Leafly

Software Engineering Manager / Lead

Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA , Baltimore, MD , Washington, DC

Posted 2019-07-08
Description

HELP MAKE HISTORY in one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Leafly is the most trusted brand in cannabis with the largest audience: millions of people around the world start their cannabis journey with Leafly, and it’s because we are not your typical cannabis company. Compliance and innovation are equal parts of Leafly’s DNA. We are shaping the global cannabis industry for the better, accessible to everyone, from the cannabis curious to the everyday consumer, building the world’s destination for everyone to discover, find and buy cannabis.

If you are interested in a rapidly growing, nascent space that requires forward-thinking and continuous innovation to lead, look no further. A career at Leafly combines the excitement and innovation of a start-up with the growth opportunities of a major corporation. Leafly salaries and benefit packages are competitive, and we promise that you will never be bored: we focus relentlessly on solving challenges for our customers and having fun doing it in our collaborative work environment. If you have the skills and desire, you will be joining a global team of innovative, passionate individuals on a revolutionary mission to change the world for the better.

We are currently seeking a Software Engineering Manager / Lead to work in our office in Baltimore, MD.

Our Teams and Our Tech

Our teams are cross-functional with product owners, designers, and engineers working side-by-side toward shared goals. We aim for each team to have the right mix of full stack, web, and api developers, so that together they are equipped to solve whatever problems come their way. We look to each person to bring their expertise and passion to the table, as well as the ability to roll up their sleeves and help where it’s needed.

The main technical players: Ruby, Rails, Python, JavaScript, React, Node.js, Next.js, Express.js. Swift, Kotlin, Postgres, Elasticsearch, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS.

What We Are Looking For In This Role

As a Software Engineering Manager at Leafly, you will work hands-on with the developers on your team. You’ll partner closely with product owners and designers to scope projects. You’ll help your team deliver on time through daily mentorship, pairing, technical guidance, business guidance, and by removing roadblocks. And you’ll support the personal career growth and development of the engineers on your team.

We are looking for managers that are excited about technology, projects, and people. Do you like to stay connected to the code, making time to contribute regularly and jumping on PRs, so you can help ensure your team is producing high quality code and high quality products? Do you like the challenge of keeping a project moving forward, facilitating scope and tradeoff discussions as new information is uncovered? Do you like working with your team to continuously improve your process and how you work? Are you passionate about supporting people and making sure they are set up for success and growth? Then Leafly is looking for you! Here are some of your day-to-day responsibilities:
Partnership with Product and Design leads on your team
Provide input on level of effort and risks to inform project scope and priority
Advocate for both product excellence and technical excellence
Facilitate regular tradeoff discussions between engineers and team leads
Engineering operations within your team
Lead a team of 6-8 engineers
Drive task breakout, estimation, prioritization, and assignment
Work hands on with your team on technical solutions, PRs, etc to ensure the team produces high quality code and products
Enable developer productivity by unblocking and clearing the way
Drive technical and process improvements within team + inform improvements across teams and the org at large
Engage regularly with Technical Platform Leads and other Engineering Managers
Own code delivery for your team
Employee growth and development
Mentoring and coaching in regular 1:1s
Goal setting toward skills development and career growth
Performance reviews
Qualifications
3+ years experience managing software engineers
5+ years experience shipping and supporting high-scale, high-performance web applications in a cloud environment
Experience with more than one server-side technology
Experience with latest web technologies, tools, and practices
Experience leading an agile team of engineers
Expertise in HTTP, web application architecture, scalability, performance optimization, reliability, deployment, monitoring, security
The job description is representative of typical duties and responsibilities for the position and is not all-inclusive. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned in accordance with business needs. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. A background check will be conducted after a conditional offer of employment is extended.

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Company summary

Est. 2010, Leafly is the world’s most comprehensive cannabis resource. Find strain information, dispensaries nearby, original content and research, hundreds of thousands of strain reviews, and more. Through Leafly.com and our mobile app, we're the global leader in providing trusted information for the cannabis curious and connoisseurs alike.

Our teams are cross-functional with product owners, designers, and engineers working side-by-side toward shared goals. We aim for each team to have the right mix of full stack, web, API, and native app developers, so that together they are equipped to solve whatever problems come their way. We look to each person to bring their expertise and passion to the table, as well as the ability to roll up their sleeves and help where it’s needed.

Perks

- Medical, dental, and vision benefits (100% paid employee premiums)
- Company stock options
- 401k employer match
- Unlimited paid time off
- 10 company holidays
- Paid family leave
- Cell phone subsidy
- Subsidized transportation benefits
- Bi-weekly free lunches
- Free snacks and beverages

Interview process

The interview process has various stages. Typical steps will be a recruiter phone screen, hiring manager phone screen, a coding exercise, on-site interview loop to include collaboration exercises with engineering team, and interviews with product and design teams.

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