Engineering Manager at SpotHero

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SpotHero is seeking an Engineering Manager to own all technology solutions and ensure high-quality code is produced through ensuring adherence to development best practices. This person will have a hand in all the aspects that go into leading a successful team - including recruiting new and retaining existing talent, owning operating budgets, and working with our engineers and product managers.


Who we are:  SpotHero is one of transportation's hottest tech companies! We’re rapidly growing with the mission of bringing the parking industry into the future through technology. Drivers across the nation use the SpotHero mobile app or website to reserve convenient, affordable parking in advance, on-the-go or through their connected cars, and parking companies rely on us to help them reach new customers while optimizing their business. We connect the dots with cutting-edge technology, delivering value to both sides of this exciting, evolving marketplace.


What will you do:

  • Ownership for the people, process, and technology of 1-2 squads.
  • Own, operate, and maintain all technology solutions for these squad(s). This includes managing the rotating on-call incident escalation and response processes for the squad.
  • Collaborate on roadmaps with Product Managers, Product Designers, other Engineering Managers, to ensure the team has a clear direction and priorities and are meeting product requirements.
  • You care about the human side to the equation and you are good at both empathic feedback and cadour, that gets through people's defense mechanisms. You are good most the time at resolving conflict
  • Create a healthy balance between features and reduction of technical debt.
  • Keep the squad(s) evolving and learning e.g. put in place development best practices to ensure the team produces high-quality, well-written, and tested code.
  • Measure metrics like velocity and determine ways to shorten the SDLC by uncovering the teams’ blockers and helping to remove them.
  • Lead reviews of architecture and system design. Look for and understand the interconnection between your squads an other squads in Engineering.
  • Responsible for building and growing top performing teams, including the hiring/firing, training, performance management, and professional development of each and every team member.
  • Drive innovation at documentation, process and project levels, defining new processes and consistently improving existing processes.
    You represent well the organisation OKRs, principles and values. You may be an industry thought leader, participating in public speaking events and meetups to showcase SpotHero as a leader in technology.
  • Secure and safeguard data to preserve its integrity, reliability, and availability and ensure appropriate access levels are maintained.
  • Be constantly improving your management and leadership skills, through receiving feedback from the squads, peers. Through proactive learning from other peoples’ experience in Leadership
  • You are a strong influencer both upwards and at peer level.

The following experience is relevant to us:

  • We value humility, a strong work ethic, flexibility, collaboration, technical curiosity, and constant learning.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent
  • 7+ years experience as a paid software engineer writing code, building features on multiple projects of some complexity.
  • 4+ years experience of Managing software engineers, with full responsibility for their career growth, pay, promotion and firing. If you have 7+ years of managing we will consider a Senior Engineer Manager Title
  • Leading a team of 4+ people
  • Demonstrable experience mentoring and coaching reports to their desired career goals.
  • Cloud Experience and worked with third party vendors to support our applications. We use AWS.
  • Proven ability to understand and vocalize opinions about architecture.
  • Demonstrable experience with small teams that move fast - all members are expected to be able to achieve maximum results with minimal direction.

Bonus points

  • Worked on complex distributed polyglot systems as a software engineer and/or Manager 

Technology we use

  • Our Android Stack is: Kotlin and XML (standard for Android apps) using MVI architecture (still working on refactoring old views), our database layer is built in Realm. We also make heavy use of Dagger, RxJava, Espresso (testing). Network stack uses Retrofit.
  • Our iOS Stack is: Swift using MVC architecture, CoreData for Data, KIF for UI Testing, XCTest for Unit testing, CocoaPods for Package Management, Fastlane for app automation and build scripts, Bitrise for CI, and Sentry and Firebase Crashlytics for crash reporting. Networking we mostly use Alamofire.
  • Our Back End Stack is: Monolith using Django/Python. We are starting to extract specific domains to Services currently using Java, Kotlin and Go. We also use Docker, Kubernetes and Kafka. Our Integrations are on a .Net
  • Our Front End Stack is: Combination of Webpack/Gulp for bundling/task running (backed by our own CLI for easy, semantically versioned updating), Babel transpiling JS with the latest (and regularly updated) React/Redux, Sass, Cypress (testing), and a private npm repository with shareable UI components, utils, and core modules.
  • Our Data Stack is: Our Monolith Database is Postgres and Redis for caching. We also use Redshift as our data warehouse and S3 as our data lake. The data lake is queried using Presto and AWS Glue. Apache Airflow runs our ETL jobs. Our analysts utilize Looker as our Business Intelligence tool.
  • Our Dev Tools Stack is: AWS+Kubernetes for hosting. Jenkins+ConcourseCI for CI/CD. Prometheus/Alertmanager/Pagerduty for team alerting. We’re starting to work on multi-region available services.

