Software Engineering Manager

  • Remote
  • Full Time
  • Engineering
  • Mid Level

Software Engineering Manager

At Saatva we look for individuals who are motivated by a collaborative environment and challenging work. We want to work alongside people who believe a great team and efficient technology can empower an organization. For this specific role we are looking for a Software Engineer Manager to help lead a diverse technical team following Agile methodologies. Our teams are working on both customer facing and internal initiatives ranging from user experience and storefront development to logistics, delivery and devops infrastructure.  As a Software Engineering Manager you will provide leadership, mentoring, and coaching to engineers and be responsible for creating a positive and productive culture while driving accountability and engagement to meet business objectives.  

About Us:

Saatva is the Direct-to-consumer luxury mattress and home furnishings brand that aspires to help every consumer get a great night’s sleep. At Saatva, we do more than sell mattresses to consumers. We are a brand that believes in consciousness and goodness — from what we put in our products, to how we treat our customers and each other. We believe our greatest potential is reached when we empower each other, and we believe in having a good time in the process. This commitment extends to a diverse and friendly environment that nurtures personal as well as professional growth.

Daily Responsibilities (What You'll Do): 

  • Recruit, hire, train, track and mentor.
  • Advocate, evangelize and improve upon engineering & agile practices
  • Conduct weekly 1-1's, semiannual performance reviews and manage compensation
  • Provide honest, direct and detailed feedback to your team
  • Partner with Product Management and Design to maximize engineer effectiveness
  • Find opportunities to expose engineers to career interests
  • Translate business requirements into engineering technical and process actions
  • Collaborate with HR on employee experience and performance management
  • Create an inclusive, positive work environment
  • Communicate technical and strategic concepts to diverse stakeholders

Job Requirements (What You Have): 

  • 5+ years experience in a software engineering technical role
  • 2-3 years direct experience as a hiring manager
  • Proven coaching and mentoring skills
  • A bias towards action and attention to detail
  • Mastery of modern software development best practices
  • Ability to thrive with ambiguous requirements in a rapidly growing startup

Personal Characteristics (Who You Are):

  • Accepts difference of opinions, creativity, and has confidence in your own ideas 
  • A passion for technology and making a real impact
  • Results and action oriented, willing to go that extra mile for the best outcome
  • Understands how to coach engineers and collaborate with multiple teams to ship great software
  • Possess leadership abilities to guide successful development strategies as well as the requisite software development experience
  • Confidently able to manage 2-3 teams 

Preferences (Nice to Have's):

  • Experience with local / nearshore hybrid software teams 
  • E-commerce background experience
  • BS Computer Science or Engineering

Why Join our Team?

  • Saatva flourishes off a collaborative environment; we actively encourage pair programming 
  • Our company is small yet growing at a rapid pace, unlocking exciting new doors along with personal/professional growth for our team as a whole 
  • Good ideas travel quickly within our small and collective environment; with a great opportunity for impact from just one individual

Equal Employment Opportunity:

At Whitestone Home Furnishings, LLC, we are committed to a culture of diversity and inclusiveness, as demonstrated through our recruitment, retention and employee development programs, and are committed to the hiring, retention and success of diverse candidates. We maintain an environment that respects and builds on the assets and talents of each person, valuing their differences. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate against qualified job applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, gender (including gender nonconformity, status as a transgender or transsexual individual, and gender identity or expression), sexual and reproductive health decisions, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, military status (including past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services), genetic information, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, caregiver status, or any other status or condition protected by applicable law. This policy extends to all aspects of the employment hiring process, including but not limited to, recruitment, selection, compensation, and benefits.


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