Engineering Manager

Formstack · Aug 5th 2019

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Formstack, transforming the way you collect data and put it to work, is looking for an Engineering Manager to add to the team.

Formstack is a 13-year-old company with its roots in Indianapolis. Our customers span 110 different countries, and our employees live and work across the U.S. and the globe. We provide a work environment that is flexible and provides great freedom for those who can perform. We are seeking people who demonstrate an ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Who You Are:

You have empathy and want to mentor teammates to enable them to continue to grow. You are OK with your team's wins being your wins as well. You are a great leader, listener, decision maker, and can think on your feet. You believe people should lead by example.

You have great attention to detail and enjoy keeping track of the who, what, when, where, and why. Constantly thinking about how to improve the development process keeps you up at night. You put your team ahead of yourself and try to do what's best for all parties involved. You aren't scared to make mistakes and try new things to achieve your objectives. You are comfortable not always knowing the answer and without a doubt a great communicator.

What You'll Do:

You will work with multiple teams to help scope and hand off projects to the appropriate teams. Responsibilities include tracking team performance, setting, measuring, monitoring and managing goals, managing expectations, and delivering projects on a deadline. You will be removing roadblocks so your teams can move.

The majority of this role will be to manage people, projects, and timelines. You should have an understanding of software development, SLDC processes, and be comfortable helping out when needed.

You will begin to assess needs and opportunities for your team around process and weigh in heavily on making updates to our current process and be OK leading meetings. You will also help prioritize a backlog of tech-related projects and hold 1:1s with your team to ensure quality and timely feedback is given for growth.

How You Will Succeed:

  • Excellent project management skills
  • Superb organization skills and process management
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • You set measurable goals for yourself as well as others
  • You can work asynchronously
  • Exceptional attention to detail and critical thinking
  • You can work independently but also work well within a team environment
  • On-call duty on a rotating schedule
  • Ability to leave your ego at the door

What We Are Looking For:

  • 5+ years of experience working with modern technologies, agile process, and/or managing people
  • Demonstrated success working in a development environment
  • Ability to provide training and technical leadership to multiple departments
  • Proven success as a team lead or similar position
  • Comfortable managing x-functional teams with a wide variety of technical skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Comfortable with agile methodologies & scrum
  • Proven ability to manage a remote team of software developers
  • Passion for quality. Code coverage with unit tests should be as complete as possible. Strive for performance and correctness.
  • Ability to help plan the technical part of a release from start to finish
  • Ability to mentor and lead a small team
  • Ability to run an effective meeting
  • Ability to work remote and with remote team members
  • Ability to talk to non-technical people and groups
  • The Ability to travel (

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