Who Is AppSumo

AppSumo was started in 2011 by serial online entrepreneur Noah Kagan. The idea was simple: the tools you need to run your business shouldn’t put you out of business. Today, the AppSumo team has grown and includes some of the best talent from Facebook, Microsoft, and Bloomberg (to name a few). 

Our mission, however, remains the same. To date, we’ve partnered with over 1,000 startups to bring our community the absolute best deals on software. We’ve partnered with companies like MailChimp, Evernote, and Dropbox — startups that have gone on to become household names in software.

With hundreds of successful product launches and over a million entrepreneurs served, we’re looking to take AppSumo to the next level. 

That’s where you, the Software Engineer Manager comes in.


About This Role

Fundamentally, this job is about diagnosing our biggest business opportunities and implementing cutting-edge solutions to engineering problems to improve the AppSumo platform. This role is responsible for translating business requirements into technical needs and actions. 

A day in the life of an Engineering Manager would be a blend of dev work, mentorship, and overseeing the execution of some of our biggest projects. 

The Engineering Manager will mentor each team member on how to write beautiful code and provide insights for design decisions. In your first six months, success means you have contributed significantly  to the execution of story points, mentored junior and mid-level engineers, and continued to support and develop your team.

We’re looking for a strong technical lead who has a background as a full stack developer with experience in designing and developing cloud based applications. Someone who is committed to high standards, strong in computer science fundamentals, enjoys coaching others, and loves designing technical solutions. 

We recently rebuilt our platform with an updated tech stack that includes Python, Javascript, Node, AWS, Docker, Linux, and ElasticSearch. We run continuous integration and deployment using Atlassian Tools (Jira and Confluence), redis, celery, nginx, Postgresql, and git.

Our ideal candidate has 8+ years as a hands-on software developer or architect (more specifically in the web app, SaaS, or ecommerce domain) and 4+ years as a technical lead, hands-on team lead, or chief architect.


Pay & Benefits

We provide a competitive compensation package. In addition, we offer paid lunches every day, a stocked fridge, any snacks you want, and two all-expenses paid company trips with the team. (You can check them out here.) You’ll be equipped with a brand-new computer, monitor, standing desk and any other gear you need to feel productive. Not to mention, we also have in-office massages weekly. Oh, and you can bring your dog to work. We love your dog :)

At AppSumo, we don’t believe in benchwarmers or clockwatchers: we treat all of our teammates like adults and trust that when you have something to do, you’ll get it done. If you need to run an errand, hit the gym, or meet a friend for lunch you’re encouraged to do so. You can work from home as often as you need to, and you’ll have unlimited vacation days to go on adventures. (Everyone says it, but we mean it: Take as much time as you want.)

We’re committed to creating a diverse, supportive, and collaborative working environment - every person we bring onto the team helps cultivate a culture that we’re proud of.


Feeling up to the task? Let’s do this :)

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