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Software Engineering Manager 

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Software Engineering Manager

Firstup is fundamentally changing how organizations communicate and connect. We aim to be the backbone of the entire Digital Employee Experience. From the front line to the C-suite, we help deliver targeted information at the right time, in the right place, and in the right language. We are unifying the digital workplace and giving workers personalized access to all the systems, resources, and applications they need to do their jobs. 


Joining Firstup means joining a movement to connect every worker. This movement has taken root and is evident in our world-class customer base and their millions of employees worldwide. Now we need your help. If you are ready to make a difference in the world, come join us!


Position summary


We're looking for a talented Software Engineering Manager to join our team! You will have opportunities to work closely with customers to solve real technology challenges. We are rapidly expanding and you will be responsible for delivering new solutions and services while constantly improving our approach to architecture, scale, availability and fault-tolerance. Engineering is a craft, and at Firstup we believe the internals of our technology should be as elegant as user experience. If there is a specific challenge you are looking for, we most likely have it for you. 


Teams are empowered and supported to do their best work every day. We work in cross-functional autonomous product teams, so you'll interact with Product Managers, Designers, QA, and other engineers on a daily basis. You will partner with others across the company in shared codebases, and contribute directly to other services when needed. We iterate quickly to see what works and what doesn't and follow the data to drive our strategy. We encourage you to take chances and fail because that is how we learn and grow. We are a distributed team and have been since day 1. We build solutions for distributed workforces so we model our workforce the same way. In this role you really can work where you want within the United States.




Mentor, manage, and grow a team of distributed Engineers by instilling and advocating best practices.

Foster an environment of involvement and open communication. Engineering is a team sport at Firstup.

Drive the creation of solutions for our most challenging technical problems as they relate to scaling and automation.

Communicate your passion for building quality software and motivate others to do the best work of their lives.

Develop career pathing and manage performance of your team members.

Contribute to engineering-wide initiatives as part of the engineering management team.

Drive Agile and QA best practices.


You Have


Previous experience managing a team of 15+ Engineers; ideally in a startup-like environment developing SaaS applications/platforms.

Proven success leading a team through complex challenges that are large in scope.

Strong knowledge in OOD, Domain-driven design, and microservices architecture.

Excellent communication skills and understanding of the realities of developing in a startup environment (i.e.. you know the difference between small problems and big ones).

Familiarity with our technology stack or similar (Ruby on Rails, JavaScript/TypeScript, React, Node, and more!)

Previous experience as a Software Engineer.


You Might Have


Experience with Kubernetes, Docker, Helm.

Experience with AWS.

Experience with Client, AI.

Experience working for a startup and/or SaaS organization.

Open-source contributions and history of side-projects.


Why Firstup? 


Because you care. About people, the work you do, and the connections you make. Work is such a large part of life, it only makes sense to make it awesome.


If you want to engage brilliant minds in a true start-up environment where ideas are rewarded regardless of who they come from, join us. This is a rapidly changing space so if you thrive on ambiguity, are hungry for a challenge, and have the guts to speak your mind it could be a perfect fit.


Come for the challenges, come for engaging people in a casual and friendly environment. Come for the unlimited PTO, the health benefits, the 401k plan, the annual retreats (including family), the twice-a-year hackathons, the 10% exploratory time, the ability to contribute to open source, and the potential to work from anywhere.


Whatever the reason you come to Firstup, your new co-workers along with a leadership team who truly believes in your growth both professionally and personally will keep you here.