Engineering Manager - Connections


San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 05/06/2021
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  • Company Address: 875 Stevenson Street Suite 700, San Francisco, CA, 94103

About Nextdoor

Nextdoor is the neighborhood hub for trusted connections and the exchange of helpful information, goods, and services. We believe that by bringing neighbors together, we can cultivate a kinder world where everyone has a neighborhood they can rely on.

Job Description

Nextdoor is where neighbors turn for trusted connections and the exchange of helpful information, goods, and services. Nextdoor’s purpose is to cultivate a kinder world where everyone has a neighborhood they can rely on. 

Building connections in the real world is a universal human need. That truth, and the reality that neighborhoods are one of the most important and useful communities in our lives have been guiding principles for Nextdoor. Today, neighbors rely on Nextdoor in neighborhoods around the world in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Australia and Canada, with many more to come.

Meet your Future Neighbors

The Neighborhood Vitality pillar focuses on providing a safe and welcoming platform via content moderation, member verification, and trust and safety systems while fostering a sense of belonging with interest-based groups and specialized role-based tools for organizing the community.

The Connections team’s mission is to help neighbors deepen their interpersonal connections with one another. The team owns the Groups product, enabling community-building by providing a content creation discovery experience centered around specific interests and topics. They are also features that help our members build Social Capital on the platform.

The Impact You’ll Make

As engineering lead, you will be responsible for the operations and outcomes of the Connections engineering team. The main product today is Groups, but is quickly expanding.

  • You’ll manage and mentor a team of 8 cross-functional engineers, helping reach their career goals and ensuring a healthy, engaged, and productive team environment.
  • You’ll be directly responsible for managing the team’s goals roadmap, and progress reporting.
  • You’ll be an active co-owner of the team’s product strategy, in conjunction with your product manager and designer.
  • You’ll be working with other engineering managers to reach organization-wide goals around software quality, hiring, and culture.

What You’ll Bring to The House

  • 7+ years of relevant engineering work experience
  • 2+ years of hands-on engineering management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to hire, coach, develop, and retain engineers
  • Experience in setting development roadmaps and executing against them on a team-level scope
  • Experience or familiarity with Django, React, iOS, and Android

Bonus Points

  • Ability to individually contribute to the Django, React, iOS, or Android codebases
  • Experience in a startup environment
  • Experience building for product-driven, consumer internet companies
  • Experience with community building, online or offline

At Nextdoor, we empower our employees to build stronger local communities. To create a platform where all feel welcome, we want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the customers we seek to serve. We encourage everyone interested in our purpose to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, or any other trait that unfairly targets a group of people. In accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.