Engineering Manager- Dynamic Guidance

Fitbit, US - San Francisco

Stay motivated and improve your health by tracking your activity, exercise, food, weight and sleep

At Fitbit, our mission is to help people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals.

We started our journey in 2007—as a team of two with one big idea. Since then, we’ve grown to over 1,500 employees, sold over 60mm devices, and built a health and fitness community across the globe.  In fact, the Fitbit Community has taken enough steps to walk from the Sun to Pluto! Offering award-winning products, a top-rated mobile app and an easy-to-use online dashboard, Fitbit provides personalized experiences that help our users reach their goals. With a reenergized focus on innovative devices, interactive experiences, and enterprise health we are transforming the way consumers and businesses see health & fitness.

From your first steps as a Fitbitter, you will be at the forefront of developing new products. Our culture combines the spirit of startup with the perks of being public. We offer a competitive benefits package and amazing perks like unlimited snacks, Friday happy hours, onsite workout classes, and a strong focus on a healthy work-life balance. As part of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your career, contribute your ideas to life-changing products and services, and—above all—have fun doing it.

Fitbit’s HQ campus is located in the heart of San Francisco with office locations in Boston, San Diego and around the world. Think you’ve found your fit?


The Dynamic Guidance team’s mission is to answer the question, “Based on what we know about each user, what is the single most effective and appropriate coaching suggestion, nudge, insight, training program, or piece of content we can offer to them ,at any given point in time, to help them move towards their health & fitness goals?”  This is the essence of our Premium software coaching services — to provide each user with a customized behavior change experience based on our deep understanding of their needs & their data.


The team owns and operates a number of personalized coaching and guidance features.  These include but are not limited to:

  • The Fitbit Coach dynamic workout generation platform
  • The Insights platform, which analyzes all of a users’ data to find relevant patterns and correlation to surface to them
  • Current areas of research and development involve intelligent context-sensitive and time-sensitive behavior-change Nudges; frameworks for the formation of repeatable Habits;  


As Engineering Manager for the Dynamic Guidance team you will:

  • Hire, lead, manage and develop a mix of Backend, Android and iOS engineers, as well as SDETs and QA Engineers
  • Work cross­-functionally with Development Engineering, Product Management, Program Management, Research and Design across simultaneous projects.
  • Work with the team to develop and deliver cross-platform interactive features (mobile client UX and the backend services that support them) according to SLDC and SW Engineering best practices, including but not limited to:
    • Requirements gathering
    • Estimation and project planning
    • Execution within an iterative agile development process
    • Unified Engineering + QA ownership of Quality on the team
    • Disciplined release, monitoring, and maintenance of all features. (Until their deprecation)
    • Iterative software development methodologies such as: prototyping first and quickly, live user experimentation, data collection and data-driven decision making
  • Work cross­-functionally with Development Engineering, Product Management, Program Management, Research and Design across simultaneous projects.
  • Coordinate test strategies, best practices and reporting.  Work with the team to determine the overall testing strategy, including the optimal balance of automated vs. manual QA, with a goal of greatly increasing automation coverage over time

Have an opportunity to expand your scope of influence to provide engineering leadership across all teams within the Consumer Services and Content group (5 teams in San Francisco, 6 more in our other offices.)


Fitbit is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, hire, train, promote, pay, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including assumptions about a person’s appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, military or veteran status, genetic information or other statuses protected by law. We interpret these protected statuses broadly to include both the actual status and any perceptions and assumptions made regarding these statuses.

San Francisco applicants:  Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance Fitbit will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

About Fitbit

We're a passionate team dedicated to health and fitness who are building products that help transform people's lives. While health can be serious business, we feel it doesn't have to be. We believe you're more likely to reach your goals if you're encouraged to have fun, smile, and feel empowered along the way.

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