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Engineering Manager / Director

San Francisco, CA | Engineering

Job Description



Engineering Manager / Director

The Company

At BackOps we get it done! BackOps is transforming the way SMBs manage their day to day back office tasks. We are getting rid of paper and putting valuable time back into our customers’ hands by creating tools to automate accounting, finance and human resources. In short, we are here to make the back office suck less! To keep up with our expansion, we are looking for an Engineering Lead (Manager or Director level, depending on experience).

Position overview

The Engineering Manager / Director plays the role of a senior individual contributor as well as managing the projects and daily tasks of a team of 5 software engineers. This team is responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining cloud based business software components. You lead agile projects effectively, with a particular concern for reliability and scalability.


  • Manage all the stages of engineering projects - including design, allocation, project management, completion and documentation
  • Increase efficiency through automation, workflow streamlining, and system optimization
  • Manage a team of engineers

Your profile?

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related field (In lieu of degree, relevant skills or equivalent experience).
  • Experience in managing engineers and leading large software projects.
  • Strong and current with Rails and MySQL
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts clearly and effectively
  • You are smart, adaptable, you don’t scare easily and you have a sense of humor. You get the job done.

What makes us different?

First and foremost, we are building real products for very real businesses. We provide them with mission critical applications to ensure that they stay in business and continue to thrive.

If that isn’t enough, we have a strong social mission. We are empowering women in the workplace by proving that motherhood and a career is compatible. And our crowd-sourced workforce of stay at home moms is living proof of that…

And for those who do choose to come into the office, we have weekly yoga classes.

Then there is the fact that our clients hug us. Really. We make a thankless task a little less thankless and they love us for it!


Full benefits: medical, dental, vision, 401K ~ Daily lunches ~ Office Yoga

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