Ruby on Rails Software Engineering Manager$ 100k/Year ($ 50/Hour for 40 hours of productive work per week) Remote Position Long-term
We are looking for an experienced Ruby on Rails Software Engineering Leader, who brings outstanding managerial and technical capabilities to run one of the engineering groups of multi-million-dollar revenue enterprises with SaaS products.
The Ruby on Rails Engineering Manager should have the ability to multi-task, be organized to meet tight deadlines and be extremely process focused on excelling in a fast-paced environment.
As a team leader, you will be responsible for building and managing a high-performance team, running deep dives with your teams to resolve blockers and ensure the team is delivering on daily tasks outlined in the weekly targets.
The Ruby on Rails Software Engineering Manager will serve as a key member of our global executive team and will be responsible for delivering high-quality products.
This leadership position demands proficiency to conduct tech reviews, improve productivity from your engineering organization and guide a global talented pool of professionals to solve business problems continuously.
We are looking for hands-on leaders with a robust Cloud background, who are comfortable with aggressive weekly targets and have the ability to leverage their technical depth to set the standard for software engineering excellence.
A hiring event is a scheduled online event where all our relevant testing relating to a role is conducted on the same day. Submissions received during the event are graded the following week, and successful candidates notified if they have progressed to the next round which is an online interview with a Hiring Manager.
Deliver regular product releases across multiple, complex software products
Establish world-class standards and technical operations to deliver high-quality products through team members located in different timezones
Engage with customers and product managers to ensure value creation for our customers
Engage and align top talent through strong recruitment, mentoring, hands-on technical leadership and career management
Transform acquired engineering teams into an effective and efficient global model to increase quality and reduce cost
As a Ruby on Rails Software Engineering Manager in Crossover, you will get an opportunity to learn about the issues of managing an entirely remote workforce of up to 20 direct reports. As the SEM you will be working on products that need weekly quality improvements and will be learning how to make your products work in a full cloud operation.
The ideal candidate will need to work with their team to make hard technical decisions and at a rapid pace to keep up with technology and business demands. Alternatively, you may be managing a team of central engineering who are expected to become process and technology specialists. Our model entails continuously working with your team to improve the quality of work making it cheaper to produce each unit of output.
Working with the top 1% talent will help the Ruby on Rails Software Engineering Manager master leadership as well as technical skills. Ultimately Crossover’s dynamic environment will allow the candidate to move fast, set and achieve aggressive goals.
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Does a SEM have hands-on coding work?
No, the SEM rarely has any hands-on coding work to do, but they are expected to have an excellent technical background and an understanding of various technologies. The SEM will leverage your development experience to resolve blockers for your teams
Do you use Agile?
Like most organizations, we make use of subsets of Agile. The one key difference though is that our teams are highly specialized in the task they do. For example, we have a maintenance team whose only task is to fix bugs on our products. Rather than being product specialists they are process specialists.
Does a SEM need to travel in his role?
A SEM is not expected to travel as all our management is done remotely.
How do you perform in the role of SEM when all your individual contributors are remote?
We use communication tools such as GoToMeeting, Zoom, Skype, and Slack. We also ensure that our processes are well documented in the form of playbooks and have developed a tool, Worksmart Pro, which enables us to keep track of time and applications used. This data allows us to form a diary of how our contributors spend their day and coach them on improving productivity.
How large are the teams managed by a SEM?
Typical team sizes are 5-20 people. We believe in having small, global teams.