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Software Engineering Manager

$105k – $145k AngelList Est.
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Sense is building consumer hardware and mobile/web applications to help people understand their home energy consumption, see what's going on in their homes, and ultimately reduce their energy footprint. We're serious about having a real impact on climate change.

We're looking for an Engineering Manager to help us expand our engineering team to meet the demands of our growing user base and partner ecosystem. In this role, you will be be responsible for keeping your team of engineers engaged, happy, and productive, providing regular feedback and coaching, nurturing career growth, cultivating excellence through technical mentorship, and identifying and removing obstacles. You will help drive hiring of great candidates as the team grows. You will collaborate closely with your team and business stakeholders within Sense to determine priorities; improve processes; communicate status, risks, and tradeoffs; and generally help ensure that the engineering team is efficiently delivering quality releases that are aligned with business goals. You will also serve as technical advisor to the team, monitoring technical debt and driving infrastructure investments as necessary. This role reports to the VP of Engineering.


  • Strong communicator with good EQ.
  • Previous experience as an engineering manager.
  • Professional experience as a software engineer.
  • Experience managing remote team members is a plus.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Why Sense

Sense’s mission is to reduce global carbon emissions by making homes smart and more efficient. Our energy data and tools demystify home energy use, empower people to take command of their usage, and enable utilities to build a cleaner and more resilient grid.

Sense is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to Sense’s values. We welcome candidates with backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in tech, and we strive to foster an engaging, respectful and supportive community where everyone feels empowered to do their best work.


  • Be a part of building something that will make a difference in the world.
  • Have a big impact at a VC-backed consumer startup that's doing big things:

    • Best Startups in Cambridge - Tech Tribune
    • "One of the world's top 100 AI companies" - VentureBeat
    • Clean Tech Company of the Year - New England Venture Capital Association
    • 50 on Fire - BostInno
    • Top 100 - Red Herring
    • Best Consumer AI Technology - AI Dev World
    • Global Cleantech 100
  • Work with a small team of experienced entrepreneurs creating revolutionary technology.

  • A wide range of difficult and interesting problems to be solved.

  • Competitive compensation and generous healthcare benefits.

  • Flexible hours and WFH policy.

  • Paid parental leave.

  • Remote or local in our Cambridge Central Square office (re-opening Jan 2021 at the earliest due to COVID-19).

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Sense at a glance

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Sense focuses on Hardware, Energy Efficiency, Energy Management, and Home Automation. Their company has offices in Cambridge. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees. To date, Sense has raised $47.5M of funding; their latest round was closed on July 2019.

You can view their website at https://sense.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Product Hunt.