Sr. Development Manager at OutboundEngine

| Austin
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OutboundEngine is one of the fastest growing tech startup companies in the nation, ranked number 95th on the 2016 Inc. 5000. We are based out of beautiful Austin, TX. OutboundEngine has been voted “Top Ten Places to Work” for the last four years in a row by the Austin Business Journal. Since 2012, OutboundEngine has helped over 10,000 small business owners market themselves by doing it for them. We create original content for our clients, automate their email campaigns, update their social media profiles, and ultimately help them drive repeat and referral business as well as new business.

OutboundEngine is seeking an experienced Senior Development Manager, looking to build and maintain a highly effective and diverse engineering team. You want to work with humble, honest and hardworking people at all levels. You’re experienced in crafting, communicating and executing a technical roadmap. You enjoy finding, developing and working with great engineering talent. You’re a solid communicator cross-functionally with engineering, product, marketing, business, executives and boards. You know when to listen and when to act, when to build consensus and when to be decisive. You have experience working at a company that is consumer facing, and you look forward to helping millions of students achieve their educational goals.



  • You will be responsible for the entire engineering organization. This includes recruiting, retention, organizational structure, technical roadmaps, engineering process and practices, and outcomes.
  • You will work closely with Product to set product and architecture strategy and vision with an eye towards balancing productivity and customer delight
  • Setup and maintain clear paths for employee development, mentoring and career advancement.
  • Increase productivity and job satisfaction for engineering by fostering an agile culture of autonomous, self-organizing teams.
  • Build, maintain, advocate and execute on a technical roadmap vision. Understand and setup process for paying down technical debt.
  • Have strong technical architecture skills to help transform our current architecture into more scalable and efficient solution
  • Ensure new product functionality is built with effective, scalable technologies.
  • This position reports to the SVP of Product.


Must Have

  • Senior Development Manager experience at growing startups (20+ engineers) or mid-sized companies.
  • Focus on Engineering metrics and developer performance.
  • Consumer facing mobile and web experience.
  • Consumer SaaS experience across native mobile and web platforms.
  • Experience hiring and managing engineering-managers and engineers.
  • Experience in a distributed environment.
  • 3rd Party integrations.
  • Experience communicating and advocating for engineering with executives and Boards.
  • Track record of facilitating the creation and execution of a technical roadmap, including appropriate prioritization of paying down technical debt.
  • Strong knowledge of Agile concepts and their implementation, a strong appreciation for devops mindset in engineering and a lean startup mentality.
  • Great communication skills with technical and non-technical people alike.
  • Ability to translate engineering to business and business to engineering.
  • A strong, professional network of people to draw on for hiring, consulting, contracting, etc.
  • Innate ability to find the most efficient way from point A to point B, and communicate it to others.


Bonus Points

  • Consumer SaaS experience across native mobile and web platforms.
  • Prior experience as an architect building full-stack solutions.
  • Email experience.
  • M&A experience.
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Downtown Austin, great views of the city and close to everything you could possibly need!

What are OutboundEngine Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Outbound Outreach: Our commitment to helping the community one cause at a time. This committee helps to organize all volunteer work done by OE throughout the year!
Daily stand up
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive benefits. Company events, such as private concerts, happy hours, team outings, holiday parties and more. Generous PTO policy. Company-paid downtown parking. Catered lunches monthly. Fully stocked kitchen with snacks and beverages. Sales team spiffs, ranging from spot bonuses to all-expenses-paid trips.

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