Frontend Engineering Manager


Remote | Full Time

Join Mondly by Pearson, one of the leading language learning platforms worldwide, in our mission to revolutionize language education.

Mondly offers high-quality online learning in English and 40 other languages in a combination of 1300+ different language pairs. With innovative technology and engaging gamified content, we have won the trust of over 110 million customers globally. We lead the industry with cutting-edge technology such as VR, AR, and AI integrated into our core products, earning accolades like "Best New App" by Apple, "App of the Year" in EMEA by Facebook, "Editors' Choice" by Google, and "Best Apps of 2020" by Huawei.

With Mondly by Pearson, you'll be part of a company that is dedicated to making language learning accessible, innovative, and transformative for all. Our core values, from programming to design, marketing, and language courses, are anchored in innovation. Together, we can empower individuals to unlock their full language learning potential and make progress in their lives.


About the position


Mondly by Pearson is seeking an experienced and result-driven Engineering Manager with a strong technical background in Frontend Web development, particularly with Ember.js, to lead our Frontend team. This role is pivotal to our mission of creating cutting-edge educational web applications and experiences that drive learner success. We are looking for a leader who can combine technical expertise with a pragmatic, product-driven, and business-focused approach.

You will report to the Head of Engineering and operate as part of the Technology team, unless the Employer determines otherwise.



• Technical Leadership: Lead a team of Frontend engineers by example, setting high standards for code quality, performance, and best practices. Stay up-to-date with the latest Frontend development trends, tools, and technologies.

• Team Management: Foster a culture of excellence, innovation, and collaboration within the Frontend engineering team. Mentor and coach team members, helping them grow in their careers and achieve their goals. Provide direction, guidance and training to their team; manage the onboarding plan of new employees and ensure consistency around practices, tools and technologies used inside the team. Promote a culture of partnership, teamwork, innovation and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

• Product Development: Collaborate closely with product managers, designers, and other stakeholders to define and execute the Frontend product roadmap. Ensure that the team delivers high-quality software on time.

• Architecture and Design: Drive the design and architecture of Frontend applications, ensuring scalability, maintainability, and security. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to align technical solutions with business objectives.

• Code Reviews and Quality Assurance: Conduct regular code reviews and implement best practices for code quality and test coverage. Establish and maintain a culture of continuous improvement and automated testing.

• Innovation: Stay at the forefront of Frontend development, identifying opportunities to leverage emerging technologies and methodologies to improve our products and processes.

• Recruitment: Collaborate with HR and talent acquisition teams to identify, hire, and onboard top-tier Frontend engineering talent.

• Cross-Functional Collaboration: Work closely with engineering leaders from other teams (iOS, backend, frontend, etc.) to ensure seamless integration and alignment of technical solutions.

• Performance Management: Set clear performance expectations, conduct performance reviews, and provide feedback to team members. Address performance issues and facilitate career growth and development.

• Duly observe all applicable health and safety laws and regulations.

Qualifications & Skills


• Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field.

• Proven experience as a software engineer with a focus on Frontend development.

• Strong technical skills in Frontend development, specifically Ember.js.

• Prior experience managing or leading a team of engineers.

• Proficiency in modern software engineering best practices, tools, and methodologies.

• Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

• Prior experience with Agile ways of working.

• Ability to build agile and high-performing teams

• Passion for education and a commitment to improving learning experiences.

• Business and product mindedness – understand the role of tech and engineering in Business

• A pragmatic approach to problem-solving, with a strong focus on being product and business-driven.

• Evident fluency in English, being confident in speaking, reading and writing communication.


At Mondly by Pearson, we believe the key to greatness lies in passion, dedication, achievement, and a good environment. We empower everyone to be at their best and we hold our team to high expectations, as we believe in their potential to achieve remarkable things. That’s why we offer a generous array of benefits and opportunities in return for your commitment.

Here are some of the benefits you’ll enjoy:

  • Performance-based bonuses and attractive compensation
  • Discounted share purchase plan
  • Best in-class tech and software
  • Private medical insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexibility to work from home, the office or abroad
  • Team events, informal gatherings, and celebrations - online and offline
  • Extensive training and education resources
  • A free Premium Mondly subscription to brush up your language skills
  • The right environment for ambitions, high objectives, creativity, innovation, and teamwork

Join us at Mondly by Pearson and embark on a journey where high goals meet unparalleled rewards. Together, we can surpass boundaries, accomplish extraordinary feats, and shape the future of our industry