Engineering Manager

| Redmond
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We are looking for a seasoned Engineering Manager to help mentor and grow MediaAlpha's engineering team. You will lead our engineering team to build and enhance our MediaAlpha Exchange product and develop new integrations to drive our business forward. You will use your strong technical skills to mentor team members and drive engineering excellence. The ideal candidate will find immense value in the success of your team, emphasizing  collaboration and facilitating continuous learning and improvement for the team and its members, and believes in continuously improving operational processes and procedures.


  • In this role, you will recruit and manage a team of software engineers, including task planning, training, mentoring and code reviews.
  • You will align the team around common vision, architecture, and execution.
  • Contribute to creating an excellent work environment and engineering culture.
  • You will drive technical projects and provide leadership in an innovative and fast-paced environment.
  • You will be responsible for the overall planning, execution, and success of complex technical projects.
  • You will be getting hands-on in designing, developing and testing to contribute technically to projects.
  • You will truly understand business needs and contribute to business understanding of product requirements as a bridge between business and technology.


  • B.S. in Computer Science or a related field.
  • 5+ years of software engineering experience and 3+ years of experience managing high performing engineering teams.
  • Proven leadership qualities.
  • Excellent mentoring and review skills to help engineers make technical and career progress.
  • Proven track record of agile management with multiple engineering teams and products.
  • Experience working with JIRA and managing process and progress.
  • Programming experience in one of the following languages: PHP, Perl, Python, C, C++, or Java, and strong experience working with MySQL or other RDBMS in a Linux environment.
  • Experience working with live production environments.
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills. Experience with designing, developing, testing, and maintaining highly complex systems.
  • A self-starter, comfortable with ambiguity and ability to problem solve, while paying careful attention to detail.
  • Able to communicate and discuss complex topics with technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and comfort in a fast-paced setting.


  • Highly competitive salary and bonus program participation. 
  • High-quality PPO health, dental, and vision care plans with zero employee contributions and zero deductibles (in-network).  
  • Flexible spending account. 
  • Open/Unlimited PTO. 
  • 401K company contribution program (after 90 days). 
  • Ongoing professional training and education program with reimbursements. 
  • Generous employee perks (e.g., mobile phone program, gym membership). 

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We are right off 520 in Redmond, close to shopping, fitness options, and restaurants.

An Insider's view of MediaAlpha

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe in the office is friendly and communicative. We're straight forward about the problems we're tackling and asking questions is highly encouraged. Being clear saves us development frustration and ensures we meet our timelines consistently.


Front End Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

Our team is very excited about helping to define and build the next generation of our consumer-facing products. This collection of initiatives touches many aspects of the business including our client integrations, web properties, and our platform. These changes will us to improve maintainability, build more engaging experiences, and much more!


Front End Software Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Someone will be successful on the engineering team if they are not afraid to ask questions to better understand the reason why we do things and strives to find the best solutions.


VP of Technology

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Finding the right balance between modern, idealistic solutions that will be ready in weeks and compromised solutions, but done and released today.


Senior Software Engineer

What are MediaAlpha Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
We sponsor an annual company-wide volunteer day.
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
MediaAlpha's management team is as diverse as our team members. We are focused on continuous improvement of our Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
MediaAlpha offers Dependent Care and Medical FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 66% of annual salary up to $10,000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to $100,000.
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
MediaAlpha offers a Safe Harbor Contribution equal to 3% of a team member's gross salary. Team members are 100% vested at the time of enrollment.
Performance Bonus
MediaAlpha offers annual performance bonuses and spot bonuses for extra efforts.
Match charitable contributions
MediaAlpha matches team member contributions to non-profit organizations up to $2,500 annually.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide 12 weeks of paid parental leave and a 12 week return to work program customized to the individual's needs.
Flexible Work Schedule
MediaAlpha provides team members with flexible work schedules.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes working from home on occasion as needed.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Team members receive 48 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Pool Table, Shuffle Board, Darts, and TV's.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We offer employees free on-site parking.
Fitness Subsidies
We pay $75 per month for fitness classes or gym memberships.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
MediaAlpha offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, The ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
MediaAlpha team members are encouraged to share information through lunch and learns. In addition, our book club meets once a quarter.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
We offer professional growth reimbursement to team members looking to expand their knowledge in tech and beyond.
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Aside from all of the benefits and perks, we embrace individualism and truly believe that encouraging authenticity results in happier and more productive teams.

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