Software Engineering Manager - AEC


San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 06/10/2021
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  • Company Address: 1045 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA, 94107

About DroneDeploy

DroneDeploy is the leading cloud software platform for commercial drones, and is making the power of aerial data accessible and productive for everyone.

Job Description

DroneDeploy is the leading enterprise-grade drone data platform for managing complex job sites. Trusted by brands globally, we have over 5,000 customers across 200 countries. Our software automates everything from flight to insight, making the power of drone data accessible and productive for everyone. We’re transforming data collection across a variety of industries, including energy, construction, and agriculture, enabling teams to survey large areas and make informed decisions quickly, safely, and accurately. Recognized as a Best Place to Work nationally and locally, we have a winning culture where our employees span across the globe and are empowered to think big to meet our customer’s current and future needs.
We are looking for an experienced product-focussed Engineering Manager to lead our AEC team in the ongoing development of the industry-leading drone software platform.  DroneDeploy is used on hundreds of thousands of job sites around the world.  You will be responsible for leading and developing a core group of highly-skilled backend (Python) and frontend (Angular) Engineers.  You will be delivering customer-facing products incorporating GIS, computer vision, ML and 3D rendering in an effective and reliable way as we expand our footprint in the AEC industry.
We are open to hiring nationwide US and Canada. 


    • Manage, develop and grow our fullstack AEC team responsible for the development of our customer-facing roadmap
    • Foster and maintain a healthy, collaborative team culture
    • Drive engineering effort through providing technical expertise and process guidance
    • Own the quality, reliability and observability of your features
    • Collaborate with product management on team strategy, roadmap, and building an awesome product
    • Own the timeline and delivery of high-quality features which delight our customers
    • Work with senior engineering leadership to advocate and drive high-quality engineering practices within the team and across the organization
    • Present high level data to our executive team


    • 2+ years managing engineering teams in a hands-on technical environment, shipping widely-used, high-quality customer-facing applications
    • Experience driving impactful reliability improvements and maintaining SLOsPrevious deep technical experience with backend or front-end development as a senior engineer or technical lead
    • Previous experience managing distributed developer teams
    • Experience with modern web technology stacks such as Angular/React and/or backend web services
    • Passion for agile delivery in a continuous integration environment
    • Demonstrated ability to build awesome products and have a positive impact on engineering teams and users
    • Exhibit extraordinary attention to detail
    • Take ownership, solve problems, and have a high level of accountability
    • Experience with Google Cloud, Kubernetes, distributed / batch processing a plus
    • Experience with GIS, computer vision or ML a plus
Life at DroneDeploy
We believe in a global work environment that empowers everyone to explore, grow, and make a meaningful impact. We’re recognized as the # 1 Best Place to Work in the SF Bay Area (SF Business Times), made the Top 200 list of America's Best Startups (Forbes) and we work hard to maintain recognition status. Our team is creative, motivated, and committed to providing our customers the best drone software in the industry. We take feedback seriously, act with integrity, and constantly strive for improving our processes, benefits, products, and invest in our people.
Employee Programs & Benefits include:
Flexible work schedules
Remote-friendly positions
100% paid healthcare coverage for employees
$1,000 development reimbursement
$600 well-being reimbursement
Monthly remote-utility stipend
Flexible paid time off
Parental paid leave
Weekly virtual fitness classes
Employee referral bonus
Commuter savings
DroneDeploy is an equal opportunity employer.
All DroneDeploy employees are responsible for assisting in protecting the company and customer data by following information security policies and procedures.

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