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Engineering Manager at Fond
Portland, OR, US
Fond is a SaaS platform that seamlessly consolidates employee rewards and recognition processes into one easy-to-use solution. With Fond, employees and managers can recognize each other, redeem rewards, access exclusive corporate discounts, and measure success so HR departments spend less time managing programs and more time driving results. Some of our current customers include Salesforce, Sephora, and Visa, plus hundreds of others. Fond is a Y Combinator W12 company and is funded by investors including DCM and Andreessen Horowitz.
The Fond SaaS platform is highly intuitive, low friction and integrated into day-to-day activities, and the Fond mobile app allows employees to give and redeem recognition and to leverage pre-negotiated discounts on the go.
We work smart, fast, and cohesively as a team, both within engineering and across the company. We are looking for an Engineering Manager to join our team. You are hands on, are proficient with agile principles and practices, have built and led high performance teams and have a passion for delivering SaaS solutions.


    • Drive the execution and delivery of market-leading recognition and rewards capabilities
    • Partner with Product to align on objectives, priorities, tradeoffs and risks and execute in a dual-track agile process
    • Ensure teams have clear priorities and adequate resources
    • Empower the team to self-organize and self-manage
    • Be a multiplier and have a passion for team and team members’ success
    • Proactively foresee issues and resolve them before they occur
    • Provide technical guidance, career development, and mentoring to team members
    • Maintain high morale and motivate the team to go above and beyond
    • Vocally advocate for technical excellence and helping the teams make good decisions
    • Participate in architecture discussions and planning
    • Maintain and foster Fond’s culture by identifying and hiring top talent with a passion for collaboration and an insatiable desire to learn
    • Pair on development and code reviews to contribute to feature commitments, to gain an understanding of the product, and to keep your technical acumen sharp

Experience And Skills

    • Masters / Bachelors degree required in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent experience
    • 3+ years experience building and leading software development teams of 6 or more in a SaaS or complex product development
    • 2+ years agile experience in a product setting; comfortable with collaborative discovery over high fidelity specs
    • Track record of attracting, screening, hiring and retaining top talent
    • Hands-on experience of Ruby, Rails, JS, and/or native iOS and Android
    • Experience with continuous delivery of a commercially available product
    • Knowledge of professional software engineering best practices including coding standards, code reviews, SCM, CI, build processes, unit and functional testing, automation, and operations
    • Strong communication, organizational and time management skills
    • Excellent communication skills

Bonus Skills

    • Data security and privacy, including SOC2, GDPR, Privacy Shield
    • Event-based architectures
    • Public API; developer community

Why Fond?

    • Access to a Fond account
    • Competitive salary and equity package
    • Great culture and team camaraderie
    • 100% Employee premium coverage on Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
    • Flexible Vacation Policy
At Fond, we celebrate uniqueness. We don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Nor will we hold it against you if you prefer House Hunters to House of Cards or Cheez-Its to Goldfish. We welcome all types!