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Our mission is to make it easy for teams to measure every aspect of their work

Software Engineering Manager

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We’re Polly, one of the largest, longest running, and fastest growing applications on Slack and Microsoft Teams. We make it easy for millions of users across thousands of teams to measure and manage their work.

Your team will be building the systems behind Polly’s polls, surveys, and feedback workflows that run directly in Slack and MS Teams. As an Engineering Manager, you'll split your time between hands-on coding (at least 50% initially) and more management responsibilities focused on recruiting and building out a small team of talent engineers to deliver against specific features and priorities. This is a unique role for any type of manager who wants to stay heavily connected to day-to-day coding as well as continuing to grow and build our their skillsets as a people manager.

As an Engineering Manager at Polly, you will:

  • Develop across every layer of the stack (a minimum of 50% of the time initially)
  • Provide both technical and product leadership, ensuring high quality in both areas
  • Empower the team to solve problems by understanding their needs and coming up with both short term workarounds and long term solutions
  • Work with multiple internal stakeholders to define the team’s roadmap amid competing priorities
  • Perform code reviews and participate in technical architecture discussions to ensure the success of the project
  • Coach and develop engineers on the team, helping them meet their career development goals
  • Contribute to engineering-wide initiatives as a member of Polly’s engineering management team
  • Manage, monitor, and improve the processes and team culture needed to produce high quality software
  • Spend focused time working on the recruitment of solid engineers who will level up our Engineering organization and help us scale to the next level.
  • Partner with Recruiting to evolve the process, define the roles, actively recruit, and hire great talent. Strategize and implement ways to accomplish hiring goals in a tight, competitive market.

Skills, attributes and achievements:

  • Deep technical capabilities, a strong passion to remain in the trenches and code
  • Proven experience managing teams of 5+ engineers in a distributed work environment
  • You’re highly passionate about technology and technical enough to ask engineers good questions about architecture and product decisions
  • You’ve successfully recruited and retained great people to your teams and perhaps even a few of them have followed you along the way
  • Experience defining a mission and achieving the goals of the organization
  • Demonstrated track record of managing high-performing product engineering teams through multiple product lifecycle iterations
  • Ability to thrive in ambiguity and build processes to scale the engineering organization
  • Experience with performance management - goal setting, coaching, ensuring the success of others
  • Excellent communication skills - both written and verbal

Our team values empathy, respect, and has a bias towards action. We operate and make decisions with these shared core company values in mind: Own it, Be Intentional, Push Boundaries, Act Now, and Inspire Good. If you are joining our team, it's because you have a shared goal in living these values like us. This is an exciting time to be part of our team's journey as we rapidly scale our enterprise SaaS business, with real opportunity to influence and impact our company, product, and users.

About Polly:

Polly is the leading solution to measure critical workflows in Slack, MS Teams, & Google Meet. Already loved by thousands of companies (including many Fortune 100), Polly empowers every employee to gather real-time insights in a way that’s quick, easy to use, and maximizes participation. Join us to help define how work is measured and managed in the era of enterprise messaging.

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Audra Aulabaugh

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Polly at a glance

Our mission is to make it easy for teams to measure every aspect of their work

Polly focuses on Enterprise Software, Surveys, and Workflow. Their company has offices in Seattle. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees. To date, Polly has raised $8.2M of funding; their latest round was closed on February 2019.

You can view their website at https://www.polly.ai or find them on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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