Overview

Babylist is the leading destination for baby commerce, where 8 million people each year discover and purchase items to help welcome a new baby. We serve parents and the community of grandparents, friends and relatives around each baby – connecting everyone who helps plan, prepare and shop for the new arrival. From the “add anything from anywhere” registry for new parents, to the expert advice and product ideas for gift givers, there is no more trusted, go-to solution for growing families.

Our Ways of Working

We’re a remote-first company with team members located across the United States spanning multiple time zones. This means we put in extra effort to make sure we connect and collaborate in ways that make sense for us. We know how valuable the flexibility of remote work is for our employees so people can get the work done in the way that suits them best. After all, many parents call Babylist their professional home, and sometimes, you just have to jump off that Zoom meeting to clean up that banana that’s getting stomped on by your 2 year old.

We know that personal connection is the foundation for the great work we do together. In order to quickly build those relationships, we offer the opportunity to meet with coworkers in person two times a year at a full company offsite and a departmental offsite. These are great opportunities to meet the people you work with every day and to do some of the work that is much more difficult to do virtually. Most of our roles are fully remote, but these opportunities to meet in person will involve limited amounts of travel. For some leaders, there might be more opportunities to get together in person that would require about 10% travel to Oakland, CA or elsewhere.

What the Role Is
Babylist is looking for an experienced, highly technical, and driven Engineering Manager to help lead our growing fulfillment engineering team. The Fulfillment engineering team is responsible for the software systems and infrastructure that power all of our eCommerce business, a strategic imperative that we’re investing in heavily. You’ll manage an incredibly talented team of software engineers to expand our fulfillment capabilities at scale.

Our Tech Stack

  • Ruby on Rails
  • React
  • MySQL
  • Redis
  • Sidekiq
  • AWS
Who You Are
  • You’re a strong developer with experience building within growth stage, consumer focused companies, ideally on the back-end with a special focus on Fulfillment, Operations, and/or Supply Chain
  • You have exceptional understanding of your teams coding abilities and experience with architectural patterns of large, high-scale applications
  • You understand testing, monitoring and running a production software system
  • You’ve hired, mentored and retained senior engineers and leaders with a track record of building productive, world-class engineering teams
  • You’re comfortable building new teams and adept with growing them to become sustaining
  • You have worked effectively with senior leadership in setting strategic 6+ month direction
  • You operate well in the unknown – experienced with rapid growth and constantly shifting challenges and priorities. We’re looking for someone who is able to adapt and shift strategy quickly, and is able to manage the team well in the process
  • You are a culture builder and have consistently made choices that positively impact all of engineering
  • You work well in cross-functional teams (eng, product, design, operations)
  • We’d be really impressed if you have 5+ years of relevant engineering work experience and 2+ years of hands-on technical management experience

Your Core Competencies Might Include:

  • Managing Ambiguity
  • Developing Talent
  • Balances Stakeholders
  • Driving Vision and Purpose

How You’ll Make an Impact

  • Build a diverse team while fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment of high performing Engineers
  • Define, build, and maintain high-performance, results-driven, and collaborative culture that’s aligned with Babylist’s core values
  • Own the tactical planning and execution for your team while partnering with other Engineering and Product leaders on shared goals against Babylist’s strategic imperatives
  • Empower and inspire your team to achieve their highest potential. Play the key role in on-boarding and mentoring your team
  • Serve as the thought leader for technical roadmaps and help the team on key technical decisions by providing guidance around process, tooling and systems; we benefit by more knowledge and learning how others solve problems
  • Own the accountability for your team to meet our commitments to ship high-quality software, clearly communicating across the product development team and company regarding key milestones or at any time there are risks to our commitments
  • Partner closely with product owners to design, implement, and deploy systems to support and scale our growing e-commerce, content, and fulfill

Why You Will Love Working At Babylist

  • We are a remote first company and invest in infrastructure you’ll need to be supported and successful: tools, opportunities to connect with colleagues, and a stipend to help you set up your office
  • We build products that have a positive impact on millions of people’s lives
  • We work at a sustainable pace which means work/life balance is a real thing here
  • We believe technology and data can solve hard problems
  • We believe in exceptional management
  • We are committed to providing an actively antiracist organization and doing the work to support differences of all kinds
  • We offer competitive pay and meaningful opportunities for career advancement
  • We have great benefits like company paid medical, dental, and vision, a generous paid parental leave policy, and 401k with company match
  • We care about employee wellbeing with perks for physical, mental and emotional health, parenting, childcare, and financial planning

If your experience is close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying. Experience comes in many forms – skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. We know that diversity makes for the best problem-solving and creative thinking, which is why we’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply.

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