Engineering Manager

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Product & Engineering

Company Description

Have you ever worked for a company that actually wanted you to bring your whole self to work every single day?

About Tradeshift
Tradeshift is a unicorn in the fintech industry. We are disrupting a typically stagnant environment by connecting companies of all sizes and providing them with the platform and network needed to create value from old processes like procurement, invoicing, payments, and workflow. We recognize that business is both messy and social - two revelations that have driven the development of Tradeshift, a platform for all your business interactions.

Job Description

Tradeshift is seeking an Engineering Manager for its San Francisco location.  As Engineering Manager, you will be leading 1-2 software engineering teams to successful delivery, perform people management for the software engineers on those teams, and give input to developing the strategic direction for the subject matter of those teams.

Leading a software development team means making those teams strong, happy and efficient while holding them accountable for delivering on commitments. The focus is on empowerment and to build teams who cares about and owns what they are building. The engineering manager needs to be very strong on agile processes and should be able to guide the team on how to scope software projects so value is delivered continuously. The engineering manager involves stakeholders in understanding the current status, outlook on progress and risks. This will include communicating with customers and end-users from time to time.

As People Manager for the software engineers on the team, the engineering manager is responsible for the individual engineer’s career growth and coaching the engineer into being a well functioning professional who understands the bigger picture and the purpose with the work being done. The engineering manager coaches engineers to be self driven contributors who solves most of their own problems by using the tools and advice given in the regular 1:1 conversations. The engineering manager sets short and long term goals together with the engineer to facilitate all aspects of their growth. As new positions are opened or become vacant, the engineering manager will also function as hiring manager. As such, there will be coordination with recruiting to screen, interview and eventually select candidates for being offered positions on the team, in a timely fashion.

Beyond the immediate work with the teams, the engineering manager will also from time to time work with higher levels of engineering management and product management to provide information as the basis for developing and updating the strategic development direction for the area being developed. The engineering manager will also participate and provide content for cross-team departmental coordination activities, and revenue line wide coordinating activities such as workshops, all-hands meetings, quarterly reviews, etc.


Must have Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or closely related field and minimum two years of software engineering experience.  Required experience must also include 2 years in the following, specific areas:

  • Maven, Intellij, GIT, Jenkins, Docker, Postgres, and JSON; and

  • Gathering user requirements, planning projects, scoping work and doing design, implementation and test of software.

  • Required experience must also include at least 1 year in Java.

International travel at least twice a year for a week at a time is required.

Additional Information

At our Headquarters in San Francisco, you’ll be surrounded by the best and brightest in the industry. Your colleagues are wicked smart and some of the kindest and nicest people around. We’re never assholes. You’ll be given the opportunity to do creative problem solving for issues that actually matter, and have a real impact on the projects you are driving.

Our culture began day one when three Danes poured their brains, heart, and guts into creating a platform that could connect every business in the world. We expect each employee to approach their work with the same amount of pride and passion. One day you might find us having a ping pong match in the middle of the work day, and then you’ll find us handing off projects to colleagues in different time zones so we can continue progress around the clock. 

Tradeshifters come from various backgrounds and nations, and we all thrive off challenging the status quo. We take pride in nurturing employee happiness, encouraging personal development, and welcoming teammates from all walks of life.

We value diversity and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Why you might like working here:

  • You love autonomy and the freedom to get your work done how you want 
  • You like sharing your opinions and feeling like they matter
  • You want to work for a company that requires you to bring your whole self to work every day: brains, heart, and guts.
  • Career and professional development opportunities

  • Flexible hours and vacation policy

  • Supplemented cell phone plan

  • Lunch provided daily from local SF eateries and snacks

  • Fully paid 6 months parental leave
  • A competitive compensation package + equity

  • 100% covered medical, dental and vision benefits

  • Life, short and long-term disability insurance

  • 401k

  • Wellness and volunteer Programs

  • Fun company events like happy hours, outings and much more!

This is a full-time role based in our downtown San Francisco office. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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