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Tech Lead Manager, Software Engineering - Product

Gather

Gather

Software Engineering, Product
Remote
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024

About us

In the last few years, remote and hybrid work has had an explosion in popularity, giving workers an unprecedented level of access to opportunity and an increase in quality of life. However, our existing tools were not set up to do remote work well. Work can be isolating, transactional, and void of the camaraderie that makes everyone feel like they’re in it together.

To solve this, Gather builds virtual offices that bring the best of in-person work to remote. We’ve already seen success with our approach, with over 10,000 remote-first companies using our spaces every day.

And yet it’s still the early days for our broader vision of the Metaverse. We’re excited about how the Metaverse can break down physical constraints that exist today, not just in where you can work, but which friends/family you can see, or what educational opportunities you can have access to.

Join us in this mission!

Role overview:

As a Tech Lead Manager on our product engineering team, you’ll lead a small team of product engineers to build the features that make Gather a delightful remote-work product for tens of thousands of offices and hundreds of thousands of users.

As a lead, you’ll play a key role in shaping the form and function of our product, partnering closely with designers, product managers, and other leads. You’ll also be responsible for defining how we build our product, finding engineering paths that start with rapid experimentation but end with delivering a polished, high-quality product. You’ll build full product lines spanning the likes of work productivity tools, virtual offices and worlds, gaming mechanics, or real-time communication products.

This role will require you to flex both your technical and managerial muscles. You enjoy pursuing technical excellence as much as guiding and supporting a team. In practice, this looks like identifying technical bottlenecks or constraints for your team, while coaching and leading your team to perform at a higher level.

Where you will make an impact:

  • Manage, mentor, and grow an extremely talented and energetic engineering team
  • Work with our largest engineering team to develop the core user-facing experience of Gather
  • Work closely with product and design in determining the strategy and direction of your team
  • Help define the development process of the team to create a constructive and efficient work environment
  • Ability to ruthlessly prioritize in a chaotic and ambiguous environment
  • A keen intuition for well-designed, sustainable software and beautiful, usable, interfaces
  • Building a culture with high agency and accountability
  • High technical quality, receptive to feedback

What you bring:

  • 2+ years of management experience
  • High technical proficiency in front-end, back-end, or full-stack engineering
  • Willingness to spend at least 25% of your time in code
  • Strong product sense and ability to ruthlessly prioritize in a chaotic and ambiguous environment
  • Ability to manage and prioritize across multiple projects and timelines
  • A strong belief in high engineering agency, responsibility, and accountability
  • A compassionate but clear and focused approach to leadership and management
  • A keen intuition for well-designed software and beautiful, usable interfaces
  • Intrinsic motivation and the drive to solve difficult problems without guidance
  • An open and growth mindset when giving and receiving feedback
  • You are resourceful, have a bias towards action, and love moving fast
  • You enjoy spending time understanding customers and are adept and getting to the root problems that your product is uniquely positioned to solve

US Salary Range

At Gather, compensation may vary outside of this range depending on a number of factors, including a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies and experience, and location. The base salary range for this position in the selected city is $200,813 - $253,969 annually and we encourage candidates outside of this salary range to apply.

Base pay is one part of the total package that is provided to compensate and recognize employees for their work, and this role may be eligible for a stock reward program.

Benefits
  • Work remotely out of a state-of-the-art virtual office!
  • Competitive compensation, benefits, and meaningful equity
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their dependents
  • 401k and matching program
  • Generous PTO policy and mental health days to recharge
  • Meal stipend twice a week to keep you nourished
  • Remote work, education, and health & wellness stipend
  • Support for family planning & gender-affirmation
  • The opportunity to join a passionate team in building something that actually makes peoples' lives better, every single day

Gather is committed to building an inclusive and equitable workplace for individuals of all backgrounds. We strive to build a workplace where employees feel comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work, everyday. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Additionally, we're committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please notify the recruiter you are working with. We also ask that all applicants consider answering the voluntary demographic questions on our job application to help us track the inclusivity of our recruiting efforts and programs. Answering these questions is entirely voluntary and your answers will not be shared with the hiring team and will not impact the hiring decision.