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Software Engineering Manager (Data Processing Pipeline)

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Posted about 2 months ago

What we need:

We need someone who has a passion for team building and taking on new challenges. Our Processing Pipeline team is an amazing (and humble) group of engineers that are tackling some of the most complex (and most interesting) technical challenges at Logikcull. You will be responsible for the outcomes of the team that is solving the core business need of processing hundreds of millions of documents so that they are easily searchable by our customers. You will be responsible for listening, understanding, and helping the team find a balance between scaling work and adding new features and functionality. You will also collaborate closely with our infrastructure and product teams. You will be the team’s biggest proponent and help them to remove obstacles, gather information, and achieve excellence.

  • Form meaningful relationships with your team through 1 on 1s. Provide mentorship, coaching and feedback to help your team succeed.
  • Partner with our People team to attract, retain, and develop world-class talent
  • Collaborate with Product teams to create a clear roadmap and to clarify priorities for your engineering team
  • Monitor and communicate progress to stakeholders and make adjustments to scope as needed
  • Provide context for engineers and help them to understand the “why”
  • Assist engineers with breaking down large problems into small ones, setting goals, and forming plans for how to achieve them
  • Remove any obstacles for your team and maintain blocks of uninterrupted time to help them to maintain a state of flow
  • Assist with Code Reviews on occasion
  • Collaborate and coordinate plans with other engineering managers
    • Understanding and appreciation of Servant Leadership
    • Desire to practice and improve the craft of management
    • While this is not primarily a coding position, a deep understanding of Java or Ruby and an appreciation of distributed data pipelines and scalable applications will go a long way towards helping you to effectively lead the team
    • 3-5 years of experience working on and managing distributed teams of 5 or more engineers
    • Ability to both inspire engineers and to hold them accountable for excellence
    • Keen sense of when to make decisions and when to let the team work through the problem on their own
    • A love of helping customers to solve problems
    • Demonstrate ability to adapt to a dynamic environment with shifting priorities
    • Experience managing multiple cross-functional agile teams
      • Smart, and not arrogant
      • Humble, and hard working
      • Entrepreneurial, not risk-averse
      • Nice, and not disingenuous
      • Grit, and lots of it!
        • Start with the why
        • Put the customer first
        • Pursue powerful simplicity
        • Do the right thing
        • Be S.H.E.N.G. (see characteristics above) 
          • What our customers have to say about us:  G2 on Logikcull
          • What industry analysts think of us:  Gartner on Logikcull
          • What our employees express about working here:  Glassdoor on Logikcull
          • Logikcull is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, registered domestic partner status, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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logikcull.com Website
Washington, DC, US Location

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