Creative Market · Feb 8th 2021
Headquarters: Victoria, BC URL:
Creative Market is the world's leading marketplace for design — a platform where creators from across the globe buy and sell digital high-quality design assets. We’re passionate about building tools and experiences that make design beautiful, effective, and accessible to everyone. Our platform is used by millions of customers and we’re growing rapidly. We need your help to continue to craft our product with purpose and intention.
As a software engineering manager at Creative Market, you’ll play a key role managing a team that builds a reliable, scalable, secure and highly performant technology stack using industry best practices. You’ll work with the product team to ensure our architecture is flexible and scalable to support expanding business lines and features, and you’ll take ownership for consistently delivering meaningful features, applications and technology solutions that solve business problems, using metrics and data to measure results. You will perform engineering design evaluations and ensure the completion of projects within resource, budget, and scheduling restraints. Serving as a technical expert and leader, you’ll champion the engineering function at Creative Market.
As a Software Engineering Manager, you’ll be responsible for:
Personnel management: Your role is that of a player, and a coach. You will work closely with the executive and product teams to shape and help lead Creative Market’s engineering team, and you’ll act as a mentor to your team. You can pair with other engineers and play a key role in code review. You’ll play an important role in recruiting, hiring, growing, and retaining amazing talent into the organization. You can advocate for your team to the rest of the organization.
Technical leadership and engineering execution: You’ll coordinate with stakeholders on engineering priorities and communicate them to the broader engineering team. You’ll triage and prioritize incoming unplanned-for work. You’ll work with the product team to ensure our architecture is performant, secure, and accessible to support expanding business lines and features. You’ll help ensure our engineering team is following industry best-practices. You can shed insight on the risks and/or benefits of engineering decisions proactively. You’ll play a key role in leading Quality Assurance to quantify known bugs in pre-release and escape defects (post-release) and work with Product Management to shed insight on the benefits or risks of product decisions. You’ll assist with any opportunities to leverage external resources, like new tools, and weigh and communicate the benefit of build, buy, partner.
In your first six months here, you will begin executing on your roadmap, coordinating and communicating development activities and priorities within the engineering team, partnering with Product Management to plan release scope and delivery schedule, and working closely with senior engineers to develop the best technical design and approach for new product development. You’ll take on the responsibility of holding weekly 1-1s with everyone on your team, and you’ll go through training on our internal feedback loop processes such as developing individual development plans, and having effective performance management conversations. You’ll identify dependencies and coordinate engineering efforts across teams accordingly.
We believe it’s important for you to have:
Creative Market actively encourages applicants from all backgrounds, races, gender identities, and orientations, because we believe that diversity makes for better companies.