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Title: Software Engineering Manager
Date Posted: 2017-05-13
Location: Not mentioned
About Collage.com

Collage.com's mission is to make custom products easy for everyone. We strive to do this by providing superior software and excellent customer service. We sell an expanding variety of photo and home products, including photo blankets, photo books, canvases, pillows, and more. Our company has been featured on the TODAY Show (http://blog.collage.com/2013/10/25/total-request-collage-blanket-for-carson-daly/), The View (http://blog.collage.com/2015/10/05/collage-com-on-abcs-the-view/), and Good Morning America (http://blog.collage.com/2015/08/06/collage-com-on-good-morning-america-with-up-to-76-off-gallery-wrap-canvases/) many times. We are a profitable, 100% employee-owned company that has rapidly grown to 50 employees and $22M annual revenue over the past five years.

As a remote company, our development team is set up to empower individuals. The less time developers spend dealing with cumbersome processes and inefficient systems, the more time they have to solve problems and make an impact. We believe in staying at the forefront of best practices so that we can focus on work that matters. We pass almost all of The Joel Test (https://www.joelonsoftware.com/2000/08/09/the-joel-test-12-steps-to-better-code/) (we only fix high-priority bugs before writing new code, but hey, we're a start-up), follow the best practices for continuous deployment (anything that is merged following a pull request goes straight to production), and have implemented a declarative unidirectional data flow system (like Flux (https://facebook.github.io/flux/), but on steroids) for our most complex logic. Difficult projects with extensive cascading data dependencies take days instead of months, allowing us to provide best-in-class design tools and iterate more quickly than our competitors with much larger development teams.

We are seeking an ambitious and nice engineering leader who shares our passion for building a great software company. As a 100% remote organization (read about our remote workplace at remote.co = https://remote.co/company/collage-com/), this is a unique opportunity to define how a software team should communicate, have fun, and produce results without being confined to an office. You will join a team of managers who are excited about improving best practices, teaching developers, and delivering a great product. Our goal is to continue our fast pace of growth while creating the best possible work environment for engineers to be happy, productive, and grow professionally.

Learn more about working and developing software at Collage.com = http://jobs.collage.com/


- Be the people manager for several engineers of varying skill levels, teaching them to communicate effectively, write excellent code, and test it well through code reviews, performance reviews, and regular one-on-one feedback.
- Assign work, help developers overcome roadblocks, and oversee testing to ship high-quality software on schedule.
- Develop software hands-on at all points in the stack, walking others through their most difficult tasks and pushing projects to completion by working on areas where you have expertise.
- Balance product work with eliminating technical debt, establishing processes, and adjusting responsibilities to maximize your team's efficiency and plan for the future.
- Work closely with product managers to establish our product roadmap. Specify technical solutions to customer needs and define our code architecture.

Required Qualifications

- Excellent full-stack developer with several years of coding experience who can write clean, well-structured web applications and push others to do the same. Must be familiar with MV* Javascript frameworks, PHP, and SQL.
- Demonstrated ability to manage and grow a team of software developers.
- Passion for teaching - You prioritize helping others to become autonomous above stepping in and doing things yourself.
- Strong writer who can clearly explain technical issues to a non-technical audience.
- Exceptionally meticulous and organized - With several direct reports working on different projects and no physical office space, you will have to juggle many responsibilities at once.
- Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent work experience.

Benefits and Perks

- Working from home makes it easier to focus on results and develop professionally while spending less time commuting. (See our opinion piece on perks and work-life balance at mlive.com = http://www.mlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/08/perks_schmerks_the_one_thing_t.html)
- 401(k) plan, home internet reimbursement, and $3,000 / year in free Collage.com products plus employee discount for friends and family.
- Collage.com pays 100% of the premium for full health, vision and dental insurance coverage for you and your family in a high-quality Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO plan.
- Flexible work schedule and unlimited vacation policy (work hard and take time when you need it).
- We'll pay for any computer and home office equipment (within reason) that will help you work better.

The Interview Process

We strive to provide a transparent interview process that maximizes the chances of success for qualified candidates. Like all new members of our engineering team, you will start with a brief phone screening interview that tests basic Javascript coding ability. After that, you will speak with another software engineering manager for an hour to assess your qualifications, make sure there is a mutual cultural fit, and answer any questions you have about the position.

After we have verified your background, experience, and basic coding ability, we will give you a take-home assignment. The goal of this series of assignments is to simulate real on-the-job work at Collage.com as closely as possible and assess your performance. The first part, which we also give to non-management engineering applicants, involves implementing a basic UI from scratch in Javascript. The second part is a code review test where we ask you to provide feedback on a sample pull request for adherence to general best practices like object-oriented design patterns, avoiding repetition, etc. Finally, we ask you to write a technical specification that tells a developer how to structure code given a set of high-level requirements. The whole test is about four hours long and takes the place of an on-site technical interview.

Following the take-home test, you will have phone calls with a developer you will be managing, a non-technical product manager, and both founders of the company. The goal of these interviews is to develop a mutual understanding of what it would be like to work together and assess strengths and weaknesses not captured by earlier parts of the interview process. While we only plan to hire one candidate for this position, we will make an offer as early as possible after the final interview.

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Company: Collage.com
Contact person: Not mentioned
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