What we are offering:

  • Career game changer – A truly unique experience to work for a fast-growing startup in a role with unlimited potential for growth.
  • Excellent benefits – We cover 90% of Medical Premiums, 50% of Dental & Vision Premiums, and offer company sponsored Life Insurance.
  • Flexible PTO policy, generous parental leave, and great work/life balance – We value and support each individual team member.
  • Fun perks like snacks, catered lunches, happy hours, wellness programs, and SpotHero swag.
  • Annual parking stipend (duh – we help people park!).
  • The opportunity to collaborate with fun, innovative, and passionate people in a casual, yet highly productive atmosphere.
  • A workplace recognized by Time Magazine as one of the Top 50 Most Genius Companies of 2018, ranks highly on Built In Chicago’s 100 Best Places To Work In Chicago in 2019, and recognized for Diversity & Inclusion initiatives!

Steps to apply: Please include any GitHub account, LinkedIn profile, and any project that you’re particularly proud of. We love seeing work that others loved working on.


NOTE: You must be legally authorized to work in the US. Unfortunately, the company is unable to support sponsorships at this time.


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • HiveDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • BrazeCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • MandrillEmail
    • Oracle ResponsysEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

Our brand new, custom built office is located in the heart of the Loop, close to the Brown, Orange, Pink, Purple, and Red Lines.

An Insider's view of SpotHero

What’s the vibe like in the office?

There's a lot of collaboration and positive energy throughout the entire day at SpotHero. There are a lot of funny people that work at SpotHero; it's hard to get through the day without a few genuine hearty laughs, which is a really fun way to take a break from being nose deep in a project.

Michelle

Account Executive

How does the company support your career growth?

There’s so much room to grow at SpotHero. From the very beginning, I was encouraged to think about my career goals and steps I could take towards achieving them. I recently made the transition to a new team, and everyone has been incredibly supportive as I learn a new skill set and look to further grow my career!

Maggie

Digital Marketing Specialist

What is your vision for the company?

I joined SpotHero to contribute to the future of mobility as I imagine walking down the street with my pre-school aged children one day and being able to point out aspects of the mobility ecosystem that I played a role in building. In this vein, I believe SpotHero will emerge as the platform that powers the last quarter mile of mobility.

Paolo

VP, Vertical Business Teams

What are SpotHero Perks + Benefits

SpotHero Benefits Overview

We offer our employees a way to find community through Employee Resource Groups. We currently have six different established groups and evaluate offerings on a semi-annual basis.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
SpotHero participates in local volunteer activities such as installing art galleries in elementary schools with I Paint My Mind and building homes with the House That Tech Built.
Partners with Nonprofits
Through our monthly bake sales we partner with nonprofits such as C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue, Center on Halsted, and ALIVE rescue.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
SpotHero has culture committees that promote wellness and diversity and inclusion.
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
We cover Short Term Disability at no cost to you.
Dental Benefits
Our competitive Dental plan is through Guardian. Our plan has a unique rollover benefit to encourage plan use. In addition to child orthodontia, we are proud to offer adult orthodontia coverage!
Vision Benefits
Our vision plan is through Guardian through VSP Choice Network. Our plan has a low co-pay for your annual exam and includes an annual stipend for lenses or frames.
Health Insurance Benefits
Our medical plans are through Blue Cross Blue Shield, and we offer a High Deductible Health Plan with no employee payroll contribution required. We also contribute to HSA accounts on your behalf.
Life Insurance
SpotHero covers Life & AD&D coverage, up to 100% of your salary, at no cost to you.
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
SpotHero sponsors an annual fitness challenge where employees can participate in hydration, sleep, and fitness challenges.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
You’ll have the opportunity to take advantage of traditional and Roth savings options with financial advisers at Fidelity Investments who are ready to assist with your retirement planning.
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide three months of parental leave for all employees.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fantastic Eats - Take a break and enjoy some grub with the team, catered weekly from your favorite Chicago spots. For a midday pick me up, choose from our endless variety of snacks or our cold brew on tap. • Team Events - From WhirlyBall and ice skating to rooftop happy hours and spontaneous ice cream parties - we're always looking for new ways to have fun together! • Casual Work Environment - Be comfortable while you work. Take a nap if you need it or squeeze in a few yoga poses between meetings. • Employee Wellness Program. We encourage work/life balance through financial wellness talks, meditation sessions, and mind & body nutrition education. Plus, we encourage our team to get out and give back to our local community. • Professional Development. We support personal and professional development through mentorship programs, diversity & inclusion trainings, and learning how to work with one another based on our personality types.