Backend Engineering Manager - Remote

Published date Posted on Indeed on Aug 01, 2022 (9 d ago)

What you will do

As a Backend Engineering Manager you will work to maximize the quality, output, and effectiveness of engineers working on the Sight Machine Platform. This will involve managing and building a team, organizing that teams work, and collaborating with your leadership peers in the Engineering, Delivery and Support functions.

Success will take a blend of communication skills, technical expertise, experience managing people, a customer-centric focus, and a team-spirited approach to solve challenges to bringing a modern data platform to modern manufacturing enterprises.

About the Sight Machine Platform

Sight Machine is a data platform for the collection, refinement, warehousing, and analysis of manufacturing production data. It allows everyone from executives to operators on the plant floor to analyze manufacturing data. The platform applies complex customer-specific rules to collect, combine, and analyze data from a variety of factory sources, including manufacturing lines, quality labs, and maintenance systems. The data we analyze spans a wide variety of industries and configurations, and our highly configurable platform is constantly expanding to create value for our customers.

Core Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of engineers working on Java and Python codebases

  • Collaborate with peer managers in the tech-leads team

  • Communicate with internal and external customers about their needs in the platform

  • Coordinate engineering resources with our Delivery and Support functions

  • Embody a Quality-first and Security-first culture in all that you do

  • Recruit world-class engineering talent for the team

Qualities that will help you excel in this role

  • Experience in software development management, building and managing teams

  • High proficiency in technical communication for data products

  • Strong skills in organizing and executing work using tools like JIRA and Confluence

  • Excellent collaboration, organizational and planning skills.

  • Keen interest in building data tools and a hunger to serve our customers

  • Previous experience as a software developer in Python, Java, a plus

Team Culture

Great things happen when people can bring their authentic selves to work. We empower all of our employees to share their perspectives, passions and experiences because collectively we make a better, stronger team. Our team members collaborate closely with peers & cross functional stakeholders throughout the business, our clients on the forefront of digital transformation, and the cutting edge of digital manufacturing thought leadership. We take pride in our self-starter culture where employees are enabled and encouraged to achieve their professional goals through leadership guidance, learning and development. Our philosophy is that careers are continuous journeys, and we dedicate time and offer resources so that employees can reach their full potential.

Benefits + Perks

We value you at and outside of work and know your loved ones are important. Our benefits are designed to support you and your family’s health through life’s expected and unexpected events.

Our Benefits Include:

  • Competitive Salary + Stock Options

  • Health Care Coverage + Life Insurance + Health Savings Account + Flexible Spending Account (includes spouse + children)

  • Flexible Vacation Policy

  • Adaptable Working Schedule and Environment

Our Perks Include:

  • Casual Dress Attire

  • Remote work flexibility

  • Catered Lunches, Snacks and Beverages

  • Commuter Savings Program

  • Company Outings

  • Designated Volunteering Hours + Group Volunteer Events

Sight Machine is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and considers candidates regardless of age, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. Sight Machine also considers qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

About Sight Machine

Sight Machine strengthens manufacturers by providing the industry’s only standard data model and system-level visualization capabilities. By integrating all crucial data into a single innovative platform, everyone involved in the fabrication process can visualize, contextualize and examine data in one intuitive interface.

Sight Machine is committed and mission-driven to improve lives, strengthen communities and make the world cleaner through continuously re-envisioning manufacturing processes - making them more efficient, sustainable and absolute. Founded in Michigan in 2011 and expanded to San Francisco in 2012, Sight Machine blends the spirit of technology innovation and the down to earth style of Detroit manufacturing. Our team includes early leadership from Yahoo, Tesla Motors and Oracle. Together, we share wide industry knowledge and a commitment to advance manufacturing to a more sustainable future.

At Sight Machine, you will work with manufacturing leaders in the automotive, medical device, apparel, construction, and pharmaceutical industries. You will have access to, and work with massive amounts of factory floor data to help uncover insights on how customers make products and develop solutions to pressing business problems. The platform solves problems like Extract Transform Load (ETL), information retrieval, data aggregation and analytics, factory automation, distributed computing, and security. We place great value on professional, technical, and personal growth in an inclusive, collaborative environment. The ideal candidate will have a passion for technology and a strong can-do attitude.

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