Engineering Manager

| Greater NYC Area

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Stride Consulting is a mission-driven, employee-focused team. We seek individuals who enjoy mentoring, place a high value on learning, and value diversity. If you consider yourself a non-dogmatic engineer with an eye for process, you’ll be in great company.

We are non-dogmatic Agile developer consultants. We believe that practices like TDD and Pairing are ingredients for success. Yet, we are practical in our approach because each team is unique. We advocate for modern best practices, bring opinions to the teams we work with, and seek first to understand.

As a Strider, you’ll find an unmatched opportunity. You will:

  • Be a senior member of an engineering-driven culture, one that is employee owned, has a 4.9 star Glassdoor review, and has won Crain’s Best Places to Work 2 years in a row.
  • Write high-quality code with some of the smartest engineers in town.
  • Mentor and manage a Stride team
  • Manage projects:
    • Create technical engagement strategy with Stride’s account team
    • Form trust with client leadership
    • Help structure how the project is run, including Agile process and development/architecture decisions

Day In The Life of an Engineering Manager

You are empowered to define what work/life balance means to you. You’ll work onsite at your client in NYC. We are proud to call some of the most outstanding tech teams our clients.  

Your work week will involve 60%-80% client work (coding, managing a Stride team, and running the engagement). The rest of your time will be spent on strategic initiatives.

A sample day:

9am: Weekly Sprint Planning.  Me and the client Product Owner co-run weekly sprint planning. We’ve got the meeting down to a nice rhythm. We walk away with a plan.

10am: Daily Standup.

10:10-12:30 Pair Programming. This morning, I’m pairing with another Strider, a mid-level engineer. She’s got strong fundamentals. We’re doing a deep dive into complex backend code. She’s driving, I’m asking questions when I see she gets stuck. She noticed inefficient code and we spent about 20 minutes refactoring.

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:00 Pair Programming

3:00-3:30 Mob programming  A team member gets stuck on a piece of code. I sit down with Jean and his pair. We call over 2 other developers and we mob program. We figure out a plan and everyone is excited about the collaboration.

3:30-4:30 Mind Map Over the past two months, I’ve observed the team’s strengths and areas for improvement. Today, I’m leading a Mind Mapping session with the Striders. We visually organize areas for improvement. We prioritize each item by complexity and importance. Next Monday, I’m presenting this to the client CTO.

4:30- 5: Code Review Today, one of the Striders was coding solo. So, I sit down and review her code.

5-6: Stride U DevOps Jam Stride U is ongoing education for Striders by Striders. Seven of us are taking the DevOps Jam course now, it’s 1 hour weekly, for 8 weeks.  DevOps is something I’m dipping a toe in and having a safe space to learn real world stuff that I can bring back to my client is amazing.

6pm: Leave for the Day. It’s been a good day, I throw on my headphones as I head to the subway.

 

About your job at Stride

Your job: write high quality code, and bring a ‘teach a team to fish’ mentality to your project. You will:

  • Embed with tech teams in some of NYC’s most exciting startup, mid-market and enterprise companies to help them up their game and get stuff done.
  • Mentor and manage both Strider and client teams on the value of software development best practices like Test Driven Development (TDD), Pair Programming, Collective Code Ownership, Continuous Deployment, and Continuous Improvement
  • Be the reason your client teams are higher performing on your last day with them than they were on your first day.
  • Lead and be part of a cross functional team of Striders and client employees.
  • Work with, learn and teach others a variety of tech stacks such as Ruby on Rails, React, Angular, Python, Scala, Java8, Elixir, Node and more.

You’re a fit if you have:

  • 6+ years of software development experience, including 1 year as a lead developer or manager
  • Proficiency in multiple programming languages and ability to quickly gain proficiency in unfamiliar languages and frameworks
  • Desire to guide team strategy
  • Passion for seeing projects through from inception to deployment
  • Experience teaching TDD, story estimation, test writing, and effective pair programming

What you can expect from us:

  • Continuous learning on things that you are passionate about
  • Competitive Pay and Benefits (including Profit Sharing!)
  • Empowerment to work at a self-defined sustainable pace
  • Awesome culture
  • No travel
  • $2,000 and up to two weeks of your time for self-directed professional development

About Stride Consulting

Stride Consulting is NYC’s go-to Agile software development consultancy.

Our mission: Teach the World to Stride! We believe that high functioning development teams give an organization a true competitive advantage. We help tech teams up their game, and become the highest functioning version of themselves in perpetuity.

We do this by co-locating and literally coding side-by-side with our clients. We come to you. The love for technical mentorship weaves a thread through all that we do. We not only advocate for best practices in software development, we model the way. Our non-dogmatic Agile developers and product managers teach through doing, because we know that every tech team is unique in their challenges and opportunities.   

We are employee owned & run, and profitable. This means we don’t have a board of directors to answer to or investors who need to make a return. We are in control of our growth and can do so at a pace that sustains our culture and  prioritizes the happiness of our employees.

 

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    • JavaLanguages
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    • ScalaLanguages
    • ElixirLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
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    • SpringFrameworks
    • PhoenixFrameworks
    • Maria DBDatabases
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • SQLiteDatabases
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • Pivotal TrackerManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • ClubhouseManagement

Location

Stride Consulting is nestled between Chelsea and Flatiron. Our developer consultants work throughout NYC, specifically Manhattan and Brooklyn.
127 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

An Insider's view of Stride Consulting

How does your team reward individual success?

Stridees are awarded to folks who exemplified Stride’s core values in the previous quarter. Stridees are nominated by their peers, and winners are expected to thank all of their peers individually in an off-the-cuff speech, because TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK, PEOPLE.

Travis

Senior Software Developer

What does your typical day look like?

Start at 8:45 meeting stride engagement team for coffee (on stride) and planning our day.
9am, walk into client office. Say hi to team. Check email.
9:15 standup with team
9:30 pair program with client team member on new feature for financial exchange
12:00 lunch with some client team people and some Striders
1:00 pair program.
6:00 leave office!

Michael

Lead Consultant, Software Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I’ve been able to work for companies in different industries and solve problems using different tech stacks. It’s great to be able to experience a wide variety of work, which you wouldn’t necessarily get at a product company. Stride is also focused on employing smart people who love teaching, so I’ve also learned a lot from my coworkers.

Claire

Software Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

One of my favorite stories is from our Lean Coffee in May. We brainstormed topics, as usual, and the winning topic was holiday/vacation time. Our developers wanted to see if it was still the best way to approach time off as we scale. We debated the topic as an entire company, and we walked away with action items that will shape our future.

Debbie

CEO & Co-Founder

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I’ve had the opportunity to learn from fellow Striders and from the client developers we work with through pairing, lunch and learns and presentation. I’ve had the chance work on my facilitation skills running retros and engineering decision meetings. I’m co-chair of the Diversity Committee which led an effort to recruit more female developers.

Emmanuel

Software Developer

What are Stride Consulting Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
We offer profit sharing based on company performance.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
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