Engineering Manager

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📅  Posted 11 days ago 📍 UNITED STATES 💵 not specified
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Job Description

Your Role & Mission

As an Engineering Manager, you will have the critical leadership role of enabling excellence, productivity, and growth within Apollo's engineering organization. You crave the opportunity for hands-on mentorship, and to accelerate not only your career, but for those of your team as well. Your responsibility would come in several forms, including but not limited to:
  • Help the team define, set, and adhere to goals and expectations
  • Drive a culture around excellence, learning, and fun
  • Critically observe and improve development and management processes within Apollo engineering
  • Work closely with key stakeholders such as the CTO, Product Managers, and Designers to deliver high quality software at a rapid pace for an ever-increasing user base
  • Change, and be a part of key decision-making processes within the engineering organization

Daily Adventures and Responsibilities

  • Participation in key technical decision-making discussions such as sprint planning, software design, and occasionally code reviews
  • Help build and scale a world-class engineering team by sourcing and hiring candidates
  • Hold systematic weekly 1:1 touch points with engineers to deliver and receive quality feedback
  • Work with engineers to develop and execute on personalized goals
  • Conduct objective and helpful quarterly performance reviews for engineers


  • You love scaling up through well-written documents and well-defined processes. As a remote first company, documentation is critical to our hyper-growth and success.
  • You are compassionate, put people first as a mentor, and are tactful with both accepting and delivering criticism to others.
  • You have the leadership skills to think and execute strategically but are not afraid to get your hands dirty when needed.
  • Your technical understanding of engineering systems, especially related to data, is second to none.
  • You can relate to and admire Apollo’s values of Ownership, Integrity, Curiosity, Excellence, Teamwork, and Fun

Skills and Relevant Experiences

  • 8+ years of hands-on software engineering industry experience. You will be leading a team of multiple senior and staff level engineers so you need to be technically very strong.
  • 3-5 years' experience in people management, preferably leading senior engineers and managers.
  • Proven track record of technical leadership. Strong fundamentals in software architecture at scale, effective engineering processes, and cross-team function.
  • Experience with Ruby and Python 
  • Understanding of data privacy and security fundamentals.

Great to have

  • Familiarity with React, MongoDB, SQL, data warehousing, and ElasticSearch.
  • Experience with data platforms (Snowflake, Databricks, Airflow, Looker, etc.).
  • Experience within the activation space
Our Tech Stack
Our tech stack is React/Redux/NextJS on the front end, Ruby/Python/MongoDB/Elasticsearch/Redis on the backend, and Kubernetes/Docker/Terraform for infrastructure.