Engineering Manager

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Every developer has a tab open on Stack Overflow.
We are one of the most popular websites in the world - a community-based space focused on increasing productivity, decreasing cycle times, accelerating time to market, and protecting institutional knowledge.
Innovation is at the heart of everything we do. We embrace collaboration, transparency, and believe in leading with empathy; creating an environment where every Stacker knows they belong. We embrace that the unique contributions and points of view of all Stackers contribute to our success.
We are a Best Company to Work For, in addition to being recognized for Best Company Leadership, Best Company Happiness, Best Company Perks and Benefits, Best Company Work-Life Balance, Best Company Compensation, and Best Company Outlook.
We are a remote-first company with Hiring HUBs based in the US, Canada, UK, and Germany.
As an Engineering Manager, you'll help your teams reach their full potential, and help each individual contributor on your teams advance in their careers. Coming from an engineering background, but with a passion for people management, you can help your engineers understand how to solve problems, both as individuals and teams. As a guiding voice in a cross-disciplinary, productivity driven workplace you'll impact millions of developers every day and shape the future of the largest community of developers on the planet. Some recent projects we've been working on include:

  • Creating a brand new product to facilitate communication with authors of widely known technologies.
  • Rebuilding our entire onboarding flow to increase user adoption
  • Creating self serve work flows to enable ad-hoc customers
  • Building a feature to report and quality control ads on the Stack Exchange network
  • Redesigning our job board to make navigation easier and more efficient


As a company dedicated to increasing developer knowledge, we'll give you the resources and support you need to help your teams grow and thrive.
What You'll Do:

  • Directly managing 2 engineering teams consisting of between 3 to 6 engineers on each team
  • Run all of our general team exercises, such as goal setting, check-ins, reports, trainings, etc. for all members of your teams
  • Have weekly 1:1's with all direct reports
  • Work with other Agile team members such as Product Managers, Agile Leaders, Tech Leads, and others, to ensure that team level goals are being met.
  • Work with Directors to ensure that teams are executing projects and functions necessary to meet organizational strategic needs
  • Organize and run any meetings necessary for their teams to accomplish their goals
  • Provide career guidance and help engineers manage their career progression at Stack Overflow
  • Mediate and resolve conflicts


What we expect to see:

  • 4+ years of experience directly managing engineers in a modern engineering environment
  • 2+ years of software engineering experience with knowledge of MVC architectures, modern web development practices and general common architecture practices.
  • Demonstrated practical experience with modern cloud-based infrastructure.
  • Positive experience with Agile development methodologies and practices with demonstrated experience of at least one methodology (Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc.).
  • Demonstrated experience with personnel management practices and techniques, including, but not limited to
    • Goal setting
    • Positive and negative feedback
    • Effective 1:1's
    • Career guidance
    • Communication
    • Conflict resolution
    • Basic project management skills
  • A strong desire to help their reports reach their full potential and progress in their careers
  • Experience managing remote-first or distributed teams of engineers
  • A track record of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion on their teams and product
  • Excellent problem solving skills. You excel at analyzing and solving problems using technology.


What You'll Get in Return:

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Generous paid vacation
  • Generous parental leave (16 weeks at 100% pay), family care leave, and unlimited sick days
  • Equity (RSUs) for all employees at all levels
  • Industry-leading health benefits that are applicable per country of residence for all our full-time employees
  • Company-paid Life Insurance
  • Health & wellness stipend
  • Home Internet stipend
  • Professional allocation for your growth and development
  • Home office allowance of $2,000 (for remote employees) with an additional $450 allowance on each anniversary date
  • Company-paid access to Calm, Bravely, LinkedIn Learning, MyAcademy and Overdrive


Stack Overflow is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We value diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging and these pillars are at the heart of how we work together here at Stack. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.
For individuals based in California, and other locations where required, we will consider employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
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