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Senior Software Engineering Manager



Software Engineering
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024

Redbrick and Leadpages are headquartered on the traditional Coast Salish territory, and we respectfully acknowledge the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ People of this region. With gratitude, we live, work, and care for this beautiful land.

One thing that our team members say they value most is our fun and truly “people-first” culture. Ours is a place where you’re given the autonomy to do your best work and provided with all the tools and support you need to do so. Here are some of the things our team loves most about working at Redbrick:

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Attractive vacation, healthcare & benefits, including generous RRSP matching (Canada) and 401k (US)
  • “People-first” culture that prioritizes fun
  • Autonomy and freedom to do your best work on your own terms (you won’t find any micromanagers here!)
  • Flexibility to work remotely
  • State-of-the-art and centrally located offices (Victoria & Minneapolis)
  • Remote work fund to create a successful home working setup
  • Opportunities to work on interesting products
  • High-end hardware and equipment — in the office and at home
  • Opportunities to learn and grow through professional development support, funding, and mentorship
  • Internal mobility: opportunities to work with various products and teams across the Redbrick portfolio of companies
  • Monthly fitness reimbursements to support a healthy and active lifestyle
  • Modern tech stacks (React, TypeScript, Python, Kubernetes)

Redbrick is a parent organization with a mission to build, acquire, and scale companies that empower digital entrepreneurs. Headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, we’ve scaled from local start-up to global name in a few short years, conceptualizing new business ideas, acquiring established companies, and growing them to super-scaled profitability — all thanks to the people we hire.

4 portfolio companies and growing

1 amazing shared service team

200+ employees

One of our four portfolio companies, Leadpages is a platform that makes it easy for marketing agencies & teams to build no-code websites and landing pages. With built-in lead generation and digital marketing tools, small businesses and entrepreneurs can grow their businesses online by easily generating leads and converting them into customers. Leadpages is 45 people strong and is one of the newest additions to the Redbrick portfolio. At Leadpages, we live and breathe communication, collaboration and we’re genuinely proud of each other's achievements. We treat each other really well, and we love what we do, every day.

We are changing the way work gets done, and building an exceptional team is our top priority. We cheerlead your goals and accomplishments and are invested in your future. In line with putting your health and safety first, we provide our team with the freedom and flexibility to work where they work best. Most of our team enjoys a blend of remote and in-office work. In-office time brings many perks and builds relationships, but we also place an emphasis on planning events and fun that all can enjoy. We are looking for a Minneapolis based candidate for this role to make the most of those hybrid benefits and to build on the amazing local talent.

What does a day look like in my role?

Leadpages’s Senior Software Engineering Manager will be a dynamic player/coach who serves as an inspiring leader with a passion for managing people, developing software and solving problems. This individual will grow and lead a team of engineers, oversee and technically contribute towards ongoing projects, and collaborate cross-functionally with other teams, executive staff and product management to fulfill our Roadmap.

Your primary responsibilities will be to manage and mentor a growing (~7+) team of software engineers, review and potentially write industry-leading code and work alongside the wider engineering team in delivering software to meet the needs of our customers. To succeed in this role, you will have a passion for software development, be willing to actively contribute to a culture of collaboration and innovation, and possess a background in the SaaS space. Ultimately your job is to ensure that you and your team continue to ship high-quality software to support our scaling and growing business!

We get it: You need to know what you’re applying for before you sign up, right? This is what you need to know: As our Senior Software Engineering Manager, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Successfully managing, motivating and mentoring select members of the software engineering team
  • Leading project teams toward the best technical solution and design/architectural decisions that meet the needs of our customers
  • Using your extensive hands-on development experience to actively assist project teams
  • Applying best practices to lead engineering teams through design, development, unit testing, code reviews, and deployment of features and components
  • Ensuring your team’s goals are aligned with the company and keeping them on track
  • Developing people within your teams towards their career progression goals
  • Collaborating with the product management team to deliver innovative, reliable products that delight our customers
  • Coordinating across multiple engineering teams and with engineering leadership when defining new designs and solutions
  • Advocating for high-quality standards in the team's work. Holding members accountable for adequately reviewing and testing code
  • Ensuring a high level of quality in Leadpages’s software products
  • Continuously looking for ways to improve the engineering organization

After 1 week

  • You will be onboarded with the engineering and leadership teams and get a sense of how you fit within the company
  • You will be introduced to your team in a group and in 1 on 1s
  • You will be getting familiar with Leadpages’ products and processes
  • You will become familiar with our development environment and repositories

After 1 month

  • You will know all members of the Product and Engineering teams and understand who to ask for what
  • You will be introduced to our product roadmap and understand where you can make the greatest impact
  • You will find a rhythm with your direct reports and start to define plans for meeting their unique needs
  • You will be contributing to (and or leading) an active project
  • You will have reviewed (and potentially written) code in one or more repositories

After 6 months

  • You will feel confident in your role and will be contributing on many fronts
  • You have built a strong rapport with your team and are helping them learn and grow in their roles
  • You will have helped release one (or more) projects and have a hunger for more!
  • You will have offered valuable insights into engineering processes and are actively contributing to ongoing improvements
  • You are actively communicating with senior leadership and cross-departmentally disseminating information appropriately

What we would like to see in you.

Every Redbricker has three things in common: We’re curious, hungry, and good-humoured. We try our best to balance hard work with good, old-fashioned fun. As a Senior Software Engineering Manager with Leadpages, there are extra specialties we’re on the lookout for:

  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent education
  • 7+ years of development experience (preferably in Python and/or Javascript/Typescript/React.js)
  • 4+ years of managing engineering teams
  • 4+ years of SaaS product experience
  • This is a hybrid role, preference will be given to candidates living in Minneapolis, Minnesota or those willing to relocate to that area
  • Experience with large scale applications in a cloud platform, with preferred experience on Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Success at participating in cross-functional engineering teams; naturally collaborative but decisive when needed
  • Ability to manage technical projects and schedules in a rapid-growth environment, to coordinate successful/timely releases and achieve quality objectives
  • Provide demonstrated leadership and stellar people-management and conflict-resolution skills
  • Strong communication skills, analytical skills and a thorough understanding of software engineering
  • Experience in leading delivery teams in agile software engineering practices
  • Ability to convincingly articulate complex analytical ideas in a simple way to a variety of key stakeholders from different functions
  • Experience working with people across different geographies, including remote management of people and deliverables

What next?

If you’re picking up what we’re putting down, applying is easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Apply with your cover letter and resume and links to your GitHub or public repos.
  2. Take this opportunity to tell us your story and why you’d be a good fit for our team.
  3. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and Instagram for all that is happening and Redbrick and Leadpages!

Redbrick and Leadpages are committed to creating a diverse environment where everyone can be their true authentic selves. We value all differences as they are essential for a thriving, happy, and productive workplace. Join us and help build a disruptive company where we are all proud to belong.