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Engineering Manager, Artist

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Employer Provided Salary: 176,700-311,900 Annually
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Company Description
TIDAL was founded for artists by artists as the next innovative streaming platform to bring value back to the music industry. We empower artists with the products, resources, services, and content required to take control of their careers and connect more deeply with fans. Available in over 60+ countries, TIDAL continues to help artists break down economic barriers to continue creating what's next in culture. TIDAL is part of Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ), a global technology company with a focus on financial services.
In the beginning of 2023 we established our Artist Engineering team dedicated to discovering, creating, building and shipping products for artists. As the engineering and product teams dedicated to artists over the last year have grown and scope increased, there is a need to evolve, adapt and prepare for the work ahead. At the same time, we are working on general improvements to enhance our product development process overall in TIDAL and have introduced the Product Trio Teams.
A product trio team comprises three roles: product management, design, and engineering. There is one lead for each of these roles. One of the motivations for product trio teams is to improve collaboration and communication between the different teams. This is foundational for creating great products. The trio is responsible for planning, prioritization and execution. They are empowered to make decisions about what the team builds and ships. We expect to see more innovations in having a team with clear ownership. A trio team will typically span multiple quarters/years and deliver many projects.
Job Description
You're an entrepreneur by heart, possess a strong taste for design and product, and appreciate technical excellency. As an Engineering Manager for one of the squads in the Artist team, you'll be in charge of an energized team of engineers and lead the development of the squads products.
You will drive initiatives from inception through execution and work closely with Product Managers and UI/UX designers to shape the future of the product. Being a manager of an engineering squad, your team's success is your success, and you will be in charge of coaching and challenging your engineers.
As a squad manager you will report directly to TIDAL Artist Engineering Lead.
You will:

  • Manage a team of 7-10 people
  • Proactively supporting your team members to achieve their performance and development goals
  • You will partner closely with key stakeholders such as Product and Design
  • Ensure and maintain a high quality codebase
  • Have technical ownership of the work that your team is delivering within each iteration or standalone deliverable & ensuring the maintenance of TIDAL's standards for software development, testing, release management
  • Have joint ownership of common services, reusable components and foundational work across Squads for Artists.
  • Be the key collaborator for PM and design, part of the defined Product Trio. Collaborate closely with UX & Product Management teams to build the best customer experience; Forming a tight working group with a Product Manager & a Designer to design & deliver a new generation of user experiences
  • Run or help facilitate project ceremonies (sprint planning, standups, retrospectives)
  • Oversee different project phases from planning (milestones, resources), implementation (track and update progress, inform stakeholders), release (ensure delivery on time and scope), and retrospectives (learn and improve)
  • Make sure other engineering personnel from foundation services (ie: content/personalisation) are involved at the right time for transparent and efficient collaborations and development.
  • Navigate through ambiguity and identifying issues early to avoid major problems later
  • Be the key contact point to the engineering squad for stakeholders
  • Foster a culture of transparency
  • Build a team by hiring experienced engineers and promoting a culture of ownership, inclusiveness, accountability, and urgency.


This is a remote position open for hiring in US Eastern Standard Time or Central Standard Time; these working hours overlap sufficiently with colleagues in CEST to ensure easy collaboration and optimal work/life balance.
Qualifications
You have:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years of software engineering experience
  • Minimum of 2+ years of experience as a Software Development Manager
  • Experience effectively managing demanding stakeholders and partner relationships.
  • Experience working on end user products and end to end development
  • Technical to the point of having clarity with principal engineers and engineering leaders on architecture and engineering strategy decisions.
  • Agile process orientation.
  • Experience building a team, defining our mission, and implementing our goals. Able to demonstrate going through the whole full lifecycle of recruiting, mentoring, and retaining great people that fulfill this mission.
  • A track record of achieving business and product success in a deeply collaborative organization where they are given a significant level of independence and accountability.
  • Even better:
    • Experience with globalization
    • Experience leading distributed teams across different time zones


Additional Information
Block takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. U.S. locations are categorized into one of four zones based on a cost of labor index for that geographic area. The successful candidate's starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.
Zone A: USD $207,900 - USD $311,900
Zone B: USD $197,500 - USD $296,300
Zone C: USD $187,100 - USD $280,700
Zone D: USD $176,700 - USD $265,100
To find a location's zone designation, please refer to this resource . If a location of interest is not listed, please speak with a recruiter for additional information.
Full-time employee benefits include the following:

  • Healthcare coverage (Medical, Vision and Dental insurance)
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account
  • Retirement Plans including company match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance
  • Paid parental and caregiving leave
  • Paid time off (including 12 paid holidays)
  • Paid sick leave (1 hour per 26 hours worked (max 80 hours per calendar year to the extent legally permissible) for non-exempt employees and covered by our Flexible Time Off policy for exempt employees)
  • Learning and Development resources
  • Paid Life insurance, AD&D, and disability benefits


These benefits are further detailed in Block's policies. This role is also eligible to participate in Block's equity plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies, and may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. Sales roles may be eligible to participate in a commission plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.
US and Canada EEOC Statement
We're working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class.
We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we're doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page .
Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.
We've noticed a rise in recruiting impersonations across the industry, where individuals are sending fake job offer emails. Contact from any of our recruiters or employees will always come from an email address ending with @ block.xyz , @ squareup.com , @ tidal.com , or @afterpay.com, @ clearpay.co.uk .
Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.
While there is no specific deadline to apply for this role, on average, U.S. open roles are posted for 70 days before being filled by a successful candidate.

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Block Benefits Overview

At Block, we want to provide you with benefits, perks, and offerings that empower you to make choices for your life and what matters to you. We understand the importance of having quality care. So, whatever stage of life you’re in, we offer coverage and plans to support total health — physical, mental, and financial — for you and your family.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Wellness days
Abortion travel benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Personal development training
Virtual coaching services
Apprenticeship programs

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