Engineering Manager

Chalk Schools - San Francisco, CA - Full time


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We are looking for an experienced engineering manager to help us change how districts across the country operate and run every single day. You should have a passion for leading teams, for building an inclusive and collaborative engineering culture and for developing products for communities traditionally underserved by technology. If you believe 10x engineers are born out of 10x environments and want to have a huge impact with the work you do everyday, we could be a great fit!

We need someone who will:

  • Build a culture of engineering excellence via giving your team autonomy and setting clear goals and expectations. You empower your team members to make decisions and ask questions that will help them do their jobs better.
  • Grow, inspire, and manage an engineering team capable of prioritizing and implementing the highest-impact projects that align with business objectives. Be proactive in identifying and clearing roadblocks for the team.
  • Provide hands-on technical leadership in day-to-day software implementation cycles, write specifications, make architectural and design trade-off decisions, participate in design reviews, dive into coding and troubleshooting as required to fill the gaps in the group bandwidth.
  • Nurture the technical and leadership growth of other engineers. Improve code quality and make others better through code reviews, pairing, documentation, technical guidance, and mentoring.
  • Become a trusted advisor, contributor, and mentor to your team; your team members look to you for guidance and professional development and seek out interactions with you.

What you’ll bring:

  • Intense curiosity and problem-solving nature — it brings you joy to chew through difficult technical problems and develop simple, clean code and architecture for complex needs
  • Track record of building usable, scalable products (we'd love to see your portfolio or links to any projects you can share!)
  • Exceptional web development management experience with extensive knowledge of Rails, JavaScript, and jQuery. Experience managing products through development life cycle.
  • Experience managing engineers and projects across the full stack: Frontend, Backend, DevOps, QA, as well as with distributed web-based systems and service-oriented architecture.
  • Collaborative development style: you enjoy pair programming and learning with and from others. The success of the team and the company is prioritized above your own self-interest.
  • Ability to balance attention to detail with broader project goals and timelines
  • Experience with architecting and scaling SaaS enterprise applications is a strong bonus

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Experience Level

Senior Level

Chalk Schools

At Chalk Schools, we are committed to freeing school administrators to run their districts at their best. By bringing their mission critical processes online, districts across the country are moving away from the inefficiency and unreliability of paper with our platform. In other words, we’ve developed the first of its kind School OS.

Our diverse team comes from a variety of backgrounds but we all share a deep passion for K-12 education and bringing technology to traditionally underserved communities. Our innovative forms and workflow platform transforms the school back office and is being rapidly adopted by K-12 administrators and leaders across the country. We help schools hire the best teachers faster, manage bus routes for students with special needs, handle hundreds of chair requests during graduation season and ensure that permission slips return without requiring teachers to track down every last sheet of paper.

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