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Engineering Manager

Redwood City, CA | Engineering

Job Description

About Wildfire Interactive:

Wildfire is a social media marketing software company positioned squarely on top of the social media revolution. We provide an all-in-one social marketing solution for large brands, small businesses and agencies looking to grow, engage and monetize their audiences across social channels. Wildfire is the industry’s de facto innovator for achieving results: our platform has powered more than 200,000 social promotions, and helped thousands of brands manage content and streamline their communications across the social web. No company knows better how to get Likes, fans, and followers, and drive sales. We work with 27 of the World’s Top 50 brands, and count among our clients companies like Pepsi, Virgin Atlantic, Nestle, and Microsoft.

Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Wildfire has offices around the globe in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, London, Paris, Munich and Singapore. We’ve grown our team from 5 to more than 300 (the largest team in our industry), in just over two years. We are a two-time winner of Facebook’s fbFund, a TechCrunch Crunchies Award nominee, and we were named one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work by the San Francisco Business Times.
Job Description:
We're looking for an Engineering Manager to lead a team of our incredibly talented software and QA engineers responsible for the architecture, development, and testing of our products.  In this poisition, you will foster and grow our key asset - our engineering team - so that they can reach their maximum potential to meet their goals, all the while keeping Wildfire's fun and can do spirit alive.  You will help improve and evolve our Scrum team processes and Agile engineering practices for your team of 10-12 software and QA engineers.  You will also work closely with Product Owners on release planning, product delivery and continuous improvement of our engineering team, as well as our products.
Our engineering team is fast, smart and independent. Many of our developers are Rails Core Contributors, and we encourage Open Source contributions and community participation. It's a fun team to work with based in a really cool office in Redwood City, California.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Work with and manage Software and QA engineers, helping them understand their goals and removing obstacles preventing them from reaching their goals
  • Regularly conduct 1:1 meetings to receive feedback and provide mentoring, coaching, and career growth and development opportunities
  • Collaborate with the management team to map out and resource projects, and help forecast budget, tools, training and technology needs
  • Interface with Human Resources to insure that company policies are consistently applied and practiced.
  • Provide support and back-up to Scrum Masters and other engineering managers when needed.
  • Mediate and facilitate critical and crucial conversations, including but not limited to performance and conduct issues, and take appropriate action as the situation dictates
  • Recruit, interview and hire new members of the engineering team
  • Surface issues to the team that they may have overlooked, such as scaling, performance, security and the like
  • Provide input on features, functionality, and other aspects of what's being produced that the team may not be considering
  • Stay abreast of the latest developments in the technology the engineering team uses, as well as monitor trends in the industry via news and the changing competitive landscape
What We’re Looking For:
  • Experience with and knowledge of Agile and Lean methodologies and frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban, and the like
  • 4+ years experience as an established manager and servant-leader of an Agile software engineering team
  • Experience in mentoring and developing teams and talented individuals
  • Strong knowledge of software development methodologies and practices
  • Degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • Ideally have solid experience with developing highly scalable systems
  • Hands-on experience working with and managing distrubuted team members a plus
Compensation & Benefits:
  • Competitive salary
  • Options package
  • 401k plan
  • Health, Dental and Vision insurance
  • Transportation reimbursements (Caltrain)
  • Full access to the Club One Fitness Center


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