Engineering Manager, Los Angeles/Remote

  • Looking for an engineering manager who will be responsible for day-to-day work direction for two (remote, 80% US-based) 4-5 person teams:
    • Spiking development on architectural approaches
    • Overseeing database schema and API design
    • Spec’ing stories for Kanban backlogs for both teams
    • Participating in standups + facilitating backlog grooming
    • Helping with general light devops and problem-solving for the teams
    • Splitting responsibility for interfacing with client technical teams along with the CTO: lots of API/SDK integration analysis, troubleshooting, etc.
  • Partial remote culture; candidates MUST be local to Los Angeles
  • The role is client-facing with around 30% coding: client contacts will generally be a mix of product managers, engineering managers and IC developers, so this person needs to be comfortable communicating technical details both verbally and in writing

A typical work pattern is design and development of big JS SPAs (React or Angular) for enterprise clients over a 4-12 month period, often coupled with development of Node.js GraphQL APIs as a midtier interface with complex existing systems. Given a choice, I’d lean more toward someone with heavier “backend” background, but they should be comfortable with modern UI development concepts and tools.