Engineering Manager

  • Sofar Ocean Technologies
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Oct 01, 2021

Job Description

The Company

At Sofar we connect the world’s oceans. We build the technology to create global awareness of ocean weather, climate, and ocean health. Our unique ocean data provides insights to science and society, and our products make ocean industries more sustainable. As a mission-driven team we combine the best in ocean science and Bay Area innovation to capture the canvas of our oceans and drive the new Blue Economy.

About the Position

We are looking for a product-driven Software Engineering Manager to join our team as we build a new software product for the maritime transport industry. Our Wayfinder product runs on board the largest shipping vessels in the world, providing critical decision making context for sea captains as they navigate the world's oceans.

Building a great product will require you to have a deep understanding of our customers, their workflows, and the data they work with every day. You will collaborate with a top-notch team of engineers, ocean scientists and product designers to translate these user needs into high quality software that empowers our users with data to get their work done more efficiently.

This role calls for a capable people manager who will be responsible for recruiting, hiring, and retaining a team of IC engineers. The right candidate is able to evaluate the performance of engineers with various levels of experience, provide coaching and mentorship to help individuals level up their skills, and have difficult conversations when team members are not meeting expectations.

As our team grows, this role will also require some hands-on engineering work including advising on architectural decisions, writing code, and performing code reviews as necessary.

About You

  • Passionate about building a product with a positive impact on the world
  • 2+ years experience as an Engineering Manager, responsible for people management and feature delivery on a technical team
  • A solid communicator who enjoys collaborating with other designers, PMs, and scientists
  • A considerate technical leader who can evaluate the tradeoffs between various engineering approaches and guide the team towards the best choice
  • Strong knowledge of how modern cloud applications and the web work
  • Professional experience with modern Typescript, React, and node.js is a plus
  • Experience hiring for and leading teams at a fast-growing startup is a major plus

Employee Conduct

It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers, and vendors.

Equal Employment Opportunity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law.

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