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Software Engineering Manager DevTooling - Prague, Czechia



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Prague, Czechia
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Our success is reliant on building teams that include people from different backgrounds and experiences who can elevate assumptions and ideas with fresh perspectives. We're dedicated to hiring the whole human, not just a resume. To that end, we look for a diverse pool of applicants-including those from historically marginalized groups. We would like to invite you to apply even if you don't think you meet all of the requirements listed below. We don't want a few lines in a job description to get between us and the opportunity to meet you.
About the Team
The Dev Tooling team is an internal-facing platform team dedicated to enabling the entire engineering organization to do better, faster, and safer software engineering, through the development of tooling, services, processes, documentation, or whatever else is helpful. This wide and intentionally-vague charter encompasses a slew of evolving topics. We try to proactively get out ahead and build the tooling, systems and training needed for all our engineering teams to be successful.
Primary areas of ownership:
Development environment tooling
Service development framework and librariesCI/CD (continuous integration/continuous deployment)
Dev machine setup/configuration/automation
Defining and tracking operational excellence standards
GraphQL and Federated architecture knowledge is beneficial
The charter is wide, the opportunities for organizational impact are boundless, and we have your back to try new things and see if they stick and do, in fact, make everyone more efficient. If this sounds exciting to you, come have a chat - we’d love to talk about what we’re doing here.
The Role
We are looking for a hands-on Software Engineering Manager to help and grow this platform backend team, help define all the internal processes and shape the team culture and daily rituals.
You will also have a real impact on the engineering platform, helping evolve our technology stack and build reusable components that help the other backend teams. You will have the opportunity to help build Outreach Prague and contribute to the Outreach brand success.
If you have experience leading efforts to build automation frameworks in distributed, web-based systems, and are a paragon of promoting quality practices and engaging customer experiences, we’d love to talk to you about the opportunities we have!
Location: While we are remote-friendly, we remain an "office-centric" company. The workplace is based in Prague, Czechia.

Your Daily Adventures Will Include

  • Help define and shape the vision, strategy and roadmap for the DevTooling
  • Manage, coach, and mentor a small team highly skilled engineers into a high performing and self organizing team
  • Build a team culture of customer obsession, growth, trust and got-your-back spirit. Guide the team to use best quality practices while building amazing experiences, using your natural instinct to put the customer first
  • Drive excellence by reviewing others’ work through code reviews and technical design reviews to provide meaningful feedback around code quality, performance, maintainability
  • Engage with partner teams to help determine the priority of items on the team’s roadmap

Our Vision of You

  • 3+ years of managing software engineering teams
  • 6+ years of software development experience on backend, large scale distributed systems
  • Strong problem solving, design, coding and debugging skills
  • Experience as a manager or Lead Engineer/ Technical Lead on a team that delivers automation frameworks
  • Demonstrated success owning and delivering on ambiguous problem statements from start to finish
  • Ability to bring clarity to problems and bring simplicity to solutions; great communication
  • Strong growth mindset and earned trust with team and cross functional partners
  • You understand which details are important and have the ability to prioritize incremental delivery
  • You embody our core values. We are hungry craftspeople, we have grit, we are honest, we take ownership, we have each other’s back no matter what, we’re one with our customers, and we find strength in diversity and inclusion
Why You’ll Love It Here
● Highly competitive salary
● Amazing working space with a running track on its roof
● Flexible time off, 5 weeks of vacation, and 5 annual sick days
● 4% employer supplemental pension monthly contribution
● Private medical care for employee and spouse with Program Health Plus
● Life insurance at 2x annual salary
● 5.000 CZK monthly allowance for meal vouchers, flexipasses and other personal expenses
● 16 weeks of annual top up maternity leave pay or 8 weeks of fully paid paternity leave
● Opportunity to be part of company success via the RSU program
● Company-organized and personal paid volunteer days to support the community that supports us
● Relocation package - support offered for foreign future employees and their families relocating to Prague
● Diversity and inclusion programs that promote employee resource groups like OWN (Outreach Women's Network), AAPI, Rainbow (LGBTQIA+), Gender+, LatinX, Black Excellence, Disability Community, and Veterans
● Employee referral bonuses to encourage the addition of great new people to the team
● Fun company and team outings because we play just as hard as we work