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Engineering Manager - Parcel

Customer.io

Customer.io

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Remote
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

Hi, I’m Paul, VP Engineering at Customer.io.

I’m looking for someone to manage the engineering squad for a core piece of our product: our creative content editor. We acquired Parcel, the best development platform for creating email, in 2022 and we’re hard at work bringing it’s powerful features into our main Journey’s product. This is our opportunity to build the ideal experience for people who build emails using Customer.io. Email creation is a core activity in our product. We want the creative experience to be easy, delightful and powerful.

We’re creating one editor that switches seamlessly between code and design and provides a consistent editing experience across channels. Our customer’s teams are made up of people with different skills, but one goal— to build out a marketing strategy and design system that adheres to brand guidelines. The way in which users want to build that system— code or no code—should not matter.

Help us make an impact on our customer’s email creation and solve challenging problems along the way.

As an Engineering Manager at Customer.io, you will...

  • Lead effective squad rituals, and ensure production readiness through peer-review, quality review, documentation, deployment, logging, and monitoring practices
  • Ensure your squad’s solutions are scalable, architecturally sound, flexible, and secure
  • Create accountability for delivery timelines while fostering an inclusive, collaborative, and empathetic work environment
  • Provide direct, timely, and specific coaching and development opportunities for your direct reports across backend, front-end, full stack, and QA
  • Hire, onboard, transfer, and manage performance to ensure the right people are in place to accomplish business objectives within your squad
  • Understand Customer.io’s vision, business model, target markets, acquisition channels, competitors, and products well enough to ask questions that drive meaningful investigation within your squad
  • Build and maintain a partnership with your Product Management and Design peers

We're looking for someone who…

  • Works in North/South American time zones
  • Has at least two years of experience as an Engineering Manager working on a SaaS product (B2B or B2C) at an (ideally early-to-mid-stage) SaaS company
  • Understands SaaS software architecture, programming languages, technologies, and cloud infrastructure deeply enough to represent their squad’s technical choices across the company
  • Makes time to understand technical architecture, learn new technologies, review proposals, and provide feedback to level up the engineers around them
  • Builds and nurtures high performing teams
  • Is fueled to reach higher when our customers are having a bad day
  • Communicates concisely, accurately, and directly, both verbally and in writing

About Customer.io

Our mission at Customer.io is to power automated communication that people like to receive. Today over 7,100 internet businesses use Customer.io to manage, send, and track the performance of emails, SMS, push notifications, and in-app messages. Unlike typical marketing platforms, Customer.io helps businesses increase relevance by using behavioral data: what people do or don’t do when logged in to a web or mobile app.

This is a fully remote role. We are offering a starting salary of $175,000-$190,000 USD (or equivalent in local currency) depending on experience and subject to market rate adjustment.

Benefits at Customer.io include:

  • Unlimited PTO - we encourage at least 20 vacation days (in addition to holidays and sick days) so that you can unwind, unplug, and recharge
  • 16 weeks paid parental leave (including adoption and foster care)
  • 100% paid insurance premiums for you and your dependents
  • 401k retirement matching - up to 5% dollar-for-dollar match to retirement contributions
  • $1,500 annual healthy lifestyle budget (for gym memberships, classes, fitness equipment)
  • $250/monthly Remote Work Stipend to be used for home internet, cell phone, and other miscellaneous remote work costs
  • $300/month co-working space rental reimbursement
  • $2,000/yearly professional education budget for conferences, courses, workshops, books, etc.
  • $1,500 home office budget to make sure your working space is ergonomic and just what you need to do your best work!
  • One month sabbatical after five years at Customer.io
  • We also have opportunities to meet in person with your peers throughout the year

All final candidates will be asked to complete a background check and employment verifications as part of our pre-employment process.

Customer.io recognizes the stifling impact of systemic injustice on diverse communities. We commit to using our influence to increase inclusion and equity within the tech industry. We strive to build an inclusive team culture, implement bias-free hiring practices, and develop community partnerships to expand our global impact.

Join us!

Check out our careers page for more information about why you should come work with us! We are passionate about our core values of Empathy, Transparency, Responsibility, and Awkwardness and are looking for new coworkers to share and build that passion!

How to apply

Apply at the link below and tell us why you're interested in the position! We will respond to all applicants with a status update about your application.

Here's what you can expect from our hiring process (order is subject to change):

  1. 30 minute video call with Recruiter
  2. Take Home Coding Assignment + 60 minute Follow-Up and Q&A Interview
  3. 60 minute Career Accomplishment Interview + 45 minute Leadership Interview
  4. Writing Exercise + 60 minute Review call