Engineering Manager

Remote

Imagine a product that reached millions of users without a single salesperson. That same product has been adopted by tens of thousands of schools, with limitless growth potential ahead. That's the opportunity at Screencastify — a massive market, incredibly engaged customer/fan base, and the chance to get in on the ground floor of it all.

Hi, we're Screencastify 👋

More than 15 million people use Screencastify to record, edit and share all sorts of amazing videos. We like to think that we've democratized video creation by making it simpler and more affordable than ever before.

In K-12 classrooms around the world, teachers and students are using Screencastify to create instructional videos, record presentations, give better feedback, and much much more. Our free version is used in more than 70% of US school districts.

Life at Screencastify

Our worldwide team is made up of passionate former teachers and administrators, a semi-pro volleyball player, champion debater, classically trained actor, elite runner, breakdancer, an avid baker, and enough musicians for a Screencastify band 🎼

We’re always looking for people who will add to our culture, add new experiences, new perspectives, and new stories.

About the role

We built the simplest and most reliable screen recorder in the world, but that’s only the beginning. Our near future is full of ambitious new goals, features, and products that will enable us to further improve how we provide service to our users and accelerate our already fast growth.

We prioritize fast iteration without compromising quality while maintaining an attention to detail that creates the kind of delightful interactions we’re known for. We’re looking for an experienced, compassionate, and thoughtful Engineering Manager to lead squads of engineers to maintain a positive and productive workflow.

Why is this role special?

  1. Work with an extremely talented team. A team of less than 5 built a product used by millions of people. We've achieved more than teams 10x our size by solving problems that matter and putting product quality above all else.
  2. Tackle our most interesting and impactful problems. Our team is still small, and people wear many hats. You'd coordinate with product managers to set realistic squad outcomes, and work across squads to improve code quality, performance, and supportability.
  3. Join us at a magical time. We're profitable and support tens of millions of users with a small team, which gives us a huge green field to work with. You'll join at the perfect time to shape how we grow from here.

What you'll do

In 30 days you will have:

  • Grown comfortable with the structure of our codebase and shipped a few simple features
  • Worked with product management to gain a clear picture of the short and medium term roadmap
  • Worked with our Director of Engineering and the other Engineering Managers to identify areas of opportunity to improve our engineering practices
  • Met with the Engineers on your squad to determine their working style as well as goals and outcomes for their careers

In 60 days you will have:

  • Built relationships with the Engineers in your squad so that you understand their strengths and weaknesses
  • Begun development of individual progression maps for Engineers in your squad based on your understanding of their personal goals
  • Assumed responsibility as the point person for the product team to interact with your squad
  • Directly lead code reviews, and gave specific coaching to Senior Engineers on how to more effectively review code
  • Regularly paired with the members of your squad and given specific coaching to your squad on how to best take advantage of pairing

In 90 days you will have:

  • Demonstrably increased the velocity and quality of output in your squad
  • Lead the development and successful release of at least one major product feature/initiative with your squad
  • Improved testability and reliability of your squad code through continual development of code review and pairing practices
  • Fostered curiosity and growth with the Engineers on your squad and began to lead them through their progression map

You're perfect for this role if you...

  • Have empathy and compassion – You're invested in the wellbeing and growth of every member of your squad
  • Are logical and confident in your decision-making – You accurately weigh a variety of viewpoints and information to make clear choices for your squad
  • Value teamwork and mentorship – Success in this role requires you to be a great teacher and a great learner
  • Stay accountable and responsible – You are a resource and hub of information for your squad, your product, and the rest of the company
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication – You proactively identify and fill gaps in communication, both within the squad and in where your squad interacts across departments
  • Manage delegation of work – You find ways for the Engineers on your squad to grow, excel, and work towards their strengths
  • Have strong technical competency – Your sole focus in your work will not be writing code, but you will still be expected to regularly contribute and set an example with the quality of your code


