About Knowde

Chemical companies are the hidden innovators behind the end-products we rely on every day. Chemistry is used to make every physical good on earth, including the products we love from Tesla, Glossier, Apple, Nike, 3M and J&J. And yet, the largest and most impactful industry in the world is still doing business the same way it did 100 years ago.

Knowde is building the first digital marketplace for the $5 trillion chemical industry. Chemical companies use Knowde to market and sell their products online for the first time ever. For buyers, Knowde has become their go-to destination to shop across the entire world of chemistry all in a single destination.

Buyers use Knowde as their go-to destination to discover and purchase chemicals from any chemical producer all in one place. By helping pull this industry online, we will accelerate the innovation behind every physical product in the world.

We’ve raised over $90M from the world’s leading investors, including Sequoia Capital and Coatue, to realize our vision.

Come Join Us!

To help us tackle this next phase of growth, Knowde is looking to add an immensely talented Engineering Manager to help manage and guide one of the engineering teams and drive execution and team development.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Work closely with our engineering leaders to ensure engineering efficiency and guide the team through a path forward to improve and scale delivery. Ensure that technical decisions support our quality, performance, scalability, reliability, and security goals.
  • Evaluate current technology decisions and engineering practices to drive for better execution and delivery.
  • Build, lead and hire a high-calibre team of software engineers to solve these problems while being hands on. 
  • Encourage innovation and foster an environment of continuous improvement.
  • Establish a sense of urgency and direction, set expectations with team and individuals. Establish team objectives in alignment with business goals. 
  • Work very closely with the Product Managers to launch solutions for the users.
  • Contribute to overall engineering initiatives as a member of Knowde’s engineering leadership team.

What You Should Have

  • Expert level of understanding with modern frontend technologies such as React/Redux. Bonus points for having experiences with 2 more frontend frameworks such as (React/Angular) and deeply understand tradeoffs between different frontend frameworks.
  • Familiarity with backend technologies including Ruby, Postgres, AWS services (data, compute) and Service Oriented Architectures.
  • Strong belief in our engineering values around ownership, bias towards action, best idea wins, and lead by example. 
  • Experience supporting coaching, caring, and developing individual team members.
  • 3+ years in a people management role
  • Interest in pushing the technology, people, and organization envelope to explore new ways we can deliver amazement to our customers.
  • Ability to motivate a team through delivery on aggressive schedules and goals.
  • Excellent communicator and able to work with remote teams

Our Stack

  • Languages: Ruby, Javascript/HTML/CSS
  • Frameworks: RoR / Sinatra, React/Angular
  • Databases: PostgreSQL / MySQL / MongoDB / Redis / S3

Our Perks & Benefits

  • Location: Poland - Rzeszów, Białystok, Łódź, Kraków, Lublin, Warszawa
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility to work remotely
  • Opportunity to work on innovative projects with a strong team of engineers
  • Plenty of room to learn and grow your own career as the team scales out

We believe in supporting people to do their best work and thrive, and building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive company is core to our mission. Our goal is to ensure that Knowde upholds an inclusive environment where all people feel that they are equally respected and valued, whether they are applying for an open position or working at the company. We welcome applicants of any educational background, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, citizenship, socioeconomic status, disability, and veteran status.


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