Full Time / San Francisco, CA
Code for America builds technology to help government services work for the people who need them most. We are seeking an Engineering Manager to help cultivate a happy, healthy, and high performing engineering team at Code for America.
Engineering Managers typically manage no more than 5 direct reports who span multiple teams. By mentoring people across the organization, as well as moving more frequently between teams yourself for hands-on technical work, you’ll help create and spread our engineering culture and practices.
In this role, you will spend approximately 25% of your time on people management and approximately 75% of your time embedded on one of our product teams as a contributing engineer. This role explicitly does not include product or project management responsibilities (those duties are encompassed by our Product Manager and Engineering Lead roles -- see this article for more of our thinking on engineering leadership roles).
This position is full-time, based in our office in San Francisco and reports to our Engineering Director.
In this position you will: Support your direct reports through regular 1:1s, gathering and providing candid feedback, helping think through career growth and goal setting, and conducting performance evaluations. Ensure your direct reports have what they need, surface issues to leadership, and advise on project staffing so that individual contributors and teams at CfA are set up for success. Help with interviewing and hiring to ensure that we improve our team and maintain our core values with each hire we make. Spend time writing code and contributing to one of our main product teams, directly helping deliver government services to those who need them most.
Requirements: At least 7 years experience as a software engineer, engineering manager, or equivalent, including at least 1 year of people management responsibility Excellent communication and collaboration skills Highly organized and able to balance management and engineering tasks Strong technical skills and experience with agile software development practices Ability to lead by influence: coaching, mentoring, creating and reinforcing culture, and setting an example by your actions Experience building and leading diverse teams
Extra Credit: You have personal experience with the justice system, social safety net, workforce training, or other mission-relevant government services. You are familiar with and comfortable with pair programming and test driven development (We don’t pair all the time, but we find it really helpful in lots of contexts!) Experience with one or more of the technologies we use, such as Ruby on Rails, Django, Golang, Electron, React, Terraform, and AWS cloud services. Benefits Code for America offers full health and dental benefits, a 401k plan with matching funds and a culture that is collaborative, hardworking and fun.
About Code for America Code for America is a startup non-profit with a great culture and a huge opportunity to make a difference. We work in collaborative, agile, cross-functional teams, and value high-quality, user-friendly work product. We strive to learn from everything we do and regularly host talks from leaders in the civic technology movement. We respect each other, work hard, and have a great time together. We’re looking for individuals who share our vision, our values, and our willingness to do what it takes to achieve an ambitious mission over the next few years.
Equal Employment Opportunity Code for America values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.
Code for America is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be 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.
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