Medium
publishing mobile blogging-platforms digital-media
New York or w/in the U.S.

Senior Engineering Manager

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At Medium, we’re building a platform to help people deepen their understanding of the world and discover ideas that matter. To do that, we create simple and beautiful product experiences that prioritize the user experience. We built the best editor on the web using the cutting-edge technologies available at the time and now the team in NYC is on a mission to build products and tools that empower editors to deliver top-tier stories to the ~100M readers across our publications. We prioritize fast iteration without compromising quality, while maintaining an attention to detail that creates the kind of thoughtful interactions we’re known for. We’re looking for a mindful, empathetic, and self-aware Senior Engineering Manager to join our team to help us move thinking forward. With a strong focus on growth and personal development, Medium is the ideal place to develop your skills in an environment that is built on mutual trust and respect.
  • You will plan and support career development for the members of your team.
  • You will inspire and grow engineers through mentorship, empowerment, and by challenging them to do their best work.
  • You will partner with product management and design to help set priorities and plan the roadmap for your team.
  • You will facilitate technical design discussions, remove blockers and align stakeholders.
  • You will drive programs in engineering reliability, productivity, process and quality.
  • You will recruit and retain best-in-class engineering talent to build a diverse high performing team.
  • You will inspire an atmosphere of continuous improvement by serving as a coach, mentor, and technical advisor.
  • You have 5+ years leading and managing high performance engineering teams (2+ years as a manager).
  • You have experience running teams in an Agile or Scrum environment.
  • You are flexible, dedicated, and curious.
  • You believe in the craft of software engineering, but are pragmatic when necessary.
  • You have a passion for mentoring and coaching engineers.
  • You have a track record of delivering features and functionality on time with high quality.
  • You have excellent communication skills.
  • You have experience in Javascript (Node.js, React or GraphQL).
  • You have experience with AWS(RDS, SQS, DynamoDB).
  • You have experience working in a service-oriented or microservice architecture.
  • You have deep knowledge of API design principles and best-practices, caching, resiliency, RPC, REST, and HTTP.
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