Engineering Manager - Platform at CampMinder

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Engineering Manager (Platform) at CampMinder 

Date posted: 10/5/2021 and will remain posted until filled 

Time to complete application: 15-20 minutes 

How to apply: https://campminder.com/join-the-team/

Ideal start timeline: December (flexible) 

Compensation: Our target hiring range is $130,000-150,000k plus eligibility for bonus. Actual compensation will be commensurate with experience and skills.

Location: Colorado (Boulder/Denver area) preferred, or remote in GA, NC, MI, NE, NJ, NY, TX, or WA.  

At CampMinder, we build web and mobile enterprise SaaS products that help summer camps streamline their business operations. As the Platform Engineering Manager at CampMinder, you are responsible for the technical delivery of your team: aligning with product and leadership on roadmaps, owning your deliverables commitments and growing your team’s technical expertise. Reporting to the VP of Engineering you will have the opportunity to collaborate with and bring your strong experience in technical leadership and solid background in platform engineering.

Key responsibilities: 

People Management

  • Hire and onboard new team members
  • Develop relationships with your team, support, and coach them through regular 1 on 1 meetings
  • Set specific goals with each team member and position them for success
  • Support overall career development and growth

Technical Delivery

  • Support timely delivery of technical solutions to address engineering needs
  • Participate in technology discussions and advocate for better Software Development Life Cycle practices
  • Grow the technical expertise of your team and promote best practices
  • Own and manage the teams’ delivery commitments/work and hold them accountable

Culture

  • Grow a healthy, collaborative culture in line with CampMinder’s 6 Core Values
  • Be an example and a promoter of transparency and open communication
  • Encourage experiments, fast learning, and fast failure
  • Encourage controlled risk taking and learning from mistakes
  • Support and drive efforts to create a diverse team, employ equitable practices, and nurture an inclusive work environment within your team and the Engineering organization

Leadership & Collaboration 

  • Collaborate closely with the Engineering leadership team, peers, and other leaders in the organization
  • Be a partner of Product and Engineering and work together to consistently align on roadmap and priorities
  • Facilitate collaboration between teams, product managers, and stakeholders
  • Demonstrate servant-leadership and encourage others to lead as well

Agile

  • Advocate for Agile methodologies and help promote great organizational practices
  • Be a student of Agile and help apply where it makes sense for the organization
  • Run some Agile ceremonies for your team and even act a bit as a Scrum Master

Other

  • Own and maintain parts of the engineering budget
  • Maintain a relationship and communicate with our 3d party vendors
  • Own and maintain our 3d party licenses

You are a good fit for this role if you bring the following: 

When managing people, I… 

  • Value each person as an individual and treat them with respect
  • Push my team members outside their comfort zone to help them grow
  • Am candid, upfront, and transparent with my team and colleagues
  • Love developing and growing people and have a track record of doing it
  • Thrive when helping individuals to become their best

My Management/Leadership background has demonstrated...

  • 5+ years of management experience with at least 2-3 of those on a Platform/Infrastructure/DevOps/SRE team
  • Confidence in my opinion, but also genuine interest in what others have to say
  • Excellent listening - no, not the cliche, I truly am
  • Decisive decision making but not rash and/or emotional
  • Strong management AND leadership, and I know the difference between them 

My Technology background is strong in… 

  • DevOps: deployment pipelines/processes, test automation pipelines, and code repositories and production releases
  • SRE: system and environment availability and performance, environment structure and architecture, cloud management and optimization, and disaster Recovery (DR)
  • Security: system and environment security, data security, ransomware protection, network security, environment, server, and system access control

Organization and Execution - I’m experienced in...

  • Team Work Planning - Sprint / PI planning, prioritizing my team’s work, defining a Roadmap, and managing a Backlog
  • Agile development environment, Scrum, Kanban, and acting as a Scrum Master
  • Team Leadership- understanding where the team is at any one point, having a keen sense when people are getting sidetracked or hitting a brick wall and not asking for help, or knowing when my team is deviating from the plan

Strategy and Vision

  • Creating a strategy and vision for the platform/infrastructure to optimize SRE/DevOps/Security
  • Staying current on technology and industry trends to bring new ideas/technologies
  • Ability to make trade-off decisions considering efficiency, value, cost, etc.

