Engineering Manager - Technical.ly

Engineering Manager

Think Company |  Philadelphia, PA | Dev / Eng

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Due to ongoing public health concerns, Think Company continues to operate in the United States as a fully remote company. As such, please consider this a remote (work from home) position. Please note that candidates are expected to operate within Eastern Standard Time Zone business hours.

Think Company is looking for an Engineering Manager to support our growing team–come and think with us!

Think Company’s Technology Team Philosophy: Think Company’s engineers are passionate about crafting code that is as beautiful and as elegant as our designs. We believe in web standards, progressive enhancement, and accessibility. We aim to build an open and faster web while delivering real value to our clients. We are a team of individuals with diverse skills who love learning and sharing knowledge.

The Engineering Manager is entrusted with the care of a team of talented web engineers/consultants (8-12 people). We’re looking for someone who is comfortable mentoring and coaching people to help them grow as both developers and consultants. The ideal candidate has experience fostering a healthy, productive environment by building strong relationships; recruiting, onboarding and holding their team members accountable. We’re looking for someone who’s able to continuously improve our standards, practices, and delivery outcomes, and who understands the architectures and technologies used to deliver high-quality, performant, accessible web experiences.

Key Responsibilities

  • Live our Core Values and encourage others to do the same
  • Provide consistent, valuable feedback to direct reports, maintaining high performance and morale; ensure direct reports keep current with technological developments in the industry
  • Assist team members with evaluating project requirements, write understandable code and documentation, provide feedback on technical direction/architecture, etc.
  • Participate in departmental recruiting, hiring, and onboarding activities
  • Work with other developers and project team leaders to ensure projects are appropriately staffed to leverage our team’s bandwidth and skillset
  • Collaborate with department VP and other leadership team members to find ways of maintaining and improving departmental performance and delivery
  • Lead or participate in internal initiatives, sales activities, etc.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Prior experience as a technology team leader and people manager
  • Patient and empathetic in dealing with people; possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to build positive working relationships with direct reports, as well as others throughout the organization; comfortable working with cross-disciplinary teams and with organizations of various sizes
  • Displays good judgment and efficient decision making; knows when to call out and/or escalate concerns and risks and accompanies those with potential solutions
  • Understands the modern web development landscape; able to actively participate in coding and/or testing activities as needed, as well as able to assist direct reports with problem-solving, debugging, and/or code reviews

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Prior experience as a front-end developer with an understanding of front-end technologies and architecture including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and one or more JavaScript libraries/frameworks such as React, Angular, or Vue
  • Understanding of Web Accessibility Standards, including WCAG 2.x, and implementation considerations

This is a remote position, but please note that candidates are expected to operate within Eastern Standard Time Zone business hours.

Think Company defines and solves business problems across many industries for both start-ups and Fortune 50 organizations. Assignments range from 3–6 month projects to 12–18 month dedicated teams, sometimes with significant onsite time at our clients’ locations. Our environment is dynamic and highly matrixed involving design, development, and project management. We do more than production—we conduct discovery, research, ideation, prototyping, testing, and implementation.

Our Thinkers present concepts to executive-level stakeholders, answer hard questions, and back up their recommendations with evidence while exuding confidence and gaining buy-in. Our solutions often solve the challenges of modern companies—integrating multiple systems, breaking down organizational silos, and creating more holistic service experiences. Check out our work for examples of our typical projects.

We are a design firm that encourages fun, creativity, and relationship building. Check out Think Company’s Core Values.

Think Company is dedicated to greater diversity and inclusion within our own organization and provides equal opportunity to people of all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, sexual orientations, gender identifications, abilities, income, marital status, ages, philosophies, disabilities, and veteran status.

Recruiters and staffing companies need not contact us and do not have permission to contact people on our behalf.

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Health & Wellness
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Vision Insurance
Other
  • Community Service Programs
  • Pet Friendly Office
  • Pet Insurance
Parental Benefits
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Nursing Room
  • Parental Leave
Perks & Discounts
  • Casual Dress
  • Offsite Company Events
  • Snacks Provided
Professional Development
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Training & Development Budget
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401K
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Days
  • PTO

Think Company is an experience design and software development firm founded in 2007. The company has offices in Center City Philadelphia, Conshohocken and Denver. It specializes in research, strategy and visioning, content strategy, experience design, digital product design, and software development.

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