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Engineering Manager

$135k – $175k AngelList Est.
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Kickstarter is looking for an experienced Engineering Manager to lead and inspire a team of platform engineers.

About the TeamAt Kickstarter, our Engineering team is highly collaborative. We care about crafting code for the long-term, shipping great product efficiently, and continually learning and teaching. We work in close partnership with designers and product managers in an iterative and experiment-driven process, helping to bring creative projects to life.

In This Role, You Will:

  • Help with technical decisions, coach and support the career growth of engineers reporting to you, and partner with product managers and designers. You can expect to spend 90% of your time managing engineers, 10% of it coding.
  • Build, shape, and continually improve processes and systems on your team and across engineering.
  • Coach engineers to level up their technical and soft skills.
  • Plan and scope future projects.
  • Help unblock engineers and guide new feature development.
  • Serve as a mentor, holding regular one-on-one meetings with engineers on your team.
  • Be an advocate for your team’s needs.
  • Guide your team’s career development with routine feedback.
  • Ensure your team is collaborating, communicating, and shipping efficiently.

About You

  • You have led a team of platform engineers to successfully ship product features and fixes at scale.
  • You’ve worked with cross-functional teams, ideally with non-technical employees.
  • You are a creative problem solver who understands and can articulate the tradeoffs involved in technical approaches, and can demonstrate pragmatism and resourcefulness when confronted with constraints.
  • You are motivated by curiosity, with a bias towards action even when all of the variables aren't clear. You’ve worked to instill this practice in the teams you’ve managed as well.
  • You continuously demonstrate empathy with non-technical audiences and engineers whose area of interest lie outside of the product development space.
  • You emphasize with creators and recognize the challenges of the creative process and bringing projects to life.
Location
Brooklyn
Job type
Full-time
Visa sponsorship
Not Available

We like to be happy, healthy, and inspired.

We offer 25 vacation days, four months parental leave, time off for creative and volunteer work,employer-paid health benefits, and plenty more — from cultural events, screenings, and art shows to company meals and fresh produce from our rooftop garden.

We work as a team.

Team Kickstarter is only just over a hundred people — still a tight-knit group, considering everything that’s happened so far. Every week brings new challenges, and every week we work together to meet them. (We also have plenty of fun together: hack days, happy hours, trips, workshops, movies, lunches, and a lot of laughing.)

Kickstarter at a glance

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Kickstarter focuses on Art, Creative, Entrepreneur, and Crowdfunding. Their company has offices in Vancouver and Brooklyn. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees. To date, Kickstarter has raised $10M of funding; their latest round was closed on March 2011.

You can view their website at http://www.kickstarter.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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