Senior Software Engineering Manager at Vidaloop () (allows remote)

Senior Software Engineering Manager at Vidaloop () (allows remote)


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Created: 2020-12-02 05:01:05

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About the Role

Vidaloop is looking for a Senior Software Engineering Manager to lead our engineering department and help us build great products. This role is both strategic and technical. The strategic aspect includes aligning engineering activities with company goals and objectives, reporting back to upper management, hiring engineers, and prioritizing and setting timelines for various projects. The technical aspect involves playing an active role in software architecture, development and completion of projects; managing our infrastructure and ensuring all internal systems operate securely and effectively; and establishing policies and procedures that produce high-quality software. 

To be effective in this role, you should have exceptional people-management skills and a proven track record of leading high-performing teams to success. You should be an outstanding leader and communicator with a strong belief in developing the skills and talents of others. Ideal candidates will have experience identifying and navigating organizational changes, a keen interest in trends in engineering and leadership, and an above average emotional intelligence.

Why Work at Vidaloop?

  • Make an impact in the civic technology space, working to increase informed voter turnout in the United States
  • Get in on the ground floor of an early stage startup 
  • Thrive in a flexible, autonomous environment
  • Work with a modern technologies (Blockchain, AWS, Node, TypeScript, and Angular)

What You’ll Do

  • Oversee development teams and their projects
  • Implement best practice engineering methodologies
  • Provide technical guidance to engineering teams and upper management
  • Manage software development projects by setting requirements, goals and timelines
  • Monitor reliability and performance of all internal systems to suggest improvements
  • Prepare and manage the engineering department’s budget
  • Partner with HR on development team-related hiring and personnel matters 
  • Ensure compliance with security regulations
  • Design strategies for future development projects based on the company’s overall objectives and resources
  • Implement innovative technologies
  • Coordinate with external stakeholders for new integrations and tools
  • Review and update policies relevant to internal systems and equipment

Skills & Qualifications

Technical Requirements

  • Work experience as a senior software engineering manager or similar senior-level position in an engineering department
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field (or equivalent work experience)
  • Extensive experience with modern technologies, preferably with our tech stack (Blockchain, AWS, Node, TypeScript, and Angular)
  • In depth understanding of agile methodologies
  • Leadership abilities with a strategic mind
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Ability to provide in-depth evaluation and analysis of unique complex technological issues
  • Ability to exercise discretion and good judgment in performance of duties
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Strong Pluses

  • Passion for civic engagement or positive social impact
  • Experience developing mobile applications
  • In-depth knowledge of serverless architecture
  • Experience with machine learning
  • Successful track record in early-stage startup environment

Perks of the Job

  • Competitive compensation 
  • Robust health benefits (medical, dental, vision)
  • Company-paid life insurance
  • 401(k) with employer contributions
  • Generous PTO, sick, paid holidays, and parental leave
  • Flexible work hours
  • Home office stipend
  • Technologically advanced environment
  • Company celebrations and social events