Overview

Babylist is looking for an experienced, highly technical, and driven Engineering Manager to help lead our growing team. The Babylist engineering team is involved in growing and scaling all aspects of our business, including our consumer-facing web/iOS/Android apps, e-commerce operational infrastructure, content distribution platforms, data-warehousing and business intelligence platforms.
Our current team size is 12, with plans to grow to 18-20 in the next year. We are partially distributed with most of the team based in Oakland, CA.

What You’ll Do

  • Build a diverse team while fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment. As we grow we want to find the best talent for our team, whether that’s here at HQ or elsewhere; you’ll help us decide on the right scaling strategies and hire your own team
  • Own the tactical planning and execution for your team in alignment with Product goals and Engineering goals
  • Help your team achieve their highest potential. Play the key role in on-boarding and mentoring your team
  • Review technical roadmaps and help the team on key technical decisions by providing thought leadership around process, tooling and systems; we benefit by more knowledge and learning how others solve problems
  • Ensure that we 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
  • Work closely with product owners to design, implement, and deploy systems to support and scale our growing e-commerce, content, and fulfillment operations

What You’ve Done

  • 5+ years of relevant engineering work experience and 2+ years of hands-on technical management experience
  • Exceptional coding abilities and experience with architectural patterns of large, high-scale applications
  • You understand testing, monitoring and running a production software system
  • Hired, mentored and retained senior engineers and leaders with a track record of building productive, world-class engineering teams
  • Experience independently starting self-sustaining teams is a plus
  • Effectively worked with senior leadership in setting strategic 6+ month direction
  • Operated 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
  • Consistently made culture choices that positively impact all of engineering
  • Worked well in cross-functional teams (eng, product, design, operations)

Our Tech Stack

  • Ruby on Rails
  • React
  • MySQL
  • Redis
  • Sidekiq
  • AWS

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

About Babylist

Babylist is the leading destination for baby commerce, where 8 million people each year buy what they need to 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.

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.