Senior Engineering Manager at StackHawk (Remote)

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Are you an experienced Engineering Manager, looking for an opportunity to help build a world-class engineering team at a fast-growing startup? Do you love building and leading effective engineering teams, coaching engineers to reach new levels of excellence, and delivering against an ambitious product roadmap? Can you get excited about revolutionizing application security? Are you willing to tolerate ridiculous bird puns? If you answered “yes!” to all of these questions, you should keep reading about an exciting opportunity at StackHawk.

The Role

StackHawk’s Engineering team is growing, and we’re looking for an experienced Engineering Manager to help lead and grow our team. In this crucial role, you will partner closely with our Head of Engineering to help oversee the day-to-day operations of the StackHawk engineering team and help define a growth plan for the organization. Together, you will help grow and evolve the team, establish the process, practices and culture to enable building a rapidly growing business, delivering an incredible product and creating a world-class place to work.

Great organizations aren’t built in a day, and they don’t happen by accident. They take time, intentional planning, thoughtful execution and an openness to learn, adjust and iterate. This is a unique opportunity to have a huge impact in how we grow our team into a great organization at an ambitious, growing company. Hopefully that’s something that gets you excited!

What You’ll Do
  • Oversee and coach software engineers to deliver excellent outcomes.
  • Build and lead multiple teams, overseeing the day-to-day activity of software development, delivery and operations.
  • Facilitate agile processes and ceremonies, like standups, planning sessions, and retrospectives.
  • Encourage professional development and growth with your direct reports.
  • Foster an environment that is collaborative and embraces iterative development, rapid delivery and a culture of curiosity and continuous learning.
  • Partner closely with Product Management and Design to plan and build features that delight our customers and drive meaningful business growth.
  • Ensure product development projects are on-track, well-planned and well-executed.
  • Ensure that software is of high quality and follows best practices.
  • Assist with hiring new team members as we rapidly grow our team.
  • Set clear expectations, deliver feedback and effectively manage performance.
  • Help build a culture of leadership - lead by example and also coach and develop leadership skills amongst the team.
About You
  • 5+ years of experience in an engineering management role, such as Engineering Manager or Engineering Director, preferably including experience at a startup 
  • Experience managing a variety of roles, people and teams
  • Exceptional people skills - ability to listen and empathize, strong self-awareness, high emotional intelligence
  • Strong communication skills, can effectively communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Growth mindset - you are open-minded to feedback and seeing things from new perspectives. Curious and constant learner.
  • Expert at facilitating Agile process. You have many tools in your Agile toolbelt, and know the right situations in which to wield them. You are not a slave to process.
  • Servant leader - your primary focus is on enabling the success of others, which leads to your own recognition and success.
  • Great coach - rather than always telling people exactly what to do, you coach them, challenging them to take ownership and accomplish the right outcomes.
  • Technically savvy - you deeply understand the day-to-day duties of a software engineer, you stay up on technology trends, and have a good understanding of software development best practices.
  • Excellent partner with Product Management - you actively engage with Product Management and have opinions about our product roadmap, features and requirements to drive the business forward. 
  • Build teams that deliver - You help teams set goals and deliver features that matter to customers and to the business.
  • Humble - people recognize you as a leader because you’ve earned their respect and admiration based on your actions and accomplishments.
The Goods
  • Competitive Compensation: Earn a competitive salary and get an equity stake in the company that we are building together. 
  • Solid Benefits: Health, dental, and vision insurance 100% paid for employees and dependents. Other benefits include life insurance, AD&D, and 401K.
  • Time to Recharge Encouraged: Take what you need vacation plus ten paid holidays! Unplug, recharge, and come back refreshed.
  • Fun Team and Perks: We do great work and have fun doing it! Get a great at home equipment setup, a fun team to collaborate with, and other great perks.
  • Place Where Your Work Matters and You Grow: As an early-stage company, your work shapes the product that we are building. Nothing beats starting every work day knowing that your work deeply matters, and there is no better opportunity to grow in your career.

