Engineering Leader

  • Full Time
  • CA-Los Angeles, CA-Pleasanton, CA-San Diego, CA-San Francisco, CA-San Jose, CA-Sunnyvale, CA-Other, WA-Seattle, WA-Tacoma, WA-Other, Canada, Canada-Remote
  • Management

Website commonroomHQ Common Room

People Matter Most.

About Us:

Common Room brings companies closer to their communities. Today’s most successful companies are driven by thriving communities of end users. As a result, companies of all sizes are investing in their communities, but software hasn’t caught up yet. Until now. We’re building the first community intelligence platform that identifies the people, topics, and organizations that matter most. With Common Room, teams can finally realize the true potential of their communities and build stronger relationships with their users than ever before.

We’ve raised over $50 million from top-tier investors including Greylock, Index, and Madrona to build the community platform for modern SaaS companies. Additionally, we’re backed by 25+ operators from community-first organizations such as Figma, Stripe, Airtable, Slack, Notion, Loom, and more.

You + Common Room? You’d be joining a team that revels in asking hard questions, collaborating gladly, and making decisions quickly—a team that values simplicity, passion, trust, each other, and our customers above all.

So hello! Please, knock on our door. We’d love to meet you.

Why we need you:

At Common Room, our team is the most valuable asset we have. You will be on the front-line: growing, empowering, and unlocking the potential of a highly functioning engineering team. It is crucial that these teams scale in order to achieve product milestones.

You have the capability and autonomy to build a diverse organization, from outreach to close. You collaborate with some of the best product, design and business teams to help execute the product vision. You lead and inspire teams of engineers to deliver impact for our customers, while also helping them grow individually. As a coach, you share your experiences to help your team develop and grow their own careers, and as a manager you give them the direction they need to accomplish their goals. Your leadership and EQ affect your team directly, but also help craft and strengthen the culture of our company as we build.

You would enjoy being a member of our team if you:

Have 5+ years experience as an engineer and 2+ as an engineering manager/lead
Can either scale down to be hands on before increasing your span of influence, or confident that you can scale up with the company as we grow
Start with customer problems, and map them to efficient execution with your team
Understand the difference, and can switch between the roles of player, coach, mentor, and manager with ease
Can collaborate effectively with other experienced engineers, designers, and PMs
Lead with empathy, humility, decisiveness, and conviction
Are experienced with building at startup speed, or excited to experience and embrace it
Are capable of working with engineers to help them make high quality technical and non-technical tradeoffs
Are comfortable with navigating ambiguity
Bring your authentic self to work, and engage in candid + respectful feedback
Understand the virtues of building a diverse team
Are able to recruit and grow the engineering team as the company scales
Enjoy the journey as much as the destination, but never lose sight of the destination
Demonstrate pride, ownership, and accountability for your work, and expect the same from those you work with

Our current tech stack:

We choose tools that help solve the problem at hand efficiently. For our current set of problems, we prefer to primarily use TypeScript with Node.js. We use TypeGraphQL for our API endpoints, Apollo/Express as our web server, and Postgres (hosted on RDS) as our database. We use React for front-end, and AWS for our infrastructure needs.

Our values:

Be Customer-centric – We work backwards from the needs of our customers. The crisp articulation of customer value guides our decisions.
Strive for Simplicity – We choose simplicity over complexity whenever possible. We seek to identify and understand the essential quality of what we are building.
Craft Excellence – We take pride in our craft and are relentless in our pursuit of excellence. But we also know real artists ship.
We’re In this Together – We measure personal success by the success of our customers and teammates. Relationships matter, and the strongest ones are built on the foundations of trust, enablement, and transparency.

Our investment in caring for our employees and their families is a key part of our values and culture at Common Room:

Competitive base compensation with meaningful equity ownership
Health insurance including medical, dental, and vision
We pay 100% of your employee premium and 50% of your premium for any dependents
Long Term Care insurance
Unlimited Paid Time Off
8 Paid Company Holidays
Work from home policy including a laptop and support for your home office needs
401(k) self contribution
Commuter Benefits
Paid Family Leave
Opportunity to join a diverse, passionate, and fun team at a pivotal time in the company’s lifecycle
Remote friendly (west coast only)

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