We are seeking an experienced Software Engineering Manager to lead one of our agile engineering squads in scaling our product capabilities at a critical growth stage. In this role, you will coach and mentor your team while navigating the delicate balance between rapidly delivering products to meet business commitments and upholding technical excellence in our codebase. With a keen ability to make strategic decisions amidst ambiguity, you will ruthlessly prioritize projects that drive the biggest impact.

You will join Syndio at an exciting juncture as we invest in evolving our platform to meet increasingly complex user needs around workplace equity and fairness analytics. Your engineering leadership, guidance, and collaboration in building scalable software solutions will be vital to our product’s success. As an advocate for your team, you will create an environment that empowers engineers to solve interesting technical challenges and innovate across our product suite.

This is a unique opportunity to have a meaningful impact in shaping Syndio’s future as we strive to help organizations analyze, resolve, and prevent insidious pay disparities. Your software expertise and vision will directly influence how we scale our platform to meet the demands of a rapidly growing customer base.

Why this job is exciting
  • Manage a team of highly skilled backend and frontend engineers – providing a positive work environment by coaching, and advocate for them.
  • Provide technical leadership to the engineers and be responsible for technical decisions made on your team
  • Contribute to and guide the engineering organization’s best practices, such as process improvements and communication
  • Work with the entire engineering organization (backend, frontend, product, and site reliability) to ensure projects meet all team requirements
  • Collaborate to the design and development of new features and services delivered to Syndio’s end users
  • Create a culture of diversity and belonging while also leading the hiring processes for new frontend engineers.
  • Document, plan, and drive the execution of team decisions.
  • Our tech stack: Golang and Python on the backend, Typescript written in React on the Frontend, running Kubernetes on GCP.
About you
  • You are a compassionate mentor, able to raise the game of your teammates.
  • You excel in a collaborative environment, supported by a strong team of design and engineering resources.
  • You are ready to work with teams across the organization to ensure the needs of everyone are met as well as can be.
  • You have excellent communication skills that enable you to interface with both technical and non-technical teams.
  • Passion for being a people champion, high performance, and great design
  • You bring problem-solving and critical thinking skills to our dynamic startup environment.
  • You have experience in enterprise technology applications architecture, design, development, and maintenance, with a strong focus on performance, reliability, and security.
  • You are passionate about our mission to close pay gaps and create fairness in the workplace.
  • Experience with B2B-focused solution and architecture design
  • You are a strong leader with the ability to propose solutions based on your experience and invite feedback from your team

Role progression

  • Within 1 month, you’ll understand the strengths and weaknesses of our current platform and our engineering squad. You will be working on small designs and projects, formulating opinions / making proposals on improving engineering processes, and mentoring engineers in their personal growth.
  • Within 6 months, you’ll be leading efforts to improve the lives of the engineering team and everyone who interacts with them; you’ll be contributing to greater overall happiness of the team.
  • Within 12 months, you’ll be celebrating with the team as we’re launching new products and features better than we ever have before.
Why you’ll love it here:
  • Check out our Employee Experience page for more information on our Mission & Values, Work-Life Balance, Pay Transparency, Diversity, Culture, and Benefits.
  • 💰 Competitive Compensation. For this role our salary is targeted at $165,000 -$195,000 per year. Final offer amounts are determined by factors such as experience and expertise. We take a geo neutral approach to compensation within the US, meaning that we pay based on job function and level, not location.
  • 🏆  Syndio Equity. So you can share in Syndio’s success.
  • 🏝  Flexible Vacation Policy. We encourage our team to recharge when they need to, plus paid sick & safe time, compassion leave, and voting leave.
  • :hatching_chick: 16 weeks of paid parental leave
  • 🩺  Medical, Dental, Vision. Syndio pays 90% of employee premiums, and 50% for dependents.
  • 🏥  Life Insurance & Disability. Syndio covers the full premium.
  • 🏦 401(k). To help you save for your future.
  • 🧠 Hone Membership – live training platform with programs designed for leaders, managers, and individual contributors to develop skills to succeed in the workplace
  • Fully remote model – #LI-Remote

The interview overview

Below you’ll find an outline of the interview plan for our Engineering Manager position. Please note that this is what we expect the process to look like; we may ask you for supplemental information or require an additional step before making a final decision.

  • 30 min interview with a member of our Talent Team
  • 45 minute zoom interview with the Hiring Manager
  • Four video interviews with several team members (Engineers, Product & TPM – 3 hours)
  • Final interview with CTO – 30 minutes
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