Manager, Engineering - Application Platform

San Mateo, California, United States /
Development – Engineering - Americas /
Mid-Senior Level
/ On-site
Coupa Software (NASDAQ: COUP), a leader in business spend management (BSM), has been certified as a “Great Place to Work” by the Great Place to Work organization. We deliver “Value as a Service” by helping our customers maximize their spend under management, achieve significant cost savings and drive profitability. Coupa provides a unified, cloud-based spend management platform that connects hundreds of organizations representing the Americas, EMEA, and APAC with millions of suppliers globally. The Coupa platform provides greater visibility into and control over how companies spend money. Customers – small, medium and large – have used the Coupa platform to bring billions of dollars in cumulative spend under management. Learn more at Read more on the Coupa Blog or follow @Coupa on Twitter.

Do you want to work for Coupa Software, the world's leading provider of cloud-based spend management solutions? We’re a company that had a successful IPO in October 2016 (NASDAQ: COUP) to fuel our innovation and growth. At Coupa, we’re building a great company that is laser focused on three core values:

1. Ensure Customer Success – Obsessive and unwavering commitment to making customers successful.
2. Focus On Results – Relentless focus on delivering results through innovation and a bias for action.
3. Strive For Excellence – Commitment to a collaborative environment infused with professionalism, integrity, passion, and accountability.


    • Be a hands on technical leader with a passion for building high quality software and a bias for action
    • Interact with product management, user interface designer and peers to develop functional and technical specification
    • Lead and mentor a team of engineers ranging from Software Engineers to Senior Lead Software Engineers, conduct one-on-one growth conversations, provide feedback, build a high performing team and hire for team expansion
    • Own and lead the technical roadmap, design for critical capabilities of the Coupa Enterprise Platform
    • Partner closely with QE, Performance, and DevOps to deliver a high quality product
    • Adhere to Coupa's development processes and best practices, lead daily standups, demos, manage task assignments, and drive projects to closure
    • Write software designs, review with peers and develop prototypes for Coupa platform services, and participate in code reviews to ensure it follows the right coding conventions, idiomatic style and correct design patterns
    • Provide effort and risk estimates to support planning of maintenance and feature releases
    • Implement new features for Coupa applications using Object-Oriented Programming (OOP), Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern, unit and integration testing, agile development and technologies such as java, Ruby on Rails, Go, HTML, CSS, Javascript, React
    • Build strong test plans for unit and integration testing
    • Fix bugs for existing features and implement enhancement requests on the Coupa platform


    • At least 5 years experience in a web application or platform development and architecture.
    • Hands-on experience building enterprise web applications using Java, RoR, or similar technologies and sound experience in relational databases and SQL.
    • Strong commitment to good engineering discipline and process including code reviews and unit tests in conjunction with feature delivery.
    • Ability to make decisions and work with minimal direction.
    • Prior experience demonstrating the ability to understand technical architecture, review design work, and provide feedback to a team of engineers.
    • Experience establishing and reviewing business metrics with the ability to articulate and provide visibility to the team on various business metrics ensuring every new feature developed meets and is tracked towards those metrics.
    • Ability to manage priorities, set appropriate expectations with peer engineering management and deliver features on time with high quality.
    • Familiarity and experience with Agile (scrum) development process. Strong listening, written, and verbal communication skills.
The estimated pay ranges for this role are as follows:

• Based in California: $155,500-$203,000

The successful candidate’s starting salary will be determined based on permissible, non-discriminatory factors such as skills, experience, and geographic location within the state.

At Coupa, we have a strong and innovative team dedicated to improving the spend management processes of today’s dynamic businesses. It’s our people who make it happen, and we strive to attract and retain the best in every discipline.

We take care of our employees every way we can, with competitive compensation packages, as well as restricted stock units, an Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP), comprehensive health benefits for employees and their families, a 401(k) match, a flexible work environment, no limit vacations for exempt employees, non-exempt employees are on an accrual basis for PTO, catered lunches…And much more!
As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Coupa is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion.

Please be advised, inquiries or resumes from recruiters will not be accepted.