Engineering Manager at Sysco LABS

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About Sysco LABS

Sysco LABS is a technology-focused division within Sysco, dedicated to reimagining foodservice through innovation. An extension of Sysco’s commitment to deliver exceptional products and services to the foodservice industry, Sysco LABS uses customer and market intelligence, data-driven insights and agile technology development to rethink the entire foodservice ecosystem. 
Our innovation will improve everything from the ordering process, inventory, pricing and automation to the in-restaurant customer experience. Operating with the mindset of a startup and backed by the authoritative expertise of an industry leader, Sysco LABS’ mission is to improve the Sysco customer experience and consistently deliver cost savings and new innovations through technology.

 

About the Role

As an Engineering Manager at Sysco LABS, you will manage the people and processes for one of our product-aligned engineering vertical teams, while also technically contributing to our codebase.  You will be responsible for the engagement and professional development of the team in addition to the delivery of high-quality, robust, and scalable software to production on a regular basis.  The Sysco LABS Customer Experience (CX) team has developed a ground-up rewrite of Sysco’s $40BB+ US eCommerce platform in modern technologies (e.g., React, Node.js, 100% AWS-based, etc.) and is looking for strong Engineering Managers to lead the development of the next set of business-impacting features.  The Austin engineering team will continue a high rate of growth over the next 2-3 years and the Engineering Managers will be playing key roles as we grow, develop, and mature the organization.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Own, oversee, and execute the development, testing, deployment, and delivery of large-scale software applications.
  • Work with team members to design high-volume, high-availability microservices in AWS to meet the business requirements.
  • Mentor team members in both their technical and professional development.
  • Recruit, retain and develop exceptional engineering talent.
  • Deliver robust and scalable solutions, incorporating in new technologies as appropriate.
  • Cultivate a positive company culture that values cross team collaboration and trust.
  • Partner with Product teams to set product and development strategy and vision with an eye towards balancing productivity and customer experience.
  • Advocate for engineering-led initiatives that improve speed, quality, agility, and developer experience. 
  • Continuously optimize team and development processes. 

 

What you’ll bring to the table:

  • 3+ years in a management role leading a team of software engineers 
  • 7+ years of professional technical experience delivering software as part of a development team utilizing React, Node.JS or Java.
  • Technical acumen to understand and apply applications, development methodologies, test automation, and continuous integration strategies 
  • A passion for hands-on mentorship of engineers and a process-honoring approach to software development
  • Clear ability to pragmatically balance business priorities with technical constraints
  • A drive for simple solutions and ability to succinctly communicate them to functional and technical teams
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, related technical field, or equivalent self-study 

 

Perks at Sysco LABS:

  • Competitive base & bonus packages
  • Fun, casual, fast-paced work environment filled with talented colleagues
  • Brand-new high-tech office space located in the heart of East 6th St, (walking distance to the MetroRail) 
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Flexible work environment that encourages work/life balance
  • Fully stocked break room & weekly catered lunch
  • Excellent medical, dental and vision benefits and company 401(k) program

 

At Sysco LABS you will be part of a team that values trust, learning, and working together to solve problems. Your efforts will help to build groundbreaking experiences for our customers. Come join us!
We embrace diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

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Technology we use

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  • Product
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    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • FigmaDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • JIRAManagement

Location

Our company is right in the heart of trendy East Austin, with plenty of coffee shops, restaurants and gyms within a short walking distance.

An Insider's view of Sysco LABS

What's something quirky about your company?

It’s not a secret: we love food at Sysco LABS. Gather around the table to indulge yourself in in-depth discussions about the latest and greatest restaurants around town. Catch a meeting in one of our conference rooms named after a few of our favorite dishes – Are we meeting in Brisket or Waffles? See you in Queso!

Victoria

Product Designer

What does your typical day look like?

My days consist of a lot of team involvement and engagement. I meet with my teammates to see what people need, plan what’s coming up, help find solutions to blockers, and ideate ways to make our processes better. Somedays I feel like I am collecting continuous feedback from everyone and working to find out the best possible improvements.

Allyson

Data Operations Specialist

What are some things you learned at the company?

At Sysco Labs, the best part of the job is working with the most talented and dedicated teammates! Through collaboration, I've leveled up in multiple areas including dashboard creation, data governance, event tracking implementation, and web analytics.

Brooke

Data Analyst

What is your vision for the company?

My vision for Labs is to fundamentally shift the way that food gets to the plates of restaurant customers. We have the ability to shift the way that Sysco does business and to have our impact felt every day. To me, it’s so important for the work to have a tangible impact , so we seek people who have that same passion for driving change.

Matthew

Vice President, Commercial Tech

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

One of my career goals is leveraging the latest technology to make people's lives easier. Since joining Labs, I've had the opportunity to build services from scratch that help millions of customers find exactly what they need. It’s very fulfilling knowing how much of an impact your work has.

Andy

Software Engineer

What are Sysco LABS Perks + Benefits

Sysco LABS Benefits Overview

At Sysco LABS you will be part of a team that values trust, learning, and working together to solve problems. Your efforts will help to build groundbreaking experiences for our customers. We embrace diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.
We offer competitive base & bonus packages, fun, casual, fast-paced work environment filled with talented colleagues. We have a generous PTO policy, flexible work environment that encourages work/life balance, fully stocked break room & weekly catered lunch. Excellent medical, dental and vision benefits and company 401(k) program.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 4 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We also provide 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Tuesday.
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Sysco Labs offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Sysco Labs hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications
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