Linode | Software Development Manager - Technical.ly

Software Development Manager

Linode | Philadelphia, PA | Dev / Eng

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Linode’s software engineering team is seeking an experienced manager who has the right balance of technical know-how and aptitude for managing and leading by example. In this role, you will be responsible for working with a diverse team of developers, project managers, and company leadership to deliver on the product roadmap across multiple sectors of the company.

Linode’s software engineers are a highly skilled set of individuals who work in an agile environment are directly responsible for all facets of the company’s products: new product rollout, maintaining existing systems and responding to mission-critical events. In this role, you’ll be expected to collaborate regularly with Linode’s leadership team. This role requires a high level of strategizing all the way down to daily implementation and maintenance. Strategic thinking and a proven track record of web development are a must.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead, mentor, and continue to build a team of great UI and JavaScript developers
  • Work with business stakeholders, product managers, designers, and developers to evaluate feature ideas, explore implementation options, and coordinate development efforts
  • Articulate tradeoffs between different design and implementation ideas and help the team make well-informed decisions while avoiding “analysis paralysis”
  • Balance pragmatism with idealism and iteratively deliver software that improves our products and helps our users
  • Continuously improve how the team works and what it creates
  • Lead by example – care for your team and establish credibility with the quality of your and your team’s execution

Must Haves

  • 2-5 years of experience managing a development team responsible for customer-facing web applications
  • 7-10+ years of relevant technical work experience with expertise in web development
  • Excellent project management, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with agile development methodologies (e.g. Scrum, Kanban)
  • Solid understanding of user analytics and A/B testing

Nice to Haves

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field preferred
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics (or comparable)
  • Strong understanding of Linux, virtualization, and networking concepts
  • Full stack development experience
    • React/ES6/Typescript
    • API development
    • End-to-end testing
    • DevOps and CI/CD

Work With Us

  • Philadelphia office: HQ is one of the coolest tech buildings in Philly; join us on N3RD street!
  • Competitive salary: It all begins with fair compensation. We believe in paying people well and rewarding those who go the extra mile.
  • Unbelievable benefits: We provide comprehensive health insurance, 401(k) contributions, a profit- sharing program, and pension plans.
  • Flexible work hours: We have part-time remote work options, flexible start times, and a very generous paid time off package.
  • Monthly wellness reimbursements: up to $100 towards gym memberships, diet plans, massages, etc.
  • A MacBook Pro: to use around the office and at home.
  • Free hosting service: Take advantage of some Linode service – we’ll pick up the tab.
  • Linode Lunch: What goes better with technology than food? Nothing. We’ll bring in a catered lunch every week.
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Health & Wellness Benefits
  • Dental
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Vision
  • Wellness Programs
Other
  • Travel
  • Work from Home
Parental Benefits
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Generous Parental Leave
Perks & Discounts
  • Casual Dress
  • Company Outings
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Special Discounts
Professional Development
  • Online Trainings
  • Tuition Reimbursement
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401K
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
  • Generous PTO
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Days

Even if you've never heard of Linode, one of the world's first and largest open source-focused cloud hosting providers, you likely frequent a website or use an application that wouldn't exist without it.

With a platform that boasts nearly half a million users around the world and growing, it might come as a surprise that Linode is based in Old City Philadelphia, in the historic Philadelphia Corn Exchange National Bank building.

It wouldn't be the first surprise Linode has to offer.

Though the company is, by all means, a major tech player, its growth has been organic and its values have not changed. There aren't many layers between engineers and C-level executives, feedback is always taken seriously and the impact employees have on the company, its customers and the Linode community is visible on a day-to-day basis.

Fostering a supportive environment is a big part of Linode's company culture and the backbone of the work the company does. The team is passionate about solving problems and helping people, and as a result, professional growth at Linode is bound only by individual ambitions.

As one employee put it, "There's no ceiling here."

Linode has never stopped looking for new tech talent, and they'll continue to look for new teammates as the company and its online community continue to grow.

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