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Engineering Manager, Mobile


San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 01/14/2021
  • Website: wagwalking.com
  • Company Address: , Los Angeles, CA

About Wag

Wag! is a company that develops a dog walking mobile application intended to offer experienced and certified dog walkers instantly on the phone. Its application allows on-demand hiring for dog walking, dog sitting and dog boarding services and features GPS tracking and pup reports, enabling dog owners to track their dogs easily and receive a report card indicating the route walked, distance traveled and time taken.

Job Description

At Wag!, we build products that help dogs and their parents live more joyful lives. Working with our technology and engineering team is part art, part skill—and all heart. We like to surround ourselves with other smart people that will challenge us and bring new thinking to the team to help us build better products. We're all about automation and we're constantly pushing the limits on what can be delivered auto-magically—from QA to deploying code in production. Our patent-pending Woof Pack Scrum structure allows us to work more independently, faster, and with the right level of autonomy and accountability for producing results. If there's a way to integrate it into Slack, we've probably done it. We love music, food and drinks—anything that helps us be the best team possible. And maybe most important—we don't like to leave our dogs home alone, so be ready to spend your days in the office hanging with the pups.


Who we are

Wag! is an on-demand dog walking app that has been one of the fastest-growing startups this year, funded by some of Silicon Valley's top investors. We service all dogs and cats nationwide!


Who you are

You’re a hands on technology leader with an eye for mobile application development.  You are well versed and versatile in mobile application development.  You thrive in a startup environment where you’ll juggle different priorities and iterate quickly.


What you'll get to do

In a word: innovate.  You’ll build, contribute and lead the architectural and design decisions your team makes, and articulate the impact of those decisions. You’ll break down new features into releasable chunks, estimate release schedule, and work on creating the features with your team. You and your team get to create impactful features for our customers, and you’ll influence your team members to take ownership and always do the right thing.  You’ll provide thoughtful feedback to your team and invest in their professional development.


What we offer

Love dogs? You’ll get to enjoy office dogs. We also have catered daily lunches and an open snack bar to nourish you and fuel your creativity. Of course, we also offer a competitive salary with stock options, along with medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Here’s your chance to get in on the ground floor of a fast-growing startup!


What you'll need to get in the door

You have a proven ability to build, launch and iterate on apps. You have superior analytical skills and a strong sense of ownership in your work. You have a proven customer facing application development, troubleshooting, deployment and application performance tuning experience. You have a track record of leading or managing a team of engineers while maintaining a hands on approach to software development.


  • 6+ years of mobile application development experience.
  • 2+ years of leadership or management experience.
  • Fluent in Objective-C, Swift, Java and/or Kotlin.
  • Familiarity with the App Store and Play Store guidelines and best practices.
  • Experience with mobile test automation tools such as UITest, XCTest, Appium, Gradle.


About Us

At Wag! we're crazy about pets and the people who love them, and everything we do is intended to bring them joy and keep them safe. Our company was founded in 2015 and born from a love of dogs and an entrepreneurial spirit to help make pet parenthood just a little bit easier, so dogs and their humans can share a life full of joyful moments.


We invented on-demand dog walking by connecting an already passionate community of local dog walkers with pet parents. Launching in Los Angeles in 2015, Wag! services are now available in 50 states and more than 4,600 cities nationwide. In 2020, we officially expanded our services to cats.  The pet caregivers are vetted and pass a robust screening process — and our services are bonded and insured. We know your pets are members of your family and taking care of them is the highest honor you can give the walkers and sitters providing services on the Wag! platform.


In light of COVID-19, this role is temporarily remote but will be based out of our San Francisco office permanently sometime in 2021 when we head back into the office.

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