Engineering Manager (Front-End

AXIOS | Friday, October 16, 2020

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Quick Take: Axios is a growth-stage startup dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. We are hiring an Engineering Manager to lead and manage a team of Axios engineers.

Why it Matters:  Our engineering team is a critical component to delivering on our mission to provide the cleanest, smartest, most efficient and trustworthy content and technology to our audience and customers. We are looking for an Engineering Manager with deep domain knowledge of front-end and front-end mobile technologies to help scale our organization, provide management and coaching, and support our teams to deliver against their product roadmaps.

Go Deeper: In this role, you will make an impact to Axios through the following responsibilities:

Coach, mentor, and grow Axios engineers
Provide regular, timely, and candid feedback, as well as participate in monthly career check-ins, performance evaluations, and advancement reviews 
Play a lead role in delivering against team personal and team OKRs
Ensure the psychological safety of Axios staff 
Drive the tech organization forward by exploring potential technology solutions, keeping up-to-date on trends and security vulnerabilities, and propose ways to evolve our platform and products
Establish, evangelize, and reinforce best practices and patterns 
Serve as a leader in developing and reviewing architectural and technical decisions 
Own our front-end chapter and look for ways to keep engineers engaged, learning, and excited

The Details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit, high EQ, and passion for Axios’ mission, as well as have the following skills:

Experience leading and managing a cross-functional team of engineers in a fast-paced and high-growth environment
Deep, current technical knowledge with software development, architecture, data design and implementation
Proven track record of creating pragmatic, maintainable systems, using industry-recognized best practices
Experience shipping, maintaining, and evolving  highly-utilized production products 
Deep experience applying agile practices to streamline team delivery and output
Experience with frontend technologies, specifically React and React Native
A passion for your craft, a desire to continue to learn and grow, and dedication to the growth and development of others
Servant-leader mindset

Don’t forget: 

Competitive salary
Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)
Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
401K
Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays
Company equity
Commuter and cell phone benefit
A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture
Annual learning and development stipend

Additional pandemic-related benefits:

One mental health day per month
$100 monthly work-from-home stipend
Tele-mental health services 
OneMedical membership, including tele-health services 
Increased work flexibility for parents and caretakers 
Access to the Axios “Family Fund”, which was created to allow employees to request financial support when facing financial hardship or emergencies 
Weekly company-sponsored exercise and meditation classes 
Virtual company-sponsored social events





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