Murmuration · Remote (US)
Who we are
Murmuration is a nonprofit organization that amplifies the power of civic engagement by providing data, digital tools, and research-driven insights to community-focused organizations so that together we can create an America where everyone can lead healthy, free, and dignified lives.
Every day, people are trying to shape our future for the better. Fighting for water that’s safe to drink. Schools that serve students equitably. Gun laws that make sense. And rallying people who care like we do.And yet too often the skillful organizers working to mobilize communities lack access to technology that could supercharge their efforts. Knocking on every door instead of knowing which will open most easily. And going up against outside interests that have half the heart, but twice the tools.
In communities across America, Murmuration’s partners are leveraging our data, tools, and insights to help thousands of organizers orchestrate millions of individual people to do big things together. Demand big things together. To create the world they want. Together.
About the Position
The Engineering Manager will help guide and drive several aspects of the organization with the goal of producing, maintaining, and sustaining Murmuration’s software platforms. These aspects vary depending upon the need but generally include touching on all aspects of software delivery from feature inception, architectural design, development methodologies, and finally to production deployment. The Engineering Manager will be expected to provide senior technical leadership on all aspects from software architecture to code reviews, as well as support, coach, and mentor junior, mid-level, and senior engineers.
Note: At Murmuration, we are committed to becoming an even more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. To this end, all staff members are expected to actively participate in DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging) programming.
What You’ll Do:
Mentor & Grow Internal Talent
- Ensure direct reports have an individual learning path and engage with them to ensure that they can be challenged at the appropriate level;
- Provide direct and, as needed, daily feedback on work and work streams;
- Generate or identify work streams to keep junior developers focused and contributing; and
- Provide opportunities to, directly or indirectly, help to ensure developers are not blocked.
Process Leadership & Management
- Engage with Product and provide consultation on the software development lifecycle;
- Provide process workflows and recommendations to drive towards a consistent and maintainable software release cycle; and
- Provide feedback on product feature timelines and resource management.
Technical Leadership & Management
- Ensure that the Organizer Product, when released, is robust, stable, and maintainable;
- Ensure that the product feature set is realistic and can be delivered in an organized and incremental fashion;
- Consult or produce, with other Senior Technical leadership, either designs or other aspects of technical delivery as needed;
- Ensure there is a robust product release and deployment lifecycle;
- Help facilitate technical excellence in the space by providing and driving good technical practices which include, but are not limited to, ensuring proper language idioms are followed, appropriate design patterns are followed, standards are in place, and code is testable, readable, and maintainable;
- Write Engineering Proposals as needed to plan the execution against a Product feature that is on the roadmap; and
- Identify technical debt and feature deficiencies.
- Fill in the gap of scrum master as appropriate;
- Write tickets as necessary to capture technical work that would not be covered by User Stories and ensure they are as detailed as required by the implementor;
- Ensure that the tickets are appropriately groomed and are of the appropriate size;
- Help facilitate/lead scrum ceremonies as appropriate;
- Ensure that scrum teams have work during each sprint;
- Help plan future sprints in conjunction with the Product Team in alignment with Product priorities;
- Help ensure that infrastructure tasks and tech-debt get the appropriate attention and are not left behind;
- Review and provide feedback on Pull Requests; and
- Write and plan Jira epics to ensure that all technical tasks are captured and planned for.
- Write tickets and documentation as necessary;
- Perform IC development on difficult or complex product features; and
- Debug/identify bugs as reported by QA.
- Ensure all aspects of the engineering environments facilitate engineering productivity.
What You Should Have
- 2+ years of management experience with high-output engineering teams;
- 7+ years of experience as a Software Engineer developing applications at scale;
- Experience as a hiring manager, with proven results in both scaling teams and individuals’ professional growth;
- Experience leading development teams, from capacity planning to technical planning, with a track record of consistently delivering business impact;
- Experience being a coach and mentor to other engineers;
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
- Experience building an inclusive and diverse culture;
- Experience building SaaS products; and
- Demonstrated passion for working in an organization where you help shape a growing team and the ways we evolve our product.
What You Could Have
- AWS Lambda and orthogonal infrastructure knowledge;
- Previous work scaling 1.0 applications;
- CI/CD infrastructure hands-on development with CDK or Terraform;
- Atlas Search or other Lucene based technology; and/or
- Wizard with Typescript.
Talented Engineer Managers come from all walks of life and career. If you are passionate about civic engagement and technology, please apply, even if you do not check every box.
Location and Compensation
The Engineer Manager is a full-time, salaried position with a comprehensive benefits package (more detail below). It is based anywhere in the U.S. The starting salary range for this position is $130,000 - $160,000 and is commensurate with experience.
Our Culture of Care
We work hard to create a culture of care to ensure that our staff are best equipped to lead happy, healthy, and balanced lives. To that end, we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes:
- Health, vision, and dental insurance with 100% of premiums covered for you and qualifying family members;
- Retirement benefits with a 5% employer match;
- A flexible unlimited PTO plan;
- Generous paid parental leave;
- Pre-tax commuter benefits;
- A company laptop;
- A flexible remote work environment;
- A home office setup stipend for all new employees;
- Monthly reimbursement for remote work expenses;
- A yearly professional development fund;
- Mental health and wellness benefits through Calm and Better Help; and
- Yearly in-person staff retreats; and
- A welcoming culture that celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion.
An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity
Murmuration is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation and national origin. We reasonably accommodate staff members and/or applicants with disabilities, provided they are otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job.