Engineering Manager II- SMS


Boston, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 04/05/2021
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About Klaviyo

Email marketing and SMS marketing platform for E-commerce

Job Description

Why You Should Join the SMS Team:

With the explosive growth of SMS as a channel for customer communication, Klaviyo’s SMS offering is poised for market dominance. Since launching the channel in 2020, the SMS team has built a reputation for consistently delivering large and impactful features. As a new channel, SMS projects span many of Klaviyo’s product areas and working on them is an amazing opportunity for cross-team execution. The SMS team of engineers, product managers, and designers is a supportive and collaborative group that constantly iterates and innovates. Joining this team has significant learning and growth potential as it rapidly scales to meet business demand. 

As the Senior Engineering Manager on the SMS Team you will report directly to the Sr. Director, Greg Yu. Areas of ownership include SMS Campaigns, Flows and Conversations as well as the associated infrastructure. This year’s roadmap has dozens of major projects including international expansion, SMS Conversations, and deeper integration with our e-commerce partners.

How You Will Make a Difference:

  • Responsible for driving dramatic growth in one of Klaviyo’s newer product areas, SMS
  • This person will be directly responsible for managing up to 10 direct reports including other managers and technical leads.
  • Developing SMART goals and career development plans for direct reports. 
  • Heavily involved in interviewing, hiring, and leveling up the team around them 
  • Working with the team on project planning and defining milestones, identifying dependencies, and meeting business goals.
  • Working with stakeholders to understand requirements, resolve blockers, and manage expectations.
  • Advising the team on system design and implementation decisions
  • Sharing and evangelizing SMS industry best practices across the entire company
  • Iterate and improve upon engineering wide processes like recruiting, performance development, communication, and agile development.
  • This role will be in office at our Headquarters in Boston, MA (pending our return, likely to be Summer 2021)

Who You Are:

  • Successfully led and delivered complex projects spanning multiple quarters and multiple engineering teams.
  • Scaled a team to 10+ engineers.
  • Experience coaching and growing engineering managers and technical leads. 
  • Experience developing and rolling out engineering-wide processes. 
  • Experience acting as a team lead/manager in the SMS space for multiple years with an understanding of industry best practices.


Get to know Klaviyo

Klaviyo is the world’s leading owned marketing platform known for accelerating revenue for online businesses using the channels they own like email, web, and mobile. Enabling companies to leverage these owned marketing channels, Klaviyo makes it easy to store, access, analyze and use transactional and behavioral data to power highly-targeted customer and prospect communications. And unlike other marketing platforms, Klaviyo doesn’t force companies to compromise between advanced functionality or ease of use - so companies of all sizes are able to maximize their sales quickly. That’s why over 60,000 innovative companies like Unilever, Custom Ink, and Eventbrite sell more with Klaviyo.

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