Senior Manager of Engineering, Platform at Drift

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Senior Engineering Manager, Platform

Boston, MA 


Drift is the world’s first and only conversational marketing and sales platform. More and more of the worlds best marketing and sales teams are powering their go-to-market motion with Drift.

We move fast at Drift. So fast that our marketing team has a countdown page for our new product launch every month. We’re able to achieve that by working in small autonomous squads who each own a part of the product and ship every day. But sometimes it can be hard to keep the entire product experience cohesive. That’s where you come in.

We’re looking for an Engineering Leader who loves getting the best out of people and sweating the details. All of the little things that make a powerful product simple and delightful. 

What will you be doing on the product team:

  • Manage, mentor and provide career growth guidance for teams of ~25 engineers
  • Be a player+coach with expertise to provide guidance during code, design, and architecture reviews
  • Be comfortable finding the balance taking ownership of the team’s deliverables while giving teams the space to own their work
  • Be part of a product leadership team building the right people and process foundations for scale
  • Jump in and help the team deliver features when it is required
  • Be passionate about technology and stay on top of new developments
  • Help teams balance technical debt vs. feature development vs. supporting customers

About you and the skills you’ll need:

  • Bachelor's degree in CS or equivalent
  • 8+ years of technical experience with at least 2 years managerial experience
  • Managed or lead a team through several product cycles
  • Conducted architecture and design reviews

You may be a fit for this role if you:

  • Enjoy working on the frontend, backend, or anywhere it takes to solve problems and delight customers
  • If you're exceptional in a few areas (ex: you're a CSS master or distributed systems guru)
  • Take pride in creating results quickly by breaking projects down. We execute on small pieces to generate visible results
  • Enjoy working with a diverse group of people with different expertise
  • Can stitch together many different services and processes together even if you have not worked with them before
  • Can put yourself in the shoes of our customers to unite design & code and craft fantastic experiences
  • Uphold quality standards in engineering, security, and design

Drift is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. 

We know that applying for a new job can be intimidating. But guess what? At Drift, there is no such thing as a “ideal candidate.” We believe in the power of teamwork -- and in the desire to learn something new every day. We believe in hiring people, not just skills. Take it from our CEO

If this sounds like a company you would like to join and a role you would thrive in, please don’t hold back from applying! Whatever skills you bring to the table or background you’re coming from, we welcome you to start a conversation with us. We need your unique perspective for our continued innovation and success. We’re looking forward to learning more about you!

Drift is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at [email protected] 



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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement

Location

Right in the heart of Back Bay 🙏

An Insider's view of Drift

What are some social events your company does?

Every summer we take a few days as a team and head to Western Massachusetts for Camp Drift! Camp is an amazing weekend where we take a moment to celebrate what we have accomplished, and set goals for the coming year.

Lacey

Public Relations

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I feel really lucky because I get to work with the Sales, Customer Success, Product, and Ops team on a regular basis. We say "One team, one dream" un-ironically and are always willing to hop into anything that benefits the customer.

Sara

Conversational Marketing Specialist

What makes someone successful on your team?

Our leadership principles are the core of who we are and how we operate every day. Bringing these in to your actions, decisions, and how you deliver results is the surest way to be successful here. Walk the talk. Focus on the customer. Deliver results every single day.

Kari

Director of Learning and Development

What is your vision for the company?

Today, all of our lives run in real-time. As a result, our expectations for how we communicate with businesses have changed: we expect answers in real-time too. Customers have all of the power today, and that’s why we put a premium on how we’re treated. Businesses need to adapt to this shift in order to thrive today, and that’s what we focus on.

David

CEO, Co-Founder

What’s the vibe like in the office?

High-energy! From sales, to marketing, to customer success and beyond everyone rallies around one common goal which is putting the customer first. End of month is always exciting for this reason.

Amanda

Customer Success Manager

What are Drift Perks + Benefits

Drift Benefits Overview

Our employees are our greatest asset. To take care of you and your family we offer an extensive employee benefit plan. On top of comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans, we also offer generous PTO, parental leave for primary and secondary caregivers, 401K matching, wellness perks and discounts, free lunch, snacks and coffee every day, the Drift book club (one free book of your choosing a month!), a mentor series, and more.

Culture
Volunteer in Local Community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Open Door Policy
Team-Owned Deliverables
Team-Based Strategic Planning
Pair Programming
Open Office Floor Plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly Diverse Management Team
Unconscious Bias Training
Someone's Primary Function is Managing the Company's Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Team Workouts
Every other week Inner City Weightlifting comes to the office to teach a fitness class to Drift employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
After working at Drift for three years, all Drift employees are eligible for a month-long sabbatical.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from Within
Mentorship Program
We believe in the power of mentorship and regularly bring external guests into our office to teach us.
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