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Snapdocs is a real estate technology company that's leading the charge to modernize, streamline, and improve the mortgage process for lenders, title and escrow companies, and consumers.

Engineering Manager
San Francisco, CA, US
Job Description / Skills Required

Are you an engineering manager who loves to code and design scalable applications? Interested in solving real-world problems for an industry relatively untouched by technology? Then we have a role for you...
Snapdocs is an early-stage, rapidly growing company backed by investors like Sequoia, F-Prime Capital, SV Angel, and YCombinator (WC14). We're a small team tackling the absolutely massive mortgage market. We're bringing modern, elegant software (read security, efficiency and joy) to a pillar of the US economy that still relies on fax machines and manila envelopes.
The problems we solve involve workflow, automation, integration and data. We are working to find a good authentication pattern that allows for people to work across companies in multiple roles (which is trickier than you might think!). Domain Driven Design is our guiding light. As Snapdocs enters its next phase of growth, we’re looking for a servant-leader type Engineering Manager who has transitioned in recent years from committing code on the daily to a focus on people, velocity, & execution. That’s where you come in...
In this crucial role, your time will be focused on managing the software development efforts for a team focused on full stack development. Your responsibilities span but are not limited to directing day-to-day efforts, managing new/existing projects, conducting code reviews, architecting distributed systems down to supporting the team in designing and developing high-volume, low-latency applications for mission-critical systems. Your team will consist of 5 full stack engineers initially with the goal to grow over time. You will drive attraction, growth and retention of top talent by working closely with the talent team. Fully responsible for delivering world-class software, you’ll grow the capabilities of the team through coaching, mentoring and direct feedback. We are an agile scrum shop big on continuous improvement so expect to be running sprint planning meetings, stand-ups, retros & post mortems. While working closely with other engineering leaders, you’ll help drive innovation and establish best practices across the organization as we scale.
Ideally, during your IC engineering days (5 years? More?), you have gained experience building service-oriented architectures that powered internal and external customer solutions. During that time you have worked with at least some of our stack (Ruby on Rails, React/Redux, Postgres, AWS, Kubernetes, Docker), ideally building back end services, APIs & distributed systems. You might have picked up proficiency in a few different languages along the way (Java, Python, Go or the others) and programming styles (functional, object-oriented, script/procedural). These days (the past year or two) you can be found coaching, mentoring, performance monitoring, managing scope, reviewing code, making architectural & technical decisions to drive the SDLC. You have a bias for good testing & strive to ship quality code. You lead from within and understand that coaching and mentoring is almost always better than “managing” (but you know how and when to do that too). When the need arises you are comfortable rolling up your sleeves and diving in to help unblock the team.
Snapdocs’ culture is one that strongly values diversity and drive. We want to work with people of different backgrounds and different paths in life, and we trust our team members to make smart decisions. We value independent work as well as collaboration. Snapdocs provides a range of excellent benefits ranging from the standard stuff: medical, dental, health vision, matching 401(k), free lunches, and 21 days PTO to the not so standard—like a 10 year exercise window on your options. Our teams are based in both downtown San Francisco & downtown Denver but we are also comfortable with this role being remote.