A few of the benefits CampMinder is proud to offer: 
  • Wide selection of medical, dental, and vision coverage options (the company's contribution covers 100% of at least one option for each)
  • A variety of resources to support mental health and emotional well-being
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave for all new parents, including via adoption, surrogacy, and foster care
  • 401(k) with 4% company matching, vested immediately 
  • Trust-Based (flexible) PTO (and yes, we use it!) 
  • Monthly wellness allowance
Work Location

Our employees have the option to work fully remote or a mix of days at home and in the office. Currently, all employees working on-site are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. We are beginning to host office socials and celebrations again so it’s great to have local folks excited about joining us in-person occasionally. We require anybody working remote to have a very reliable, high-speed internet connection.


We're actively taking steps to make sure our culture is inclusive and that our processes and practices promote equity for all, including people of color, people from working-class backgrounds, women, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. We welcome and encourage applications from people with these identities or members of other marginalized groups.

Research shows that women and people of color tend not to apply to jobs unless they believe they are 100% qualified and apply to fewer senior-level positions. With that in mind, we encourage you to apply if you're not sure whether you meet our qualifications. We'd love to have the opportunity to consider you!


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Location

CampMinder empowers their 'Minders to choose how they work best. Depending on which option they choose: Mostly at home, Some at the Office, Mostly at the Office, CampMinder equips them to be successful. Our office in Boulder is located near walking/biking paths, breweries, and coffee shops!

An Insider's view of CampMinder

What are some social events your company does?

At CampMinder, we go above and beyond to ensure everyone is culturally included. Whether it's happy hour at a brewery, flying the whole team in for our annual kickoff, a competitive game of kickball in the park, or a video hangout with lunch from the company, there's plenty of ways to socialize and build relationships with other 'Minders.

Troy

QA Automation Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

The Solutions Team is uniquely positioned within CampMinder in that we interact quite frequently with the Client Services, Product, and Engineering Teams. In many ways we act as an intermediary, translating client pain points communicated to us by Client Services into well defined improvements that our Product and Engineering Teams can implement.

Charly

Data Ops- Solutions Specialist

How does the company support your career growth?

CampMinder really supports personal goals and development. While interviewing, I shared that I was thinking about getting my bachelor's degree while working and my manager’s reaction was overwhelmingly positive. She shared many ways they would be flexible. They weren’t deterred from extending me an offer and I'm learning more than I imagined now!

Azariah

Client Support Representative

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I believe that the human connection is important when we work together. Therefore, I have regularly scheduled 1 on 1’s with each person on my teams. In addition, I remind everyone to always feel free to come to me and discuss any topic. Even if I am going through a very busy period, I will prioritize someone's need/want to have a conversation.

Lazar

VP, Software Engineering

What are some things you learned at the company?

The product world has many ways to build indispensable products. I learned that truly stellar products need strong client relationships so they feel heard and supported. I learned the value of working with engaged, candid, driven, and joyous co-workers everyday. I'm proud of to see the positive impact that our whole product experience brings them.

Marissa

Product Manager

What are CampMinder Perks + Benefits

CampMinder Benefits Overview

A few of the benefits CampMinder is proud to offer:
--Wide selection of medical, dental, and vision coverage options (the company's contribution covers 100% of at least one option for each)
--A variety of resources to support mental health and emotional well-being
--12 weeks of paid parental leave for all new parents, including via surrogacy and foster care
401(k) with 4% company matching, vested immediately
--Trust-Based (flexible) PTO (and yes, we use it!)
--Monthly wellness allowance

