Software Engineering Manager I/II - Application

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Measures for Justice · Rochester, NY

Software Engineering
Human Rights & Equality
$155,258 - $167,679 Per Year
Posted 2 weeks ago

Product Management
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To be considered for the role, candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.

About Measures for Justice

Measures for Justice is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization dedicated to developing tools and services that help communities, including the institutions that serve them, reshape how the criminal justice system works. Since 2011, we have been collecting, standardizing, and publishing criminal justice data to increase transparency, accessibility, and accountability. We’re leading a movement to change the future of criminal justice.

Role Overview

As a Software Engineering Manager I/II - Application at Measures for Justice, you will support a team of engineers working across critical initiatives. In collaboration with your team, you will craft development processes, initiative roadmaps, design proposals and technical implementations. Your leadership will ensure the delivery of high-quality, scalable, and reliable software, including for our flagship product, Commons

As a manager in application engineering, you will collaborate heavily with our product management and design teams. You will help build web applications that engage communities around criminal justice data.

Our application tech stack includes HTML5/CSS, TypeScript, React, Next.js, D3, GraphQL, Kotlin, Postgres, Redis, Docker, Kubernetes, and AWS.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide personnel management and coaching to engineers of varying skill levels
  • Collaborate with senior engineers to craft initiative design proposals and technical implementations
  • Lead across initiatives by monitoring initiative health, assisting with or escalating blockers, and advising on staffing
  • Own systems shared across initiatives by curating roadmaps, prioritizing backlogs, and overseeing the release of new code
  • Foster a growth culture by encouraging challenging work, peer feedback, development, and recognition
  • Cultivate strong cross-functional collaboration and communication between engineering and other teams (e.g. IT, QA, product strategy, research)
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging by modeling inclusive behaviors and proactively managing bias

Your Experience

  • Proven expertise managing or coaching software engineers with varying skill levels
  • Deep knowledge of software development methodologies and best practices
  • Proficient in both frontend and backend development and expertise in most of the following  technologies: HTML5/CSS, React, TypeScript, Next.js, Kotlin, Postgres, Docker, Kubernetes, and AWS
  • Experience guiding and shaping software initiatives undertaken by fellow engineers
  • Proven track record of actively seeking and implementing improvements to enhance team performance and efficiency
  • Deep experience collaborating with cross-functional stakeholders to successfully and efficiently deliver a product

Bonus Points

  • Experience assisting in the recruitment process to hire engineers for the team
  • Demonstrated interest in the criminal justice system or civic technology

If you do not have the skills/experience mentioned in the bonus points section, we still encourage you to apply!


  • Meaningful work that contributes to positive social change
  • Collaborative and inclusive work environment fostering growth and work-life balance
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Generous paid time off, including 20 days vacation, 10 sick days, 15 paid holidays (including the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day!), and 2 days of community service
  • Reduced hours on summer Fridays
  • Paid parental leave
  • 401k matching up to 3% of annual salary
  • Professional development opportunities via Bravely, Coursera, and more
  • Flexible work arrangements, including remote and hybrid work, for eligible positions
  • Full technology package including computer, monitors, bluetooth devices, and more

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Measures for Justice is committed to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in our workplace. We strive to create a welcoming environment for people of all backgrounds by eradicating barriers to access and opportunity. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. 

EEO Statement

Measures for Justice provides equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. 

Legal Requirements

Background checks will be conducted for candidates who receive an offer of employment and employment will be contingent on the evaluation of any information received consistent with applicable laws. Follow-up background checks will be conducted on employees after each five years of employment.


Measures for Justice will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation during the hiring process, please contact Rachel Snyder at [email protected].  


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