Engineering Manager - International

Who we are: connects pet parents with the world’s largest network of pet sitters and dog walkers. On Rover, pet parents can easily discover, book, and manage personalized care for their dogs including pet sitting, dog walking, and doggy day care. Founded in 2011 on the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the unconditional love of a dog, Rover improves and simplifies life for pet parents and the dogs they love.
Our global headquarters are in Seattle, Washington in the United States, working closely with our teams in Spokane, Berlin, London, and Barcelona. We have a track record of being recognized as a great place to work, having been named among Seattle's 'Best Places to Work' in Seattle Business Magazine and the Puget Sound Business Journal for three years running. We're an agile, fast-growing company, and our leadership comes from some of the world's most respected tech companies. Our pioneering approach to people and pups alike landed us on the list of GeekWire’s Next Tech Titan in 2019 and the World's Most Innovative Companies in 2018 by Fast Company. Needless to say (but we're going to say it anyway)—we love dogs, and we wouldn't dream of going to work without them by our sides.

Who we're looking for:
You will own the execution and delivery of impactful projects. Rover seeks an engineering manager to help us with our international efforts. The International engineering team supports our feature and platform initiatives for Canada and Europe. You'll be driving projects that will make it easier for Rover engineering to support an international product. You will also be working with our Product partners to launch country-specific features to provide a safe and amazing experience for our owners and sitters across the globe.

Through mentorship and removing roadblocks, you’ll help your team deliver their projects on time, at a high level of quality, and with engineering excellence. You’ll partner with product managers to develop, prioritize, and execute your team’s roadmap, and you’ll guide the architecture and implementation strategy for what your engineers build. Equally importantly, you’ll be responsible for supporting the career growth and personal development of the engineers on your team.

Your Responsibilities:

    • Own the delivery of impactful initiatives
    • Using agile development methodologies to prioritize, estimate, and deliver projects with increasing efficiency
    • Balancing workloads and forecasting schedules across multiple workstreams  
    • Working with product managers to build out and execute your team’s strategic vision and roadmap
    • Mentoring and developing the engineers on your team, including setting their goals and delivering their reviews
    • Driving your team’s hiring and onboarding processes
    • Working with engineers to flesh out technical requirements and advocate for your team’s engineering investments 
    • Fostering your team’s engineering excellence and limiting their technical debt
    • Coordinating projects with cross-team dependencies
    • Communicating project status and issues to stakeholders

Your Qualifications:

    • 3+ years of experience managing individual contributors
    • Experience with large-scale consumer-facing applications is required, and experience with two-sided marketplace businesses is a plus
    • Experience managing distributed teams
    • Experience with Rover's technology stack (Python / Django, React, AWS, Docker, Elastic Search) or similar is preferred
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent stakeholder management expertise.
    • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, STEM, or equivalent experience
    • Your values align with Rover's Core Values

Our Style:

    • We are proud to be professional software developers building high quality, scalable, and supportable solutions.
    • We embrace progressive engineering practices including a continuous deployment pipeline and automated testing. Our engineers just merge their branch and it ships.
    • We're serious about the quality of our production operations, and employ thorough system, application, and user interaction monitoring and anomaly detection.
    • We're data-driven and believe in informing many of our decisions through experimentation.
    • Our feature teams represent small autonomous business units with developers, product managers, and designers working side-by-side.
    • And dogs in the office. Bring yours, too!
Rover is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a diverse, inclusive and inventive environment with the best employees. We’re driven by seeing our people succeed and grow, and we work to ensure everyone contributes to their fullest potential.  We consider all qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, protected veteran status, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.