Sr. Technology Manager at WP Engine

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It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!
We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.
Since launching in 2010, WP Engine has become the world's leading WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), now with over 100,000 customers in 140 countries. We're proud of the technology and service we offer our customers that move their businesses forward faster. At WP Engine, we strive to do the best work of our careers, and feel empowered to do what is right for our customers. We love investing in employee success and uncovering opportunities for you, the best, to get better. 99 percent of employees believe you're made to feel welcome at WP Engine. Be you. Be here.
WP Engine is looking for a technology leader to join the Digital experience team that is building world class user experiences and tools. You will lead engineering solutions, build cross-functional teams, and drive excellence within a fast-paced, high growth organization. You will work closely with business leaders to develop our external-facing web properties, delivering positive impact to our customers by empowering ecommerce, content management, and systems integrations.
What's cool about this job.
In this role, you will lead the teams that are responsible for developing and supporting our public websites across WP Engine. This role is essential in ensuring that we are built for growth and that we amaze our customers with delightful experiences. As a manager, you will help create an environment where people can do their best work, develop their skills, and make a meaningful impact to our collective growth. You will work alongside a team of leaders that take pride in creating work that is intentionally designed and thoughtfully crafted. We are committed to give back to the WordPress community by releasing our open-source products and contributing to WP Core.
The day to day.
This role is responsible for managing cross-functional teams, as well as sourcing and managing contractor and vendor relationships. You will coach teams through discovery, planning, and delivery of high impact strategic projects and campaigns, while also ensuring platform health and modernization.
You will be responsible for all architecture, engineering, and quality assurance practices within the Digital organization, helping to establish and evolve our engineering principles and practices over time. In close collaboration with web design, web strategy, and other key internal business partners, you will identify and direct solutions to top business challenges and opportunities related to the digital experience.
  • Passionate about achieving meaningful business outcomes through efficient feedback loops, faster time-to-market, and ever-improving product quality
  • Exhibit a relationship-first mentality, demonstrating high empathy, Emotional Intelligence, and situational leadership to forge strong partnerships
  • Recruit new WP Engine engineers from all backgrounds and establish WP Engine as THE place to be if you're an exceptional engineer interested in solving hard problems at scale
  • Leading all aspects of a cross-functional team, while ensuring their productivity, happiness, and personal growth at WP Engine
  • Your engineering background enables you to deeply understand and represent the details of the team's work effectively
  • Model a growth mindset, both seeking and promoting opportunities for feedback, learning and continuous improvement
  • Proven servant leader to your team with the desire to coach and mentor teams and individual team members towards a unifying and inspiring mission
  • Successfully navigate opportunities to lead and influence across varying levels of context - from strategic, conceptual objectives at the executive and senior leadership level to tactical team-level processes and techniques.
  • Experience with lean/agile development processes
  • Love helping engineers develop new skills and advance in their careers
  • Handle constructive feedback with ease; adapts easily and efficiently to change

Your skills and expertise.
  • 7+ years engineering leadership experience leading successful, cross-functional teams, and can describe how you enabled their productivity
  • Excellent communication skills with business stakeholders as well as individual contributors, exhibited by humble and courageous dialog, first seeking to understand, and the ability to lead negotiations between diverse business partners
  • Discerning ability to identify, prioritize, and solve critical challenges in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment
  • Ability to translate high level marketing ideas into actionable projects/tasks for a development team.
  • Experience building, launching, and iterating on enterprise web properties.
  • Familiarity with CI/CD and the workflows of automated testing and deployment.
  • Understanding of marketing analytics and lead generation tools such as Server Side GTM, GA 360, Intercom, etc.
  • Conceptual understanding of PHP, JavaScript, CSS, APIs, WordPress, web hosting and optimization, and other key components of executing enterprise websites built on WordPress.
  • Sophisticated level experience with Jira and Confluence, or similar tools

The perks and benefits:
  • Compensation (We offer market competitive salaries)
  • Health Benefits (100% Paid Employee Medical, Dental, and Vision)
  • 401(k) (Make the most of retirement)
  • Life and Disability Insurance (100% Paid Life, STD, LTD and AD&D)
  • Generous Vacation Time (Who doesn't like time off)
  • Gym membership discount

At WP Engine, we strive to have the broadest possible view of diversity, going beyond visible differences to include the background, experiences, skills, and perspectives that make each person unique. WP Engine is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • Constant ContactEmail
    • SendGridEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

WP Engine is on the corner of 5th and Lavaca, blocks away from the Colorado River and Congress Avenue.

What are WP Engine Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

100% Employee Paid Medical, Dental, and Vision. Lunch provided Monday - Thursday. Equity - Every employee is an owner in the company. Paid downtown parking.

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