About Ditto:

Ditto is on a mission to unleash the full power of edge devices by removing all the plumbing required to build amazing applications. Ditto is a globally remote team. Our core values are trust, communication, and continuous improvement. We celebrate diversity and strive to create a team that encompasses a wide range of backgrounds, skill sets, and perspectives.

About the position

Ditto aims to expand the internet beyond traditional reach. Our groundbreaking edge sync platform is powered by peer-to-peer database technology that runs on mobile, web, IoT, and server systems, enabling devices to sync data in real-time even without the internet.

Your role is to lead our team of core library engineers. The Core Library team at Ditto is responsible for building the cross-platform Rust library that forms the basis of SDKs and is embedded directly into our cloud components. This team sits right at the heart of everything we do, and plays a major role in technologies that span the entire Ditto product.

Ditto is rapidly growing. Today, while the team is small, there is an opportunity for hands-on contributions, but your role should be considered a pure people management role in the near future.

As the Engineering Manager, you will:

  • Lead and magnify the impact of a team of 3-7 skilled individual contributors, responsible for ensuring their success, aiding their career growth, and facilitating their technical work.
  • Plan and deliver high-quality engineering solutions that align with the business needs and objectives.
  • Work with product and design to build the roadmap for the team; this will involve talking to engineers, other teams, customers, and partners.
  • Contribute to the architecture and product specification for features, and then help ensure your team of engineers are successful in the implementation & delivery of these features.
  • Estimate the delivery timeline for projects and communicate with upper management and the broader team regarding project execution.
  • Set team culture by example, expanding Ditto’s culture of Trust, Communication, and Continual Improvement.
  • Set and maintain high standards of engineering practices & quality.
  • Mentor, coach, and advocate for your team members.

What you'll need:

  • 2+ years of experience managing teams of software engineers. This includes people-management responsibilities such as hiring, performance and growth management, and career development.
  • 2+ years of technical leadership, including driving best practices, project scoping and design, and providing architectural guidance
  • Fluency in the Rust programming language.
  • Experience developing features for libraries while maintaining API backwards compatibility.
  • Strong communication skills, particularly written communication skills. As a fully distributed team, async communication is the norm and the development process often includes written architecture and design documents.

Nice to haves:

  • Experience managing a remote, globally distributed team.
  • Experience in architect or other Staff+ roles. 
  • Fluency in other programming languages for which Ditto publishes a native SDK (e.g., C++, Kotlin/Java, Swift, JavaScript, or C#).
  • Experience working with mobile SDKs (iOS, Android, etc).
  • Experience working with FFIs or unsafe/unmanaged native code.
  • Experience working with build systems, in particular but not limited to Cargo (e.g. Nix, Bazel, CMake, etc.).
  • Experience with distributed tracing, metrics, telemetry, etc. - with a particular focus on the Rust tracing ecosystem, OpenTelemetry, and interoperability between the two.


Benefits we offer:

  • Competitive salaries

  • Stock options

  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability coverage

  • Flexible spending account (FSA)

  • Flexible vacation policy

  • 401(k) plan 

Come join our remote team and discover the possibilities of your best career!

Equal Opportunity Employer: Ditto is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Ditto is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please let us know.


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