experience with project management and reporting to senior staff or other stakeholders.
  • Hands-on experience driving and implementing lean and agile development processes.
  • Extra points if: 
    • you have a working knowledge of distributed systems and service-oriented architectures.
    • you have experience with test automation, continuous integration, and deployment.
    • you are experienced or familiar with any of the following technologies or tools:


  • High-performing, skilled and goal oriented colleagues
  • A fun, friendly and inclusive work environment
  • A hands-on, freedom-with-responsibility environment
  • Opportunities for personal growth with varied responsibilities and tasks
  • Competitive Salary
  • Ownership/stock-options in the company (after 6 months employment)
  • Newly refurbished office located in central Stockholm
  • Did we mention that playing computer games is part of the job?


Employment: Full-time

Start: Fall 2020

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Söder Mälarstrand 71
118 25 Stockholm Directions +46(0)8 - 121 595 40 View page

Culture & Workplace

At Challengermode, we are strong willed but can always admit when we have been wrong. We are ambitious, curious and never satisfied with mediocrity. And we all share a will to do really cool things together with other really skilled and dedicated people.


Everyone in the team has a strong sense of ownership and believes in the mission. If you enjoy working towards ambitious goals, working hard (and smart) and getting challenged on a daily basis, then you should fit right in!

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