Engineering Manager

***This is a fully remote role, currently eligible to sit anywhere in the United States***

What you’ll do:

  • Team Leadership

    • Maximizing the team’s sustainable productivity

    • Keeping the team happy and engaged, i.e. minimizing attrition and disengagement

    • Building bonds between team members

    • Building project-specific domain knowledge/expertise within the team

  • Project Execution

    • Delivering the project on-time and on-budget, with acceptable quality

    • Working with the Product Manager to turn feature requirements into actionable user stories

    • Maintaining team efficiency and day-to-day throughput

    • Working with the Product Manager to inform prioritization, sequencing, and product trade-offs when necessary

    • Addressing sources of friction and resolving blockers

    • Implementing and running the team’s software development process

    • Providing technical and architectural guidance

  • People Management

    • Mentorship

    • Holding weekly or biweekly 1-on-1’s

    • Drawing up individual career development plans, and helping developers achieve them

    • Providing an escalation path and assisting with conflict resolution

  • Performance Management

    • Performance reviews

    • Compensation reviews

    • Provide Feedback

  • Communication

    • Up: Communicating team and project status up the management chain, and acting as the team’s voice to leadership

    • Across: Communicating with peers and other functional groups across the organization

    • Down: Communicating news and decision making to them team

    • Forward: Making sure that the team is communicating with the customer the right amount, i.e. both serving as a buffer and connecting the team with customer feedback/domain knowledge

    • Interacting with clients and conveying technical project status & risks

How you’ll do it:

  • Operational Decision Making: Thinking critically about technical client problems and encouraging teammates to do the same. Ability to leverage data from multiple sources to make technical decisions on client projects.

  • Creating Buy-in: Ability to clearly articulate complex technical concepts to junior teammates and non-technical stakeholders. Viewed as a trusted resource by clients.

  • Leadership: Leading small project teams. Contribute to hiring, onboarding, training and developing.

  • Inspiring Excellence: Lead by example when it comes to producing dependable quality work results. Help communicate big picture vision to project teammates to maintain focus and direction throughout the project.

What we need:

  • A willingness to work in a full stack environment and demonstrated expertise in either the Front End or Back End as defined below:

  • Back End: 5+ years professional software development experience using a statically typed language

    • 3+ years cumulative experience with Java, Scala, or Kotlin (Kotlin experience is a plus)

    • 3+ years experience with Spring Framework

  • Front End: 5+ years professional UI development

    • 3+ years experience with JavaScript

    • 1+ years experience with React.js and Redux.js

  • Past experience in a leadership role, mentoring and training a team of engineers

  • Experience creating highly available software systems and an understanding of related concerns such as system scalability and performance tuning

  • Experience with NoSQL document databases (MongoDb is a plus)

  • Experience in functional programming language

  • Experience with JavaScript ES6

  • Experience architecting a web application

  • Experience writing user stories

  • Administering a project in JIRA, Rally, Trello, or other project management software

What you’ll get:

  • A fully remote work environment

  • Unlimited paid time off (PTO)

  • Competitive health and welfare plans

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Generous parental leave

  • Professional development + coaching

  • Virtual and in-person team social events

  • Branded company swag

  • Monthly wellness stipend

At Metafora, we are committed to creating an environment where people can bring their authentic self to work each day and feel a genuine sense of belonging. We understand the importance of diversity and strive for our workplace to represent not only our industry, but the broader community that we serve. We are dedicated to an equitable and inclusive workplace. We believe diversity is a necessary part of a strong and healthy workplace, where all people are treated with respect, and multiple perspectives are voiced, heard, and embraced.

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