Frontend Engineering Manager

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Job Description

We’re looking for a fully remote, US-based front-end engineering manager. You will be working directly with our CTO, our engineers, and helping to shape the team, process and engineering culture. Teal’s front-end team works on a variety of projects, ranging from a web-client to a Chrome extension to widgets, and balancing this workload is hard. You would be both managing the engineers as well as project managing our feature rollouts.

Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of 4 to 7 senior-level front-end engineers, providing guidance and support to help them achieve their career goals and maximize their potential.
  • Collaborate with product managers and other stakeholders to define project goals, scope, and timelines. Ensure successful project delivery by optimizing resource allocation and addressing any roadblocks.
  • Foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement within the engineering team. Encourage best practices, knowledge sharing, and the adoption of new technologies.
  • Participate in the recruitment and onboarding of new front-end engineering talent. Contribute to the growth of the team by identifying top talent and helping to build a diverse and high-performing team.
  • Act as a bridge between the front-end engineering team and the CTO, as well as other departments. Ensure clear communication, alignment of goals, and a deep understanding of the business objectives.
  • Identify potential risks or technical challenges early in the project lifecycle and proactively develop mitigation strategies.
  • While your primary responsibility will be management and project management, you will still code when possible. This might equate to 20% to 30% of your time.

Requirements

  • 2+ years of direct management or team leadership including hiring, performance management and project delivery timelines
  • 5+ years experience of hands on front end development with modern JavaScript frameworks such as React and Typescript

Nice-to-Haves

  • Working in an early stage company (series Seed & A startups) where process grows along with our team size.
  • Experience building SaaS products.
  • Experience working in a 100% remote environment

Skills & Tools You Will Use And Learn

  • React
  • Typescript
  • Redux

What Great Looks Like

Day One:

  • Meet the team, and begin to absorb the current processes and goals.

Week One:

  • Familiarity with the team, the culture, the intentions of the company, the processes of the engineering team.
  • Ideas for improvements in all aspects of the role are starting to form.

Month One:

  • Identified key areas for improvement and begun implementing changes, whether in terms of optimizing development workflows, enhancing code quality, or fostering a culture of continuous learning.
  • One-On-Ones with all front-end engineers, yielding deeper understanding of the team, and how to best enable each person to succeed.
  • Strong working relationship with the CTO

Month 3:

  • Helped grow the team, possibly including sourcing, certainly including interviewing.
  • Demonstrated process improvements, ideally with data to back up how its helping.

What We Offer

  • Salary: $180,000 - $200,000
  • Incentive Stock Options proportionate to salary
  • Fully remote work & remote office stipend (coworking, laptop, etc.)
  • No company wide meetings on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
  • Career development stipend
  • Unlimited vacation and sick days
  • Up to 12 weeks paid parental leave, earned 1 week for each month of tenure
  • 80 - 100% coverage of health insurance (depending on chosen plan) & 401K Benefits with up to 4% company matching
  • Guaranteed 1-month severance if things don’t work out. You are trusting us with your career, and we want you to know we take it seriously.
  • As mentioned we are fully remote, however once per year we pay for the entire company to fly to the same city for a week of fun projects and general team building, think hackathons, boat rides and great food.

About Teal & Our Hiring Practices

Who We Are

A small team of innovative, collaborative, and dedicated individuals passionate about helping people build meaningful careers.  Our backgrounds range from Architecture to Digital Design and from Human Resources to Software Engineering.  We are travelers, pet lovers, musicians, parents, scuba divers, podcasters, readers, gamers, croquet players, and puzzle masters.  We focus on aligning intentions, resulting in fewer miscommunications, fewer meetings, and better outcomes.  We adhere to a “what-by-when” mentality, which means the hours you keep are up to you, and we value your ability to set expectations and do your best to meet them.

Our Hiring Process

Apply

  • We read every application and make our best effort to reply to everyone.
  • Please read the job description. We love when people strive but if you do not meet more than 50% of the requirements, we are less likely to respond.

Exploratory Interview

  • Goal: High level qualifications & mutual fit
  • 30 minute Zoom with Keith, our CTO.
  • We make sure to preserve 10 minutes for your questions.
  • We will provide the question and guidance in advance.

Technical Interview

  • Goals: Deeper understanding of qualifications
  • 1 hour Zoom with CTO and CEO
  • 1 hour Zoom with a senior engineer
  • We talk through scenarios, deep dives into your background and preferences, and do our best to see if it feels like a fit.

Work Culture Interview

  • Goal: Meet more of the Team
  • 60 minute zoom with 2 Teal people
  • We will provide the question and guidance in advance.

Reference Interviews

  • We will ask for 2 references from your most recent managers that you are comfortable using as references.

Our Current Team & Engineering Process

Our engineering team is currently 7 people: 4 frontend, 3 backend

We are a kanban styled team, with VERY few meetings, and very light process.

Learn more about our team and how here work on the Teal Engineering FAQ Page

Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity: (Come as you are. Feel welcome. Feel safe.) We are committed to safeguarding our workplace from all forms of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, disability, military status, or family status. This commitment extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, interviewing, selection, hiring, transfers, promotions, training, terminations, working conditions, compensation, and benefits.

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