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    Atticus is looking for a Engineering Manager

    About Us

    At any given time, 16 million Americans are experiencing a crisis that requires urgent help from our legal system or government. The right assistance could transform their lives. But today, most never get it…

    Atticus makes it easy for any person in crisis to get the life-changing aid they deserve. In just three years, we’ve become the leading platform connecting people with disabilities to government benefits. We also help victims of accidents, misconduct, and violence get compensation from insurance. So far, we’ve gotten thousands of people access to over $2B in life-changing aid, and we’re just getting started.

    We've helped more than 20,000 people in need (see our 6,000+ five-star reviews) and raised more than $50 million from top VC firms like Forerunner, GV (Google Ventures), and True Ventures. (We just closed our Series B round in May 2023, so we're well-funded for the foreseeable future.) We're small but moving fast — our team grew from 32 to 60 last year and we expect to double in size again in 2023.

    The Job

    Our engineering team prioritizes creating excellent systems via rapid iterations, collaboration, and peer review. We are looking for an Engineering Manager who will actively mentor and contribute to the personal development of their team. You get just as excited seeing others grow and learn under your leadership as you do by executing the work yourself. You seek to improve standard practices and cultivate a culture of excellence. Most importantly, you'll work with a diverse group of people and collaborate to create the best solutions for Atticus and our clients.

    We’re looking for an Engineering Manager to join Atticus. This person will focus on leading a highly skilled team of cross-functional frontend and backend engineers focused on building a highly performant, intuitive and secure client experience on the web for Atticus clients.

    What You'll Do:

    • Help your team design, build and operate Atticus’ APIs with a focus on performance and reliability
    • Plan a roadmap 1-3 months out while being deeply engaged on day to day operations.
    • Evaluate storage technologies and methodologies with an eye toward scalability and performance
    • Architect, design, write (sometimes), review, and test code in a collaborative environment with other software engineers.
    • Leverage your team as multipliers for your skills to create excellent products and services

    About You:

    • You love fostering career growth and building a strong team culture.
    • You proactively identify problems and opportunities and generate creative approaches to solve them.
    • You enjoy working collaboratively with a Product Manager to build and maintain a backlog of work for a team of engineers.
    • You can effectively plan engineering projects with ambitious timelines and advocate for efficient solutions to accomplishing them
    • You understand that celebrating accomplishments is just as important as looking for ways to improve.
    • You have experience managing Engineering teams
    • You can write idiomatic JavaScript/ Node.js or Golang; Java, Python, Scala, or Ruby is helpful.
    • You can and have lead teams’ technical efforts to deliver and support large software systems
    • You know how to review code and deliver feedback
    • You use a modern version-control system for your source code repository (Git, Mercurial, GitHub, BitBucket)
    • You lint all your code
    • You know what parts of your code require tests and you write those tests
    • You use objective judgment in leveraging the right frameworks and technologies
    • You are versed in cloud computing systems (GCP, AWS, etc.) and SAAS concepts
    • You’ve built modern, resilient and operationally sane systems exemplifying industry standards (HTTP REST, GraphQL, Stream processing, Big Data)
    • You’ve leveraged continuous integration systems to their full extent (CircleCI, Bamboo, Jenkins, TravisCI)
    • You’ve planned for, built, evolved and scrutinized monitoring and alerting for your production systems
    • You know best practices for deploying, troubleshooting, and maintaining systems in production

    Nice to Have:

    • Experience with Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes, Docker, CircleCI, Git, Golang, Java
    • Experience with GraphQL, GraphQL Federation, REST APIs and supporting network protocols
    • Experience with a distributed SQL platform like CockroachDB or Google Spanner
    • Experience with Hadoop, MapReduce, or other “Big Data” systems
    • Experience with React or TypeScript

    We are strongly committed to building a diverse team. If you’re from a background that’s underrepresented in tech, we’d love to meet you!

    Salary and Benefits

    This is a rare opportunity to join a startup that has strong traction (substantial funding, well-respected backers, tremendous growth, and many happy customers) but is still small enough that you can have a huge impact and play a role in shaping our culture.

    We’re a certified B Corporation tackling a critical social problem. Our mission to help people in need drives everything we do, and your work here will touch many lives.

    We offer competitive pay — including equity — and generous benefits:

    • Medical and dental insurance with 100% of employee premiums covered
    • 15 vacation days & ~19 paid holidays each year (including two weeks at end-of-year)
    • Free membership to OneMedical
    • $1,000 reimbursable stipend for education and training outside of work
    • Student loan repayment assistance, 401(k), and optional HSA
    • Free snacks, drinks, weekly lunches, and regular team dinners/events/retreats
    • Humble, thoughtful, smart, fun colleagues

    We anticipate the base salary band for this role will be between $170,000 to $220,000 in addition to equity and benefits. The salary at offer will be determined by a number of factors such as candidate’s experience, knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as internal equity among our team.

    Location & Covid

    Today, about half our team are in Los Angeles or Phoenix (where we have offices) and half are fully remote and spread across the U.S. There are two options for this job:

    • Live in Los Angeles, work a few days a week (or more) out of our beautiful office in the Arts District.
    • Live wherever, work remotely, and travel to LA (on the company dime) as needed to be with your colleagues —somewhere between monthly and quarterly.

    In short: You can do this job well remotely, and we’re committed to empowering everyone with flexibility. But we care a lot about building a great culture and we think some interactions need to happen in person, so we put a lot of thought into retreats, offsites, and other ways to gather.

    As for Covid: When the pandemic started, we immediately shifted to fully remote to protect our team and shuttered our office. Today, everyone on the team is vaccinated, and many come in often (though we don’t require it). Going forward, you can expect that vaccinations will be required for all employees (unless medically unable) and that if a variant emerges that makes in-person work unsafe for vaccinated people, we’ll close our office, cease any travel, and do whatever it takes to protect and support our team