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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.
- 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.
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
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.