Software Development Manager, Platform

San Diego

15 Oct 2020

San Diego

Engineering

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Our client's Product Technology team is hiring a Software Development Manager to lead a team of engineers to build and extend our fundraising products, analytics platform, and visualization tools. The ideal candidate is comfortable with people management and experienced with creating backend systems from data models to APIs. We want to talk to you if you can see beyond the {brackets} and love transforming designs and mockups into highly-scalable, fault-tolerant, and seamless user experiences. 

 
What you’ll do:

  • Partner with senior management to own and drive core business initiatives.
  • Drive a next generation microservice architecture.
  • Evaluate technical solutions that contribute to the exciting growth phase of the company.
  • Manage and coach engineers to become proficient developers using best software development practices and processes.
  • Analyze, design, and develop software that delivers clean, maintainable code within a large, complex, and established code base.
  • Learn and grow your skills by working collaboratively with experienced and engaged developers to design new features and re-architect existing ones.

What you bring (Required):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • 2+ years directly managing engineers at any level (new graduates to senior)
  • Direct responsibility for delivering features on a defined roadmap
  • 6+ years of professional software development experience with server-side, web-based technologies (full stack preferred)
  • Excellent understanding of distributed software architecture with experience debugging distributed systems with high data loads.
  • Advanced proficiency with Javascript ES6, Node.js, PHP, and Linux.
  • Familiarity with GraphQL, Elasticsearch, Docker, AWS (EC2, ECS, Lambda, SNS).
  • Ability to understand product requirements and translate them into technical solutions.
  • Experience with Scrum/Agile development methodologies.
  • Proficient with microservice architecture with a solid understanding of strengths and weaknesses
  • Proficiency in schema design in relational or NoSQL databases (MySQL, MongoDB).
  • An innate sense of quality, and sharp engineering skills with strong computer science fundamentals.

What would be awesome to have (Preferred):

  • 8+ years of software development experience with distributed teams
  • Experience with refactoring complex architecture to microservice patterns
  • Experience building PCI compliant systems
  • Experience with managing down tech debt and balancing it with new product development. 

Our amazing perks!

  • Unlimited PTO
  • 10 half-day Fridays a year
  • 20 hours paid volunteer time off
  • Monthly parking pass, public transit pass, or rideshare allowance
  • Supplemental Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance, available day one
  • 401(k) plan
  • Dog friendly office
  • Fitness membership discounts
  • Love the active life? We have company and team outings and participate in team sports
  • Monthly employee development courses
  • New expansive office in downtown San Diego overlooking Petco Park baseball stadium and the ocean


About the opportunity
 
The company is a social enterprise that creates world-class online fundraising software for nonprofits, modernizing the giving experience to accelerate social impact around the world. Recognized as one of the most valuable tech startups in San Diego, and is trusted by organizations of all sizes, from the fastest-growing nonprofits like Team Rubicon and The Trevor Project, to some of the world's largest social organizations, such as The Salvation Army, Robin Hood Foundation, and Shriners Hospitals for Children. Working here means you’re an integral part of our mission—to mobilize and empower the world for good—and our unique culture. You’ll learn, contribute to amazing customer experiences, and flourish alongside colleagues who are determined to make a lasting social impact.


Dedication to Diversity 
We are working toward building a more diverse and inclusive environment that is representative of individuals of all backgrounds, experiences, and lifestyles, allowing all employees to feel comfortable being their true, authentic selves in a space that enables productivity and meaningful work.