Project Agora - Software Engineering Manager

Engineering · Kifisia, Athens or Patras, Greece
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Project Agora, a TDG (ThinkDigital Group) company, is a Media Technology SaaS on a mission to Keep the Open Web Open. In our day-to-day, we work with over 2700 top local digital Publishers and e-Retailers in EMEA and LATAM, supporting them to maximize the value of each visitor.

Project Agora has been named as one of the 1.000 fastest growing companies in Europe by the Financial Times, enjoying an annual growth of more than 80% every year since 2017. Our teams are an extraordinary group of talented, active, and innovative people who care about more than just building cutting edge technology. We live and define our work ethics by our core values. We are Rainmakers bringing stunning results, I+Valuers supporting colleagues, customers and partners and Fat Cow Killers striving to take inefficiency out of the way. Innate Curious we always explore ways to understand root causes and innovate and Positive Bigfoots carrying self-sustainable digital minded happiness to other people.

Your Impact

To deliver on our noble mission, we are looking for a talented Software Engineering Manager. You’ll join an established and fast-paced environment by participating in all stages of the software development life cycle: from design and development to continuous integration, deployment, and maintenance. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work together with 90+ engineers and become part of one of the leading Ad-Tech companies in EMEA. As Software Engineering Manager, you will grow and maintain the team’s technical excellence by harnessing practices that drive high-performance standards.

Being part of a fast-growing scale-up organization, the role requires a methodical, results-oriented, agile and passionate Engineer professional to contribute to the technical culture of the company.

The successful candidate has the flexibility to be based in Athens or at the TDG’s Tech Hub in Patras. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Work as part of our Ad Tech team responsible for:   

- Software executing on 4,500+ publisher sites   

- Servers operating at 300,000+ requests per minute   

- Services hosting 12,000,000,000+ Ads per month   

  • Provide hands-on leadership to the software engineering team and drive successful delivery of projects. 
  • Mentor, provide technical guidance, and help grow the software engineering team. 
  • Work closely with engineering, product and support team to gather and translate requirements into technical solutions.   
  • Ship well-designed, testable and maintainable code.   
  • Integrate software components into a fully functional software system. 
  • Outside the box thinking is required to bring cutting edge technology in-house. 


We’re looking for someone who

  • Has 3+ years of managing software development teams. 
  • Has 8+ years of software development and deep knowledge of web protocols, web services and Restful API’s. 
  • Has knowledge of multiple front-end languages and libraries and frameworks (e.g. Angular/React, HTML/ CSS, JavaScript). 
  • Has hands-on experience with one or more back-end languages like Python, NodeJS, Golang and frameworks like Flask, Express. 
  • Is experienced with database design with SQL or NoSQL databases like PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Elasticsearch. 
  • Knows software engineering best practices such as software development life cycles, coding standards, code reviews, distributed revision control systems, continuous test/build/deploy, and production support. 
  • Is experienced with agile software development principles and processes. 
  • Owns Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field.

Nice to Have

  • Experience in Cloud Environments like GCP (Google Cloud Platform) or AWS. 
  • Good understanding of microservices architectural pattern. 
  • Good understanding of code layering architectural patterns like hexagonal, clean architecture, ports/adapters architecture. 
  • Experience in asynchronous communication by using messaging systems (GCP Pub Sub, AWS Kinesis, Kafka). 


You are

  • Excellent communication skills in both Greek and English. 
  • Methodical and results-oriented. 
  • Problem-solving and conflict resolution ability. 
  • Outstanding organizational skills.  
  • Methodical and results-oriented.  
  • Team-Player  
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment.  
  • Self-motivation and ability to stay focused in the middle of distraction.  


Benefits and Perks

Project Agora company is part of TDG, recognized as a Best Workplaces™ for 2022. We are on a mission to boldly lead our people to where no one has gone before. Our people enjoy benefits that make them able to develop their careers and professional skills. We challenge ourselves to work with the best and most talented professionals and we want to offer a great place to work and thrive. We are offering: 


  • A competitive salary based on experience and skills.    
  • A budgeted training and professional development plan.    
  • A modern workplace environment, and the excitement of working closely with a successful, highly motivated, dynamic, and talented team.    
  • Heart Long Weekends! A paid-time-off throughout the year to enjoy life outside of work.    
  • Health insurance scheme.    
  • Access to TDG’s Library for professional development.    
  • Fresh fruits and the best selection of tea every day.  


Additional Information

  • Τype: Full-time   
  • Reports to: Project AgoraVP of Engineering  
  • Location: Athens or Patras, Greece

Project Agora offers a hybrid working model. Team members all over the EMEA region currently can meet in person every other week. Project Agora continues to grow our team by conducting a remote-first onboarding process.

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