Babylist Engineering Manager

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  • Full-Time

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Babylist is looking for an experienced, highly technical, and driven Engineering Manager to help lead our growing team.

The Babylist engineering team is involved in growing and scaling all aspects of our business, including our consumer-facing web/iOS/Android apps, e-commerce operational infrastructure, content distribution platforms, data-warehousing and business intelligence platforms.

Our current team size is 12, with plans to grow to 18-20 in the next year. We are partially distributed with most of the team based in Oakland, CA.


What You'll Do

  • Build a diverse team while fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment. As we grow we want to find the best talent for our team, whether that’s here at HQ or elsewhere; you’ll help us decide on the right scaling strategies and hire your own team

  • Own the tactical planning and execution for your team in alignment with Product goals and Engineering goals

  • Help your team achieve their highest potential. Play the key role in on-boarding and mentoring your team

  • Review technical roadmaps and help the team on key technical decisions by providing thought leadership around process, tooling and systems; we benefit by more knowledge and learning how others solve problems

  • Ensure that we meet our commitments to ship high-quality software, clearly communicating across the product development team and company regarding key milestones or at any time there are risks to our commitments

  • Work closely with product owners to design, implement, and deploy systems to support and scale our growing e-commerce, content, and fulfillment operations


What You've Done

  • 5+ years of relevant engineering work experience and 2+ years of hands-on technical management experience

  • Exceptional coding abilities and experience with architectural patterns of large, high-scale applications

  • You understand testing, monitoring and running a production software system

  • Hired, mentored and retained senior engineers and leaders with a track record of building productive, world-class engineering teams

  • Experience independently starting self-sustaining teams is a plus

  • Effectively worked with senior leadership in setting strategic 6+ month direction

  • Operated well in the unknown - experienced with rapid growth and constantly shifting challenges and priorities. We’re looking for someone who is able to adapt and shift strategy quickly, and is able to manage the team well in the process

  • Consistently made culture choices that positively impact all of engineering

  • Worked well in cross-functional teams (eng, product, design, operations)

Our Tech Stack

  • Ruby on Rails

  • React

  • MySQL

  • Redis

  • Sidekiq

  • AWS




  • 🇺🇸 US-only
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