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Software Engineering Manager

Engineering | Portland, OR | Full Time

Job Description

LegitScript, one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Oregon, is seeking an exceptional Software Engineering Manager to join our team at our Portland, Oregon-based headquarters.

What we are looking for:

An experienced software engineering leader with excellent people management skills and good engineering skills. We need someone who is capable of managing, mentoring, recruiting, and retaining great engineering talent. Someone who is ready and able to roll up their sleeves and help us get things done, be that coding, leading, or collaborating with other teams. The role will also include project management in an agile development environment. You will report to the Director of Engineering and manage our team of software and quality engineers.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Manage multiple scrum teams comprised of both software and quality engineers helping them succeed in their careers and day-to-day work

  • Have a passion for leading teams to produce high quality products

  • Coach and mentor our teams to improve both their technical skills and business acumen

  • Ensure teams meet their shared and individual goals to achieve business success

  • Be willing to roll up your sleeves and work to solve issues with your teams

  • Knowledgeable of microsystems architectures deployed in AWS and be comfortable engaging in architectural discussions

  • Oversee team execution, performance, and timely delivery based on company priorities

  • Maintain a high standard of quality and security across our deployed products

  • Have a customer oriented approach to software delivery

  • Collaborate closely with our Product Manager to align the team to meet business goals

  • Conduct performance assessments and manage compensation and career growth

  • Ensure that coding, quality, and security best practices are being followed

  • Ensure our teams of engineers are aligned with the business mission

  • Be a values and culture champion within our team


  • 2+ years as a Software Engineering Manager with overall responsibility for delivery of high quality product

  • Background as a Software Engineer

  • Experience in coaching, mentoring, and overall performance management of both developers and quality engineers

  • Expert level knowledge of Jira and project management in a Scrum/Agile environment highly desired

  • Experience delivering systems in a microservice or service-oriented architecture

  • Experience deploying systems into cloud platforms (AWS preferred)

  • Experience with Node.js and Angular preferred

  • Knowledge of Ruby, Python, and Bash desired

  • Effective time management required

About LegitScript:

We help companies of all sizes keep their services legal and safe for consumers. We share our expertise about high-risk online activity to empower businesses, governments, and consumers to make incremental changes that will result in a secure, more transparent Internet.

Our spacious, modern Pearl District office is cubicle-free with plenty of natural light. We have sit-to-stand convertible desks. Many of us bike to work and we have indoor bike parking. There's an office dog. Our friendly in-house barista serves complimentary beverages every morning, and we have lots of catered lunches and social events. It's a small, culturally diverse company (about 65 people at present) where people work hard and love what they do.

In addition to competitive salaries, full-time employees enjoy a great benefits package:

  • Health plan with United Health Care - We pay 75% of the individual premium and 50% for dependents (available on the first of the month following a month's employment)

  • Flexible spending account - We contribute funds on your behalf and allow you to contribute pre-tax (available on the first of the month following a month's employment)

  • 401k with company contribution (available after 1 year)

  • Life insurance policy that is fully paid by employer (available on the first of the month following a month's employment)

  • Transportation package to help alleviate commuting costs (available immediately!)

  • Generous Paid Time Off policy

Bonus: We offer full-time employees extra perks like company-paid massages, gift cards to local businesses, paid time off to volunteer, company sponsorship of your hobby, and group social outings!

If you meet all of the requirements and would like to be considered, please respond to this ad with your resume and cover letter. For more information on our company, please check out our website: