Senior Manager, Mobile Engineering

Remote US Canada
Engineering – Mobile - iOS /
Full-Time /
At Scribd (pronounced “scribbed”), our mission is to spark human curiosity. Join our team as we create a world of  stories and knowledge, democratize the exchange of ideas and information, and empower collective expertise through our three products: Everand, Scribd, and Slideshare. 

We support a culture where our employees can be real and be bold; where we debate and commit as we embrace plot twists; and where every employee is empowered to take action as we prioritize the customer.

We love collaborating and investing time in our Scribd community, and we create intentional in-person moments with each other to build culture and connection. And, it is through our flexible work benefit – Scribd Flex – that we enable employees, in partnership with their manager, to choose the work-style that best suits their individual needs and preferences.

About the team

Our Mobile Engineering organization plays a pivotal role in enhancing the experience of our 2 million subscribers through two key iOS apps: Everand and Scribd. The Everand app is a gateway for our users to access an expansive library of over 7 million titles, including ebooks, audiobooks, podcasts, and magazine articles, offering a Netflix-like experience. Meanwhile, the Scribd app provides access to an extensive collection of over 100 million user-uploaded documents, including PDFs and other formats. 

About the role

In the role of Senior Engineering Manager, you  will be responsible for managing a team of mobile engineers, driving technical excellence, and ensuring the successful execution of mobile projects. Your role will involve collaborating with cross-functional teams, setting strategic direction, and delivering innovative mobile solutions that build mobile first culture. A significant part of your role will involve modernizing the technology stack and addressing technical debt, all while focusing on delivering an exceptional user experience.

Required Skills

    • Manage, coach and mentor your managers by having regular 1:1s and building strong relationships.
    • Enable them to be self aware by providing genuine feedback. 
    • Inculcate industry standard software engineering best practices across your teams.
    • Ensure your team is working effectively with recruiters to hire and build a diverse team of talented engineers that are meeting the growing business needs. 
    • Remove obstacles in execution by effective communication, leadership and lean processes.
    • Ensure our mobile platform engineers are building a platform in the best ways, with the best tools.
    • Ensure the mobile platform engineers are demonstrating ownership and accountability on their platforms stability, observability, delivery & incident response.
    • Be responsible for our build tooling and developer productivity.
    • Deep background in at least one of the mobile platforms (iOS or Android).Ability to organize and manage large, complex, multi-month software projects that span multiple teams.
    • Ability to engage in deep technical discussions around software architecture and technology choices.


    • 8-10 years of experience building and delivering software products.
    • At least 4-5 years of experience as a manager, and preferably at least two managing multiple teams or managers.
    • A working knowledge of building native mobile applications on iOS and/or AndroidExperience building native mobile applications on at least one major mobile platform.
    • Experience collaborating with designers, product managers, and other engineering leaders.
    • A history of growing teams and building leaders.

About You

    • You are experienced in leading, coaching and mentoring software development teams that deliver stable, high quality software.
    • You know what a highly functional engineering team looks like and how to grow leaders that can develop them.
    • You have a technical background, are able to contribute to planning and design discussions, and believe in building teams and practices that scale. 
    • You can motivate and instill a strong sense of ownership and pride in your teams and managers. 
    • You know and care about software engineering best practices; perhaps a little too much.
    • You can work with Product and other stakeholders to deliver quick results while also driving longer-term initiatives.
    • You can plan and deliver a roadmap, and grow leaders that can do the same.
    • You are known for clear and succinct communication, and are able to represent your team to all audiences. 
    • You are an empathetic manager that enjoys working with people and deeply cares about growing people and their careers.
At Scribd, your base pay is one part of your total compensation package and is determined within a range. Our pay ranges are based on the local cost of labor benchmarks for each specific role, level, and geographic location. San Francisco is our highest geographic market in the United States. In the state of California, the reasonably expected salary range is between $167,500 [minimum salary in our lowest geographic market within California] to $271,250 [maximum salary in our highest geographic market within California]. 

In the United States, outside of California, the reasonably expected salary range is between $138,000 [minimum salary in our lowest US geographic market outside of California] to $257,500 [maximum salary in our highest US geographic market outside of California]. 

In Canada, the reasonably expected salary range is between $172,500 CAD[minimum salary in our lowest geographic market] to $255,750 CAD[maximum salary in our highest geographic market]. 

We carefully consider a wide range of factors when determining compensation, including but not limited to experience; job-related skill sets; relevant education or training; and other business and organizational needs. The salary range listed is for the level at which this job has been scoped. In the event that you are considered for a different level, a higher or lower pay range would apply. This position is also eligible for a competitive equity ownership, and a comprehensive and generous benefits package.

Benefits, Perks, and Wellbeing at Scribd
*Benefits/perks listed may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Scribd and the geographical location where you work.
• Healthcare Insurance Coverage (Medical/Dental/Vision): 100% paid for employees
• 12 weeks paid parental leave
• Short-term/long-term disability plans
• 401k/RSP matching
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Learning & Development programs
• Quarterly stipend for Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort
• Mental Health support & resources
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Referral Bonuses
• Book Benefit
• Sabbaticals
• Company wide events
• Team engagement budgets
• Vacation & Personal Days
• Paid Holidays (+ winter break)
• Flexible Sick Time
• Volunteer Day
• Company-wide Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion programs

Want to learn more about life at Scribd?

We want our interview process to be accessible to everyone. You can inform us of any reasonable adjustments we can make to better accommodate your needs by emailing about the need for adjustments at any point in the interview process.

Scribd is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, and believe that a diversity of perspectives and experiences create a foundation for the best ideas. Come join us in building something meaningful.

Remote employees must have their primary residence in: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Ontario (Canada), British Columbia (Canada), or Mexico. *This list may not be complete or accurate, and candidates should speak with their recruiter about their specific location for remote work.