Engineering Manager

Washington, DC
Sep 15, 2021
Sep 24, 2021
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Job Description

Arc XP is a cloud-based digital experience platform that helps enterprise companies, retail brands and media and entertainment organizations create and distribute content, drive digital commerce, and deliver powerful multichannel experiences. A division of The Washington Post, Arc XP has powered the digital transformation of customers across the globe, currently serving over 2,400 sites in more than 25 countries that reach nearly 2 billion unique visitors monthly.

Built 100% on AWS, the Arc platform follows a microservice architecture. All of our software teams use devops to deliver and maintain products. Our processes are lightweight, which allows our teams to innovate quickly to bring new ideas to market. New features and products are deployed to our customer base every day.

We are currently looking for an experienced Software Development Manager to manage a staff of engineers across 1-2 of our platform products. A successful manager would provide technical and career guidance to the engineers on their team, partners with Product Management to plan the backlog of the video asset management platform and owns the technical direction and operations of their team's products built on AWS.

  • Manage a team of full stack software engineers that design, implement, instrument, test, deploy and support their own code.
  • Contribute to the products via architecture, code reviews and sometimes hands on development and operations.
  • Be responsible for the overall planning, execution, and success of complex technical projects in an Agile process.
  • Coach team members on a daily basis, set goals and conduct performance reviews.
  • Own the full lifecycle of your team's QA and Operations.
  • Assist teams to maintain a balanced support workload.
  • Have a deep understanding of how our platform and client solutions are built.
  • Partner with Product Owners to maintain a business and technical roadmap that is implemented in an Agile delivery process.
  • Turn the roadmap into staffing needs and a hiring strategy.
  • Implement a technical strategy that ensures future success of your products and teams. Contribute to design and architecture of systems that span multiple teams and/or products.
  • Interact with customers of the Arc platform to gather product feedback and to improve the products.


Minimum Qualifications
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or a related technical field.
  • 8+ years experience engineering highly-scalable customer facing applications.
  • 2+ years experience managing software engineers.
  • Experience architecting and implementing scalable SaaS or Cloud based applications.
  • Experience leading the implementation of technical products and mentoring junior and senior developers.
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language.
  • Experience with at least one front-end JavaScript framework.
  • Experience with multiple database and event processing systems.
  • Experience with end-to-end testing frameworks.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualification
  • Experience building web applications on AWS.
  • Experience with devops teams that own the full engineering lifecycle.
  • Experience with monitoring the health of production applications in an on-call rotation.
  • Experience analyzing application and cloud environment performance.
  • Experience working in a global business with customers in multiple time zones.

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