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Engineering Lead

| Chicago

About Showpad

At Showpad, personalities and cultures connect across oceans to create something extraordinary. As a top 10 software company in the Inc. 5,000 Europe list, Showpad is changing the game when it comes to sales enablement. Our employees create the engagement and impact that drives our success as we expand globally.

In the morning, we’re drinking San Francisco cold brew coffee with a side of Portland doughnuts – English scones for afternoon tea, and in the evening we’re toasting success with Belgian tripel Westmalle to a Chicago house tune.

About the position

An Engineering Lead has overall ownership on the performance of multiple engineering teams. He/she will focus on improving team and individual performance.

Being an engineer lead is a lot like being Captain Kirk of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Kirk isn’t the smartest person on his team (e.g. Spock). He’s also not the most experienced. Sulu, Scotty, and Bones are all more specialized in certain domains than he is. It works the same way for the teams you lead. You’re not the team’s RxJS expert or go-to for complex MySQL queries, but it’s not your job or Captain Kirk’s to be the best at everything. It’s your job to tackle challenges by thoughtfully leading collaborative efforts based on everyone’s strengths, describing the roadmap and driving the objectives of your teams.

Key responsibilities as an Engineering Lead at Showpad

  • Lead your teams in the delivery of great products. Engineering leads are the first and the last person responsible for on-time delivery of products, with the greatest quality.
  • Facilitates the self-assessment process in the context of building individual growth paths for each of the engineering team members
  • Setting team objectives together with the teams
  • Performance management of the engineering team members
  • Ensures product metrics are in place to measure the success of the teams
  • Point of escalation for the team coaches
  • Ambassador of our values and the Showpad engineering culture.

Skills and Qualifications we are looking for

  • Leadership experience

The candidate has at least 5 years experience in leading software engineering teams.

  • Project/process Management

The candidate has a proven record of managing multiple critical software projects. You live the process. Let’s face it, delivering software in teams is though job. You know that you can’t be successful without bringing order to chaos. Kanban, issue tracking, continuous integration are all second nature to you.

  • Problem Solving/Analysis

The candidate is able to distill the key success criteria for project and programs by challenging the stakeholders. He/she approaches all negotiations with an open and collaborative mind.

  • Technical Capacity

You have strong computer science fundamentals. You are an expert, in multiple technologies. Your expertise will need to overlap with our technology stack, at least partially (PHP, Angular and more).

  • Communication Proficiency

The candidate is an excellent communicator. He/she can effectively work with engineers but at the same time collaborate with product managers and salespeople.

What you can expect from Showpad

Focus on Impact and Growth

We are building the future in sales and marketing where every sales person is successful. As an international scale-up, we aim for yearly double digit growth that opens many opportunities. We want people who thrive in a fast-paced, performance-driven company, who are not afraid to stretch themselves in a fun environment, and focus on impact and growth.

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Technology we use

  • Sales & Marketing
    • WordpressCMS
    • SageCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen


Centrally located in the Loop and easily accessible for all commuters with tons of options for lunch.

An Insider's view of Showpad

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe in our Chicago office is unlike any other startup I've ever been a part of. Everyone is smart, humble and effective. Even though we are all busy, everyone is always willing to offer help or guidance - even if it outside of their wheelhouse. We all genuinely enjoy each other's company and want to see our teammates succeed.


Office Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaboration is absolutely key for my team, since we’re tasked with bringing many different groups together. And as an international organization, we’re building relationships not only across departments, but across the world too. The key for us is to show how we provide value and prove how our collaboration impacts both revenue and culture.


Head of Global Business Development and Alliances

What is your vision for the company?

We’re building the future of sales & marketing success, by empowering sales & marketing teams to sell the way buyers want to buy. We’re delivering a better buyer experience, intelligent sales content and an analytics-powered platform that’s smarter than traditional sales enablement.


President & COO

What are Showpad Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
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