Engineering Manager

Remote   |   Full Time

About Hip eCommerce

Within the $200 Billion worldwide collectibles market, there are many unique categories. At Hip eCommerce, our goal is to deliver a reimagined customer experience for both buyers and sellers. How are we doing that? We create category-specific marketplaces, built from the ground up, that understand how collectors browse, search and collect each type of collectible. We currently operate three marketplaces--HipComic, HipStamp, and HipPostcard--and plan to grow into other categories in the future. Since our 2016 launch, our marketplaces have gained 2,000+ Sellers, 200,000+ Buyers, and 12 Million+ Listings and we just raised a $5 Million+ Series A round to expand our team and continue building the next great e-commerce company. Are you ready to build it with us?

We’re a fully distributed company, which means our entire team works remotely full-time. By removing the geographic requirements of an office, we’re able to hire the best, which means you’re working with the best. With team members across the United States, Philippines, and South America, we foster a culture that values collaboration and connection. To help facilitate that, our team members are primarily working standard Eastern Time hours.

About the Team

Our Technology team takes great pride in creating outstanding software, but takes even more pride in product ownership, bringing ideas from concepts, to MVPs, further iterations, and beyond. By fostering an agile, collaborative DevOps culture, we achieve business success through automation, best practices, and technical excellence. We’re self-motivated, and take the initiative to get things done. Have an idea? You'll be able to make a pitch, and turn it into reality!

About the Role

As our first Engineering Manager, you’ll manage pods filled with highly-motivated engineers who use agile methodologies (scrum) to design and build high-availability enterprise software solutions for our Marketplaces. You’ll serve as a strong leader to development and direction for our Software Engineers. Successful candidates will need to be self-motivated, collaborative, and have a proven ability to lead successful engineering teams focused on delivering quality products.

How you’ll spend your time:

  • Managing personnel activities for all team members including career development, mentoring, motivating, performance reviews, and hiring.

  • Building and leading a strong and engaged team focused on delivering quality products

  • Clearly defining and communicating work responsibilities to team members.

  • Guarding the team from distractions.

  • Partnering with other departments to standardize development, testing, and release processes in order to optimize product delivery

  • Observing and communicating team metrics to ensure the team is well-functioning, creating action plans as necessary.

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • 5 - 8 years of software development experience.

  • 5+ years of management and leadership experience.

  • Experience leading and collaborating with remote employees and contractors across multiple time zones.

  • Experience with development and project lifecycle methodologies.

  • The ability to successfully plan, organize, prioritize, execute, and delegate work.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Don’t let impostor syndrome or a confidence gap stop you from applying. We encourage you to apply for this position even if you feel you do not meet all the requirements. Hip eCommerce is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

What else is in it for you?

Competitive salary and stock options (for US employees) is just the beginning; we also have a number of Benefits & Perks designed to support our team members beyond just a paycheck. We have unlimited personal/vacation days, a healthcare plan 100% paid by the company for employees, and a 401k (US employees). We also offer monthly wellness, internet, and music allowances. Our team is entirely remote (that’s right, no more commuting) and we do our best to set you up for success by providing home office equipment when you join the team. Once you’ve been using your work laptop for 3 years, we’ll replace it with a new one, wipe it of any business-related work and it becomes your own property to do with as you see fit. We may be remote, but we still have team pizza parties, movie & book clubs, and  home deliveries of treats and more to keep things fun.

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