Engineering Manager

| Chicago
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About Showpad

Showpad is the leading sales enablement platform for the modern seller. Showpad’s all-in-one platform empowers sales and marketing teams to engage buyers through industry-leading training and coaching software and innovative sales content and engagement solutions. 

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

Showpad is looking for an Engineering Manager to join our growing technology team in Chicago.

As an Engineering Manager at Showpad, you’ll be a leader in driving change within our product development and engineering practices while assisting and supporting a team of engineers to do their best work.

Our engineering team in Chicago is responsible for building the Coach product within the Showpad platform. This team develops the entire platform, from the API through the frontend and mobile application.

To support and scale the team, we are looking for someone who is not only an individual contributor but is currently or is looking to help grow, train and mentor other engineers.

Key responsibilities as an Engineering Manager at Showpad

We are looking for someone willing and eager to drive change -- change in our process, change in the quality of our work and change in our relationship with other groups, both within Product, Engineering and elsewhere. We are looking for someone who will push members of the team to be better, invest in quality, grow their technical prowess and advocate for them and their work. The ideal candidate would serve to be a role model and mentor for more junior members of the team.

Your contributions in this role will help to build a skilled and autonomous engineering team within a 100+ person Product and Technology organization. You will be an integral part of helping to build best-in-class engineers who continuously sharpen each other's skills through code reviews, technology guilds, pair programming and agile delivery methodologies.

Our ideal candidate will be someone either interested in becoming a people manager or is already a leader of a small team. Any candidate must have an interest in being an engaged contributor to our codebase as well.

Skills and Qualifications we are looking for

  • 5+ years of software development as an individual contributor
  • Experience with some JVM based technologies (Java, Scala, Kotlin) and frameworks (Spring, Play, Guice)
  • Experience with agile software development practices
  • Ability to articulate engineering challenges and opportunities to technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Comfortable collaborating with and mentoring less experienced engineers on best practices and architectures
  • Consistently looking for new challenges and opportunities for growth that extend beyond role
  • A desire to learn new technologies and frameworks and understand product in an emerging field

Nice to Haves

  • Experience leading and/or managing a team of any size
  • Experience working and coordinating activities with remote teams
  • Experience mentoring less experienced engineers in interpersonal dynamics and problem solving skills
  • Experience with Test Driven Development practices
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines, cloud technologies, containerization, Javascript MVC Frameworks such as Angular or React

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
    • 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.


Operations 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

How does the company support your career growth?

Showpad does a great job communicating about open opportunities across the organization. Even more importantly, they're willing to work with you to find the right fit for your skills and your career goals. Showpad sets you up for success and that's what sets Showpad apart. They care about your career path as much as you do!


Associate Solutions Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

At Showpad, we know that the best buyer experience wins. Our mission is to empower sales and marketing to sell the way buyers actually want to buy.


President & Chief Product Officer

What are Showpad Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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