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Software Engineering Manager (Remote)

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Job Description

About Freestar

Freestar engineer teams develop cutting-edge monetization solutions for websites and mobile apps. By combining industry-leading technology, data, and massive scale, we enable busy site owners and mobile app publishers to seamlessly maximize revenue while freeing themselves of the hassles of ad operations. The result is publishers having more time to do what they do best: create content and focus on their apps.

Software Engineering Manager (Remote):

We're looking for an Engineering Manager to lead our client-side wrapper team - the product that drives our core business. You'll enable and level-up a talented team of developers to innovate features for our product that separate us from our competitors. You'll have full accountability for the growth and development of your team, take pride in their successes and support them through their failures. As a member of the Engineering leadership team, you will also have influence and impact on the department processes and technologies and will be expected to work with cross-departmental leaders to solve business problems.

What You'll Be Doing:

* Leveling-up your engineers by providing opportunities, mentorship, training and career guidance
* Managing, monitoring and adjusting the agile processes for your teams to ensure the team is delivering value
* Partnering with Product Management on a 3-6 month roadmap to make sure the team is getting shovel-ready work and has the right people for the job
* Seeking out the best engineering talent, conducting the interview process for your team and training the team to do technical interviews
* Holding regular 1:1's with your reports, giving clear and honest feedback around their individual performance
* Rolling up metrics and KPIs related to your team's performance; using this data to drive process improvements within your team
* Conducting code reviews, discuss architecture and when necessary, getting involved in fixing bugs and delivering small features
* Fostering a team environment where everyone has a voice, understanding the company vision, and feel their contributions are valued

Experience, Skills and Attributes You'll Need to Have:

First and foremost, we want a strong leader who can inspire, guide and focus our talented team of developers to deliver. Here are the qualities we look for in everyone at Freestar:

Confidence without ego: We get difficult things done in a fast paced world by bringing our ideas forward and having others challenge our assumptions. Sometimes our ideas get challenged, but that's where excellence happens. We want to make sure the best idea wins no matter where it comes from.

Problem solving: Ad-tech is hard; we need someone who can uncover solutions and make things happen.

Passionate: We want those who get inspired by the work they do and take pride in a job well done. We want those whose passion inspires others.

Inspirational: Great leaders lift up their teams and get them excited about the work they are doing. You lead by example.

Passionate about Mentoring: Your team will learn from you and seeing them develop is a sign of your success.

Strategic: We're working to scale-up. You will have to be smart when deciding which project to tackle first and work with the strategic vision of the organization. In this role you will have a direct and meaningful impact on the business.

Additional Qualifications:

* Experience managing engineering teams with 6 or more developers
* A track record of helping teams to work better and contribute more as a group
* A track record of advancing and promoting engineers to new levels in their careers
* A strong technical background, with some hands on Javascript experience and working on products run in the browser at scale
* A bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Software Engineering or equivalent industry experience

Nice to have qualities:

* Experience working with or architecting systems in AWS and/or GCP
* Experience building ad-tech solutions such as SSPs, DSPs, or Containers
* Experience managing and shepherding teams through an acquisition
* Experience running engineering teams using metrics

What you can expect in return

* Full-Time, Salaried Position
* Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits
* 401K with company match, vested immediately
* The opportunity to be part of something high value, high impact, and high growth...Who doesn't love that!

Freestar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship