Software Engineering Manager at Leafly

| Seattle
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HELP US MAKE HISTORY. Millions trust Leafly to help them find unbiased information about nearby strains and dispensaries, discover new cannabis brands and products, and to stay up-to-date on the latest cannabis information. Leafly started as an excel spreadsheet and has since grown to become the world’s largest cannabis information resource. We’re expanding rapidly, and we’re looking for driven, forward-thinking leaders to help us achieve our goal of shaping the global cannabis landscape.
A career at Leafly combines the excitement of a start-up, the social purpose of a non-profit, and the growth opportunities of a corporation. Leafly salaries and benefit packages are very competitive, the office perks are excellent, and we promise that you’ll never be bored. If you have what it takes, you’ll be joining a global network of innovative, passionate individuals on a revolutionary mission to change the world for the better.
Our Teams and Our Tech
Our teams are cross-functional with product owners, designers, and engineers working side-by-side toward shared goals. We aim for each team to have the right mix of full stack, web, and api developers, so that together they are equipped to solve whatever problems come their way. We look to each person to bring their expertise and passion to the table, as well as the ability to roll up their sleeves and help where it’s needed.
The main technical players: Ruby, Rails, Python, JavaScript, React, Node.js, Next.js, Express.js. Swift, Kotlin, Postgres, Elasticsearch, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS.
What You Will Be Doing
As a Software Engineering Manager at Leafly, you will work alongside and manage the developers on your team. You’ll partner closely with product owners and designers to scope projects. You’ll help your team deliver on time through daily mentorship, technical guidance, business guidance, and by removing roadblocks. And you’ll support the personal career growth and development of the engineers on your team.
We are currently looking for managers that are excited about technology, projects, and people. Do you like to stay connected to the code, making time to contribute regularly and jumping on PRs, so you can help ensure your team is producing high quality code and high quality products? Do you like the challenge of keeping a project moving forward, facilitating scope and tradeoff discussions as new information is uncovered? Do you like working with your team to continuously improve your process and how you work? Are you passionate about supporting people and making sure they are set up for success and growth? Then Leafly is looking for you!
Responsibilities
  • Partnership with Product and Design leads on your team
    • Provide input on level of effort and risks to inform project scope and priority
    • Advocate for both product excellence and technical excellence
    • Facilitate regular tradeoff discussions between engineers and team leads
  • Engineering operations within your team
    • Lead a team of 6-8 engineers
    • Drive task breakout, estimation, prioritization, and assignment
    • Work hands on with your team on technical solutions, PRs, etc to ensure the team produces high quality code and products
    • Enable developer productivity by unblocking and clearing the way
    • Drive technical and process improvements within team + inform improvements across teams and the org at large
    • Engage regularly with Technical Platform Leads and other Engineering Managers
    • Own code delivery for your team
  • Employee growth and development
    • Mentoring and coaching in regular 1:1s
    • Goal setting toward skills development and career growth
    • Performance reviews
Preferred Qualifications
  • 3+ years experience managing software engineers
  • 5+ years experience shipping and supporting high-scale, high-performance web applications in a cloud environment
  • Experience with more than one server-side technology
  • Experience with latest web technologies, tools, and practices
  • Experience leading an agile team of engineers
  • Expertise in HTTP, web application architecture, scalability, performance optimization, reliability, deployment, monitoring, security

The job description is representative of typical duties and responsibilities for the position and is not all-inclusive. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned in accordance with business needs. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. A background check will be conducted after a conditional offer of employment is extended.
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