Engineering Manager

Posted 21 days ago
Main Location
New York City, NY, United States
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powertofly approved What SeatGeek Has to Offer:

SeatGeek was built in 2009 as the only mobile ticketing marketplace created with fan experience top of mind. SeatGeek is transforming the way fans buy and sell their tickets to their favorite live events. They also offer benefits like:

  • $120/month to spend on tickets to live events
  • Health/dental/vision benefits
  • Annual subscriptions to Citibike, Spotify, & Meditation Services
  • Ticketing is a complex, historically opaque industry with a unique set of challenges. At SeatGeek, we look to open ticketing with new technology, thoughtful interfaces, and an above-all-else focus on our users.

    We are looking for an experienced manager who can help us scale up our development operation and empower our engineering teams. SeatGeek is a product-centric organization that deploys code into production many times per day. As we grow, the scale of our technical challenges - and their effect on our customers - continue to increase. We want to ensure we continue to build the best product and team we can.

    What you'll do
    • Manage a team of backend/full stack engineers.
    • Provide regular job performance feedback, hold one-on-ones, and provide career development support to your direct reports.
    • Guide the team to improve operational and engineering best practices to keep our development machine humming.
    • Play an active role in our recruiting process, helping us to grow our engineering team in any way you can.
    • Perform code reviews and provide technical and design feedback to the team.
    • Partner with your product counterpart in planning cycles, and help us keep our priorities in order.
    • Communicate technical and product decisions to the right people, resolve blocking issues, and collaborate with other leaders across the organization.
    • ...and if you have any free time after doing all of that stuff, writing code is always a good way to stay sharp!
    Who you are
    • 5+ years as an engineer in a role that was mostly about writing code
    • 3+ years of experience as an engineering manager of productive, motivated teams
    • You have experience building highly performant systems
    • You have irreproachable technical skills, and your team should look up to you as a mentor.
    • With your knowledge of industry technology trends you can help your team make good tooling and framework decisions setting them up for success
    • You understand how to lead by setting context and facilitating collaboration between product, design, engineering and business leaders
    The tools we use

    You absolutely do not need experience with all of these, but we thought you might be curious. Tools can be learned, so we care much more about your general engineering skill than knowledge of a particular language.

    • Languages: Python (our primary language), C#/.NET Core, and Go
    • Datastores: Postgres, Redis, RabbitMQ, and Elasticsearch
    • Server: Nginx, Tornado and flask for Python, all running on AWS
    • Equity stake in a well-funded growth stage company
    • A hybrid in-office approach, allowing you to work remotely a couple of days a week
    • A WFH stipend to support your home office setup
    • The ability to work from anywhere up to four weeks per year with SeatGeek on Tour
    • Benefits package that supports health/dental/vision. We also provide annual subscriptions to Headspace,, and One Medical 
    • A focus on transparency. We have regular company meetings and Q&A panels where employees can chat openly with teams across SeatGeek, our co-founders, and external guests from the industry
    • $120 a month to spend on tickets to live events
    • Annual subscription to Spotify, Apple Music, or Amazon music

    SeatGeek is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, military or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. As an equal opportunities employer, we recognize that diversity is a positive attribute and we welcome the differences and benefits that a diverse culture brings.

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    Engineering Manager