Principal Engineering Manager

  • Convoy
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Dec 22, 2020
Engineering: All

Job Description

Convoy is transforming the $800 billion trucking industry, where even 10 years ago, most truck drivers did not have smartphones and paper driver logs were common. In 2015, Convoy launched the digital freight movement with an open and fully connected marketplace for brands and manufacturers to work directly with freight carriers who move truckload shipments throughout the country. This ‘Digital Freight Network’ is powered by machine learning and automation, and supported by a broad, ever-growing set of features that benefit both sides of the marketplace.
We’ve been honored to work with some great companies, such as Unilever, The Home Depot, and Procter & Gamble. We’ve also been backed by world-class investors, including Google, YCombinator, Fidelity, Greylock Generation, Lone Pine, T. Rowe Price, Baillie Gifford and the founders and CEOs of Amazon, Salesforce, eBay, LinkedIn, Expedia, Dropbox, Starbucks, and others. We are proud to have been named a CNBC Disruptor 50 Winner (3x), a Fast Company World Changing Idea, a LinkedIn Top Startup, a Forbes' Best Startup Employer, one of Fortune Magazine's 'Impact 20' list, a best place to work in Washington State, a BloombergNEF Pioneer winner, and more.
This is your opportunity to collaborate with an incredible group of people and help transform the freight industry. Join Convoy and help us transport the world with endless capacity and zero waste.

The Mobile and Web Platform teams are tasked with ownership and management of Convoy’s mobile and web frontend applications. We are focused on accelerating and scaling mobile and web development by establishing foundational app principles, process methodologies, architecture, and standards while maintaining a high quality, robust, and industry leading user experience. Additionally, the team focuses on related backend services which pair with our app such as location tracking and communications which are critical to our business and provides our customers with new levels of service. The work we do directly impacts experimentation and product velocity and is critical to achieving our goal of building a world-class trucking and freight management platform. We have had significant growth in our company and we are looking for leaders to help us execute on long term bets to help us hyper scale our business. 
Now is the perfect time for you to come be a part of our inclusive, high-caliber engineering team as we work to realize this massive vision.
About you:Ideal candidates will have experience building and managing world class engineering teams. They will also have a passion for mobile and/or web technologies and will be knowledgeable about the latest advances in these areas. Our mobile and web experiences are a key part of our business, and we’re looking for leaders that have deep expertise in building world-class apps and related backend services. They will enjoy leading the careers of extraordinary software developers, collaborating with diverse stakeholders, and will bring a growth mindset and strong learning orientation.

You Will:

  • Manage software platform engineering teams within Convoy’s Carrier organization
  • Develop and deliver on customer focused, high impact roadmaps for your team that will delight internal and external customers
  • Help your team build and manage foundational frameworks, patterns, and technologies that help our company create the best app experiences at scale
  • Contribute to a culture of technical excellence at Convoy
  • Build trust with various stakeholders and tackle cross-org problems

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • 7+ years managing software engineering teams that operate at scale
  • Experience with managing direct reports
  • Able to scale and lead multiple teams
  • Demonstrated ability to grow the careers of senior and principal level engineers
  • Capable of upleveling standards and architecture of technical platforms
  • Able to think strategically across business, product, and technical domains
  • Excellent project management skills to help teams deliver on time
  • Strong people management skills to recruit, manage and develop talent
  • Strong communication skills to interface with technical and non-technical stakeholders

Nice to haves:

  • Solid understanding of backend services and how they interface with applications
  • Good intuition on product development while being able to deep dive and understand the complexities of our business

Benefits: Employees' wellbeing is top of mind for the Convoy team. Outside of offering excellent medical, dental, and vision benefits, we also offer the following: 
* On demand mental and emotional health benefits through Lyra * On demand primary care through 98.6* Generous paid time off* Paid parental leave program * Fertility benefit solutions via Progyny * Child-care and adult/elder-care options through Bright Horizons* Opportunity to join and contribute to one of our Employee Resource Groups* Ability to make a real world impact!
Convoy is an equal-opportunity employer and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. If you’re a passionate team player who wants to have an outsized impact on a diverse and dynamic team, we’d love to hear from you!

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