Engineering Manager · Backend Teams
We believe, at the risk of sounding immodest, that we have built one of the best consumer software teams in New York. We're looking for an experienced manager and leader who can help us scale up our development operation and empower our ridiculously talented team to build the ticketing platform of the future.

What You'll Do On the People Side

  • Manage a very high-performing team of backend/full stack engineers.
  • Provide regular job performance feedback to, hold one-on-ones with, and provide career development support to your direct reports.
  • Train and mentor the more junior engineers on best practices and software "professionalism".
  • Actively participate in our recruiting and hiring process, helping us to grow our engineering team in any way you can.

What You'll Do On The Technical Side

  • Perform code reviews and provide code design and product feedback to the team.
  • Participate in weekly and monthly planning cycles, and help us keep our priorities in order.
  • Communicate technical and product decisions to the right people, resolve blocking issues, and keep our development machine humming.
  • ...and if you have any free time after doing all of that stuff, writing code is always a good way to stay sharp!

What We're Looking For

  • At least five years of experience as an engineer in a role that was mostly about writing code.
  • Irreproachable technical skills. Your team should look up to you as a mentor.
  • Knowledge of industry trends in tools and technologies. You can help your team make good tooling and framework decisions that will set them up for success.
  • At least two years of experience as an engineering manager of productive, high-performing teams.
  • Terrific communication skills. You understand how to lead by setting context.
  • Bonus: You were hired as a manager/lead on your last team, and not simply promoted from within the ranks.

The Tools We Use

You absolutely do not need experience with all of these, but we thought you might be curious.

  • Languages: Python (our primary language), C#/.NET Core, Go and PHP
  • Datastores: MySQL, Redis, RabbitMQ and Elasticsearch
  • Server: Nginx, Tornado and flask for Python, all running on AWS
  • Monitoring: InfluxDB/Telegraf/Grafana
  • Version control: Git
  • Obvious: HTML/CSS and lots of JavaScript on the clientside. The latter makes heavy use of React.

Management At SeatGeek

At SeatGeek, "Manager" is a support function. We've bought into the Google Management Philosophy, and train our managers internally to embody the following eight attributes:

  1. 1. Is a good coach.
  2. 2. Empowers the team and does not micromanage.
  3. 3. Expresses interest in and concern for team members' success and personal well-being.
  4. 4. Is productive and results-oriented.
  5. 5. Is a good communicator-- listens and shares information.
  6. 6. Helps with career development.
  7. 7. Has a clear vision and strategy for the team.
  8. 8. Has key technical skills that help him or her advise the team.

Job Perks

  • A competitive base salary and equity stake in a well-funded growth stage company
  • A culture that places the product first. We are a technology company at heart, and are proud of the idea that great technology drives great user experience
  • A laid-back, fun workplace designed to facilitate collaboration and company wide events
  • $120/mo to spend on tickets to live events
  • A superb benefits package, including full health/dental/vision
  • A focus on transparency. We have regular team lunches and Q&A panels where employees can chat openly with teams across SeatGeek, our co-founders, and external guests from the industry
  • Hackathons: scheduled times when everyone drops what they’re doing and builds cool stuff in small groups
  • The opportunity to write code that is used outside of SeatGeek - we've open-sourced numerous projects and made them available on GitHub
SeatGeek is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, military or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. As an equal opportunities employer, we recognize that diversity is a positive attribute and we welcome the differences and benefits that a diverse culture brings.