Overview

About Groove

Groove is a sales productivity platform that enables revenue leaders to increase dollars per rep across every division of the enterprise. More than 70,000 users at customers including Google, Uber, and Capital One leverage Groove to be more efficient and effective. Learn more: https://groove.co.

We value unconventional candidates and people who are looking for stretch roles; therefore, we encourage people to apply even if their experience does not meet every single qualification.

About the Role
Are you a SaaS, Web Services, and Enterprise Application Development expert? Are you passionate about Software Engineering best practices, highly efficient infrastructure, and application performance engineering? Do you want to build, best-in-class, service oriented, multi-tenant SaaS solutions as part of a growing and collaborative engineering team?
The hands-on Development Manager will be responsible for leading high-performance teams with a focus on quality and speed. You must have a proven track record of success building, leading, and managing a technical team with a strong sense of quality ownership and feature advocacy. This job requires strategic thinking and planning to provide leadership, vision and expertise throughout the entire development lifecycle. You will work with a team of demanding, highly motivated software engineers and will be expected to both challenge and be challenged. In order to effectively manage this team, you will have superior leadership skills, a solid background using object oriented methodologies, exposure/expertise in Agile development methodology, and the ability to operate within short release cycles and a fast-paced SaaS environment. You will report the VP of Engineering and work closely with Product, Quality, and Operations teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Hands-on design, coding, and testing of new features, balancing with team and project management responsibilities
  • Manage multi-shore and multi-disciplinary engineering teams in the US and offshore locations
  • Recruit, mentor, coach, and make effective world class engineering teams on and off shore
  • Daily management of objectives, priorities, trade-offs, risk and performance management of all reporting staff.
  • Provide technical leadership, technology vision, career development, and mentoring to team members
  • Assign areas of ownership, ensure engineers have clear priorities and adequate resources
  • Maintain high morale and motivate engineers to go above and beyond
  • Participate in architecture discussions and planning with Product Management and Quality Engineering
  • Communicate status, risks to test complete dates, and offer mitigation strategies to ensure on-time delivery of all committed projects to cross functional teams
  • Analyze requirements to develop and execute consistent procedures, automation of builds, continuous integration, upgrading source code management practices and structuring source tree for efficiency and stability
  • Mutual commitment with Product Lead to value and scope of sprints, releases, and broader roadmap
  • Document and maintain documentation of the release process. Provide assistance to developers for code maintenance (branching & merging, CRE questions)

Requirements:

  • Must have 2+ years of Development Manager or Senior Development Manager level experience managing complex enterprise applications development
  • 6+ years of professional software development experience with heavy use of all important Ruby on Rails, Java/J2EE or C#/.Net or equivalent web application frameworks
  • 5+ years management experience with onshore and offshore engineers
  • 3+ years of professional release management experience that leveraged source control systems and automated build tools
  • 2+ years of professional performance engineering experience with large scale application performance tuning and benchmarking of millions of daily transactions and terabyte databases
  • Experience in managing complex projects that require a deep understanding of the application logic and dependencies
  • 3+ years of professional web application development experience that required heavy use of related commercial or open source web application frameworks
  • 3+ years of professional RDBMS development experience that leveraged complex SQL, DML, DDL, and well-designed schemas. Directly PostgreSQL experience is a plus
  • Experience with NoSQL data management and analysis technologies such as Cassandra, MongoDB, Hadoop, HDFS, HBase, Pig, Hive, Redis, MemcacheD, Redshift, etc. is a plus
  • Salesforce Development experience (Apex, LWC, Visualforce, SOQL) is a plus
  • Chrome Extensions Development experience is a plus
  • Experience in short release cycles, the full software lifecycle, and have worked on a product that was actually released for public consumption

Benefits and Perks

  • Stock options
  • 401k match
  • Unlimited PTO for US employees
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance, employee premiums covered at 99%!
  • Company-paid life insurance
  • 100% Remote Workforce
  • 12 Paid holidays
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Company-wide and team-building retreats & virtual events
  • Fun, collaborative, and balanced culture
  • Monthly Wellness Stipend

*Benefits and perks may vary per country*

Our Culture and Core Values

At Groove we have three simple values: Team over Self, Care More and Enjoy the Journey and we take them seriously. Our teams are on a journey of building and growing a leading-edge company that drives huge value for our users. Our environment allows for self-motivated people to wear multiple hats, build processes from scratch, think outside the box and work with a diverse team based around the world. These are only a few of the reasons that we have a five-star rating on Glassdoor.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Groove is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We offer highly competitive compensation packages and excellent benefits, including medical/dental/vision insurance, flexible PTO, and a matching 401K.

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