You are an engineering leader who cares deeply about helping people around you be more efficient. You are deeply curious about our engineering tools and practices at VSCO.  You are eager to leverage your knowledge of industry best-practices to address the current pain points and improve VSCO’s tools and practices in an inclusive way.

 

VSCO is looking for a hands-on engineering manager for its Engineering Services team.  This team focuses on helping other engineers’ practices be more efficient in service of both our business needs and our colleagues & engineering needs. We like to think of this team as the team who does “Mise en place” for other teams, providing them with tools and practices so that they, in turn, can be more efficient in their day-to-day. 

You will manage a small but nimble and high-impact team of engineers. You will work closely with other engineering managers and engineers to understand their needs, define team priorities based on impact, and collect regular feedback to ensure that the team works on the highest leverage work.



The day-to-day 

  • Define and drive the roadmap and vision with and for the team
  • Architect, define, build and ship deployment and/or observability tools to help Engineering at VSCO
  • Mentor, coach and invest in your team members’ career growth and success
  • Collaborate with engineering managers and engineers to understand their biggest pain points and determine how to best address them in a way that fits them
  •  Balancing the day-to-day with the bigger picture and longer-term vision



Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience in software engineering
  • Strong desire to help engineers and improve engineering productivity
  • Ability to quickly understand a new project/codebase and make substantial changes in order to improve it
  • Experience with using and maintaining Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication



Nice to have 

  • 1+ year of experience managing a team of engineers
  • Experience developing and/or implementing tools that contribute to engineering productivity
  • Proficiency with one or more of these languages: Go, Python, Kotlin, Swift
  • A passion for observability and providing engineers with deeper visibility into their applications so they have all the information to do their best work
  • A deep appreciation for photography and/or other aspects of the arts would be greatly valued

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