InspiHER Tech
October 9, 2019
Chicago, IL, United States
Job Type


Title: Software Engineering Manager - Start-up , #10534

Salary: Up to $160k + Equity + Benefits

Status: Direct Hire (not a Contract), No Sponsorship Available

Location: Chicago, IL - Local Candidates Only


 About the Company:

Join a seed-funded startup having a positive impact on culture-based recruitment and building meaningful connections between employers and employees that result in stronger work teams and more highly-engaged employees.

About the Software Engineering Manager - Start-up Position:

This position is the heart of the product development team. You report directly to the CEO and work with the VP of Product and Design with an integral role in the strategic, tactical and operational growth of the team, culture and this early-stage product. You have the ability to put your stamp on this innovative solution that integrates into a larger ecosystem of external products.

About the Software Engineering Manager - Start-up  Responsibilities:

You grew up as a digital software engineer and are not opposed to digging in and coding as needed but your real brilliance is being able to architect ground-up systems and solve complex problems. You love building, mentoring and guiding teams in a culture that is fast-paced and fluid environment.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Leading the technical vision of the product within an Agile Framework
  • Directing platform architecture and a development team with a hands-on approach by leading architectural discussions, code reviews, and writing code
  • Co-develop the vision for a web and mobile application platform
  • Oversee the big picture, strategy, architecture, and system requirements of the platform
  • Recruit, lead, and manage a world-class tech team, including task planning, code reviews, and retrospectives
  • Establish a solid project framework and excellent development processes
  • Participate as a key decision-maker in all aspects of the business
  • Work closely with the VP of Product & Design to drive an excellent customer experience, continually raising the bar on functionality, usability, and simplicity
  • Champion engineering and operational excellence, establishing metrics and processes for regular assessment and product improvement
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to both your team members and your project peers; including training, performance management, feedback, and professional development for all engineering team members

About the Software Engineering Manager - Start-up  Requirements:

  • 5-9+ years of relevant experience architecting, full stack development, and launching software products and/or services
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure (AWS, Google Cloud) and a variety of development technologies including Kubernetes, Docker, Postgres, GraphQL, Rest, HTML5, CSS3, Node, Babel, json and more. You can bring your own expertise to the product development environment as well
  • Experience managing successful engineering teams including planning, hiring/ termination and performance management
  • Experience with the Lean Startup Methodology including MVPs, A/B testing, rapid iterations, and growth hacking
  • Experience working with and integrating to HR Management Software, POS Software, Payroll Systems and implementing Digital Security would be highly beneficial
  • Experience implementing web and mobile application analytics
  • An entrepreneurial attitude and a great sense of humor
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to provide constructive feedback to teammates
  • High comfort with ambiguity and a mindset towards continual iteration and improvement as priorities change


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