Engineering Manager

Remote Posted 6 days ago

What You'll Do:

  • Lead engineering team(s) to ship high quality software on predictable schedules during our product cycles, partnering closely with Product Managers to cut scope and continuously deliver software in a lean way
  • Manage the context in which team members operate, including:- Representing the team in planning meetings- Translating engineering team vision and technical roadmap into action- Coordinating with other areas such as Marketing and Customer Advocacy as needed
  • Have regular one on ones with engineers, where you will:- Set expectations, provide regular feedback & hold team members accountable- Develop a strong two-way feedback loop where you share wider organizational context and build a deep understanding of each engineer and how they work- Support engineers and help reach a resolution when challenges arise- Craft a fulfilling and engaging work experience through regular career growth and development conversations
  • Iterate and improve our engineering processes and technical culture
  • Maintain a strong and up-to-date understanding of the challenges and opportunities your team is facing building and deploying software. Most of your time won’t be spent coding, but you should get your hands in the code regularly to maintain context, ask informative questions, and assist the team in making strategic trade-offs
  • Participate in hiring and on-boarding of engineers
Helpful Skills and Experience
  • You have experience leading an engineering team, either as an engineering manager, or as a senior engineer/technical lead
  • You’re capable of leading globally distributed team members who might have different skill sets from your own, and be located in different timezones
  • You have a deep understanding of how software is built and deployed
- Our front end is React.js with Redux, and we have a service-oriented architecture with microservices using Node.js
- Full stack engineering knowledge with any server-side language and JavaScript (on both client and server) would be helpful.
  • You have strong verbal and written English communication skills
  • You’re comfortable with participatory management. You have a track record of holding a team accountable to goals and aligned with company-wide strategic priorities, while maintaining high levels of autonomy on your team.
What We Value

Clear communication, transparency, open-mindedness, empathy and patience are just a few of Buffer's cultural values. We are looking for a person who understands this culture and will thrive within a team of people passionate about self-improvement, honesty and openness. Here's a guide on how we strive to communicate with customers.

Working at Buffer is collaborative and positive thanks to our core values. We try to be “No Ego Doers” who are aware of our assumptions, and joining us means you'll work together with the team in order to test and confirm our ideas. In our career framework, we choose to focus on the journey, the growth and evolution that is a career.


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