Technical Manager for Flatiron School in Technical Manager

Technical Manager

Flatiron School - Technical Manager - Full time

Flatiron School - Technical Manager - Full time

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The Flatiron School is seeking a Technical Manager to help build and support our growing organization. You will play an important role in scaling our diverse and gifted engineering team while maintaining our culture and values.

What you will do:

1. You will focus on people and not code

You will spend your time supporting our builders and enabling them to be their best. You will spend much of your time focused on curating our culture as we grow by identify patterns and building processes to maintain the good and discard the bad. You will help construct the team you want to manage by recruiting amazing people. You will help plot the strategic direction of our team and its people structure. Management will be your full-time job.

2. Your reports will choose you, not the other way around

We practice servant leadership and our team members select their own managers every six months. While managers influence salary adjustments, promotion decisions, you will never be the sole decider. Letting our engineers select their own manager enforces servant leadership and keeps our managers accountable to their team. It is the ultimate form of feedback.

3. You will promote the team's learning and organize its training

Our people managers spend a significant amount of time helping, coaching, and nudging our team to perform at their best. You will help deliver feedback that is honest, kind, and in real time. You will conduct light-weight performance reviews every quarter to ensure that our people are headed in the right direction and satisfied with their growth. You will help plan and execute our weekly lunch-and-learn sessions, our ongoing self-organized technical bookclub, and our code readings that go deep on technical topics relevant to the wider group. Or you will make the argument to cancel all of the above and do something better.

What type of person will succeed in this role?

You are technical and you want to take your dedication to the craft of people management to the next level. You are energized by a full day of one on ones. You believe that one of the greatest impacts you can have is enabling talented engineers to do their best work. You are a difference maker in helping people feel fulfilled, full of purpose, and challenged by their job. The engineering team will be quickly growing and you are excited about the inevitable challenge of scaling an intimate team with a vibrant internal culture.

About Flatiron School

Flatiron School teaches passionate, creative people how to code. We’ve been teaching since 2012, and now we’re developing software and programs to bring our successful curriculum to more students. We are more than just a school — we are a team of mission-driven individuals trying to align education with reality. Over our five years as a school, we’ve helped over one thousand students learn to code and launch careers in tech. To achieve these outcomes, we’ve never let ourselves stop growing – we’ve constantly iterated on our curriculum, evolved our teaching techniques, and created technology to improve our students’ learning experience.

For the next step in our growth, Flatiron School has joined the WeWork family. In WeWork, we’ve found a partner who shares the mission we’ve had since the beginning: to enable passionate people to learn the skills they need to pursue careers and lives they love. And that mission won’t change. As part of WeWork, we look forward to working together to expand our in-person and online programs and further increase accessibility to our transformative education.

Benefits at Flatiron School

  • World-class insurance (health, dental, vision, life, and disability)
  • Discounts on gym memberships, travel, hotels, cell phone plans, and more lifestyle perks
  • Retirement savings plans
  • Flatiron-specific company events, as well as events and retreats as part of the WeWork family
  • Participation in our equity incentive plan
  • Commuter benefits
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Unlimited sick days

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Role

Engineering

Experience Level

Senior Level

Flatiron School

Flatiron School (a WeWork Company) teaches passionate, creative people how to code. We’ve been teaching since 2012, and now we’re developing software and programs to bring our successful curriculum to more students.

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