Engineering Manager Web Technologies

Hallmark Cards   •  

Santa Monica, CA

8 - 10 years

Posted 180 days ago

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Job Description: 

Hallmark Labs is looking for a hands-on engineering manager to join Hallmark Digital Greetings team. The successful candidate will be joining a small, flexible team with a history of delivering production software. Primary responsibilities include system architecture, feature implementation and team leadership for the web based applications within the Digital Greetings team. In addition, providing insight to Product Managers and UX Designers about platform requirements and limitations. 

The job involves the following responsibilities: 

This is a hands-on position with coding and architecture making up a consistent percentage of time. While overall leadership for the team members and acting as the main liaison to the team are required core competencies. 

We want someone who is driven, takes ownership and is solution oriented. The ability to context switch is important: we want someone who can get down into the weeds in one moment and, in the next, stay above the tree line to give great guidance. 

  • Build intuitive user interfaces and great user experiences on various clients in multiple front end technologies. We are building our UI using React, Javascript, Angular and HTML/CSS.  

  • Build robust and scalable software in multiple modern object oriented and functional languages. We are currently building our microservices stack using Elixir, Java, and Scala. 

  • Implement scalable clients and scalable aggregation services  

  • Implement microservices using both asynchronous messaging and through RESTful endpoints 

  • Work on integrations with other internal and external teams 

  • Participate in creating and clarifying User Stories, and in planning Sprints 

  • Dive into hard problems and successfully deliver great results on schedule 

  • Design and implement multi-threaded and multi-processor solutions 

Who we think would be a fit: 

We are looking for someone who not only loves building great software but is also passionate about getting stuff done. You might have worked at large top name companies but you prefer small nimble companies with tight knit cross-functional teams that focus on quickly getting stellar products to market. You have the skills and experience but you still love to learn - and you want to work with super talented folks to build great products. ? 

Additionally, you:? 

  • are a polyglot who enjoys learning new languages, and choosing the right language to solve the problems at hand 

  • have a track record of projects completed on time – you excel at getting things done 

  • design solutions to integrated systems you often think in Service-oriented architecture (SOA), microservices, and REST APIs 

  • enjoy learning bleeding edge technologies, but cutting edge or other more stable technologies for built to last solutions 

  • think that having an?intelligent data modeling conversations with a data architect sounds like fun 

  • enjoy refactoring code to reduce code complexity but understand delivery matters more than perfect code 

  • think in multi-threaded or multi-processor solutions 

  • know design patterns like the back of your hand and you chose which ones to use based on the task at hand, not just because one is popular at the moment 

  • are comfortable with performance tuning applications with tools like JMeter or Apache Bench? 

  • prioritize mitigating security vulnerabilities as a?part of your normal development process 

  • are not afraid of?Data Oriented Design, in fact, kind of like it? 

  • enjoy heads down coding, but also have great communication skills, love collaborating and are fun to work with 

Basic Qualifications 

  • 8 + years professional programming experience with at least two (2) as a team lead or manager. 

  • Two (2) or more years of experience each, with two or more object oriented or functional languages: 

    • React 
    • Angular 
    • Golang 
    • Ruby 
    • Java 
    • Python 
    • C++ 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • BS in Computer Science or related fields, or equivalent experience 

  • Experience with multiple user interface (UI) technologies such as Angular, React, Javascript or HTML/CSS 

  • Experience with Service-oriented architecture (SOA) environments, microservices, and REST APIs 

  • Familiarity with both SQL and NoSQL technologies such as MongoDB, Redis, or Neo4j 

  • Experience in scaling applications 

  • Strong computer science theory fundamentals like algorithms and data structure design 

  • Experience mitigating security vulnerabilities 

  • Familiarity with performance tuning applications with tools like JMeter or Apache Bench 

  • Experience with Data Oriented Design (DOD) 

  • Experience with Test Driven Development (TDD) 

  • Comfortable working on small, cross-functional, fast paced teams 

  • Excellent communication skills.