Frontend Engineering Guild Manager

Wix

Kyiv, UA
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Web/Graphic Design/Internet
  • Post Date: 02/25/2021
  • Website: wix.com
  • Company Address: 40 Namal Tel-Aviv st., Tel Aviv

About Wix

Wix is a leading global software platform for small businesses to operate online with millions of registered users in 190 countries. Wix was founded on the belief that the Internet should be accessible to everyone to develop, create and contribute.

Job Description

We are:

Wix Engineering’s Frontend management team - we enable the continuous growth of our group while preserving our professional standards, development velocity, cross team communication and developer community feeling on a large scale. The frontend engineering group (aka FED Guild) is made up of 100s of developers working in dozens of teams and growing rapidly. At this kind of volume, we need to be active in solving the question of how we do things at high scale and as we grow the questions keep changing, for example:

  • How can we define the professional standards we believe in, ensure that they are maintained throughout all teams?
  • How do we foster a culture of sharing knowledge and collaboration and maintain the community feeling in a large organization and not fall into working in silos?
  • How do we keep recruiting the strongest developers in the industry, onboard dozens of new engineers each year and build for the future by training junior developers and interns?

The Frontend management team sits in Wix’s main offices in Israel, Ukraine & Lithuania. Each manager is responsible for the local efforts in their office and collaborates with the rest of the team on global efforts. Together, we work on managing recruitment, building and maintaining the crash course every developer in Wix goes through, building junior/interns training programs, leading internal community events such as webinars, workshops and temporary swaps between teams which give people wider context. In addition, we lead a cross-Wix forum of developers where each group has at least one representative (aka FED Guild Masters forum), working on defining our standards and maintaining them all over Wix.

You are:

An experienced engineering manager of large teams who comes from a frontend, hands-on architecture background. You’re able to communicate at the highest levels both with group managers and frontend architects. You’re super proactive and innovative, able to think outside the box, recognize the most important problem to solve and relentlessly go at it.

You’re a true visionary, able to lead large groups of developers, set the tone, plan long term strategy and execute towards it. You deal well with the challenges of matrix management, and you’re capable of pleasantly managing the conflicts that arise and find win-win solutions. You have excellent verbal and written communication skills in your own language, as well as in English.

As FED Guild Manager, you will:

  • Lead the frontend engineering group (aka FED Guild) in the Ukraine offices (Kyiv, Dnipro and soon - Lviv).
  • Define the vision for the FED Guild in Ukraine, work together with managers and architects both from Ukraine and Israel to make it happen.
  • Collaborate with FED Guild Managers from Lithuania and Israel on global efforts and vision.
  • Have a wide understanding of Wix’s roadmap, find the cross-Wix FED Guild focus in order to promote it.
  • Manage the forum of developer representatives from all teams (aka FED Guild Masters forum) working together on defining our professional standards and implementing them in their teams
  • Maintain close one-on-one relationships with the Guild Masters in the Ukraine offices, collecting feedback, understanding status and overseeing their growth and success in their teams.
  • Build an internal developer community in the Ukraine offices, encouraging people to speak and present their efforts, share knowledge and give inspiration to others.
  • Create and improve the onboarding programs of new developers and junior/interns programs, working together with the core teams and mentors on updating content.
  • Manage the recruiting efforts for the FED guild, keep improving our recruitment process, lead the interviewers team and work closely with HR.
  • Keep innovating and pushing on how to enable Wix engineering growth at scale.

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