Software Development Manager, Web Application

Spokeo is a people search engine that both enlightens and empowers our customers. With over 12 billion records and 18 million visitors per month, we reconnect friends, reunite families, prevent fraud, protect families and businesses, and more. Every day our nimble team takes on enormous challenges in data science that push the limits of the cloud and search architecture.

Spokeo is seeking a Software Development Manager focusing on web applications to join us in Pasadena, CA. As an Engineering Manager, your leadership, communication, and full-stack development skills will be exercised as Scrum Master and technical lead of a cross-functional team. You will ensure that the team is self-organizing, efficient, and constantly improving. More broadly, based on interest, you can help define and champion best practices for functional areas such as CSS, JavaScript, Ruby, continuous integration, automation, and general coding standards. The ultimate goal is to bring more value to Spokeo customers through engineering and team excellence.

Responsibilities:
  • Direct management of a handful of engineers with opportunities to grow
  • A supportive management structure with minimal politics where delegation and autonomy are valued (all managers were engineers at one point)
  • Ownership of an area of code and ability to set architectural direction
  • Immediate team impact on spokeo.com and its millions of visitors (we release every two weeks and are looking towards continuous deployment)
  • Opportunity to shape our development process and code quality
  • Daily interaction with technologies such as Ruby on Rails, React, Node.js, CSS, Rspec, Elasticsearch, and SQL

Requirements:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years managing web application development teams
  • 1+ years of guiding scrum-based teams (e.g. scrum master, technical lead etc.)
  • 5+ years of full-stack development experience (i.e. HTML, CSS, Javascript/React, Node.js, MVC/Rails, MySQL, NoSQL, RESTful APIs).
  • Passion for and experience with building collaborative teams and high-quality software
  • A team-first leadership style 
  • Excellent project management and communication skills

Recruiters or staffing agencies: Spokeo is not obligated to compensate any external recruiter or search firm who presents a candidate or their resume or profile to a Spokeo employee without 1) a current, fully-executed agreement on file and 2) being assigned to the open position (as a search) via our applicant tracking solution.

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