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Software Engineering Manager - Web

Engineering – Chicago, Illinois
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time

The Software Engineering Manager - Web is responsible for leading a group of talented developers in the development of single page web applications (Ember.js) and REST APIs (PHP / Laravel). This group may be organized in a single team or spread across multiple teams.

This software engineering manager should be technically proficient and is expected to be able to directly contribute to the development effort, even though coding will not be the primary job responsibility.  The ideal person for this role is someone who is currently operating in a proven Engineering Management capacity.

Software engineering managers report to the CTO but will also collaborate closely with our product management and design teams.



  • 2 - 4+ years in a Software Engineering Management role managing 5 or more co-located engineers
  • Provides technical leadership
  • Manages the SDLC for multiple concurrent projects
  • Identifies bottlenecks in processes and proactively works to clear them
  • Works with the product team to define deliverables and ensure tasks are properly scoped
  • Performs weekly one-on-one meetings
  • Provides timely feedback (both positive and constructively negative) as necessary
  • Conducts performance reviews
  • Coaches direct reports to capitalize on strengths and address weaknesses
  • Manages the professional development of direct reports


  • Relevant technical expertise
  • Ability to write code and perform code reviews
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A strong desire to produce quality products
  • A strong desire to create a highly productive and collaborative team culture


  • Paid vacation days plus 3 day weekends every month
  • Monthly happy hours and events with the team
  • Uber for business account
  • Daily subsidized daily Fooda lunch delivery, $5 toward lunch
  • Full snack and beverages bar
  • Work in one of the most up-and-coming areas of Chicago, the Fulton Market district
  • Work together with award-winning mobile developers, experience architects, visual designers and product managers
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