Change.org is searching for an Engineering Manager to help us lead the Starter Growth team!
 
We’re a social impact business (a public benefit company), and the largest tech platform focused on civic action in the world with 80m monthly users, 50,000 campaigns launched on the site every month, 150 staff, and a new revenue model that has grown by 500% in 2 years.
 
We’re growing quickly, and our users win campaigns for change once every hour. From strengthening hate crime legislation in South Africa; fighting corruption in Indonesia, Italy, and Brazil; to fighting violence against women in India. We are looking for an Engineering Manager who is great at SEO/SEM growth engineering working with complex web frameworks at scale and has a passion for expanding our platform to mobilize hundreds of millions of people to take deeper civic action.
 
You will be based out of our San Francisco headquarters and report to our Senior Director of Application Development. You’re a perfect fit for this role if your superpower is engineering leadership alongside full stack experience with an eye towards frontend development and user experience.
 
Key Responsibilities / Core Skills 
 
React.js: Ability to work throughout our tech stack (React, JS, GraphQL, Ruby, Elixir) with a focus on Front End capabilities 
 
Technical Leadership: Ability to breakdown vague product requirements and piece together comprehensive plans to lead full team execution 
 
Management: You’ve helped shape and define other engineers’ growth. Even better if you’ve also been responsible for their growth as their direct manager!
 
Growth Engineering: Working with marketing and product specialists to improve user growth through acquisition funnels, using techniques related to SEO, SEM and content management
 

You’re a perfect fit for this role if your superpower is engineering leadership alongside full stack experience with an eye towards frontend development and user experience.

Key responsibilities / Core Skills 

  • React.js: Ability to work throughout our tech stack (React, JS, GraphQL, Ruby, Elixir) with a focus on Front End capabilities 
  • Technical Leadership: Ability to breakdown vague product requirements and piece together comprehensive plans to lead full team execution 
  • Management: You’ve helped shape and define other engineers’ growth. Even better if you’ve also been responsible for their growth as their direct manager!
  • Growth Engineering: Working with marketing and product specialists to improve user growth through acquisition funnels, using techniques related to SEO, SEM and content management

The most important capabilities for this role are:

    • People Management, Coaching & Mentorship:  A good Manager and Coach who is able to support team growth on different management styles and projects and mentor different members of the team. Experienced managing engineers in a fast-paced Agile development environment (usually that’s 2+ years in a technical leadership or management role). Note we are open to people with zero management experience. 
    • Planning & Execution: A good planner and executor that excels in deconstructing projects into a well defined action plan. Is also excellent at giving others on the team an opportunity to learn and grow.
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    • Communication: A good communicator who sets standards of collaboration and communication across a large group. Some who is viewed as a leader and would proactively start conversations that solve problems.  Ability to listen, communicate, collaborate, mentor and empathize with all stakeholders.

Interested? Great! Here's what you should know:

This is a full-time role based in San Francisco, California. Our team is high impact, low ego, and has an amazing culture to be part of. Change.org is a global company, and salaries are adjusted for cost of labor in each city. We are looking to pay this person a salary  of $182K USD (which is midpoint of our salary scale) in San Francisco. In exceptional circumstances, we may offer below the listed salary for high potential candidates with less experience, or above it for candidates with significantly more experience. 
 
We anticipate moving very quickly and our evaluation process is as follows:
-20 min interview with our Recruiter
-1 hour Zoom interview with our Director of Engineering
-2 hour timed take home assignment
-3 hour Zoom onsite with our Director of Engineering and 2 Engineering Managers
-30 min interview with our CTO

We especially encourage applicants of different backgrounds, cultures, genders, experiences, abilities and perspectives to apply. We’re actively working to increase the diversity of experience and perspectives on our team and are looking for someone who can help continue to lead that process. 
 
Change.org is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, or disability or veteran status.
 
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