Sidecar | Software Engineering Manager -

Software Engineering Manager

Sidecar |  Philadelphia, PA | Dev / Eng

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We are looking for a Software Engineering Manager to join our rapidly growing Innovation team.

As a Software Engineering Manager, you will be exposed to all facets of the business and be encouraged to learn and develop skills both within and beyond your role. You’ll be working in one of the most collaborative offices in Center City Philly, developing and working with machine learning technology, surrounded by passionate, high-performing individuals.

The ideal candidate is an intelligent, motivated person who has experience in all parts of the software development lifecycle and has significant experience in delivering products to market. They have a passion for people management, providing mentorship and support as their direct reports grow in their careers.



  • Experience leading or managing a team of 5+ engineers on Agile projects
  • Significant experience as an individual contributor using Go or Python
  • Direct experience working with other stakeholders on software engineering projects (DevOps, Test, Product Management, etc.)
  • Knowledge on how to proactively identify staffing gaps to support future project needs
  • Strong sense of ownership with a focus on quality, spanning from testing through proactive documentation of deliverables and architectural decisions
  • Has built and deployed microservices and understands the benefits and challenges of working with a microservice-based architecture
  • Experience with relational databases (e.g., PostgreSQL)



  • Experience working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) or a comparable cloud services provider, and an understanding of the different services that AWS offers
  • Continuous Integration and Deployment (CI/CD)
  • Containers (Docker) and orchestration (Kubernetes)
  • Experience working closely with a Data Science team
  • Experience in a fast-paced, startup environment
  • Experience in the advertising/ad tech industry



This role is responsible for managing a team of Software Engineers, and providing mentorship and organizational support for them. You will also work closely with our Product and Project Management teams to advocate for software engineers delivering complex systems in support of Sidecar’s strategic roadmap.

  • Meet regularly and individually with team members to provide an opportunity for discussion around concerns, issues, upcoming work and other miscellaneous topics
  • Work to ensure that team members have the right opportunities to work on interesting features and achieve their personal and professional goals
  • Collaborate with various teams in the organization to clarify priorities and needs, and set plans to help meet those requirements
  • Be an advocate for your team and engineering in general within the organization
  • Identify training and learning opportunities for yourself and your team, and work with the organization to provide them
  • Collaborate with Principal Engineers to set product quality and performance benchmarks, and create a clear path towards accomplishing them
  • Lead interview processes and make hiring recommendations for roles within the team



At Sidecar, we believe that intelligent technology is the future of e-commerce marketing. As a member of the Engineering team, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside talented and passionate Product Managers, Data Scientists, and e-commerce experts who are all working together to bring that vision to life.

We believe that Continuous Delivery, with a focus on quality and technical excellence, is the best way to provide value to our customers and achieve our business goals. You’ll have the opportunity to work with both cutting-edge technologies like Kubernetes and Go, as well as tried-and-true tools like Python and Postgres. We actively encourage everyone on the team to contribute to making our culture, product, and technology better.

There are many ways to grow your career in meaningful ways at Sidecar. New leadership opportunities arise frequently at a growing company, and we offer training opportunities for areas where you want to improve.



Sidecar is dedicated to one mission: tackling the challenges retailers face in performance marketing channels like paid search and shopping.

Based on advanced artificial intelligence and deep data science expertise, our technology digests and analyzes massive amounts of real-time data to continually improve campaign performance and efficiency. Our team of performance marketing pros collaborates with our customers to ensure our approach and technology remain aligned to their businesses and goals.

Sidecar is dedicated to solving the challenges retailers face in performance marketing channels, and it shows. We’re proud to work with retailers of all sizes and verticals in the U.S. and abroad, including Under Armour, Crate & Barrel, and Boscov’s, to name a few.

As a company, we work hard to make a lasting impact in the rapidly evolving world of e-commerce marketing, and in the lives and careers of our employees. Our modern work environment and Slack-enabled team encourages collaboration and creativity, and our culture and leadership promote growth as individuals and as a company. While many of us come from e-commerce, statistical, and marketing backgrounds, we continue to enrich our team with broad perspective and experience.



  • Competitive salary, based on experience
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Company-paid disability and life insurance
  • A company 401(k) plan
  • Generous PTO and Holiday Calendar
  • Flexible schedule
  • Choose your flavor of device: Mac or Windows
  • Pre-tax deductions of public transportation costs for your commute
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Team and social events
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Health & Wellness Benefits
  • Dental
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Vision
  • Work from Home
Parental Benefits
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Generous Parental Leave
  • Mother Rooms
Perks & Discounts
  • Casual Dress
  • Special Discounts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401K
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
  • Generous PTO
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Days

Sidecar is a performance marketing and ecommerce company. It was founded by CEO Andre Golsorkhi in Philadelphia in 2012.

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