About Faire

Faire is an online wholesale marketplace built on the belief that the future of retail is local. There are over 1M independent retailers in the U.S. and Canada doing more than twice the revenue of Walmart and Amazon combined. At Faire, we're using the power of technology and data to connect a growing community of over 150,000 brands and independent retailers around the world. Picture your favorite boutique in town — we help them discover the best products to sell in their stores. By empowering entrepreneurs with the right tools and insights, we believe that we can level the playing field so that small businesses can compete with big box and e-commerce giants. We’re looking for smart, resourceful and passionate people to join us as we power the shop local movement. If you believe in community, come join ours.

Role description:

Our engineering team owns the software that makes our marketplace work. We care about good engineering practice and love to write software that is secure, tested, easy to maintain, and can scale to millions of users. We build minimum viable products, deploy to production multiple times per day, A/B test customer-facing changes, listen to the data, and iterate.

As a senior engineering manager, you'll collaborate with us to:

  • Directly manage cross functional teams of engineers.
  • Lead scoping and sprint planning within your teams
  • Understand, triage and assign defects to be solved along with feature work.
  • Identify and scope infrastructure or tooling changes to impact efficiency and/or quality
  • Dive into the architecture, designs and code in order to lead your team effectively. 
  • Lead contributor and owner of process and team structure decisions.
  • Directly impact our ability to grow quickly while improving operational efficiencies.

We're excited about you because you have...

  • A passion for programming and solving problems with code.
  • A bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Software Engineering or equivalent industry experience.
  • A strong technical background and you are still capable of using it every day. 
  • A love for technology, and an insatiable curiosity for new tools to tackle real problems.
  • A track record of leading teams to higher levels of contribution.
  • A track record of assisting team members to achieve higher levels of impact in their careers.
  • Capable and willing to write software for a couple months as part of your onboarding.
  • Still willing and able to get your hands dirty with software design, code creation, tooling, etc.

Bonus/Nice to haves:

  • Post Graduate degree in management or business
  • Strength and experience in running engineering teams using metrics.
  • Have lead through other managers

Why you’ll love working at Faire

  • We are entrepreneurs: Faire is being built for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. We believe entrepreneurship is a calling and our mission is to empower entrepreneurs to chase their dreams. Every member of our team is an owner of the business and taking part in the founding process.
  • We are using technology and data to level the playing field: We are leveraging the power of product innovation and machine learning to connect brands and boutiques from all over the world, building a growing community of over 100,000 small business owners.
  • We build products our customers love: Everything we do is ultimately in the service of helping our customers grow their business because our goal is to grow the pie - not steal a piece from it. Running a small business is hard work, but using Faire makes it easy.
  • We are curious and resourceful: Inquisitive by default, we explore every possibility, test every assumption, and develop creative solutions to the challenges at hand. We lead with curiosity and data in our decision making, and reason from a first principles mentality.

Faire was founded in 2017 by a team of early product and engineering leads from Square. We’re backed by some of the top investors in retail and tech including: Y Combinator, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Forerunner Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Founders Fund, and DST Global. We have headquarters in San Francisco and Kitchener-Waterloo, and a global employee presence across offices in Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Toronto, London and Sao Paulo. To learn more about Faire and our customers, you can read more on our blog.

Faire provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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We believe the future is local. At the core of that future are our customers, a diverse and unique community of entrepreneurs who have taken a chance on themselves. We’re inspired by these dreamers who work today and every day for a better future for their communities. We are committed to building a community and sense of belonging here at Faire that reflects the customers we serve. We want to ensure that we hold ourselves to that commitment externally and internally because differences in perspectives, experiences, and ideas are what make us successful.  

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