Engineering Manager

Worldwide /
Technology – Engineering /
Remote
About Wheel the World

Wheel the World is a travel tech startup with the purpose to MAKE THE WORLD ACCESSIBLE.

By building a cutting-edge model of accessibility data, which is extracted, organized, and displayed on www.wheeltheworld.com, we allow people with disabilities to find and book accessible travel experiences including hotels, tours, and activities with reliable accessibility information for the most amazing destinations in the world.

Our vision is to become the best worldwide solution for people with disabilities to travel the world.
We truly believe in our core values: passion, positive activism, disruptiveness, humility, and collaboration.

We are an international team, passionate about the combination of tech and accessibility. We love what we do. Our commitment is to provide detailed and accurate accessibility information of travel products and services, so we can allow millions of travelers with disabilities to explore the world without limits.

Our company is a Delaware B Corporation, funded by VC’s from the US and Latam, and recognized angel investors such as Susan Wojcicki, Youtube CEO, and Gillian Tans, former Booking.com CEO.

About the Role

As an Engineering Manager, you’ll play a vital role in developing and evolving our Tech Team and engineers.
This is a crucial role within our team. You will be responsible (in conjunction with the HR area) to foster important relationships with each engineer in your squad to help them grow organically in technical professional aspects and in the development of interpersonal skills.
You will also be responsible for aligning with the technical and product teams, contributing to create the strategic roadmap of their products, and focusing on achieving the company's objectives.
It is a challenge that has a major impact on our day-to-day work and the way we work.

Responsibilities

    • Define together with the Product and UX Team the strategic roadmap of your technical product
    • Coach and mentor engineers through day-to-day challenges and guide them towards long term professional and technical growth.
    • Lead your team in consistently delivering on a roadmap they collaboratively define.
    • Effectively manage technical Debt, focusing on Balancing Speed and Quality of the delivery.
    • Promote the practices defined by the guild so that they are correctly applied within your team.
    • Be a technical support to engineers by helping them through different methods to improve their technical quality.
    • Propose organizational initiatives on improving workflow processes and resolving them with practical, lightweight, measurable process taking in consideration how it will impact our final user.

Required Technical skills

    • At least 2+ years managing teams of Engineers.
    • Experience both on technical and people leadership.
    • Experience with React / Redux / Typescript and NodeJS so you can help others to improve the quality of their coding.
    • Knowledge on SQL and MySQL (we use TypeORM).
    • Git (with GitHub/bitbucket/GitLab).

We would love you even more if

    • You're decided to propose ideas, as well as to be open to other’s perspectives, and whichever the situation, to deploy new products and features rapidly.
    • You speak English fluently.
    • You believe in our mission
    • You are result-driven and resourceful
    • You are autonomous and need minimum guidance, and yet you are able to follow instructions and open-minded when being mentored

Benefits

    • Work schedule is 100% flexible
    • We work 100% remote
    • We have access to several learning opportunities to allow you to grow and learn
    • All our team has stock options
    • 4 weeks of vacations + 5 personal days per year
At Wheel the World we are dedicated to promoting an inclusive, accessible environment, where everyone feels valued, respected and supported. We continue to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live in and serve. If you require an accommodation to complete the application process, please submit a request to joaquin@wheeltheworld.com.