Who we are

AvantStay delivers exceptional, unique stays for group travelers. The company has built a tech-enabled millennial hospitality brand to be the new standard for group experience. We are venture funded and growing rapidly in the explosive $100+ billion dollar STR industry.

What we are looking for

We are looking for a senior engineering manager who has the capacity and desire to help the engineering organization on a path to fast product cycles and exciting launches. Ideal candidates will have a good balance of technical and management skills as well as experience and passion for building and improving amazing teams that deliver great products.

What you'll do

  • Contribute to the engineering team's' long-term vision and strategy
  • Build and manage high-performance teams
  • Drive good engineering practices within your teams
  • Contribute to the continuous evolution of the engineering process
  • Plan engineering projects and oversee their running, including providing supervision and guidance to the engineers, and proper alignment with other teams and managers, so projects are efficient and delivered on time
  • Drive discussions with 3rd-party companies regarding systems integration
  • Plan, coordinate and oversee the engineering activities within your teams
  • Negotiate requirements and deadlines with software engineers, product managers, and stakeholders
  • Lead the process of designing technical solutions with engineers and designers
  • Report the state of projects and risks in their execution
  • Reduce team friction and remove blockers to allow software engineers to focus on their work
  • Coordinate releases with product managers
  • Develop and implement initiatives to nurture teams motivation and growth
  • Hire staff and oversee new team members onboarding
  • Promote proper communication and collaboration within the team
  • Provide continuous feedback to team members
  • Individually discuss engineers' career objectives and act as a facilitator to help them achieve their goals
  • Run periodic performance reviews and regular 1:1 meetings
  • Plan and lead Agile ceremonies such as dailies, plannings, refinements and retros

What you will bring

  • 3+ years of hands-on software development experience
  • 5+ years of Agile management experience
  • Knowledge of software engineering best practices
  • An understanding of system design, data structures, and algorithms and how to apply them to design pragmatic solutions
  • A background in delivering web-based products
  • Excitement for the challenge of trying something new
  • The ability to work well in a fast-paced environment, communicate effectively, and remain open to feedback from people in a variety of disciplines
  • The ability to intermediate different interests
  • A life-long learning mindset- always growing as an engineering manager
  • Soft skills for effective leadership and mentoring
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, and the ability to work on multiple projects at the same time;
  • A proactive mindset
  • A commitment to results
  • A passion for problem-solving
  • The ability to "think outside of the box"
  • Fluent in English
Nice to have experience
  • Jira
  • Confluence
  • GraphQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • AWS
  • Datadog
  • Google Analytics
  • Scrum Master Certification

What You Can Expect From Us

  • Friendly environment
  • Openness to new ideas and technologies
  • Career paths
  • International team
  • Always learning and always improving teams
  • Flexible working hours
  • No residence or relocation requirements
  • Modern stack: AWS, k8s, Kafka, Scala, React, React Native, Next.js, TypeScript, GraphQL, Mobx

Perks & Benefits

  • Salary: $80,000-$140,000
  • 21 annual paid days off
  • Team bonding and off-site events

When you join AvantStay

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside an experienced and dynamic team, transforming the way people travel and vacation. Your place within the colossal travel and real estate industries will leave you with a wealth of opportunities to feel both challenged to innovate and rewarded for your efforts. Of course, we will offer you pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. AvantStay is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at AvantStay.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer- and celebrate our employees' differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. Different makes us better.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Diversity is at the heart of everything we do - that is why we are committed to making AvantStay one of the most diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces on the planet. We're a proud participant of Pledge LA, an organization that believes that Los Angeles will become the most diverse and civically-engaged tech hub in the nation. Our members, tech companies, and VC firms or accelerators based in Los Angeles are committed to increasing their level of community engagement and improving diversity, equity, and inclusion within their organization and investments.

We hold ourselves accountable daily to have our company reflect our surrounding community, which celebrates diversity. We intend to foster an environment where our team is comfortable to be who they are and stand for what they believe in.

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