Engineering Manager

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Interview Process

1. Recruiter interview 2. Take-home project 3. Code review of the take-home project 4. Technical discussions with hiring manager and engineers from the team, values interview.

Programming Languages Mentioned

JavaScript, Python


Engineering Manager

Location: UTC-8 to UTC -3

Hi there!

 

We're looking for Engineering Managers to join the software engineering teams at Zapier.  We've been rapidly growing and investing in product innovation. As an Engineering Manager, you'll lead a squad of engineers to help deliver value to our customer and help achieve our mission to democratize automation. Zapier has helped millions of people build businesses and be more efficient through automating a lot of mundane work by helping them connect to an ecosystem of over 5000 apps. 

 

Here are some of the teams you might join:

Zapier's New App Platform is a sort of "start-up incubator" focused on building new adjacent products to our market-leading Workflow product. We're building new products to bulk transfer records from one app into another or from databases to web applications. We're also exploring new ways of visualizing workflow-centric data and logic to help Automation Heros automate more of their workflows on Zapier.

The Payments team is the core of billing operations at Zapier, owning the payment processing, subscription management, and purchasing integration with the Zapier Product. Integrated with core parts of the Zapier infrastructure and navigating ambiguous situations to the best outcomes, the team delivers a modern payment system and prepares for future purchasing capabilities in close collaboration with our Support, Data, and Accounting teams.

 

We know applying for and taking on a new job at any company requires a leap of faith. We want you to feel comfortable and excited to apply at Zapier. To help share a bit more about life at Zapier, here are a few resources in addition to the job description that can give you an inside look at what life is like at Zapier. Hopefully, you'll take the leap of faith and apply.

If you’re interested in advancing your career at a fast-growing, profitable, impact-driven company, then read on…

 

About You

You are an effective team builder. This isn't your first rodeo. You have at least two years of experience managing teams of Full Stack and Frontend Engineers. You know how to hire, train, and develop engineers from all backgrounds. You understand the benefits of building a diverse and inclusive engineering team. You may not have hired or managed hundreds of people before, but you have hired, trained, and managed at least a few engineers before.

You’re a product thinker. As an Engineering Manager, you’ve worked to set goals, metrics, and a strategy for a product-focused Engineering team. You push your team to prioritize impactful work to meet the company’s goals.

You can keep track of, prioritize, and lead multiple projects. We're a small team, and there's no shortage of things you could be doing in a day. You'll carve out time for functional projects and make sure they solve real problems the team faces -- ideally making development even easier.

You have excellent communication skills. You regularly work with engineers and other stakeholders from various disciplines, balancing engineering concerns, such as technical debt, with product concerns. Ideally, you find solutions that address both the team and user needs but if not, help build understanding around difficult decisions.

You are a skilled engineering leader. You've got a strong background in leading a team of Engineers working in our stack (Python, Django or React, ES6 or Node.js, etc.).  Even if you aren't a daily coder, you regularly exercise your coding muscles and try to be an asset on any technical context your team may need.

You're adaptable. You've been in fast growing companies and know how to build, change, and adapt to the needs of a company as it grows.

 

 

Things You'll Do

  • Work closely with your engineering function and peer design function and product function to create a trio that tackles user problems and solutions.

  • Develop effective ways to communicate, monitor, and lead your team through weekly one-on-one’s and team meetings.

  • Keep the leadership team informed on your team’s progress in ways that are easy and enjoyable to receive, like one-on-one's, update posts, and regular team hangouts.

  • Build rapport with each member of the Engineering Team and support them through coaching and mentorship to help level up their skills.

  • Participate in code reviews, learning and spreading technical knowledge throughout Zapier -- moving knowledge to documentation where appropriate.

  • Help the team build tools for partners and developers that come to our platform to create Apps that live on Zapier. Imagine Postman meets OpenAPI on steroids.

  • Occasionally dive into the code; fixing bugs, improving developer experience, smoothing edges -- sometimes even spiking out small proofs of concept.

  • Collaborate across various disciplines (Product Managers, Designers, Researchers) to help set technical roadmaps that will achieve business goals through engineering best practices.

  • Actively recruit, onboard, and train new engineers at Zapier. This might involve tweaking the skills portions of interviews, or writing better documentation.

  • As part of our All Hands Support initiative, help customers have the best experience with Zapier as possible.

 

 

The Whole Package

Location: North America

Our fully remote, distributed environment enables us to work with awesome people from around the world. Our team members work from 38 different countries. We generally hire based on timezones and try to keep teams together by making sure that every Zapien overlaps with their manager & teammates for at least a few hours a day.

Zapier offers:

  • Competitive salary and bonus program

  • Equity for All: Stock options (or equivalent) for every Zapien

  • Healthcare + dental + vision coverage*

  • Fertility and Adoption Assistance

  • Retirement plan with 4% company match*

  • $2,000 annual learning stipend for use on courses, conferences, and more—your choice

  • Annual all-company retreat

  • 14 weeks paid leave for new parents of biological or adopted children

  • Customized Zapiversary rewards on your 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10 year work anniversaries

  • Leading-edge equipment. We set you up with an Apple laptop and provide an additional budget for you to choose other home office accessories and software you may need.

  • Time to renew. We encourage Zapiens to take at least 2 weeks off each year. Most of us take 4-5 weeks, in addition to locally recognized holidays.

  • Opportunity to work with Zapier’s amazing partners network


*While we support Zapiens around the world the best we can, healthcare plans are available in the UK, Canada, and United States. Retirement plans are currently available specifically in the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and United States. A regional benefits premium is added directly to the salary ranges for team members who are in countries where we do not have entities or provide company-sponsored benefits. When recommendations are made for base salary, the benefits premium has already been factored in.

 

How to Apply

At Zapier, we believe that diverse perspectives and experiences make us better, which is why we have a non-standard application process designed to promote inclusion and equity. We are looking for the best fit for each of our roles, regardless of the type of education or companies in your background, so we encourage you to apply even if your skills and experiences don’t exactly match the job description. All we ask is that you answer a few in-depth questions in our application that would typically be asked at the start of an interview process. This helps speed things up by letting us get to know you and your skillset a bit better right out of the gate. Please be sure to answer each question; the resume and CV fields are optional.

After you apply, you are going to hear back from us—even if we don’t see an immediate fit with our team. In fact, throughout the process, we strive to never go more than seven days without letting you know the status of your application. We know we’ll make mistakes from time to time, so if you ever have questions about where you stand or about the process, just ask your recruiter!

Zapier is an equal opportunity employer and we're excited to work with talented and empathetic people of all identities. Zapier does not discriminate based on someone's identity in any aspect of hiring or employment as required by law and in line with our commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging and Equity. protected by local law. Our code of conduct provides a beacon for the kind of company we strive to be, and we celebrate our differences because those differences are what allow us to make a product that serves a global user base.

Zapier is committed to inclusion. As part of this commitment, Zapier welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities and will work to provide reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact jobs@zapier.com.

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