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Remote Senior Front End Engineering Manager

Design Pickle

Design Pickle

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024

About This Role

Hello, prospective pickle! Design Pickle is looking for a versatile and passionate front-end Senior Software Engineering Manager to join us in pushing our products and technology forward. You will play a key role in building the next generation of creative products that power collaboration between Design Pickle’s customers and our global network of creatives. You will use a wide range of technologies, programming languages, and systems and be responsible for all aspects of software development.

The ideal candidate will combine superb technical, research, and analytical capabilities with a demonstrated ability to get the right things done quickly and effectively. Given our aspirational vision to be the most helpful creative platform in the world and the nature of our products, this role requires entrepreneurial drive and thinking, comfort with ambiguity, and experience building large-scale, high-performance web applications/systems for a global audience.

If you have ever wanted to make a significant contribution and help shape the trajectory of a startup, this role is for you!

Reports to: VP of Product

On a daily basis, works closely with Product Designers, Product Managers, and Software Engineers globally. On a weekly basis work cross functionally across the company.

Location: Design Pickle is a fully remote company with a Company Hub in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Who We Are Looking For

First, Design Pickle is anything but typical. We’re a group of hard-working, creativity-loving individuals from around the world.

Do we love pickles, too? Most of us! But don’t stress if pickles aren’t your thing. It’s not a deal-breaker. We do look for a passion and interest in something, though, because our employees’ uniqueness is what helped make us the great company we are today.

We stand by our vision, purpose, and values, and these are mission-critical to how you show up every single day.

Specific to your role, we’re looking for individuals who have:

  • 10+ years of software development experience with a significant focus on front-end technologies, alongside 7+ years of professional experience as a software engineer in varied environments.
  • 6+ years in technical leadership, directly managing development teams and overseeing large-scale projects with at least 3 years of experience in managing back-end technologies such as Ruby on Rails, Express.js, Spring, .NET.
  • Profound expertise in front-end technologies, with at least 3 years of experience using JavaScript frameworks such as React, Angular, or Vue.js.
  • Comprehensive knowledge in deploying, configuring, and operating cloud-based solutions like AWS or Azure, alongside a solid understanding of analytics platforms such as DataDog, Tableau, Snowflake, Looker, Pendo, Amplitude, and Hotjar.
  • Hands-on experience in designing and operating critical high-scale systems that are highly available, scalable, and sustainable, reflecting a passion for the aesthetic and functional aspects of product development.
  • Strong familiarity with data platforms, including aspects such as modeling, metadata management, streams, persistence, enrichment, and access; adept at integrating ML/AI solutions for enhanced user personalization.
  • Expertise employing Agile methodologies, leading teams through agile processes and continuous delivery frameworks to maximize efficiency and effectiveness in project deliverables.
  • Experience managing globally distributed teams, demonstrating effective management of both full-time staff and vendors across different geographies and cultures.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills are essential for managing remote teams and ensuring clear, consistent interactions across global projects—vital in a remote-first company.
  • Educational background: A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field, or equivalent practical experience, providing a solid foundation for complex problem-solving and innovation in software development.

Bonus Pickle Points:

  • In-depth experience with React application framework, experience with Ruby on Rails, and knowledge of Tailwind.
  • Comfortable working independently and with a 10+ person development team.
  • Proven track record of building and/or improving company culture.
  • Exceptional written communication - we’re a remote-first company so effective communication is vital.
  • An astute eye for operational efficiency improvements.

Key Objectives and Responsibilities

  • Lead and contribute directly to high-value frontend projects, blending your skills as a hands-on developer with your responsibilities as a manager. Your dual role will involve coding, architectural design, and problem-solving alongside your team, directly contributing to our key initiatives.
  • Develop and lead a high-performing frontend engineering team by excelling in recruitment, coaching, mentoring, and personal example. Cultivate a team culture that values both individual accountability and collective success, fostering technical excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Champion the evolution of our product architecture with a hands-on approach, focusing specifically on frontend technologies. Implement innovative design patterns and frameworks that enhance user interfaces, ensuring that architectural decisions are aligned with user engagement and business goals.
  • Deliver exceptional products that meet rigorous standards of quality, security, and reliability, driving innovation and execution of roadmap features. Your direct involvement in development ensures that projects not only meet technical standards but also deliver substantial user and business value.
  • Set and uphold stringent standards for performance and availability, involving yourself in the development and monitoring processes. Integrate engineering practices like CI/CD and comprehensive code reviews to boost productivity and align with strategic outcomes.
  • Own and manage the engineering infrastructure, optimizing frontend operations while also contributing to DevOps practices that enhance efficiency and security.
  • Provide strategic insights into engineering resource allocation to the Product leadership team, balancing your managerial perspective with hands-on technical insights.
  • Foster a results-focused and highly engaged team environment where both you and your team members are proactive problem-solvers. Your leadership by example in both management and individual contributions will drive initiatives that enhance performance, availability, and user value.

