Engineering Manager

  • Arcadia
  • United States
  • Apr 21, 2021
Engineering: All

Job Description

Who we are:

Arcadia is a climate crisis-fighting technology company founded in 2014 and born out of a simple idea—everyone deserves access to clean energy. Arcadia breaks the fossil fuel monopoly by creating unprecedented access to energy data and renewable energy sources through its technology platform and its community solar program. Our platform fuels the Internet-of-Energy revolution by accessing data from hundreds of utilities nationwide, covering more than 70% of US electric utility accounts. Arcadia manages over five Terawatt-hours of residential and commercial energy demand and is the largest manager of community solar assets in the country. 

What we’re looking for:

We are seeking a thoughtful and driven Engineering Manager to grow, organize, and coach 5-7 engineers responsible for building mission-critical products & services. The right candidate will champion team members – removing roadblocks, advocating for their needs, and enabling their personal/professional growth & development – while leading them to continuously navigate complex engineering problems, architect scalable solutions, and deliver significant software into production. Our teams write software to expand renewable energy access to millions of households across the country. If you’re as excited about having an impact on this effort and the lives and careers of the people who build it, we encourage you to apply.

Our core stack includes several Ruby on Rails apps, a GraphQL service layer, and a number of React clients. We also have a data pipeline that relies heavily on AWS Lambdas running Python. Our infrastructure is based on Kubernetes running on AWS.

The ideal candidate is someone who wants to influence how our team builds and stays relevant, and who wants to work in a collaborative environment with engineers on a high-morale, tightly-knit team. Our engineering values are deeply ingrained in our culture-- you can read more about them here. We are prioritizing hires based in the DC, MD, VA, NY, and NJ areas but we are open to fully remote candidates residing in one of Arcadia’s registered states. Please see our careers page for more information.


What you'll do:

  • Empower direct reports to solve challenging problems in the energy industry with ongoing support and mentorship
  • Strategically align the interests, skills, and aspirations of direct reports with business needs
  • Define, streamline, and guide projects to successful results, while always treating team members and colleagues with empathy and humanity
  • Initiate and invite conversations around performance, development, and morale
  • Collaborate with Engineering leadership and cross-functional partners (including Product, Design, Marketing) to establish roadmaps and strategy that help serve and grow the business
  • Represent technical considerations to ensure all stakeholder groups are aligned on company priorities, expectations, and contingencies

What will help you succeed:

  • 2+ years of team lead or engineering management experience
  • Proven track record of effectively developing direct reports through continual feedback and goal-setting, and growing them through the ranks of an engineering organization
  • Advanced understanding of modern software development practices and methodologies, and the ability to roll up your sleeves and contribute when necessary
  • Experience directly working on or managing teams working on production systems and high-volume applications
  • Experience successfully navigating the relationship between Engineering, Product, and Design teams
  • Experience mentoring, learning from other engineers, and treating colleagues with empathy and respect
  • Ability and internal drive to problem-solve, both creatively and pragmatically
  • Ability to scope, prioritize, and deliver on project commitments
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly
  • Passion for our mission: a clean-energy future


  • Experience with one or some of the programming languages we use:
    • Ruby 
    • Javascript/Typescript
    • Python
    • SQL
  • Experience with back-end frameworks and platforms that align with our stack:
    • Ruby on Rails
    • Node
    • GraphQL
  • Experience with front-end frameworks that align with our stack:
    • React
    • NextJS
    • Prismic
  • Experience with infrastructure found in our stack:
    • Postgres or similar relational database
    • DynamoDB
    • Docker and Kubernetes
    • AWS
    • Cloudformation
  • Experience and comfort navigating both the technical and people scalability challenges faced by startups undergoing rapid growth & product adoption
  • Ability to weigh budget, speed, and other variables in buy/build/borrow decisions
  • Experience establishing and executing roadmaps
  • Background in the energy space or related field


Eliminating carbon footprints, eliminating carbon copies.

Here at Arcadia, we cultivate diversity, celebrate individuality, and believe unique perspectives are key to our collective success in creating a clean energy future. Arcadia is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. While we are currently unable to consider candidates who will require visa sponsorship, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates eligible to work in the United States.

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