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Engineering Manager - Platform



Grove Collaborative



San Francisco, CA, US


The Team
Our engineering team of 20 (18 in San Francisco) works primarily in Python (we have Django, Flask, and, command line applications) and ES6 + VUE on the front end. On any given day, you’ll find engineers collaborating to track down the source of a strange pattern in our metrics, pair programming on a piece of brand new functionality, heads-down on a challenging refactor, or meeting with other departments to understand the business context for what we’re building. We are looking for an exceptional Engineering Manager to lead big challenges and innovate with our fast-growing team.
The Role
We are looking for a strong engineering leader to manage and grow a team of top talent working on our Platform team. You thrive in a dynamic environment and have a track record of technical expertise and management responsibility. This role is not about instructing or developing a team member’s work directly, but rather guiding and serving to ensure the happiness and productivity of the team. The primary goal of this job is to enable every team member to do their best work.  This role is based in our San Francisco office.

You Will:

      • Build, Lead, and retain best-in-class engineering talent to build a diverse high performing team
      • Be the conduit of growth for your team. Inspire and nurture an atmosphere of continuous improvement by serving as a coach, mentor, and technical advisor, as well as by challenging the team to do their best work. You'll provide a clear path for progression through personal development plans, defining goals, perform evaluations, and collaborate with employees on their objectives.
      • Diagnose and resolve systemic obstacles that prevent your team from delivering high-quality software.
      • Be a hands on technical advisor to the team: whether leading code reviews, helping the team solve difficult problems by designing and architecting solutions, gut checking new ideas and proposals, or bringing innovative concepts to life as a PoC
      • Drive programs in engineering reliability, productivity, process and quality
      • Represent your customers’ perspectives. You plan for how they will be impacted by the services you build, and you always work to enable their success.

About You

      • 3+ years of leading and managing high performing engineering teams
      • 5+ years experience as a Software Engineer or Developer
      • Rich development experience with Python, Django, and Flask strongly preferred but not required
      • Experience developing and delivering scalable, full-stack customer facing software solutions
      • Experience running teams in an Agile or Scrum environment
      • You are flexible, dedicated, and curious
      • You believe in the craft of software engineering, but are pragmatic when necessary.
      • You have a passion for mentoring and coaching engineers
      • You have a track record of delivering features and functionality on time with high quality
      • You have excellent communication skills
Nice to haves
    • You have experience in Javascript (Vue, React)
    • Experience in eCommerce
    • You have experience working in a service-oriented or microservice architecture
More About Grove
Grove Collaborative is a digitally native brand and direct-to-consumer e-commerce platform for natural home and personal care products. With a mission to help every family create a healthy, beautiful home, Grove offers a flexible recurring shipment model and gives each customer a personal shopper, a “Grove Guide.”
What makes us different
We are a B CorpWe are a B Corp - a group of about 2500 companies (like Patagonia and Ben & Jerry's) that prioritize social & environmental impact as well as profits. We can only do well if our community, environment, employees, and customers do well too.
We have to engineer to move physical product; which is hard! And fun!
Scaling our technology doesn't just mean more users online, but also shipping and managing physical product at scale. Ever tried optimizing order routing across a network of distribution centers to minimize order splitting? Here's your chance.
We sell real things to real people, and make an impact
We’re not selling to Silicon Valley & New York; Our customers are real families across the United States. We’ve helped hundreds of thousands of families make better decisions and use more sustainable products.
We ship code to production every day
We believe the key to development speed lies in automation, testing, and incremental change (incremental change, testing, and automation ). Code isn't adding value if it's sitting in a branch; we are optimized to get to production and make an impact.
We treat our team well
Competitive compensation
Stock options -- shared success is core to our mission
Comprehensive medical, vision, dental and commuter benefits
Wellness programs like quarterly massages and weekly meditation
Flexible Paid Time Off -- we care most about results
Fully stocked communal kitchen with healthy snacks and on tap Kombucha
A handful of friendly, productivity-enhancing (...mostly) small office dogs
Let’s do this
We're building a diverse and inclusive work environment where we learn from each other. We welcome people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a fun place to work. Come join the community at Grove. It's a heck of a lot of fun, and we'd love to tell you more about it.

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