Senior Engineering Manager - Developer Ecosystem & Experience Team

At Algolia
  • Full Time
  • Employee
  • Partial Remote

Posted on August 4th

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Algolia is a fast growing company that helps users deliver an intuitive search-as-you-type experience on their websites and mobile apps. We provide a search API used by thousands of customers in more than 100 countries. Today, Algolia powers 1.5 Trillion searches a year – that’s 4 times more than Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, Baidu and Yandex combined!

The Developer Ecosystem & Experience team aims to help Algolia’s developer ecosystem and community grow. To achieve that, we are building a powerful & flexible platform empowering self-serve developers of all types to get started, learn and build with Algolia’s API and developer tools. 

We have ambitious goals ahead of us, and in that context we are looking for a Senior Engineering Manager to build out a new global team and help us scale our Developer Ecosystem & Experience Platforms, which are critical to our Product-led growth business. You will work on platforms such as the Code Exchange, Command Line Interface and Documentation platform. We expect you to bring significant experience acquired from a similar role in a former job. Not only will you lead projects in complete autonomy, you will also be accountable for planning ahead, and thinking in terms of what’s best globally for the company rather than locally for your projects. This also means you are expected to ramp up on multiple projects, and orchestrate changes across projects and teams whenever necessary. As a Sr. Engineering Manager, you are also expected to be a technical leader, sharing your knowledge, helping engineers grow.

  • Help the team plan, execute and ship releases respecting timelines and high-quality
    development, working closely with the product and leadership teams
  • Coach and mentor engineers to excel at their work and grow
  • Hire and onboard engineers to build a diverse and excellent team
  • Lead by example, coding alongside your team when necessary
  • Be a culture advocate within the company living by our core values
  • Continuously work on our Engineering Brand, producing content, attending events, leading some talks and being creative
  • Implement process as needed like weekly syncs, team & handbooks

  • Deep interest in people and mentoring
  • At least 10 years of software development experience
  • Successful team management or lead experience
  • A passion for shipping quality code
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English
  • Experience with over-sea reporting lines (e.g. US West Coast, Europe) and working in
    multiple time zones.
  • Self sufficient without the need for daily direction from your manager
  • Preference for candidates with experience at our current stage and beyond (over 10,000 customers, $50-200M ARR range, high growth, lots of change and building internal infrastructure).

  • As an engineering manager, you are able to adapt to every situation with the objective of having your team always productive. There is no typical day when being an engineering manager, it’s up to you and your creativity to make the most out of your time and other’s time in an inconsistent environment.
  • A typical day could consist of meeting with different stakeholders, being the communication bridge between them and your team members, saving them precious creative time.
  • You will regularly meet with your reports, ensuring they always have a safe space to share concerns and highlights with you. Everyone has different ways of communicating and needs to be mentored, you will adapt your agenda and personalize the meetings for each one of them individually.
  • As a leader and expert on managing development teams, you will make sure different rituals are respected and you will contribute actively to them.
  • As an experienced engineer, you will spend some time being an individual contributor while being an example for your most junior colleagues. You are not afraid to own the most complex tasks when the need comes.

  • Expertise in frontend/javascript development (React is preferred).
  • Expertise on complex Ruby on Rails applications.
  • Expertise in web technologies in general.
  • Good knowledge of infrastructures behind web applications (Knowledge of K8S & AWS appreciated).
  • Good knowledge of development best practices (automated tests, TDD, “extreme programming”, “Clean Code” by Martin Fowler...).
  • Good knowledge of the typical development environment (bash, git...)
  • Good knowledge of Agile methodologies.

  • GRIT - Problem-solving and perseverance capability in an ever-changing and growing environment.
  • TRUST - Willingness to trust our co-workers and to take ownership.
  • CANDOR - Ability to receive and give constructive feedback.
  • CARE - Genuine care about other team members, our clients and the decisions we make in the company.
  • HUMILITY - Aptitude for learning from others, putting ego aside.

#LI-Hybrid #LI-Remote

Algolia’s workplace strategy, Hybrid Remote, is designed to harness the power of the opportunities that remote work offers both employees and the company, while also providing an engaging in-office experience for the times when an employee is in an office. Our workplace approach reflects the belief that an employee’s impact, contribution, and output are more important than their physical location.

The majority of employees will be able to choose if, and when, they come into an office on a regular basis. There will be times when our people are asked to come into an office for “moments that matter:” activities like critical planning meetings and team social gatherings.  Beyond those events, 80% of our workforce may choose the location from where they work in the country in which they were hired.

We have physical offices in San Francisco, NYC, Atlanta, Paris, London, Bucharest, and we will be opening a small office in Austin soon.

Millions of developers around the world use Algolia to unleash the power of search across their digital properties. They use Algolia because we are API-first. We unlock incredible flexibility. We build blazing fast speed into our APIs. We do this because we know developers want to build cool things and innovate. Under Armour, Lacoste, Birchbox, Stripe, Slack, Medium, Zendesk and 10,000+ other companies use Algolia to build not just great search, but search that converts at higher rates because of the relevancy. We help their customers find the right goods, offers, and content really quickly. So quickly, in fact, that they don’t go anywhere else. Algolia helps businesses build and optimize the search and discovery experience resulting in significantly enhanced online engagement, increased conversion rates and enriched lifetime value that generates profitable growth. Today, Algolia powers 1.5 Trillion searches a year – that’s 4 times more than Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, Baidu and Yandex combined. Our amazing technology is used by one in eight online users.

Founded in 2012, we're backed by $184M in funding from Accel Partners, Alven, DAG Ventures, Founders Circle, Owl Rock Capital, Point Nine Capital, SaaStr Fund, Salesforce Ventures, Storm Ventures and World Innovation Lab. The team is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Paris, London, Tokyo, New York, and Atlanta. To learn more, visit

We’re looking for talented, passionate people to build the world’s best search & discovery technology. As an ownership-driven company, we seek team members who thrive within an environment based on autonomy and diversity. We're committed to building an inclusive and diverse workplace. We care about each other and the world around us, and embrace talented people regardless of their race, age, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, color, veteran status, disability and socioeconomic background.

If you share our values and our enthusiasm for building the world’s best search & discovery technology, we’d love to review your application!

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