Software Engineering Manager

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Who We Are

Fiveable is on a mission to equip students to succeed on their own terms. Our social productivity platform helps students get things done, together. Students from around the world join rooms with a library-like atmosphere to focus on making progress both academically and personally.

We're building spaces for young people to grow together.

Fiveable in the news:

Why we are betting on virtual study rooms to change the game for students (Fiveable Blog)

Fiveable lands $10M Series A to become ‘the hallways of the educational internet’ (Tech Crunch)

How one founder identified a gap in education working as a teacher and built a startup to fix it (Tech Crunch Podcast)

A Former Oakland Unified Teacher Now Helps Even More Students Pass AP Tests (Edsurge)

About the role

Our engineering team is growing rapidly, and we're looking for an engineering manager to help us grow responsibly from technical and people-oriented standpoints. In this role, you'll be given the opportunity to have a large amount of impact and autonomy. Ideally you'll be able to grow as our company grows, leading larger teams as we scale. You will shepherd our team as we build the technology that enables our product to serve our users in a meaningful way.

What you'll do

-Work closely with your team and others across the company to enable sustainable and timely delivery of solutions to address business needs

-Facilitate partnerships between engineers, product managers, and designers to set the right goals and solve problems

-Advocate for and implement engineering best practices and develop technical strategies to guide short and long-term plans

-Nurture a healthy, collaborative engineering culture aligned with our values

-Build, lead, and serve an effective and diverse team of engineers through hiring, coaching, mentoring, feedback, and hands-on career development

-Lead a team of experienced engineers

-Coach and mentor the professional and technical development of your team members. Help develop their careers and assign them to projects tailored to their skill levels, work styles, and professional goals

-Grow the team thoughtfully by understanding business needs, addressing team skill gaps, and prioritizing a diverse top of funnel

-Work with your team and across Fiveable to maintain a prioritized backlog and create short-term and long-term goals. Estimating and predicting team requirements -based on future product needs

-Provide continuous feedback, address underperformance, and recognize the individual strengths and contributions of your team members

-Create a team environment that values collaboration, empathy, and respect

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You Are:

  • Passionate - You care deeply and pour yourself into what you do.
  • Efficient - You work smarter, not harder.
  • Candid - You communicate consistently and authentically
  • Flexible - You go with the flow and find new paths to your goals.
  • Empathetic - You understand how others feel and know why they act the way they do
  • A Problem-Solver - You take initiative to present solutions to problems that you encounter or notice

Must have:

  • Excited to work in a fast-paced environment
  • 4+ years of working experience
  • Prior experience with backend technologies
  • US work authorization required, we do not support visa transfers
  • Prior experience with TypeScript, node, and modern backend
  • You'll need to be able to work remotely from the US
  • Experience working with product management and road mapping from time to time

Nice to have:

  • Experience working with design, prototyping, wireframing, UI/UX, and user research from time to time
  • Have a BA / BS degree at a 4 years university or equivalent practical experience
  • You will ensure your team delivers extraordinary output

💅 Benefits of Working at Fiveable

Fiveable is a small but growing edtech startup that is fiercely committed to its employees. Here is what you can expect from your Fiveable experience:

  • A salary range of $160k-$220k
  • Equity- We value our team members and want you to also participate in our growth
  • Comprehensive benefits (Health, Dental, and Vision, 401(k), HSA)
  • A front row seat to education innovation at an early stage startup
  • A company that prioritizes inclusion and diversity
  • The ability to work remotely from anywhere in the world
  • A generous paid time off policy and Wellness Days (4th Friday of every month)
  • A yearly stipend for professional development and a monthly Work Away From Home stipend

(Check out our full list of benefits at Fiveable here:

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