StackHawk is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic information, parental or pregnancy status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.

Salary range for this role is $150k to $180k, or commensurate with experience.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • KotlinLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • SegmentAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • Post NotesDesign
    • SharpiesDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM
    • SendGridEmail

Location

StackHawk was started in Denver Colorado and transitioned to a fully remote company post COVID and we plan on staying remote. Of course, we also understand that in-person interaction is important for all of us as individuals and as a company. So we also organize a few company events year-round.

An Insider's view of StackHawk

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The team includes a variety of talent across different fields, industries, and backgrounds. The company has a vision to transform application security and we have since laid down the foundation for fast, intuitive software development.
Building great software with friends is a great way to make a living, and StackHawk is a great place to do it.

Sam

Full Stack Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

At StackHawk Engineering, I'm excited that we are building both useful security products for our customers. Being able to deliver tools and applications to other engineers that can help them automate security testing for their own applications is extremely satisfying.

Topher

Senior Full Stack Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since joining StackHawk as the founding SDR, I've been able to create inbound sales processes, transition to leading outbound prospecting efforts, conduct SDR hiring interviews/onboarding, and have become an Account Executive all within my first year. To say that StackHawk has supported growth in my career would be a massive understatement.

CJ

Account Executive

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We are at the fun stage of the business where each individuals work directly impacts the outcome of the business. The team is empowered to make decisions, take risks, and find ways to make our goals happen. Our team is low on ego - everyone's opinion has a seat at the table.

Ryan Severns

Co-Founder & COO

What are StackHawk Perks + Benefits

StackHawk Benefits Overview

Competitive Compensation: Earn a competitive salary and get an equity stake in the company that we are building together.

Solid Benefits: Health, dental, and vision insurance 100% paid for employees and dependents. Other benefits include life insurance, AD&D, 401K, Employee Assistance Program, Monthly electronic allowance, SnackHawk (munchies delivered to your door bi-weekly),

Time to Recharge Encouraged: Take what you need vacation (aka Unlimited PTO) plus ten paid holidays! Unplug, recharge, and come back refreshed.

Fun Team and Perks: We do great work and have fun doing it! We have a daily Zoom happy hour to catch up and hang out. There are also frequent deliveries of snacks, meals, and goodies to keep you fueled as you do your work!

Place Where Your Work Matters and You Grow: As a seed stage company, your work shapes the product that we are building. Nothing beats arriving at work every day knowing that your work deeply matters, and there is no better opportunity to grow in your career.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
StackHawk team-members participated in stuffing goodie bags for our front line workers. Additionally we've donated to the victims of the Colorado Wildfires as this is where we our company began.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We're working on building more committees but our most recent one was established by volunteers to create our company values.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
StackHawk's leadership team is as diverse as our staff. We believe in having our employees whole self show up and support each other no matter what our background, race, language, sexual orientation.
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
StackHawk's Flexible Spending Account (FSA) helps employees cover out-of-pocket medical expenses with pre-tax contributions.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
We have a super active "Move_Yo_Body" Slack channel and support/encourage team members to take breaks to focus on their health (mental, physical, emotional, or other).
Mental Health Benefits
The EAP is available at no cost, even if you don't enroll in StackHawk's group benefits. You and your family members may access free, confidential counseling and referral services.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employees receive stock options vesting over a four-year period.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Remote Work Program
StackHawk is a remote first company so everyone works from a home office.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
At StackHawk we understand that in-person interaction is important for all of us as individuals and as a company. So we also organize a few company events.
Stocked Kitchen
Every two weeks we ship out a SnackHawk gift box of munchies for your home office valued at up to $40 per shippment.
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
We're remote, so bringing your pet to work is completely fine with us. We love seeing our colleagues furry friends.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Employees receive a solid home office setup to ensure they are ready to get to work!
Professional Development Benefits
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

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