Engineering Manager (Backend) at Electric

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Electric is a Series B startup backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Bowery Capital, GGV Capital, Primary Venture Partners and led by a team of seasoned entrepreneurs, operators, and technologists. With software forming the foundation of every office, Electric is the world’s first all-in-one, modern IT support solution that can truly meet the needs of growing businesses. Through a chat interface, personalized service, and flat-rate pricing we keep our client’s email, computers, Wi-Fi and software running smoothly at a fraction of the cost and headaches normally experienced with traditional managed service providers.

Our company is a fun, fast-paced environment with enormous opportunities for career advancement. 

What You’ll Do

  • Lead a team of engineers by setting expectations and goals, providing guidance and actionable feedback
  • Support your team’s growth and career development goals through active mentorship and coaching
  • Own, commit and drive accountability for your team’s roadmap and milestones
  • Align with the rest of the engineering management team and implement effective engineering processes and policies
  • Anticipate, identify and clear roadblocks for the team. Provide clear direction and effective decision making where necessary
  • Represent the team to product & engineering groups internally and externally
  • Build a diverse team while fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment.

Our Tech Stack

  • Postgres and DynamoDB as primary data stores
  • Python-based serverless functions hosted on AWS Lambda
  • Front-End applications built on Storybook and React UI components

Who You Are

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science / Engineering or related field, or equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience.
  • 2+ years of experience in an engineering management role with multiple direct reports.
  • Clear and compelling verbal and communication skills to audiences with differing levels of technical fluency
  • Ability to weigh several and often conflicting constraints and make rapid decisions in a fast-moving and quickly-growing company
  • Experience leading inclusive teams and empowering people to do the best work of their careers

What to Expect

Day 15:

  • Learn about Electric and engineering culture
  • Develop an understanding for the mission of existing product & engineering pods
  • Introduce yourself to each of the engineers on your pod, understand their motivations & career goals

Day 30:

  • Partner with Engineering Directors to develop a meaningful vision for your pod and set goals to meet it
  • Hold regular 1:1s with engineers on your pod to maintain a pulse on productivity, engagement, and satisfaction
  • Identify areas of improvement on your pod and possible solutions for overcoming them

Day 90:

  • Use measurable outcomes to proactively communicate on progress towards quarterly milestones and OKRs
  • Represent your pod at product planning and engineering all-hands meetings
  • Contribute and own your pod roadmap for upcoming quarters including proposals for engineering estimates, staffing needs, and architectural changes

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • ServerlessFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • DynamoDBDatabases
    • PeriscopeAnalytics
    • FullstoryAnalytics
    • InVisionDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen


408 Broadway, New York, NY 10013

What are Electric Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
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