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Engineering Manager

RemoteFrance, Île-de-France, ParisEngineering

Job description

👋 Hey there! Orbit is hiring an Engineering Manager to help the engineering team achieve high effectiveness, productivity, and velocity.

Here are some of the things that you will be expected to do:

  • Managing a team of 4-8 engineers
  • Aligning your team with the priorities of the company and the technology organization
  • Holding regular 1:1s with team members, giving clear feedback, providing guidance and coaching to help engineers grow their skills and experience
  • Collaborating with Tech Leads to ensure Engineering processes and practices are robust and secure
  • Generating, implementing, and monitoring technical and process improvements
  • Ensuring that process steps are done in a timely manner and resolving any blockers
  • Helping Product Managers write stories and providing feedback on stories from the technology and resource perspectives (i.e. is there a better/faster way to do something?)
  • Planning in advance for future staffing needs, working with the people team to open roles, and participating in the hiring and interview processes

Job requirements

We’re looking for someone with work experience along these lines:

  • Strong coding and engineering abilities
  • 5+ years as a software engineer
  • 3+ years as an engineering manager or tech lead
  • Experience in a fast-growing startup, or similar fast-paced environment

If you don’t feel that you meet those qualifications on paper but are still excited about the opportunity, please apply anyway! We believe great talent can come from anywhere, and we know that a resume doesn’t tell the whole story of who you are and what you can do.

Working at Orbit

Orbit is a remote-first, fully distributed company with employees in many countries. Currently, we are focusing on hiring in France, the UK, or the US. However, if you're outside those countries but between the time zones of UTC-7 and UTC+3, and you're open to the complexities and trade-offs of full-time contracting, you are welcome to apply. We do not offer visa sponsorship at this time.

Because we have teammates around the world, certain benefits will vary based on where you live. We take the health and well-being of our teammates seriously. Just tell us what you need to be happy and successful, and we’ll try our best to accommodate. In general, we aim to offer our employees:

  • Competitive compensation packages

  • Flexible and family-friendly working arrangements

  • Your dream hardware, software, and conferencing setup for your home office

  • Opportunities for professional development, which might include books, courses, conferences, or community events

The hiring process

We are a young startup, frequently iterating on our interview processes. The specific steps you go through may vary, but for all candidates, we hold the following principles in mind:

  • Everyone hears back from us, no matter the decision. At Orbit, nobody’s application falls into a black hole.

  • We respect candidates’ time and energy. We will strive for a 2-3 week interview process, unless you request more time.

  • We conduct conversational interviews as well as collaboration sessions, which are designed to help you get a sense of what it’s really like to work with our team.

  • We want everyone, candidates as well as interviewers, to come away feeling positive about the experience. Everyone should feel that they got something out of meeting and exploring the opportunity together, even if an offer isn’t extended or accepted.

And most importantly:

Orbit does not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class. We support workplace diversity. In fact, we strongly believe that diversity contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to a better company and better products. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our team wherever we can and we actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of it.