Engineering Development Manager

We are looking for a smart and technically focused Engineering Development Manager to join GiveCampus and help us take the platform to the next level. You will be a key member of our team, making technical and staffing decisions that will shape the company’s future. As one of two Development Managers on a growing team of 20+ Engineers, you will be responsible for managing two or more engineering pods which consist of a Tech Lead and 2-5 engineer working closely with a PM from the Product teams. You will lead the teams and help plan and deliver on the product roadmap while assisting in the professional development of the team members. You will report to the VP of Engineering and lead hiring, onboarding and performance management of your team, setting clear goals and expectations for performance and quality. We are headquartered in Washington, DC, but are hiring across the US (we are a fully remote workforce).

Responsibilities will include:

  • Act as a multiplier and unblocker to help your pods quickly build new features from start to finish and back end to front end
  • Work closely with Tech Leads and Product Managers to help define and refine projects - weighing in on architecture, work breakdown, scheduling and release planning.
  • Communicate status and progress on delivery objectives to senior management
  • Work closely with and supporting your teammates in an agile development environment and helping reinforce and continue to improve our agile practices
  • Contribute to the work in progress, including architecture and PR review and updating shared documentation.
  • Mentor junior and mid/senior staff to help them grow in their craft
  • Drive efforts around the interviewing and onboarding new team members to your pods and assist in the refinement of our term-wide interviewing processes
  • Contribute to team-wide initiatives including coding standards, technical debt refinement and system security monitoring
  • Work closely with the VP of Engineering and CTO on team-wide professional development initiatives
  • Participate in the support of the platform on a rotational basis (team based support and paired 24/7 on call rotation)

What we are looking for:

  • Have lead one or more teams as both a technical lead and people manager in a fast-paced, agile development environment
  • System design experience with a focus on architecting solutions that can be implemented incrementally while keeping an eye towards scale and resilience
  • Leadership skills which balance both people management and technical excellence. Someone who can coach team members on technical and agile practices while still weighing in on PR reviews around high-risk code changes
  • Functional, real world programming experience (vs. theoretical) in one of the following: Ruby, Python or Javascript/node.js
  • Experience with MVC frameworks such as Rails, Django, Pyramid, etc
  • Experience with modern front-end frameworks like React and Vue.js
  • SQL database experience (PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite).
  • 3 plus years in a manager role, 10 plus years of hands-on development experience

Bonus points if you have:

  • Managed teams that shipped code supporting tens of thousands of users, including enterprise/business customers.
  • Deep expertise with Ruby/Ruby on Rails and automated testing (rspec or minitest).
  • Experience with deployments to Heroku, AWS, or similar.
  • Operations experience and how it pertains to site reliability/speed.
  • Familiarity with networking, caching, database, and how to triage performance and stability issues (ideally with Postgres or MySQL)
  • Experience working on a fundraising/crowdfunding platform.
  • Experience working on a fintech or payments technology product.

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At GiveCampus, we value diversity and we pledge to foster an environment of support, inclusivity, and learning, both on the job and throughout the application process. In this spirit, we encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

GiveCampus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants and employees are not discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

If you feel like you don't meet all of the requirements for this role, please apply anyways. We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome often get in the way of connecting with incredible people, and we don't want them to prevent us from meeting you.