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Engineering Manager

Any Kid, Anywhere, Can Learn Any Skill

JAM produces online courses for kids about creative skills and careers of the future. We seek an Engineering Manager to recruit, maintain and organize an engineering team to execute the company’s product roadmap; provide technical input to stakeholders across the company; and serve as a liaison to the executive team.

The Role:

Product Strategy

  • Collaborate with CEO and key stakeholders to determine product strategy and roadmap
  • Collaborate with design team to gather requirements to define successful features
  • Consult the design team on the feasibility of proposed solutions
  • Create sprint plans to meet our roadmap’s timeline and priorities to keep us on track.
  • Manage backlog with efficient categorization, prioritization and delegation processes

Talent Development

  • Play a major role in identifying open roles on the engineering team, defining their job descriptions and recruiting excellent candidates to apply to them.
  • Mentor the engineering team to continuously develop their hard and soft skills
  • Day to day contributions as an individual contributor to one of our major platforms

Requirements:

  • Technical architecture insight and point-of-view for the many decisions we’ll be making in the months ahead
  • Direct expertise with the elements of our stack (AWS, SQL, node.js, React, Flux, Objective C)
  • Ability to inspire the passions and interests of our engineers
  • Ability to collaborate well with non-engineers
  • Exceptional organization and communication skills
  • A strong sense of commitment to our goal of wonderful experiences for kids, parents, and creators
  • Energized by helping others to be successful and productive as much as performing at a high level themselves.
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