Engineering Manager

Vox Media

  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 04/30/2021
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  • Company Address: 1201 Connecticut Avenue Northwest 11th Floor, Washington, DC, 20036

About Vox Media

Vox Media is the leading independent modern media company. Known for building the best media brands and the technology that enables them, we are committed to building a better future for the industry — and getting the future of media right.

Job Description

As the leading independent modern media company, Vox Media ignites conversations and influences culture. Across digital, podcasts, TV, streaming, live events, and print, we tell stories that affect our audience's daily lives and entertain as much as they inform.

Our portfolio features influential and respected editorial properties including Vox, New York Magazine, The Verge, The Cut, Eater, Vulture, The Strategist, Polygon, SB Nation, Intelligencer, Curbed, Grub Street, and Recode. Off-platform, the Vox Media Podcast Network offers one of the largest collections of popular podcasts, and Vox Media Studios produces and distributes the award-winning nonfiction shows. Powered by innovative technology that scales quality, the Chorus publishing platform and Concert advertising marketplace answer the always-changing needs of modern audiences, creators and marketers.

Vox Media has been named one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies in Media,” an Inc. “Company of the Year,” Digiday’s “Best Company for Parents,” and one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign.


About the Engineering Team 

As part of the larger Product, Design and Technology organization, the engineering team builds the products and systems that power Vox Media, including the Chorus publishing platform and the Concert advertising network. We value cross-functional collaboration, creativity, efficiency and the ability to learn from and teach to those around you. We strive to foster a culture built on kindness, empathy, and respect for our teammates and the millions of people who see and use our products every month. 

For more about what it's like to work with our team, see the Vox Product blog. In an effort to provide an inclusive and respectful working environment, all team members adhere to our code of conduct.


What you'll do:

  • Coach engineers on their day-to-day work and their career aspirations, conduct regular 1:1s for your reports, and evaluate their performance quarterly—setting actionable goals to push themselves, the team and the company to further excellence.
  • Prioritize and plan the work of the team in close collaboration with your engineers, product manager and designers. 
  • Collaborate with stakeholders on the product, design and engineering teams and advocate for team bandwidth and roadmaps. 
  • Effectively support a distributed team through virtual and in-person collaboration and culture initiatives.
  • Contribute to the recruitment, hiring and training of new team-members while fostering an inclusive environment. 
  • Shape the direction of our tech stack to ensure performant, ethical and scalable advertising technology in a rapidly-shifting media landscape.


What you'll bring:

  • Experience managing or mentoring technical teams and guiding them to success.
  • Empathy, respect and thoughtfulness for your teammates and direct reports.
  • Proven ability to create and support a diverse and inclusive workforce.
  • Ability to proactively communicate and engage your team across multiple mediums (slack, video calls, email and code reviews).
  • Ability to enhance the quality of our products and communicate the value of the products internally.
  • Experience working in a matrixed product organization, closely-coupled with designers and product managers. 


About working at Vox Media:

This is a permanent, full-time position with excellent benefits—including flexible hours and generous parental leave. Vox Media strives to provide comprehensive healthcare options for our employees and to ensure that our healthcare and other benefits are LGBTQ-inclusive. You'll be joining a group of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about doing work that's challenging and fun—and who strive to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.

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