Engineering Manager

Engineering · Chicago, USA

Position Details

SpotHero is seeking an Engineering Manager to own all technology solutions and ensure high-quality code is produced through ensuring adherence to development best practices. This person will have a hand in all the aspects that go into leading a successful team - including recruiting new and retaining existing talent, owning operating budgets, and working with our engineers and product managers.


Who we are:  SpotHero is one of transportation's hottest tech companies! We’re rapidly growing with the mission of bringing the parking industry into the future through technology. Drivers across the nation use the SpotHero mobile app or website to reserve convenient, affordable parking in advance, on-the-go or through their connected cars, and parking companies rely on us to help them reach new customers while optimizing their business. We connect the dots with cutting-edge technology, delivering value to both sides of this exciting, evolving marketplace.


What will you do:

  •  Own the people, process, and technology of 1-2 teams.
  • Own, operate, and maintain all technology solutions for these teams. This includes managing the rotating on-call incident escalation and response processes for the team.
  • Collaborate on roadmaps with Product Managers, other Engineering Managers, and Technical Leads to ensure the team has clear direction and priorities and are meeting product requirements. Create a healthy balance between features and reduction of technical debt.Put in place development best practices to ensure the team produces high-quality, well-written, and tested code. Measure metrics like velocity and determine ways to shorten the SDLC by uncovering the teams’ blockers and helping to remove them. Lead reviews of architecture design.
  •  Responsible for building and growing top performing teams, including the hiring/firing, training, performance management, and professional development of each and every team member.
  • Drive innovation at process and project levels, defining new processes and consistently improving existing processes. 
  • Be an industry thought leader, participating in public speaking events and meetups to showcase SpotHero as a leader in technology.
  • Secure and safeguard data to preserve its integrity, reliability, and availability and ensure appropriate access levels are maintained.


The following experience is relevant to us:

  • We value humility, a strong work ethic, flexibility, collaboration, technical curiosity, and constant learning.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science with 7+ years experience as an engineer using Python or Java on multiple projects on complex distributed polyglot systems.
  • 4+ years experience of engineering or quality assurance management experience leading a team of 4+ people working on a distributed system in Java or Python.
  • Demonstrable experience mentoring and coaching reports to their desired career goals.
  • AWS experience.
  • Proven ability to understand and vocalize opinions about architecture.
  • Demonstrable experience with small teams that move fast - all members are expected to be able to achieve maximum results with minimal direction.
  • Experience with the following, a plus:
    • Kubernetes and/or Mesos
    • Kafka, Spark, and/or Flink
    • Cassandra, Elastic, Redis, and/or Couchbase
    • Open source contributions to a few major projects
  • We value humility, a strong work ethic, flexibility, collaboration, technical curiosity, and constant learning.


What we are offering:

  • Career game changer – A truly unique experience to work for a fast-growing startup in a role with unlimited potential for growth.
  • Excellent benefits – We cover 90% of Medical Premiums, 50% of Dental & Vision Premiums, and offer company sponsored Life Insurance.
  • Flexible PTO policy, generous parental leave, and great work/life balance – We value and support each individual team member.
  • Fun perks like snacks, catered lunches, happy hours, wellness programs, and SpotHero swag.
  • Annual parking stipend (duh – we help people park!).
  • The opportunity to collaborate with fun, innovative, and passionate people in a casual, yet highly productive atmosphere.
  • A workplace recognized as the Best Consumer Web Company by Built in Chicago, Top Company Culture by Entrepreneur, a Top Workplace by Chicago Tribune, and one of Chicago’s Best Places to Work for Women Under 35 by Crain’s Chicago Business.


Steps to apply: Please include any GitHub account, LinkedIn profile, and any project that you’re particularly proud of. We love seeing work that others loved working on.


NOTE: You must be legally authorized to work in the US. Unfortunately, the company is unable to support sponsorships at this time.