Engineering Manager (Design Systems) | Apollo.io | Remote (United States)

Engineering Manager (Design Systems) | Apollo.io | Remote (United States)

Remote US
Application ends: September 28, 2024
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Job Description

YOUR ROLE & MISSION

As an Engineering Manager for one of our Platform teams, your mission is to:

  • Empower: Enable engineers and designers to build exceptional, consistent, and scalable user interfaces and experiences through robust platformization. 
  • Lead: Foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement within your teams and across the organization. 
  • Collaborate: Partner effectively with product, design, and other engineering leaders to drive strategic alignment and deliver exceptional products. 
  • Accelerate: Streamline product development through the creation and adoption of reusable components, optimized workflows, and efficient tools. 
  • Elevate: Ensure the highest standards of quality, usability, accessibility, and performance across all frontend platforms and user experiences. 
  • Champion: Advocate for both developer experience and end-user satisfaction, continuously seeking ways to improve both.


DAILY ADVENTURES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Technical Leadership & Experience:

  • 7+ years of hands-on software engineering experience, with a strong focus on frontend development and architecture. 
  • Proven track record of leading frontend teams or projects, delivering high-quality, scalable, and maintainable code. 
  • Deep understanding of modern frontend frameworks (e.g., React, Angular, Vue), design systems, and UI/UX principles.
  • Experience in building and maintaining complex frontend platforms or libraries that serve multiple product teams. 

People Management & Mentorship:

  • 2-4 years’ experience in people management, ideally mentoring and growing senior and staff-level frontend engineers. 
  • Proven ability to foster a collaborative, inclusive, and high-performing team environment. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to provide constructive feedback and motivate team members. 

Cross-Functional Collaboration:

  • Experience working closely with product managers, designers, and other engineering leaders to align on priorities, gather requirements, and deliver impactful solutions. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders and advocate for user-centric design. 

User-Centric Mindset:

  • Passion for creating exceptional user experiences that are intuitive, accessible, and visually appealing. 
  • Experience with user research, usability testing, and data-driven decision-making to inform design and development choices. 
  • Ability to balance technical considerations with user needs and business goals. 

Balancing Iteration & Platformization:

  • Ability to find the right balance between rapid iteration for experimentation and robust, thoughtful development for long-term platform stability and scalability. 
  • Experience in making trade-offs between short-term gains and long-term technical debt, ensuring sustainable growth. 
  • Skill in identifying opportunities for reusable components and patterns while maintaining flexibility for future innovation.

COMPETENCIES

Customer Driven: Attentive to our customers’ needs and strive to deliver a seamless and delightful customer experience.

 High Impact: Understand what the most important customer metrics are and find the right direction to impact them by working with Product Managers and through multiple agile iterations •

Ownership: Have ownership of team projects from start to finish, make sure to have high quality implementation, and have urgency to move fast and find the most efficient ways to iterate with engineers •

Team Mentorship & Sharing: Able to up-level the team by strong mentorship of team members, and sharing knowledge across eng department •

Agility: Organized and able to effectively plan and breakdown large projects into smaller tasks that are easier to estimate and deliver. Can lead fast iterations •

Speak and Act Courageously: Not afraid to fail, aren’t afraid to challenge status quo, speak up for contrarian view •

Focus and Move with Urgency: Able to prioritize for impact for your squad and move fast to deliver experiment, features to achieve customer value •

Intelligence: Learns quickly. Can understand changing industry trends, jump into new tech domains and bring innovations to our product