Benefits

  • Competitive compensation. We take a data-driven approach to our compensation strategy so all employees are paid competitively and equitably.
  • 401k plan. We want to invest in present you and future you, which is why we offer a generous 401k match with our 401k plan.
  • Minimum vacation policy. We recognize the importance of taking personal time off, and require our employees to take at least 15 vacation days per year. You’re also encouraged to take additional paid time off, as needed.
  • Flexible work policy. Gone are the days of being in an office from 9-5, Monday through Friday. We recognize there are better ways to measure productivity than counting the number of hours you’re in the office and that sometimes the office isn’t the best place to be productive.
  • Parental leave. Generous paid time off for parents to bond with the newest addition to their family!
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance. We cover 100% of employee medical premiums and 50% of employee dental & vision premiums. Plus, all employees receive a free One Medical membership.
  • Professional development. Each department has a professional development budget and employees are encouraged to take workshops, attend webinars, join associations, and anything else that could help grow their careers. Did we also mention employees get free access to Udemy for Business?
  • Divvy bike membership. If you’re in Chicago, take advantage of an annual Divvy membership -- on us.

We highly encourage you to apply for this position, even if you feel you do not meet all the requirements. You do not need to fit this exact mold.

At Screencastify, we foster an inclusive, supportive, fun and challenging team environment. We value having a team that is made up of a diverse set of backgrounds and respect the healthy expression of diverse opinions. We embrace experimentation and the examination of all kinds of ideas through reasoning and testing. Come join us as we continue to change the world through video.

Screencastify is an equal opportunity employer.

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Perks and Fun

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Competitive compensation.

We take a data-driven approach to our compensation strategy so all employees are paid competitively and equitably.

401k plan.

We want to invest in present you and future you, which is why we offer a generous 401k match with our 401k plan.

Minimum vacation policy.

We recognize the importance of taking personal time off, and require our employees to take at least 15 vacation days per year.

Parental Leave

Generous paid time off for parents to bond with the newest addition to their family!

Medical, dental, and vision insurance.

We cover 100% of employee medical premiums and 50% of employee dental & vision premiums. Plus, all employees receive a free One Medical membership. **HSA?

Flexible work policy.

Gone are the days of being in an office from 9-5, Monday through Friday. We recognize there are better ways to measure productivity than counting the number of hours you’re in the office and that sometimes the office isn’t the best place to be productive.

Professional development.

Each department has a professional development budget and employees are encouraged to take workshops, attend webinars, join associations, and anything else that could help grow their careers. Did we also mention employees get free access to Udemy for Business?

Book Club/Stipend.

Each month, get a book of your choosing on us! You’ll be joining a community of fellow bookworms who are always down to talk about what they’re reading in the monthly Screencastify Book Club. Whether it’s the latest sci-fi novel or the audio version of your favorite thriller, we want you to keep learning and expanding your literary horizons.

Giving Back.

Teachers are at the core of our business. We have a monthly recognition program celebrating our employees’ achievements by contributing to a DonorsChoose fund of their choice.

Divvy bike membership.

If you’re in Chicago, take advantage of an annual Divvy membership -- on us!

Friday Playlists.

We have enough Screencastify musicians to start a band and enough music lovers to fill the audience! Each week we curate a themed playlist that’s created by all of our employees. Check out some of our previous jams here.

DEIB Committee.

Our DEIB Committee is actively impacting Screencastify’s initiatives and practices. We strive to educate our employees on the systemic inequities in tech and the world while actively putting processes into place that challenge and guide our team members and organization to honor everyone’s strengths and drive innovative solutions. Join a community that is passionately educating themselves and our larger Screencastify Squad to be the most inclusive and equitable version of itself.

We highly encourage you to apply for this position, even if you feel you do not meet all the requirements. You do not need to fit this exact mold.

At Screencastify, we foster an inclusive, supportive, fun and challenging team environment. We value having a team that is made up of a diverse set of backgrounds and respect the healthy expression of diverse opinions. We embrace experimentation and the examination of all kinds of ideas through reasoning and testing. Come join us as we continue to change the world through video.

Screencastify is an equal opportunity employer.