Scala Engineering Manager

New York City, NY, United States
Posted 7 days ago
Main Location
United States
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Key Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Director of Software Engineering, manage and mentor a team of dedicated engineers focused on delivering high performance, high scale production systems and applications.
  • Recruitment: devise technical exercises, phone-screen candidates, conduct on-site interviews
  • Provide technical oversight of planned development across a number of product-driven crews from a backend Scala perspective
  • Be a touchpoint for technical inquiries from product managers, scrum masters, and customer support
  • Act as engineering ambassador in discussions with other engineering departments
  • Promote information and skill-sharing across our engineering teams in New York City and San Francisco
  • Understanding and encouraging best SDLC best practices within the team
  • Be an evangelist for WW Engineering team in meetups, conferences, blogs, etc.

Minimum Requirements

  • 5+ years of full lifecycle OO software development
  • 3+ years of experience hiring, leading and developing a team of back end engineers
  • Proven ability to perform constructive code, design, and architecture reviews
  • Nuanced understanding of agile practices and the SCRUM software lifecycle
  • Strong track record of shipping products
  • Advanced debugging skills and knowledge of common analytic tools and techniques

Preferred Requirements:

  • Previous experience working in a Scala SDK and the JVM environment
  • Understanding of common Scala libraries/Frameworks (e.g., Play, Akka)
  • Understanding of good RESTful API design and microservice architectures
  • Solid understanding of concepts Scala makes available such as proper use of implicits, the Scala Type system, modeling domains via ADTs and Type Classes, currying, concurrency via Futures/Actors and several other import concepts for writing expressive and performant code
  • Experience collaborating with Product, Design, and UX to deliver the best outcome for everyone
  • Ability to switch between several different contexts on a daily basis
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