We are looking for an experienced, hands-on engineering manager to join our team. Our managers are player / coaches. The "player" piece highlights that our managers are builders: they are engineers who build software, from concept to implementation to deployment in production. The "coach" piece highlights that our managers are also teachers: they work closely with their reports to advise & guide them on their career paths.
As an engineering manager at Ellevation, you manage a small number of reports while also building & supporting features on an agile team. You regularly review performance and provide feedback to enable your reports to achieve team objectives as well as their own. You serve as a coach and mentor, transitioning between those roles as needed. And you work with other engineering leaders to evolve and foster our engineering culture.
Our Engineering Culture
We are organized into small, cross-functional teams that focus on high-level objectives in service of our customers. We focus on outcomes over output. Our teams are empowered to research, prototype, and develop “MVPs” to solicit user feedback and validate hypotheses. We measure and rapidly iterate so that the end result is a high-confidence, high-value product. We foster an environment where we have the runway to experiment and learn from failure while tackling tricky challenges.
Thought diversity is a core principle for Ellevation Engineering. Our engineers feel comfortable and confident to respectfully voice their ideas and opinions, even if we disagree, because this is how we learn and arrive at the best ideas that lead us to optimal results. We value software engineering principles such as continuous integration, loose coupling, and SOA. As a small technology company, we seek individuals who are willing to be cross-functional, hands-on in multiple areas, and a technical thought leader for the organization.
We also valued staying connected & aligned as a team & as a company. We do this through a variety of ways -- quick weekly sync-ups to review our quarterly OKRs; weekly Demo Fridays where we preview cool new features to the entire company; and our twice-yearly all-company offsites, where we gather the entire company for 2 days of team building and fun. We also value evolving our culture. Got some new ideas? Bring ’em on and let’s talk about incorporating them.
- You have 2+ years of experience managing engineers in a product-centric engineering organization.
- You have 5+ years of experience, including engineering high-performance, enterprise-facing websites and/or SaaS platforms.
- You have demonstrated success working in and promoting a rapidly changing, collaborative, and iterative product development environment.
- You have the versatility to learn new technologies and contribute across different parts of the tech stack.
- You’re naturally curious and a great team player. You have strong interpersonal skills and can work with teammates of varying levels of experience.
At Ellevation, we develop world-class software to help school districts and educators support the fastest growing population of K-12 students: English Learners (ELs). By combining great products, student data, and research on best practices, Ellevation helps school districts transform their EL programs and ensure all students can achieve their highest aspirations.
We are a fast-growing, mission-driven technology company, partnering with over 800 public school districts all across the country. We are well-capitalized, have a strong and growing team, and are continuously focused on how to build the best organization so that we can achieve our ambitious social and financial objectives.
In addition to our great benefit plans and competitive salaries, here are some other perks that make us unique:
+ Great location in Boston - a stone’s throw from the Chauncy Street/Downtown Crossing T stop
+ Ability to make a significant impact in the education industry
+ Fun Fridays including virtual happy hours with our remote team
+ Free snacks, beverages, fruit, and we even compost!
+ On-site gym, game room and darts to support all levels of athleticism
+ Opportunity to join an open and collaborative work environment!
Learn more about our team in our Culture Deck.
At Ellevation, we champion diversity. We’re an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values a range of ideas and opinions. We embrace all types of differences in the development of our organization.