Senior Engineering Manager - Freehand

Posted: 12 days ago

InVision is the digital product design platform used to make the world’s best customer experiences. We provide design tools and educational resources for teams to navigate every stage of the product design process, from ideation to development. Today, more than 5 million people use InVision to create a repeatable and streamlined design workflow; rapidly design and prototype products before writing code, and collaborate across their entire organization. That includes 100% of the Fortune 100, and organizations like Airbnb, Amazon, HBO, Netflix, Slack, Starbucks and Uber, who are now able to design better products, faster.  

Our team is in search of a Senior Engineering Manager to lead our Freehand Team to help us change the way digital products are designed.

About the Team:

In this role you would be managing the Freehand engineering squad. Freehand is InVision’s collaborative white-boarding tool that allows teams to collaborate together on wireframes, whiteboard ideas together live, present to stakeholders and immediately receive feedback  — all within the tool we build. This team moves quickly, rapidly prototypes ideas, and gives a lot of ownership to its engineers. Watch this video to learn more about Freehand and create your own account to try it out: https://www.invisionapp.com/feature/freehand

What you’ll do:

  • You will manage a team of 3-5 engineers
  • Create a culture of innovation on the team where ideas are generated to make the best possible customer experience
  • Responsible for delivering projects that span across the stack (front-end, back-end, & client software)
  • Set effective and measurable goals on both a team and individual level
  • Communicate clearly with product owners, delivery engineers, and other engineering leaders
  • Run team rituals such as stand ups, planning, backlog grooming, etc
  • Work with design, product, and engineering leaders to organize reports, metrics, and KPI's
  • Consistently evaluate team processes for efficiency and refine them
  • Mentor and technically lead other developers on the team and act as a point of contact for cross team initiatives. Help grow engineers on their career path

What you’ll bring: 

  • Prior experience managing a team of 5+ software engineers
  • Experience shipping products and solutions in a fast-paced and large scale environment
  • Bias towards action, absolute willingness to own the problem and drive towards a speedy solution
  • A passion for operational excellence and a drive towards creating performant and reliable applications through metrics driven decisions
  • Keen eye for details and delivering quality products on tight timelines; you can motivate your team to find solutions which may be outside of the box
  • Ability to comprehend and understand complex systems as a whole, and also to focus in and communicate relevant aspects of the system to non-technical stakeholders
  • Solid understanding of how to effectively manage people and situations
  • Excellent organizational and deadline management skills
  • Experience with full life cycle development
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