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Engineering Manager, Web App

Box, Redwood City, CA

A Cloud Content Platform for the Digital Age


Purpose
At Box, we believe in building products that delight users and transform the way they work together. We make it easy for 40 million people to share content, build workflows, edit collaboratively, and much, much more. Our web application is the most visible and most heavily trafficked product in the Box ecosystem – it's the first part of Box that most users see, and it is the place they return to do work day after day.
 
As an Engineering Manager for the web app, you'll lead a highly collaborative scrum team building a wide variety of web experiences on top of our platform. You'll ensure that the team is healthy, effective and pointed in the right direction by coaching and mentoring engineers, building lightweight processes, championing the end user, coaching engineers through technical decisions, and helping the team continually improve.
 
Why the team needs you
The Web App team is growing fast. Really fast. As we continue to hire engineers, we need a people manager to help scale the team, bring in new ideas, and help us maintain a wonderful team culture that stresses inclusiveness, transparency, ownership and collaboration. We're looking for a people-focused manager who believes in servant leadership, communicates with empathy, is highly organized, and is a life-long learner.
 
Why Box needs you
Every business in the world is looking to modernize the way that they work. As the leader in cloud content management, Box is the ideally positioned company to help enterprises transform how people work and collaborate. A large part of that transformation will come directly through our web experience. That's where you come in.
 
Why you need Box
You will have the chance to collaborate with, learn from, and mentor a strong group of accomplished engineers. You'll have visibility and impact on a critical area of Box's growth. And you will receive direct mentoring as well as support from the broader engineering management team, which will help you grow in your role and your career as a leader.
 
Who you are
  • You have run an engineering team and know how to foster an open, transparent, supportive culture.
  • You have led several multi-engineer projects to successful completion.
  • You have a deep understanding of modern front-end technologies.
  • You are a servant leader. You love to mentor and coach others and watch them thrive.
  • You are highly organized and are excellent at following through with commitments.
  • You are passionate about management topics like how to give feedback compassionately and effectively, how to hire incredible engineers, how to set motivating goals to inspire your team, and how to estimate projects accurately.
  • You care deeply about product quality and user impact.
And these skills won't hurt either
  • You understand how to get things done in an engineering organization with several hundred people.
  • You have undergone Scrum Master training.
  • You have familiarity with PHP, React, and/or NodeJS.
Within one month, you'll...
  • Begin leading a scrum team of five-to-seven engineers.
  • Help carve out a mission distinct for your team.
  • Set a cadence of weekly one-on-ones with each of your direct reports.
Within three months, you'll...
  • Get the lay of the land within engineering, understanding the organization and the system architecture.
  • Build a strong team culture with happy, focused engineers.
  • Foster a culture of continually increasing efficiency on your team.
  • Attract and hire a strong and diverse set of engineers to continue to grow Web App.
  • Lead your team to your first significant product wins.
  • Help your engineers build out their career paths.
Within six months, you'll...
  • Mentor upcoming peer managers on adjacent Web App teams.
  • Spread innovative ideas across to your peer managers. 
Within twelve months, you'll...
  • Make significant contributions to engineering across Box by introducing tools, technology, or processes to make our engineering teams more effective.
  • Make significant strides toward the next step in your career. 
About Box: Founded in 2005, Box (NYSE:BOX) is transforming the way people and organizations work so they can achieve their greatest ambitions. As the world's leading enterprise software platform for secure content collaboration, Box helps business of all sizes in every industry securely access and manage their critical information in the cloud. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices across the United States, Europe and Asia. To learn more about Box, visit www.box.com

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About Box

Box is an enterprise content management platform that solves simple and complex challenges, from sharing and accessing files on mobile devices to sophisticated business processes like data governance and retention.

Since 2005, Box has made it easier for people to securely share ideas, collaborate and get work done faster. Today, more than 41 million users and 74,000 businesses—including 59% of the Fortune 500—trust Box to manage content in the cloud.

Want to learn more about Box? Visit Box's website.