Engineering Manager

| Chicago is looking for passionate people managers to coach our next generation of leaders. We care deeply about fostering an environment that promotes learning and development, and you’ll play an instrumental role in implementing different tactics, strategies, and practices to grow our engineers as professionals and provide them with the right challenges to keep them engaged and motivated. As a company that values feedback, we are looking for people who excel at both giving and receiving feedback in a way that encourages dialogue and inspires teams to succeed.

To complement your people skills, you’re also confident in your knowledge and understanding of software development and technologies. We believe in a team-oriented approach that encourages managers to be actively involved in the engineering process: effectively leading technical discussions, helping to resolve technical disagreements, presenting and evaluating engineering trade-offs, and rolling up your sleeves to get your hands dirty in the code, if the occasion calls for it.

  • Manage the performance and career growth of team members.
  • Set clear expectations for their team members and provide constructive feedback.
  • Clear the road for the team by identifying and removing obstacles.
  • Ensure that Reverb standard engineering practices are followed or help define practices where there may be a gap.
  • Champion communication and trust between teams, peers, product and across the organization.
  • Communicate product team’s goals to engineers to ensure everyone is on track and understands the bigger picture initiatives.
  • Foster a culture centered around delivery with a focus on quality.

  • Great people leader with a history of building a strong engineering team via hiring, developing, and motivating talent.
  • Enthusiastic about Reverb and the products we are building with the ability to instill that excitement in others.
  • Ability to breakdown problems and communicate effectively to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Deep expertise in web technologies with a track record of overseeing technical design and completing projects with high quality.
  • Comfortable operating at leadership level as well as pairing with other developers to understand their technical roadblocks.
  • Proven track record of motivating teams towards delivering business results in a fast-paced, agile environment.
  • Experience in related domains within e-commerce is highly desirable. Prefer experience in both front (React or similar) and back-end (Ruby/Go/Node) technologies.

What you'll get 
To complement our competitive compensation and equity plans, we offer: 
  • No-bureaucracy environment where ownership and initiative are valued.
  • Health insurance and a healthy work environment.
  • 401k with company match.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Flexible vacation and sick days.
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits.
  • Bi-monthly lunches.
  • A MacBook, monitor, keyboard, mouse of your choice and standing desk.
  • Discounts on music gear.

This is a local position in Chicago, please no remote workers or recruiters. Please send us a link to your Github!
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Open, loft-style workspace conveniently located near the Paulina Brown Line.

What are Reverb Perks + Benefits

Reverb Benefits Overview

Not many people can say that they keep a bass guitar next to their desk for an impromptu jam session or that they’ve sung along as their CTO belted out Rage Against the Machine at their annual holiday party, but that’s just a day in the life of a Reverb team member. The team stays motivated through weekly all-company meetings, where several team members give TED-style talks on everything from Taekwondo to improv comedy. Another motivator? The fact that all employees have ownership in the company via stock option plans.

Every two weeks, employees learn from music gear experts from inside and outside of the organization through sessions ranging from “How to Set up Your Amp Without Blowing it Up” to “DJ Basics 101” and each month, several employees are recognized via the “Reverb Badass” prize drawing. Of course, there’s always tons of music, whether at our desks, seeping through the doors of our video room, or at a monthly happy hour — and it’s not uncommon to see a rock star roaming the halls.

Other perks we love? Monthly free lunches, daily healthy snacks, unlimited vacation, and birthday cake. Reverb’s flexible hours and vacation policy also make it an ideal workplace, particularly for musicians who might need to leave early for a gig or take off a few weeks for a European tour. Above all else, employees love working at Reverb because the company is making an impact: Reverb is making the world a more musical place by making it easy to buy and sell music gear.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive salary and stock options in a high-growth company. Flexible vacation and sick days. No-bureaucracy environment where ownership and initiative are valued. Discounts on music gear. 100% coverage on health insurance and a healthy work environment.

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