Software Engineering Manager

Hackerx San Francisco, CA, USA 2022-03-29 $150k - $220k -
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Overview Software Engineering ManagerABOUT OUR TEAMSWe work in cross-functional squads, with product owners, designers, and engineers working side-by-side toward shared goals while at the same time, we are on the product engineering team together. We believe lean and agile principles are the best way to deliver value to our customers while making engineering satisfaction and happiness awesome. . We aim for each squad to have the right mix of full stack, web, and api developers, so that together they are equipped to solve whatever problems come their way. We love our customers and are excited to be part of this groundbreaking cannabis industry! WHAT WE LOOK FORYou prioritize customers. You’re results oriented, pragmatic, and good at negotiating tradeoffs between technical objectives and product objectives.Iterative and data-driven. You know how to break down the work in order to frequently deliver incremental value. You’re experienced with testing into better solutions than we originally envisioned.Technical excellence and a growth mindset. You’re passionate about honing your craft and writing high quality code that inspires your teammates.Depth and breadth. Where you’re an expert, you’ll hit the ground running and lead by example. Where you’re not, you’re ready to learn quickly.Self-starter and collaborative. You’re comfortable working independently as well as pairing or swarming with your teammates. You ask for help when you need it, and you help others when they need it.You will make us better. You bring expertise, skills, or perspective we could use more of. You’ll help us make better decisions and build better products.ABOUT THE ROLEWe are looking for an experienced Software Engineering Manager with advanced skills in back-end and front-end web development. You are passionate about writing world-class code and delivering world-class products.You have demonstrated expertise in our stack, and a proven track record of solving tricky problems regardless of the specific technology or problem domain. You are strong on programming fundamentals, and your code is an example to others. You understand the tradeoffs of object-oriented vs functional, monoliths vs microservices, and non-negotiable technical table stakes vs good enough to ship.You care deeply about software quality, operability, and developer experience. You value a collaborative environment, and care deeply about your teammates. You have strong opinions about how we build things, and your opinions are loosely held. You are a thoughtful, kind, and effective communicator – quick with helpful PRs, you ad hoc pair regularly, and offer in-the-moment technical collaboration and mentorship. And while it’s not a requirement, if you are passionate about cannabis, many of us are too! Leafly is looking for you!The main technical players: JavaScript (React, TypeScript, Next.js, Node.js), Ruby on Rails, Postgres, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS, grafana, New Relic, Datadog. WHAT YOU WOULD BE DOING You will manage up to 9 engineers that work on 2 – 3 of our cross-functional squads. Each squad has a Tech Lead that is focused on projects and code, so that managers can focus on people, process, and cross-squad collaboration.People management and coachingKnow, understand, empathize, motivate, and inspire your peopleProvide ongoing feedback on what’s going well and opportunities for advancementGuide goal setting toward skills development and career growthUse a data driven approach to know and understand performance and use these for regular feedback and reviewsGenerally act as a multiplier, unblocker, and accelerator for your peopleTechnical LeadershipStay up to date on company, product, and project goals – identify hidden barriers and hidden opportunities, within your squads and across EngineeringActively partner with Product and Design to advocate for technical concerns, to negotiate day-to-day scope/effort, and to help shape longer term roadmapsPromote org-wide technical efficiency by connecting engineers for high value collaborationRelentlessly advocate for our end usersChampion solutions that maximize product objectives and technical objectivesCollaborate with managers, tech leads, and leadership to inform decisions about people, processes, tools, and technologyCross-squad InitiativesParticipate in ad hoc working groups to address org-wide technical challengesLead execution on cross-squad or org-wide initiatives, e.g. standardized performance monitoring, streamlined incident responseWHAT YOU BRING 5+ years experience managing software engineers10+ years experience shipping and supporting high-scale, high-performance web applications in a cloud environmentSignificant experience leading via lean and agile principles and practicesExperience with the latest web technologies, tools, and practices; experience with more than one server-side technology is a plusExperience in web application architecture, scalability, performance optimization, reliability, deployment, monitoring, securityDemonstrated ability to embrace, learn, and apply new technologies and toolsExperience with microservices architectureExperience working with teams that ship features multiple times a dayWHAT LEAFLY CAN OFFERCompetitive salary and bonusEquity planUnlimited VacationFull coverage on health & dental plans401k matching up to 3.5%Pet InsuranceFlexible work scheduleFully remote with WFH allowanceCell Phone allowanceABOUT LEAFLYLeafly is on a mission to empower consumers, retailers, and brands in the cannabis space. Built as a strain database more than a decade ago, Leafly has since grown into the leading legal cannabis marketplace in the U.S. helping over 100 million annual visitors discover the right cannabis for them and buy it from local dispensaries, for pickup or delivery.What’s more, Leafly is the world’s largest trusted resource for cannabis education, information, news, and trends. From our extensive strain database and Cannabis 101 to our flagship Jobs Report and Social Impact hub, Leafly plays a vital role in destigmatizing cannabis and helping consumers understand the power the plant can play in their own lives. We also partner with other mission-driven organizations to build a more just and equitable industry for all.But here’s what you really want to know: a career at Leafly is exciting, rewarding, and ripe with opportunities for growth. We value creative thinkers, and offer competitive salary and benefits, excellent perks, incredible work culture, and the promise that you’ll never be bored. As a company, we’ve done some pretty amazing things—but none of it is possible without the amazing people who make up our team. If you join us, you can be sure that you’ll be joining a strong, innovative, and passionate group of individuals on a mission to change the world for the better. The job description is representative of typical duties and responsibilities for the position and is not all-inclusive. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned in accordance with business needs. Prior cannabis convictions are not an automatic disqualifier. We are an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics. A background check will be conducted after a conditional offer of employment is extended