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Zapproved Senior Manger of Engineering in Portland, Oregon

Zapproved is hiring a results-driven Senior Manager of Engineering to oversee teams that will be driving major transformations in our software suite. The ideal candidate will have a deep technical background, good business acumen, and demonstrated experience managing diverse teams. You should also be comfortable working with a wide variety of stakeholders - from engineering to product to executives, and everything in between. This is a great opportunity for an experienced leader to manage, support, and grow engineers who will have a tremendous impact on the future of our business.

Who We Are:

At Zapproved, we have ambitious goals, but simple values:

  • Be Real

  • Be Our Best

  • Be Inclusive

  • Get It Done

We are a team that acts with honesty, integrity, and transparency. We take risks, stay humble, and are not afraid to fail.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Leading 1-2 high-performing engineering teams. We work in scrum teams, usually with 4 - 6 developers, QA, UX, and Product partners and do our best to follow agile practices and principles in our work

  • You will lead your teams by example to embrace deep technical ownership of one to many products

  • Prize and reinforce an environment of psychological safety where engineers feel safe to innovate and try something new

  • Leverage incremental delivery practices to turn big initiatives into a series of small, fast experiments

  • Mentor! Teach and learn from your leadership teammates to help us collectively build and iterate on our culture, process, skills, and product

  • Deliver constantly. We derive joy from shipping a great product that our users love. We deliver all the time by continuously integrating and shipping increments of value.

  • Remove structural and cultural barriers to inversion of control. At Zapproved engineering we believe those closest to the problem are best informed to solve it. We manifest this belief through the autonomy of teams in owning, solving and delivering on their commitments.

What You’ll Need:

  • 3+ years of software engineering management experience delivering web-based software

  • Previous development experience - at some point in your career you coded and delivered

  • Cloud (AWS, Azure, Google) experience

  • Experience leading large initiatives such as new product or service from inception to delivery

  • Experience utilizing Agile methodologies to accelerate decisions/outcomes, minimize risk, and balance the short/long term goals

  • Experience helping teams remove ambiguity, enabling them to deliver quality solutions

  • Business acumen and ability to foster relationships with customers and stakeholders across the company

  • A passion for building a productive and inclusive work environment that will attract and retain top talent

  • Excellent organizational, documentation, and communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail; Ability to see both the strategic goals and the tactical milestones

  • A desire to continuously learn and improve for both yourself and your teams

  • Experience operating a 24x7 software or service

What Would Be Nice:

  • Experience in a scaling SaaS company preferred

  • Experience working with contractors both embedded and external

  • Experience managing or developing managers

  • Experience defining and documenting product requirements

  • Experience leading cross team projects or delivering software that had multi-team dependencies

We are interested in every qualified candidate with authorization to work in the United States. However, this position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

How to Apply:

Feeling inspired? We want to meet you! Please provide your resume, cover letter, and (if applicable) a link to a portfolio of your work. We read cover letters to better understand your skills, motivations, and what makes you tick - so feel free to dispense with the formalities and share with us why this seems like the best opportunity for you.

More About Zapproved:

Founded and headquartered in Portland, OR, Zapproved is the leading ediscovery software provider for managing corporate litigation readiness. Our Z-Discovery Suite returns power to in-house legal teams and helps them navigate electronic discovery with minimal risk and cost, setting new standards for scalability and intuitive design.

We take pride in fostering an inclusive culture where diversity and innovation are celebrated, because they deliver the best results. Don’t just take our word for it, see why we are voted one of the best companies to work for in Oregon! Our benefits include robust health insurance, take what you need PTO, volunteer days, and a competitive incentive program.

Zapproved is proud to employ a diverse workforce, and committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.

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Job ID: 2021-1169

External Company Name: Zapproved LLC

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Street: 1414 NW Northrup Street