Engineering Manager

Greater Bengaluru Area, IN

About Us


YML is a design and digital product agency. We create innovative products that export Silicon Valley to the world.


Since 2009, we have led early-stage startups and top-tier brands to “wow” their customers with best-in-class digital products and experiences. Our work has created category leaders in retail (The Home Depot) and insurance (State Farm), as well as laid the digital foundation for the next generation of Fortune 500 companies (Credit Karma, PayPal, Mercari and more).


Our bread and butter is in digital products, prototypes, customer experience, service design, and moment mapping. Our work has been recognized by Steve Jobs (ya, that Steve Jobs) and featured by TED Talks, in The Wall Street Journal (“YML is one of the most innovative companies in Silicon Valley”), Forbes, Ad Age, ABC,CNBC and more. We are not a marketing agency. No campaigns. No media buying.


We create products and experiences that make a lasting impact, ranging from Molekule (the 2016 Time Invention of the Year) to Universal Music Artists (now a Webby award-winning app) to building the future of Google’s AI with Tensorflow (really). 


We started as a team of two, now we’re 400+ strong. We have six offices on three continents and are headquartered in Silicon Valley (remote positions available).


Description


Our team in Bangalore is 200+ strong, and we are growing in a variety of ways as we strive to achieve a culture of excellence.


Our Engineering group ensures YML delivers first-class web & mobile products that delight our clients and their customers. Working in collaboration with our engineering, design and quality assurance teams, you will build software that solves real-world problems.


Success is achieved by passionately advocating for technical excellence, software quality, and process/organizational improvements. Through your leadership and mentorship, you will serve as a role model for your team; guiding them to success, milestone after milestone.


Core Responsibilities


  • Leading engineering teams composed of backend, frontend, iOS, Android developers and QA
  • Hands on with programming with 50%+ of bandwidth going into modules owned
  • Deep dive into work of your team, review the code submitted by your team, and resolve the root cause of problems 
  • Coach your team members how to increase the quality of their code based on real examples 
  • Involved in hiring for your teams 
  • Drive a continuous improvement process - introduce new tools & automations based on real data analysis 
  • Represent the team to engineering groups internally, to executive leaders in various functional groups within YML, to current and future customers, and to our partner organizations
  • Build a diverse team while fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment
  • Lead and coach a group of engineers in delivering scalable, flexible and secure features to our customers 
  • Manage the development pipeline to deliver features on schedule while maintaining a high bar for quality
  • Closely Interact with other functions such as PM/Product, Design, UI/UX, Architecture, QA, and deliver planned features
  • Deliver Web, Android and iOS applications with integration to backend services deployed on the cloud with high quality and responsiveness
  • Create strong practices around test driven development, automating delivery of apps to the marketplace with strong CI/CD practices. 
  • Play the role of an unblocker in a tight scrum environment
  • Able to help other developers with challenges, problem solving, and help achieve milestones as per plan. 
  • Prioritize to manage ad-hoc requests in parallel with ongoing projects
  • Collaborate with Product/Project Managers to plan, implement and deliver tasks and modules on a timely basis with best practices and adherence to SOPs.


Experience


  • A highly talented developer with 10+ years of hands-on experience  
  • Primarily in web application development experience using, JAVA, Angular, ReactJS, Python, GO 
  • Working with MVVM, MVP, MVC patterns
  • Additional Mobile development experience Android, Kotlin, iOS, Swift, Objective C will be a bonus 
  • Must have at least 3+ years of experience in an engineering management role, and a clear record of success prior to that as a senior/staff engineer
  • Must be compelling and clear communicator, able to represent your team to internal and external audiences with differing levels of technical fluency
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities/projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Good Analytical, Problem solving and Debugging skills
  • Hands on experience in Designing, Coding and release management
  • Continuously increasing your team's work quality & performance
  • Experience with writing and maintaining unit-tests, functional tests, and CI/CD pipelines 
  • Ability to think from a product mindset 
  • B.Tech/M.Tech/MCA (IT/Computer Science) preferred


Ideal Mindset


  • Technical Leader — you are a proven technical leader, and an advocate for both the user and product quality
  • Resourceful — you are a go-getter that leads by example, drives self-research and is an endless problem solver
  • Clear — you provide clear and actionable direction to your team and clients
  • Honesty — Honesty and Integrity are key values for you personally, and you bring them to the workplace every day
  • Collaborative — a dynamic team player, you are proactive about soliciting and giving feedback
  • Passionate — you love quality engineering, design and technology and the role it has in shaping the future


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Engineering Manager