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
DEI taskforce is a group of stakeholders from each department that meet regularly and drive priorities. Other fun slack groups include: PlantMinder, CampFire_Council, Frisky Whisky, DogMinder, etc
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Our leadership team does an annual unconscious bias training course. Our Talent & Culture team leads a training for every interview team on equitable hiring practices and unconscious bias.
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Our DEI Taskforce is individuals from across the company helping drive the priorities of our DEI goals. One outcome has been to develop a live resource group and educational hub for employees.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We have audited all our recruiting and hiring processes to be aligned with highly equitable practices. Our hiring teams are trained routinely and coached along each step of our hiring pathway.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Employees enrolled in compatible insurance plans may make pre-tax contributions to a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA).
Disability Insurance
Short and long-term disability insurance is 100% paid by CampMinder.
Dental Benefits
CampMinder offers 10 dental plans to choose from to fit your needs. The company makes a monthly contribution toward premium costs based on coverage level.
Vision Benefits
CampMinder offers 4 vision plans to choose from to fit your needs. The company makes a monthly contribution toward premium costs based on coverage level.
Health Insurance Benefits
CampMinder offers 20 medical plans to choose from, including PPO, HDHP, and HMO options. The company makes a monthly contribution toward premium costs based on coverage level.
Life Insurance
Life Insurance is paid 100% by CampMinder.
Pet Insurance
Optional pet insurance available.
Wellness Programs
CampMinder provides weekly seasonal produce deliveries, an on-site meditation room, and a $25/month wellness stipend, among other offerings.
Mental Health Benefits
CampMinder has a fully-paid Employee Assistance Program which enables three free counseling sessions per case topic requested. This has been a great support for folks!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(k) plans are offered through Transamerica. Employees are eligible to begin contributing after their first paycheck.
401(K) Matching
CampMinder matches employee contributions 100% on the first 4% of their salary and contributions are vested immediately.
Performance Bonus
Profit-sharing bonus based on company financial performance.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Eligible employees may take up to 12 weeks of Parental Leave for a birth, adoption, or foster care placement. Two weeks will be compensated at 100% and 10 weeks will be compensated at 60%.
Flexible Work Schedule
Employees are encourage to work when/how they work best. This could look like exercising over lunch, walking meetings, working alternative times of day if you need, and taking plenty of personal time
Remote Work Program
CampMinder has allowed employees to choose how they wish to work: mostly at home, some at the office, mostly at the office. We support employees with internet stipends, workstation needs, and travel
Family Medical Leave
CampMinder offers up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave per year for any employee eligible under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
We offer Trust-Based PTO, meaning there is no formal cap on time that can be taken. This approach relies on candid sharing of wants and needs, taking individual, team, and business needs into account.
Generous PTO
We have no formal cap on employee PTO. On average, our employees take 4-5 weeks of vacation per year.
Paid Holidays
CampMinder offers all employees paid time off to observe eight major holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
CampMinder keeps a rotating local beer on tap.
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Through a partnership with WageWorks, CampMinder allows employees to pay for commuting expenses, including qualified transit passes, through pretax payroll deductions, saving employees between 25-40%.
Company Outings
We plan regular opportunities to have fun together. Some examples this year include, a holiday party at a local brewery, an outing to Punch Bowl Social, & an end-of-summer celebration at Boulder Res.
Game Room
Our game room includes Video and board games
Stocked Kitchen
CampMinder offers coffee, tea, snacks, and occasional catered luncheons for employees working in the office!
Some Meals Provided
We provide free lunches and snacks during our all-company meetings!
Happy Hours
CampMinder hosts an all staff, on-site happy hour following our quarterly meetings.
Parking
CampMinder offers ample on-site parking in our lot, as well as bike racks if you prefer the two-wheel mode of transportation.
Pet Friendly
Don't want to leave your fur baby at home? That's great, because we welcome dogs at CampMinder! We also offer pet insurance.
Fitness Subsidies
CampMinder offers a $300 annual allowance ($25/month) that can be used toward a variety of wellness-related purchases like race registration, yoga, wearable devices, massages, gym memberships, & more.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Employees who choose to work mostly at home will receive assistance purchasing any necessary office equipment!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
All employees are encouraged to dedicate time each week towards their personal or professional development goals.
Customized development tracks
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