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Engineering Manager (First Hire)



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Sunday, April 16, 2023

Leverage is capturing a multi-trillion dollar industry by helping global supply chains answer the question “Where’s my stuff?” Backed by world-class investors and founded by serial entrepreneurs with a track record of success. We’re revolutionizing the industry through domain expertise and technology to deliver unprecedented visibility and looking for others to join our mission.

As the first Engineering Manager in our team, you will have the unique opportunity to shape our engineering culture and play a crucial role in scaling our product to new heights.

We care about character and culture as much as competency. We strive to build a workplace where people are excited to come to work every day and feel empowered and motivated to do their best work.


1) Team Building & Leadership:

  • Hire, mentor, and develop a high-performing engineering team, fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment.
  • Implement best practices for agile software development, ensuring timely delivery of high-quality code.
  • Provide guidance and support to team members, proactively addressing challenges and promoting professional growth.

2) Technical Strategy & Roadmap:

  • Collaborate with the founding team to define and execute the technical vision and strategy, aligning with the overall business goals.
  • Evaluate and implement the right technology stack, infrastructure, and tools to ensure scalability, performance, and security.
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement and innovation, staying up-to-date with the latest trends and emerging technologies.

3) Project Management & Execution:

  • Define, prioritize, and plan the engineering team's workload, ensuring timely delivery of projects and features.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (Product, Design, Data, etc.) to ensure seamless integration and execution of the product roadmap.
  • Establish and maintain clear lines of communication, providing regular updates to stakeholders on project progress, risks, and mitigations.

Quality Assurance & Risk Management:

  • Oversee the development and maintenance of automated testing frameworks and CI/CD pipelines to ensure high-quality, reliable releases.
  • Develop and implement engineering best practices, including code reviews, documentation, and performance monitoring.
  • Identify, analyze, and mitigate technical risks and bottlenecks, proactively addressing potential issues.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.5+ years of software engineering experience, with at least 2 years in a leadership or management role.
  • Proven track record of successfully building, leading, and scaling engineering teams in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong technical background with experience in React, Node.js, PostgreSQL, and AWS
  • Excellent problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making skills.
  • Experience with agile methodologies, CI/CD, and software development best practices.
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.Previous experience in a startup or Series A-funded company is a plus.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary, equity, and benefits package.
  • Opportunity to make a significant impact in the early stages of a rapidly growing startup.
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment with a strong emphasis on personal and professional growth.
  • Hybrid (3in/2out) work arrangements and unlimited vacation policy.
  • The chance to shape the engineering culture and build a world-class team.

Leverage is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and succeed

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