Engineering Manager



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Iași, Romania
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023

Everyone is welcome at Handshake. We know diverse teams build better products and we are committed to creating an inclusive culture built on a foundation of respect for all individuals. We strongly encourage candidates from non-traditional backgrounds, historically marginalized or underrepresented groups to apply.

Your Impact

We are bringing Handshake’s mission to Europe, and we want you to be part of our growing development team to democratize opportunity for students in the EU! Handshake is hiring an Engineering Manager to lead a growing European Engineering team. In this role, you will be leading the development of Handshake features by scaling our enterprise offering and implementing features to enable data-driven recruiting for entry level (college) talent. We are looking for an experienced Engineering Manager who can lead, grow, and mentor the engineers on your team.

Your Role

  • Leading, coaching, and inspiring our engineers within the organization.

  • Motivating and ensuring the timely, quality-focused delivery of new features and projects.

  • Ensuring the team’s growth by ensuring the right processes are in place, facilitating efficient communication, and hiring the right talent to fill in the gaps.

  • Partnering closely with key stakeholders across Handshake, including Design, Product Management, and Customer Support.

  • Leading with empathy as you help us nurture a culture of growth, inclusion, and belonging.

Your Experience

  • Proven track record in leading a team to ship features and products.

  • 2-5 years of experience managing high-output engineers.

  • Proven experience mentoring and growing junior engineers

  • A background in software engineering - the ability to understand the team’s technical challenges and architecture is the key to success.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Excellent people management skills, focusing on supporting empowerment.

  • Understanding of Agile methodologies.

  • Product-focused mindset.

  • Passion for helping teams and individuals grow and for building an inclusive culture and diverse team.

As a nice-to-have, experience with any part of Handshake’s technical stack:

  • React

  • Redux

  • Typescript

  • Ruby on Rails

  • Postgres

  • Elasticsearch

  • Redis

  • Google Cloud Platform

For cash compensation, we set standard ranges for all U.S.-based roles based on function, level, and geographic location, benchmarked against similar stage growth companies. In order to be compliant with local legislation, as well as to provide greater transparency to candidates, we share salary ranges on all job postings regardless of desired hiring location. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors, including geographic location as well as candidate experience and expertise, and may vary from the amounts listed above.

About us

Handshake is the #1 place to launch a career with no connections, experience, or luck required. The platform connects up-and-coming talent with 750,000+ employers - from Fortune 500 companies like Google, Nike, and Target to thousands of public school districts, healthcare systems, and nonprofits. In 2022 we announced our $200M Series F funding round. This Series F fundraise and valuation of $3.5B will fuel Handshake’s next phase of growth and propel our mission to help more people start, restart, and jumpstart their careers.

When it comes to our workforce strategy, we’ve thought deeply about how work-life should look here at Handshake. With our Hub-Based Remote Working strategy, employees can enjoy the flexibility of remote work, whilst ensuring collaboration and team experiences in a shared space remains possible. Handshake is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Denver, New York, London, and Berlin and teammates working globally.

Check out our careers site to find a hub near you!

What we offer

Benefits below apply to employees in full-time positions.

At Handshake, we'll give you the tools to feel healthy, happy and secure.

  • 💰 Equity and ownership in a fast-growing company.
  • 🍼 16 Weeks of paid parental leave for birth giving parents & 10 weeks of paid parental leave for non-birth giving parents.
  • 💝 Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision policies including LGTBQ+ Coverage. We also provide resources for Mental Health Assistance, Employee Assistance Programs and counseling support.
  • 💻 Handshake offers $500/£360 home office stipend for you to spend during your first 3 months to create a productive and comfortable workspace at home.
  • 📚 Generous learning & development opportunities and an annual $2,000/£1,500 stipend for you to grow your skills and career.

(US Handshakers)

  • 🏦 401k Match: Handshake offers a dollar-for-dollar match on 1% of deferred salary, up to a maximum of $1,200 per year.
  • 🏝 All full-time US-based Handshakers are eligible for our flexible time off policy to get out and see the world. In addition, we offer 8 standardized holidays, and 2 additional days of flexible holiday time off. Lastly, we have a Winter #ShakeBreak, a one-week period of Collective Time Off.

(UK Handshakers)

  • 🏦 Pension Scheme: Handshake will provide you with a workplace pension, where you will make contributions based on 5% of your salary. Handshake will pay the equivalent of 3% towards your pension plan, subject to qualifying earnings limits.
  • 🏝 Up to 25 days of vacation to encourage people to reset, recharge, and refresh, in addition to 8 bank holidays throughout the year.

For roles based in Berlin and Romania: Please ask your recruiter about region specific benefits.

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