Software Engineering Manager (Chicago, IL)

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Jellyvision is hiring a Software Engineering Manager

Who we are

We at Jellyvision are the proud parents of ALEX®, an interactive employee communications platform that makes tricky decisions—like choosing and using employee benefits—easier and more enjoyable. The success of ALEX has exceeded our wildest work-related dreams, which is why we need a talented Software Engineering Manager to help us.

How you’ll help

As a Software Engineering Manager, you’ll lead a team of talented engineers in designing, building, and delivering our suite of products*. You’ll manage a team of approximately 5-8 direct reports and will report to the VP of Application Engineering. 

*Our frontend products are built with Javascript and React and Redux or AngularJS. Our backend APIs are built with Ruby and Rails or Grape (or Javascript and Node.js).

What you’ll do

Help ensure your team delivers on the product roadmap
Manage the performance and career growth of your team members
Perform regular one-on-ones and provide timely and constructive feedback
Clear the road for your team by identifying and removing obstacles
Ensure Jellyvision’s engineering standards and best practices are followed
Collaborate with folks in our product and creative teams, as well as other engineering managers
Hire new engineering talent
Help your team look toward the future of the product

Experience & skills you’ll need

A strong background in software development and web technologies 
A strong track record of leading a productive development team 
Experience with Agile methodologies 

Our ideal Engineering Manager:

Communicates clearly and effectively (with both technical and non-technical audiences)
Leads technical discussions
Helps resolve technical disagreements
Evaluates and presents engineering trade-offs
Creates an environment where people can do their best work, while having fun doing it
Motivates, develops, and promotes technical experts and future leaders


Develops talent
Drives engagement
Directs work
Builds effective teams
Balances stakeholders
Organizational savvy

Anything else?

Our credo is a simple one: be helpful. And we think we can be most helpful if our workforce is as diverse in thought, perspective, and culture as the people who use our products. We are looking to add amazing people to our team who will bring diversity across many lines, including race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity, sex, and country of origin.

Thanks for your interest in Jellyvision!

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