Software Engineering Manager


Seattle, WA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 01/23/2021
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  • Company Address: 1100 Northeast Campus Parkway Suite 200, Seattle, WA, 98105

About Karat

Karat conducts first-round technical interviews on behalf of companies like Indeed, Intuit, Pinterest, and Citrix. Our network of experienced Interview Engineers have conducted tens of thousands of technical interviews with software engineering candidates.

Job Description

Our mission is to make every job interview predictive, fair, and enjoyable. Karat helps companies hire the engineers they need to create the future and helps engineers find jobs that maximize their strengths and potential.

Karat conducts first-round technical interviews on behalf of companies like Indeed, Intuit, Pinterest, and Wayfair. We do this through a community of Interview Engineers who are equipped with Karat's interviewing infrastructure, battle-tested questions, and data-informed best practices. The result is highly predictive and fair interviews at scale that candidates truly enjoy. Karat has amassed the largest, most robust dataset of structured interview intelligence to produce never-before-seen hiring analytics. 

As the industry transitions to virtual work in these unprecedented times, Karat is uniquely positioned to be a helpful, strategic partner as companies transition to 100% remote hiring.

Founded in 2014, Karat is a privately held and venture-funded company based in Seattle.


Engineering at Karat

As the Software Engineering Manager at Karat, you will work on an exciting mission with a highly relatable product. You will lead a team that is committed to materially improving how engineers are interviewed and how engineering organizations operate.   As an manager  of our growing company, you will work closely with leaders and members of other teams, contribute to team culture and practices, and own the development of our engineering organization. 

You will be the technical leader of a team working to build a high ROI solution that serves engineering leaders, hiring managers, and recruiting organizations. Your work will be the bridge between users and providing the backbone of our platform.


As our Software Engineering Manager you will:

  • Build and scale a high-performance team through effective hiring, coaching, and development
  • Drive engineering practices to increase velocity and productivity at scale
  • Change how software organizations interview and hire engineers
  • Develop goals, roadmaps, and delivery dates to help Karat scale quickly and sustainably
  • Collaborate on cross functional teams across Karat, including content development and solutions engineering
  • Build and grow a team of exceptional software engineers and technical leaders
  • Influence key decisions on architecture and implementation of scalable, reliable, and cost-effective engineering solutions
  • Iterate quickly without compromising quality and raise the bar on operational excellence


The requirements for this role are:

  • 7 plus years of software engineering experience
  • 2+ years of experience of managing and building and growing an engineering team, ideally for a SaaS platform
  • Passion for building and innovating for world-class enterprise products that support a global client base
  • Experience growing engineers with feedback, coaching, and mentorship on a regular basis
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to influence and convey messages to a wide range of stakeholders
  • Experience collaborating with internal and external stakeholders at all levels of a company
  • Experience making critical decisions for complex technical issues in real-time, considering timelines and urgency
  • Ability to proactively learn new concepts and apply them at work
  • Able to effectively lead and manage a team of remote engineers

Benefits of joining Karat:

While doing meaningful work is rewarding in itself, we also offer the following programs and benefits for all our full-time employees:

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Medical / dental / vision insurance 
  • Flexible vacation and paid company holidays
  • Paid parental leave 
  • State-of-the-art equipment for your work station


Statement of Non-Discrimination:

In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination and harassment based on “protected categories,” we also strive to prevent other subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (i.e., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at Karat.

We value a diverse workforce: people of color, womxn, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

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