Engineer Manager

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Bestow is the first full-stack digital life insurance company,

Bestow is seeking an Engineering Manager for our Enrollment/SDK Team. This platform team builds and maintains the TypeScript library that is powering the next iteration of our direct-to-consumer and partner-facing enrollment clients. Insurance applications can have multiple question paths and part of what helps Bestow offer insurance to a wide audience is updating those questions often. This team is taking lessons learned from our existing efforts to build a library leveraging functional programming patterns to give us that flexibility and accelerate our future product launches.

Engineering Management at Bestow is based on two primary responsibilities: People and Software Delivery.

You accomplish business goals by building a high-performing, high-leverage engineering team. You can create an environment for your team to be highly motivated and engaged. You are successful when your team is fully staffed and equipped with the right skills and growing careers.

You will help develop core practices to manage effective software delivery, such as decomposing and scope work in achievable increments. You constructively push back on work that is under-scoped or unattainable deadlines.

Open to Austin, TX, Dallas, TX or Remote (US) #LI-Remote

Your Day to Day Leadership Attributes
Your team delivers software at a predictable schedule and sustainable pace
Helping your team resolve bottlenecks and blockers and work collaboratively across teams
Communicating proactively on delays of the estimated delivery
Facilitating and contributing to architectural conversations
Cultivating a successful team aligned to company culture
Performing regular talent reviews and collaborate with engineers on professional development roadmaps
Coaching and mentoring your team, including weekly 1:1s
Recruiting for your team by sourcing talent and interviewing engineers
Identifying and craft improvements to engineering practices (ex. interview process, code-review process)

Your Experience
2+ years of engineering management experience
5+ years of professional software development experience
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or equivalent self-study
Well versed in modern SDLC methodologies such as Scrum and Kanban, and aligned to the agile principles
Experience with both dynamic and strongly-typed languages (we use Python and Go)
Experience with relational databases (we use PostgreSQL)
Experience with Cloud Hosting providers (we’re on Google Cloud Platform)
Initiative and motivation to make things happen

Total Rewards
Competitive salary plus stock options
Performance bonus
Generous PTO
Flexible schedule and work/life balance
100% company-paid health, dental, and vision insurance
Office snacks and weekly team lunches
Team building events and activities

We value diversity at Bestow. We hire, recruit, and promote without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. We understand the importance of creating a safe and comfortable work environment and encourage individualism and authenticity in every member of our team.

Bestow does not sponsor applicants for work visas at this time.

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