The compensation range for this position is $170,000 to $190,000 annually. The actual salary offer made to a candidate will be made with mindful consideration of a wide range of factors. These factors include but are not limited to skills, qualifications, education/knowledge, experience, and alignment with market data for a given location within the US. In addition to base salary, some positions may be eligible for additional compensation such as bonuses or commissions. This salary data is for our US-based positions only.

Benefits, Compensation, And Perks
Uncapped PTO: Hate seeing your PTO hours decrease as the year goes on? Not anymore! There is no cap or number associated with the amount of PTO days you can request.
Major medical healthcare: We offer major medical plans as well as Dental and Vision insurance.
Remote-work flexibility: More productive at home? Not based in Scottsdale, AZ? Fine with us! We are a remote-first company with people all over the country.
401K: Plan for your future with a 401K with a 5% company match.
World-class Company Hub: More productive in an office? Also, fine with us! Our Company Hub is set up with state-of-the-art standing desks, high-definition monitors, breakout rooms for meetings and calls, a podcast studio, a relaxation room, and of course - as much merch as you need.
In-office gym: Our Company Hub also has a small CrossFit-style gym with a Peloton studio available for any pickles to use!
Life-changing massage chair: We change lives through creativity...and massages. Our team has traveled far and wide to take advantage of a life-changing massage chair that is housed in our Company Hub. One massage is all it will take to radically transform your life.
New parent leave: Design Pickle encourages all primary caregivers to take up to 8 weeks leave for a new family member, including adoption, at full salary.
Short Term / Long Term Disability Options
Stipends for Personal Development, Wellness and Remote work: We offer a yearly stipend for employees for being remote workers, as well as wellness and development stipends.
Pet insurance: Have a furry friend? Design Pickle offers pet insurance through United Pet Care for discounted vet visits, medication, and procedures.
Team retreats, social events, and adventures: Pickle collaboration is important to us! We host regular social events, get-togethers, and experiences for our staff.
About Design Pickle
Design Pickle was founded in 2015 with a vision to change lives through its creative software, solutions, and services. Since then, the company has grown to be the leading flat-rate creative services company in the world. We have served tens of thousands of clients with a team that spans the globe.
Design Pickle continues to be one of the fastest-growing companies in America listed on the Inc. 5000 in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023. We’ve also been ranked as an AZ Central Best Place to Work in 2020, 2021, 2023.
We are a company that takes our core values to heart:
Be the SPARK
Let your fire and passion inspire someone else’s day.
DRIVE Performance
Seek out new ways to improve performance, satisfaction, and impact for our customers. Less is more rules supreme.
Give it to me STRAIGHT
Lead with radical and professional candor in every situation. Graciously accept when others do the same. Move forward together and aligned.
HELP when nobody's watching
Find opportunities to support each other and our clients beyond the day-to-day.
Lean into HARD
We thoughtfully select our challenges and tenaciously commit to conquering them.
Make your own PICKLES
We are a collection of incredible individuals who challenge ourselves and each other to grow. Change is celebrated as a sign of progress.
You can learn more about our company, our vision, and what we stand for on our website and social channels. We can’t wait to meet you—thank you in advance for your application!
Design Pickle is an Equal Opportunity Employer. You will often hear members of the Design Pickle team refer to themselves as “pickles”. Pickles come in an infinite amount of variety, and as such, the pickles at Design Pickle celebrate every aspect of our diverse workforce and do not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, nationality, (dis)ability, gender, gender expression, or sexual orientation.
All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. The right pickle for the right opportunity. Design Pickle is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Notice to Staffing and Recruiting Agencies
Design Pickle will not accept resumes from any source other than the candidate. Any unsolicited resume sent to Design Pickle will be considered Design Pickle sourced.
Email Correspondence
Please be aware that all official correspondence from Design Pickle regarding job applications will come from an @designpickle.com email address. If you receive any communication from a different domain, please disregard it and report it to us immediately.
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