Team Lead, Engineering (PST)

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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

Python, JavaScript


Hi there!

We're looking for a Team Lead Engineer to join the Zap Creation team at Zapier. Zapier’s on a mission to make everyone more productive at work, and our product has helped millions of people build businesses through the power of automation.

The Zap Creation team has the important job of building and maintaining the core of the Zapier product: the workflow editor. This team owns the full-stack experience our customers use to create Zaps. The team's work is integral to Zapier's customer experience, so the Zap Creation team needs to work closely with multiple stakeholders as Zapier evolves through constantly shipping new features.

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. You are early in your management journey, with at least one year of experience leading a team of Engineers, and you want to grow into engineering management. Team Leads at Zapier have around 3-4 direct reports.

You’re a product thinker. As a Team Lead, 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 ES6 & React, etc.). While you may not write code for critical-path features, you still push your team to improve the quality of the final product.

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, your Engineering Manager to whom you will report, 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-ones and team meetings.
  • Spot gaps, propose and enact solutions for development processes and team metrics
  • Keep the leadership team informed on your team’s progress in ways that are easy and enjoyable to receive, like one-on-ones, 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.
  • 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.
 

The Whole Package

Location: This position is only available in the PST time zone.

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 time zones 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.
  • Take the time you need to renew. We encourage Zapiens to take at least 10 days off each year. Most of us take 25 days off per year for vacation & holidays, plus whatever sick time we need.
  • 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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