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Tradeshift // supply chain finance platform
Engineering, Full Time       Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019
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Company Description

Tradeshift is seeking an Engineering Manager for its San Francisco location. As Engineering Manager, you will be leading 1-2 software engineering teams to successful delivery, perform people management for the software engineers on those teams, & give input to developing the strategic direction for the subject matter of those teams.
Leading a software development team means making those teams strong, happy & efficient while holding them accountable for delivering on commitments. The focus is on empowerment & to build teams who careabout & owns what they are building. The engineering manager needs to be very strong on agile processes & should be able to guide the team on how to scope software projects so value is delivered continuously. The engineering manager involves stakeholders in understanding the current status, outlook on progress & risks. This will include communicating with customers & end-users from time to time.

Job Description

As People Manager for the software engineers on the team, the engineering manager is responsible for the individual engineer's career growth & coaching the engineer into being a well-functioning professional who understands the bigger picture & the purpose with the work being done. The engineering manager coaches engineers to be self-driven contributors who solvemost of their own problems by using the tools & advice given in the regular 1:1 conversations. The engineering manager sets short & long term goals together with the engineer to facilitate all aspects of their growth. As new positions are opened or become vacant, the engineering manager will also function as a hiring manager. As such, there will be coordination with recruiting to screen, interview & eventually select candidates for being offered positions on the team, in a timely fashion.
Beyond the immediate work with the teams, the engineering manager will also from time to time work with higher levels of engineering management & product management to provide information as the basis for developing & updating the strategic development direction for the area being developed. The engineering manager will also participate & provide content for cross-team departmental coordination activities, & revenue line whilecoordinating activities such as workshops, all-hands meetings, quarterly reviews, etc.


Must have a Bachelordegree in Computer Science or closely related field & minimum two years of software engineering experience.
Required experience must also include 2 years in the following, specific areas:

  • Maven, Intellij, GIT, Jenkins, Docker, Postgres, & JSON; and
  • Gathering user requirements, planning projects, scoping work & doing design, implementation & test of software.
  • Required experience must also include at least 1 year in Java.
  • International travel at least twice a year for a week at a time is required.

Additional Information

Apply online. Visit our careers page,search for Engineering Manager in San Francisco & follow instructions.
This is a full-time role based in our downtown San Francisco office.All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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