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Manager, Software Engineering

Company: Slack
Location: Denver
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Quality Engineering, Engineering Operations

Slack is searching for an experienced Engineering Manager to lead a growing team of manual and automated engineers (this team fosters excellence throughout the software development and delivery process and is responsible for automated and manual testing of Slack's features) and an Engineering Operations team (this team provides solutioning and system configuration for our Product Engineering organization, and Engineering training). A qualified candidate will share their passion for excellence and advocate a user-first approach to building high-quality software and supporting developer productivity.


  • Manage growing teams of experienced manual and automated test engineers and system development managers.
  • Attract and hire key talent.
  • Promote active, continuous learning and improvement within your teams. Cultivate team members' growth through feedback, coaching and career development.
  • Manage multiple concurrent projects while effectively solving problems that cross product boundaries.
  • Develop creative strategies for achieving high quality on complex and challenging assignments.
  • Establish strong partnerships and champion quality throughout a cross-functional organization.
  • Support developer productivity, through training, driving solutions and tooling.
  • Owning key metrics around developer productivity.
  • Communicate quantitative and qualitative quality metrics, analysis and risks to stakeholders.
  • Drive a quality-first approach to software development and delivery.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Seven years experience of designing and deploying systems and processes to ensure high quality engineering output.
  • Three years leading Quality or Engineering teams in building consumer and / or enterprise software.
  • Some system administration, IT or technical operations background
  • Ability to weigh several and often conflicting constraints and make rapid decisions in a dynamic and quickly-growing company
  • Solid project management, organizational and time management skills.
  • Deep passion for superb user experience and technical integrity.
  • Ability to establish strong rapport and communicate with exceptional clarity.

Slack has a positive, diverse and supportive culture-we look for people who are curious, inventive, and working to be better every single day. We aim to be smart, humble, hard-working and collaborative. If this sounds like a good fit for you, why not say hello?

Slack has transformed business communication. It's the leading channel-based messaging platform, used by millions to align their teams, unify their systems, and drive their businesses forward. Only Slack offers a secure, enterprise-grade environment that can scale with the largest companies in the world. It is a new layer of the business technology stack where people can work together more effectively, connect all their other software tools and services, and find the information they need to do their best work. Slack is where work happens.

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to Slack's values. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a pleasant and supportive place to work.

Come do the best work of your life here at Slack.

"The base pay range targeted for this role is $151,667 to $212,333. This base pay range is for illustrative purposes only. This position is eligible for additional compensation and benefits including: incentive compensation; health benefits; flexible spending account; retirement benefits; life insurance; commuter benefits; paid time off (including PTO, emergency time off, paid sick leave, medical leave, volunteer time off, civic duty leave, bereavement leave, floating holidays and paid holidays); parental leave and benefits; mobile phone and internet allowance; perks stipend; and other employee perks and benefits.

The actual offer, reflecting the total compensation package and benefits, will be at the company's sole discretion, and determined by a myriad of factors including, but not limited to, years of experience, depth of experience, and other relevant business considerations. The company also reserves the right to amend or modify employee perks and benefits at any time."

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