Software Engineering Manager


Chicago, IL, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 01/05/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 848 W. Eastman St. Suite 104, Chicago, IL, 60642

About Jellyvision

Jellyvision is an award-winning technology company whose interactive software talks people through important, complex, and potentially snooze-inducing life decisions - like choosing a healthcare insurance plan, saving for retirement, or navigating a leave of absence - in simple, fun, and engaging ways. Our recipe: behavioral science, purposeful humor, mighty tech, and oregano.

Job Description

As a Software Engineering Manager, you’ll lead a team of talented engineers in designing, building, and delivering our suite of products*. You’ll manage a team of approximately 5-8 direct reports and will report to the VP of Application Engineering. 

*Our frontend products are built with Javascript and React and Redux or AngularJS. Our backend APIs are built with Ruby and Rails or Grape (or Javascript and Node.js).

What you’ll do

  • Help ensure your team delivers on the product roadmap
  • Manage the performance and career growth of your team members
  • Perform regular one-on-ones and provide timely and constructive feedback
  • Clear the road for your team by identifying and removing obstacles
  • Ensure Jellyvision’s engineering standards and best practices are followed
  • Collaborate with folks in our product and creative teams, as well as other engineering managers
  • Hire new engineering talent
  • Help your team look toward the future of the product

Experience & skills you’ll need

  • A strong background in software development and web technologies 
  • A strong track record of leading a productive development team 
  • Experience with Agile methodologies 

Our ideal Engineering Manager:

  • Communicates clearly and effectively (with both technical and non-technical audiences)
  • Leads technical discussions
  • Helps resolve technical disagreements
  • Evaluates and presents engineering trade-offs
  • Creates an environment where people can do their best work, while having fun doing it
  • Motivates, develops, and promotes technical experts and future leaders


  • Develops talent
  • Drives engagement
  • Directs work
  • Builds effective teams
  • Balances stakeholders
  • Organizational savvy
  • Resourcefulness

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.