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Engineering Manager, Employer Growth



Software Engineering, Other Engineering, Sales & Business Development
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2023

Everyone is welcome at Handshake. We know diverse teams build better products and we are committed to creating an inclusive culture built on a foundation of respect for all individuals. We strongly encourage candidates from non-traditional backgrounds, historically marginalized or underrepresented groups to apply.

Your impact

Handshake is looking to hire an experienced Engineering Manager to join our Employer Growth Team. You will lead, grow, and support the engineers building our customer-facing products. You will work on complex technical challenges and enable millions of students and job-seekers to connect with employers through Handshake’s platform.

The Employer Growth team is responsible for build world-class recruiting experiences for companies of all sizes. This includes defining jobs and sourcing goals, targeting and matchmaking, scaled outreach, automation, monetization, application processing, analytics, and advertising products. We are responsible for making Handshake THE place for teams to achieve their hiring outcomes. You will have opportunities to:

  • Create a direct impact in the world by helping Handshake to democratize the opportunity for our millions of students

  • Work in an impressive innovative environment with many growth and career development opportunities.

  • Grow and scale a team, hiring top talent focusing on DEI

  • Help to define our culture and processes, not only as a team but also as an organization

Your role

  • Build, lead, and successfully develop a team of software engineers from all levels; defining their career development plans, setting specific goals, and motivating them to achieve results as part of their growth

  • Successfully manage performance; mentoring and coaching software engineers, supporting both high and underperforming individuals

  • Partner closely with key stakeholders across Handshake, including Design, Product Management, and strategic business partners to define clear, ambitious, attainable, metric-oriented goals for their team

  • Participate in technical decisions and provide technical coaching, helping tech leads to define and prioritize engineering roadmap

  • Lead with empathy as you help us nurture a culture of growth, inclusion, and belonging

Your experience

  • Build, lead, and develop successfully a team of software engineers from all levels (from junior to senior) defining their career development plans, setting specific goals, and motivating them to achieve results as part of their growth

  • Works cross-functionally to define, drive and track product-level success

  • 2+ years experience managing a technical team, 3+ years in technical leadership roles, 7+ years in software engineering

  • Demonstrated experience working with or across other engineering teams to ship features or technical improvements

  • Experience working as an, and managing, Full-Stack engineer(s), with either web or mobile clients

  • Experience working with any or all of: Ruby/Rails, Go, Python, Javascript/React, and Swift/SwiftUI

  • Experience working with any or all of: ElasticSearch, Redis, PostgresQL, SideKiq, and GCP Pub/Sub, DataFlow, and Spanner

Compensation range

$174,250 - $225,000

Want to learn more about what it's like to work at Handshake? Check out these interviews from our team members!

For cash compensation, we set standard ranges for all U.S.-based roles based on function, level, and geographic location, benchmarked against similar stage growth companies. In order to be compliant with local legislation, as well as to provide greater transparency to candidates, we share salary ranges on all job postings regardless of desired hiring location. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors, including geographic location as well as candidate experience and expertise, and may vary from the amounts listed above.

About us

Handshake is the #1 place to launch a career with no connections, experience, or luck required. The platform connects up-and-coming talent with 750,000+ employers - from Fortune 500 companies like Google, Nike, and Target to thousands of public school districts, healthcare systems, and nonprofits. In 2022 we announced our $200M Series F funding round. This Series F fundraise and valuation of $3.5B will fuel Handshake’s next phase of growth and propel our mission to help more people start, restart, and jumpstart their careers.

When it comes to our workforce strategy, we’ve thought deeply about how work-life should look here at Handshake. With our Hub-Based Remote Working strategy, employees can enjoy the flexibility of remote work, whilst ensuring collaboration and team experiences in a shared space remains possible. Handshake is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Denver, New York, London, and Berlin and teammates working globally.

Check out our careers site to find a hub near you!

What we offer

Benefits below apply to employees in full-time positions.

At Handshake, we'll give you the tools to feel healthy, happy and secure.

  • 💰 Equity and ownership in a fast-growing company.
  • 🍼 16 Weeks of paid parental leave for birth giving parents & 10 weeks of paid parental leave for non-birth giving parents.
  • 💝 Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision policies including LGTBQ+ Coverage. We also provide resources for Mental Health Assistance, Employee Assistance Programs and counseling support.
  • 💻 Handshake offers $500/£360 home office stipend for you to spend during your first 3 months to create a productive and comfortable workspace at home.
  • 📚 Generous learning & development opportunities and an annual $2,000/£1,500 stipend for you to grow your skills and career.

(US Handshakers)

  • 🏦 401k Match: Handshake offers a dollar-for-dollar match on 1% of deferred salary, up to a maximum of $1,200 per year.
  • 🏝 All full-time US-based Handshakers are eligible for our flexible time off policy to get out and see the world. In addition, we offer 8 standardized holidays, and 2 additional days of flexible holiday time off. Lastly, we have a Winter #ShakeBreak, a one-week period of Collective Time Off.

(UK Handshakers)

  • 🏦 Pension Scheme: Handshake will provide you with a workplace pension, where you will make contributions based on 5% of your salary. Handshake will pay the equivalent of 3% towards your pension plan, subject to qualifying earnings limits.
  • 🏝 Up to 25 days of vacation to encourage people to reset, recharge, and refresh, in addition to 8 bank holidays throughout the year.

For roles based in Berlin and Romania: Please ask your recruiter about region specific benefits.

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