Replica is an enterprise data platform that delivers critical insights about the built environment. With better data, human-context and an intuitive design, Replica helps public and private sectors make informed, effective, and responsive decisions. By showing how people live, move and work, we contextualize hard choices, allowing our clients to see around corners and understand the trade-offs surrounding their decisions. Whether for a city planner increasing public transit to underserved neighborhoods or for a grocery chain evaluating where to open a new location, Replica’s insights help clients make more informed, people-centered decisions. 

We spun out of Alphabet in 2019 and recently secured series B funding from venture firms including Founders Fund, Innovation Endeavors, Sidewalk Labs, Firebrand Ventures, and Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund. Today, we are a team of 50 employees with offices in Oakland, New York, and Kansas City. 

We value our customers, believe in being resourceful, and work in service of each other to scale our product. As we build our team, we are committed to pursuing and bringing together a diverse workforce and creating an environment of inclusion. We value our differences and we encourage all to apply. We are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, parental or pregnancy status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, Veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

The Role

Replica is looking for an Engineering Manager to lead our Application engineering team.  This team is responsible for the end user interface where customers can access, analyze, and share Replica’s geospatial data.  In tandem with product management and design, this team develops new features for the data visualization web application including the services and storage stack behind it.  This requires technical experience with scaling up an engineering team that supports React on the frontend and NodeJS on the backend. The storage layer consists of columnstore (e.g., ClickHouse, BigQuery) and RDMBS (e.g., Postgresql, PostGIS).

The main responsibility of the EM will be to manage the engineers on the engineering team in order to gather feedback from them on topics ranging from project progress, internal processes, career development, mentoring, and general satisfaction.  You will manage the team’s execution through defining technical vision, identifying roadblocks and resolving them, and retrospectives.  Additionally, you will work closely with the PM lead to scope, resource, and execute against quarterly roadmaps and sprint plans.

We love candidates who have superior communication & collaboration skills and can understand complex systems, mentor their team and are passionate about helping others perform at their best.  If this describes you, get in touch with us!

Organizational Relationships

The Engineering Manager of the Application Team will report to the VP of Engineering.  This role will work closely with the product team (product management, product design, product marketing) and will be a peer to the Data/Infra Engineering Manager. 

Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of full stack and front end engineers on the application engineering team. 
  • Ensure a great, reliable experience for Replica users while simultaneously enabling a rapid pace of development. 
  • Work with other engineering leaders to guide and shape the culture and growth of the engineering team at Replica.
  • Coach engineers in their technical and professional development:  set goals for individual growth, have 1:1’s with engineers, coordinate reviews, and deliver performance feedback. 
  • Work closely with recruiting and other engineering managers to grow the team, including sourcing candidates, interviewing candidates, participating in conferences and events, and onboarding new employees.
  • Be responsible for the overall planning, execution, and success of technical projects.
  • Contribute technically to projects.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experienced:  2+ years of experience managing a full stack engineering team, 4+ years of experience as a software engineer.
  • Education:  BS, MS in Computer Science or equivalent degree.
  • Customer-focused:  you understand that building great products start with the customer and you yearn to work with product & design to learn more about their product needs and translating that into engaging and remarkable product features.
  • Strong collaborator & communicator:  you are highly effective at cross-functional team management and have an innate ability to communicate both business and technical topics to diverse audiences.
  • Versatile self-starter:  you are intrinsically motivated at driving projects from start to finish and are comfortable in distributed, fast-­paced environments, subject to rapid change and innovation.
  • Data background: experience with SaaS and data visualization is a very strong plus.
  • Technical:  experience or familiarity with the following technologies (which we use):  React, Redux, Node JS, Express JS, Typescript, Mapbox, D3, deck.gl, Python, PostgreSQL, ClickHouse.

What We Value

  • We work in the service of others
  • We understand that talent + diversity + curiosity + relentlessness wins
  • We believe walking > talking
  • We operate with thoughtful urgency
  • We communicate openly and directly
  • We build products people use

Benefits

  • Our people! We work as a team and are excited to contribute to city planning
  • Competitive salary based on experience and potential for impact
  • Equity at an early stage startup
  • Health benefits including medical, dental, vision, FSA and HSA options
  • 401k account + employer contribution
  • Offices in Oakland, New York, and Kansas City
  • Flexible PTO

Replica is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.
  • The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
  • Ability to operate at both a strategic/conceptual level and at a detailed, operational level metrics driven; highly disciplined
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills, maturity and good judgment and be capable of communicating with a diverse range of individuals
  • A hands-on, action-oriented approach that fits well with the entrepreneurial, fast-paced culture
  • Engaging leadership style that builds and sustains credibility with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders
  • Broad functional experience in areas of strategic planning and marketing, sales and market development and planning

If you don't think you meet all of the criteria above, but still are interested in the job, please apply. Nobody checks every box, and we're looking for someone excited to join the team.

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