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Engineering Manager, Native Apps

Kickstarter, Brooklyn, NY

The world's largest funding platform for creative projects


Kickstarter is looking for an Engineering Manager to build and lead a team of engineers responsible for delivering elite Android and iOS apps.  

About the Team
Our Engineering team is highly collaborative. We care about crafting code for the long-term, shipping great product efficiently, and continually learning and teaching. We work in close partnership with designers and product managers in an iterative and experiment-driven process, helping to bring creative projects to life.

About the Role
While you won’t be expected to have significant code contributions, you will help with technical decisions, coach the careers of the engineers reporting to you, and partner with product managers and designers. On a typical day, you can expect to to coach engineers to level up their technical and soft skills, to plan and scope future projects, and to help fix a small bug or guide a new feature development. 

Kickstarter Native Apps:

  • Are cross-functional with similar patterns, so experience in one can aid in the other.
  • Are open source! Our team prioritizes accessibility.
  • On the iOS side, are written in Swift and use ReactiveSwift heavily while minimizing dependencies, having close to 100% test coverage!
  • On the Android side, are written in Java and Kotlin, leveraging RxJava heavily with unit tests for every ViewModel.

In This Role You Will:

  • Serve as a mentor, holding regular one-on-one meetings with engineers on your team.
  • Be an advocate for your team’s needs.
  • Guide your team’s career development with routine feedback.  
  • Ensure your team is collaborating, communicating, and shipping at a high level.

About You

  • You have 3+ years of software development experience, and at least 2 years of experience as manager of an engineering team.
  • You have demonstrated work with apps and tech stacks in the past.
  • Bonus points if you have worked on or with a mobile development team!
This position is full-time and on-site at our beautiful office in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. All full-time employees are eligible for our terrific benefits program, which includes stock options, full health/dental/vision coverage, 401k contribution, generous vacation and family leave, and a wide variety of social and cultural events.

About Kickstarter
Kickstarter is a Public Benefit Corporation, and our mission is to help bring creative projects to life. We measure our success as a company by how well we achieve that mission, not by the size of our profits. In our charter, we spell out our mission, our values, and the commitments we have made to pursue them.

About Kickstarter

Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. To date, tens of thousands of creative projects — big and small — have come to life with the support of the Kickstarter community.

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