Engineering Manager

| Chicago | Remote
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We're Screencastify, the #1 screen recorder for Chrome. More than 12 million people use Screencastify every week (!!!) to record, edit and share all sorts of amazing videos. We like to think that we've democratized video creation by making it simpler and more affordable than ever before.

In K-12 classrooms around the world, teachers and students are using Screencastify to create instructional videos, record presentations, give better feedback, and much much more. Our free version is used in more than 70% of US school districts.


We built the simplest and most reliable screen recorder in the world, but that’s only the beginning. Our near future is full of ambitious new goals, features, and products that will enable us to further improve how we provide service to our users and accelerate our already fast growth.

We prioritize fast iteration without compromising quality, while maintaining an attention to detail that creates the kind of delightful interactions we’re known for. We’re looking for an experienced, compassionate, and thoughtful engineer to build effective tools for video in the classroom.


About the role

Mission: To lead squads of engineers to maintain a positive and productive workflow. Coordinate with product managers to set realistic squad outcomes, and work across squads to improve code quality, performance, and supportability

In 30 days you will have:

  • Grown comfortable with the structure of our codebase and shipped a few simple features
  • Worked with product management to gain a clear picture of the short and medium term roadmap
  • Worked with our Director of Engineering and the other Engineering Managers to identify areas of opportunity to improve our engineering practices
  • Met with the Engineers on your squad to determine their working style as well as goals and outcomes for their careers

In 60 days you will have:

  • Built relationships with the Engineers in your squad so that you understand their strengths and weaknesses
  • Begun development of individual progression maps for Engineers in your squad based on your understanding of their personal goals
  • Assumed responsibility as the point person for the product team to interact with your squad
  • Directly lead code reviews, and given specific coaching to Senior Engineers on how to more effectively review code
  • Regularly paired with the members of your squad and given specific coaching to your squad on how to best take advantage of pairing

In 90 days you will have:

  • Demonstrably increased the velocity and quality of output in your squad
  • Lead the development and successful release of at least one major product feature/initiative with your squad
  • Improved testability and reliability of your squads code through continual development of code review and pairing practices
  • Fostered curiosity and growth with the Engineers on your squad and begun to lead them through their progression map

Requirements

  • Empathy and Compassion – You're invested in the wellbeing and growth of every member of your squad
  • Logical, Confident Decision-Making – You accurately weigh a variety of viewpoints and information to make clear choices for your squad
  • Teamwork and Mentorship – Success in this role requires you to be a great teacher and a great learner
  • Accountable and Responsible – You are a resource and hub of information for your squad, your product, and the rest of the company
  • Excellent Written and Verbal Communication – You proactively identify and fill gaps in communication, both within the squad and in where your squad interacts across departments
  • Delegation of Work – You find ways for the Engineers on your squad to grow, excel, and work towards their strengths
  • Strong Technical Competency – Your sole focus in your work will not be writing code, but you will still be expected to regularly contribute and set an example with the quality of your code

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation. We take a data-driven approach to our compensation strategy so all employees are paid competitively and equitably.
  • 401k plan. We want to invest in present you and future you, which is why we offer a generous 401k match with our 401k plan.
  • Minimum vacation policy. We recognize the importance of taking personal time off, and require our employees to take at least 15 vacation days per year. You’re also encouraged to take additional paid time off, as needed.
  • Flexible work policy. Gone are the days of being in an office from 9-5, Monday through Friday. We recognize there are better ways to measure productivity than counting the number of hours you’re in the office and that sometimes the office isn’t the best place to be productive.
  • Parental leave. Generous paid time off for parents to bond with the newest addition to their family!
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance. We cover 100% of employee medical premiums and 50% of employee dental & vision premiums. Plus, all employees receive a free One Medical membership.
  • Professional development. Each department has a professional development budget and employees are encouraged to take workshops, attend webinars, join associations, and anything else that could help grow their careers. Did we also mention employees get free access to Udemy for Business?
  • Divvy bike membership. If you’re in Chicago, take advantage of an annual Divvy membership -- on us.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • C++Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RxJsLibraries
    • NgRxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Google Cloud DatastoreDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM

Location

We're currently a remote team while we look for our next Screencastify HQ!

An Insider's view of Screencastify

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work hard, play hard. Growing a company isn't easy, but we have a ton of fun going for it.

Keith

Customer Support Specialist

What projects are you most excited about?

We just launched the alpha version of a browser-based video editor. Not only was the backend tech a major breakthrough - I really feel that it's the simplest, most convenient tool of its kind. The editor alone can take this company to new heights.

Jason

Software Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Don't go to the burrito place in our building. Just trust me.

James

CEO

What are Screencastify Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We cover 100% of employee medical premiums and 50% of employee dental & vision premiums.
Mental Health Benefits
Our medical insurance includes coverage for mental health services and we also have an EAP (employee assistance program).
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
We match 100% of contributions, up to 4% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Gone are the days of being in an office from 9-5, Monday through Friday. We recognize there are better ways to measure productivity than counting the number of hours you’re in the office.
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
At Screencastify, we've implemented a minimum vacation policy. All employees must take at least 15 days of PTO per year.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Most recently, the Screencastify Squad went kayaking!
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
We have a Udemy for business membership and each department has a professional development budget for employees.
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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