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Engineering Manager

Company: Spot Insurance
Location: Austin
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

About Spot
At Spot, we know that just about everyone thinks insurance has never been cool or exciting. It's boring, complicated, and something we all hope we never use. That's why we're turning the insurance industry on its head by building the first lifestyle brand in the insurance world, encouraging our customers to live life to the fullest knowing we've got their back.
Spot is the first insurance company that helps its customers have fun while taking risks, whether learning how to ski, riding a local mountain bike trail, or training to summit Everest. We cover people's medical bills when shit hits the fan.
We were founded by avid skiers, cyclists, and outdoor enthusiasts, so we understand the risks that come with the territory. When bad things happen, dealing with insurance can make it worse. We believe our community deserves something better.
With over a million customers and growing, we have no intention of slowing down.
Our Team
We believe in the importance of culture and community and that teams thrive when working in alignment.
Key Values for This Role
Analytical and process oriented
Attention to detail
Strategic thinker
Self-starter
Team builder

Why This Role Is Important to Us
As an Engineering Manager at Spot Insurance, you will build and lead high- performance teams of engineers to deliver quality software in a truly agile
environment. You will collaborate closely with the product management team to refine and deliver on the product roadmap while mentoring and coaching engineers.
Responsibilities
Successfully delivery of multiple initiatives with a focus on minimizing scope and maintaining quality
Connect with the team on a professional and personal level, and build respect and trust as a dedicated thought leader
Take over management responsibility for two teams/pods of engineers
Actively identify and prioritize developer pain points and escalate promptly with proposed solutions
Provide technical guidance to the team directly and consult with product organization when necessary
Drive team stand-ups in partnership with product management
Focus the engineering teams to effectively use tools and process to build solutions
Be a trusted mentor and career coach and strengthen team engagement with thoughtful leadership
Learn and integrate into our culture, processes, and code base, all while maintaining and improving the above
Chart growth plans for engineering teams in consultation with leadership

Who You Are
A minimum of seven years of professional experience in software development, with at least three in a technical lead/manager role
Proven track record of delivering on a product roadmap in collaboration with cross functional stakeholders and leadership
Experience working in high-performance and autonomous teams
Experience designing and implementing highly scalable applications in AWS
Experience working with infrastructure/platform and quality teams.
Experience working with complex relationships/rules across data.
Ability to solicit input, weigh trade-offs, and make hard decisions with deep technical insight
Strong experience with iterative, agile development, and MVPs
Clear, empathetic written and verbal communication with technical and non- technical audiences
Highly analytical background; data, process, and results-driven
Introspective, humble, and growth-oriented mindset
Passionate about fostering engineering excellence and collaboration
BS or MS in Computer Science or related discipline is a plus

A Typical Day Looks Like
Leading your team of engineers in developing products that encompass our goal of disrupting the way we all see insurance
Come together as a team to work through pain points & propel our engineering goals forward
Creating a kick ass culture amongst our engineering team members

Things You Might Brag About
You're the analytical one in your friend group- always thinking a step ahead and using data to back up your decisions
You're cool as a cucumber- staying calm under pressure is how you roll

Keywords: Spot Insurance, Austin , Engineering Manager, Executive , Austin, Texas

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