Engineering Manager - Mobile Apps

Premise Data

Seattle, WA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 01/08/2021
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  • Company Address: 185 Berry St. Suite 6850, San Francisco, CA, 94107

About Premise Data

Premise is a data and analytics platform that empowers decision makers with real-time, actionable intelligence. By combining the power of a global network of on-the-ground contributors with industry leading data science and machine learning Premise is ‘The Source of Ground Truth.’ A $66M Series C venture capital organization, we are backed by Valor Equity Partners, Social Capital, Google Ventures, and Andreessen Horowitz, among others. Premise is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with offices in Washington, D.C., Seattle, WA and Portland, OR.

Job Description

Premise is a worldwide network and predictive analytics platform bringing visibility to the world's hardest-to-see places. We enable global decision-makers to move faster and make smarter decisions by employing local, on-the-ground contributors to observe and collect real-time data. Our current clients include governments, nonprofits and major corporations. We are looking for an Engineering Manager to lead our growing mobile development team.

Premise looks for engineering leaders to be both very creative and highly technical.  You will dig into the nuts and bolts of technical challenges that our Android and iOS teams face and make pragmatic decisions that balance near-term delivery with long-term viability.  You are people focused, always building, growing and mentoring the team. You are a champion of processes, choosing lightweight and flexible solutions that are always right for the task at hand.  

What you get to do:

  • Manage and grow the mobile teams. Build teams that are collaborative, inclusive, and respectful of each other
  • Lead execution of team deliverables, run effective sprints, and work with the team to achieve its goals
  • Support setting the short-, mid- and long-term technical roadmap for the team in collaboration with the technical leads and the leadership team
  • Foster a healthy and collaborative team culture and be a role model of our core values
  • Mentor and guide the professional and technical development of your team members. Help develop their careers and assign them to projects tailored to their skill levels, personalities, work styles, and professional goals
  • Participate in code review and technical whiteboard discussions. Support trading off technical debt versus the pace of progress
  • Collaborate closely with leads and engineering leaders working on different teams across the org

The following traits probably describe you:

  • Professional experience with building software, preferably on mobile devices serving a large number of users
  • Proven ability to operate effectively and autonomously across multiple teams in situations of ambiguity, with only high level direction
  • Ability to deliver in the short-term while preparing for the long-term
  • Ability to communicate highly technical problems and solutions at all levels from engineer to C-level executives
  • Demonstrated success in a fast-paced environment and collaborate across teams and disciplines
  • Openness to new / different ideas. Ability to evaluate multiple approaches and choose the best one based on first principles
  • Comfortable with code and systems design (including microservices architectures)
  • 5+ years of people management experience

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with the full engineering stack
  • Experience working in distributed companies or with international teams
  • You excel in ambiguity and are confident in diving deep

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