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Engineering Manager



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Lisbon, Portugal
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2023

This is Engineering at Lattice

Lattice’s Engineering team is continuously working to better both our product and our craft. We use a modern, cutting-edge tech stack and love experimenting with new technologies. We strive for maintainable, robust, and performant code. We’re highly collaborative and continuously iterative and work closely with designers and product managers. We prioritize not only great technical architecture but also an amazing product experience.

The Platform Frameworks team’s mission is to supercharge our engineering team by identifying patterns across our codebase and turning them into “paved roads”, thereby eliminating friction, reducing cognitive load, and making things generally smoother and easier for our internal developers.

What You Will Bring to the Table

You have 5+ years of experience directly managing software engineers. In this capacity, you have been responsible for guiding and coaching the development of your direct reports, providing performance feedback, hiring, and fostering a diverse, collaborative, and inclusive team culture. This will be our first hire in Portugal and you're excited to help set the foundation of our team there.

  • You have experience collaborating with other engineering leaders and cross-functional team members.
  • You have several years of experience developing your hands-on software engineering and technical abilities. From this, you have a proven ability to provide technical mentorship and guidance to your team.
  • You are kind and intellectually mature; equipped with the empathy, integrity, and technical ability required to quickly earn the trust of a technically astute team.
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity, autonomy, and responsibility; you enjoy figuring out what needs to be done—and then doing it.
  • You have excitement for building up teams. You enjoy hiring and tuning the process to identify talent from diverse backgrounds.
  • You are empathetic and employee-focused: you care deeply about the people on your team, helping them to achieve their personal and professional goals, and enabling them to do the best work of their lives.
  • You have an eye for great products and can work with software engineers, product managers, and designers to effectively deliver them.
  • You are willing and able to dive into the code yourself.
  • Preferably, you have professional experience with the technologies with which we work (Node.js, React, TypeScript, GraphQL, Relay, Postgres, Terraform, Amazon Web Services).
  • You have strong communication skills, both verbal and written, in English.
  • It's required that you're located in Lisbon, Portugal or the surrounding area.

What You Will Do

Develop engineers

  • You will develop a healthy and collaborative culture that embodies Lattice's values.
  • You will help engineers advance in their careers.
  • You will enable your team to do the best work of their lives.

Scale the team

  • You will work closely with our Recruiting team and other Engineering Managers to form the team. This includes sourcing, interviewing, and closing candidates, as well as identifying new sources from which to recruit.
  • You will onboard new engineers so that they are set up for success from the beginning.

Scale the process

  • You will ensure a delightful, reliable experience for Lattice customers around the globe, while simultaneously enabling a rapid pace of development.
  • You will set the direction for the team and anticipate strategic and scaling-related challenges via intentional long-term planning.
  • You will ensure your team delivers outsized output and impact.

Collaborate cross-functionally

  • You will contribute to engineering-wide initiatives as part of the leadership team.
  • You will collaborate closely with the US-based Lattice product and platform teams to define, plan, and prioritize our product roadmap.
  • You will represent your team to the larger org. Ensure they receive public recognition for their success and take ownership of their failures.

Benefits and perks may vary by country


About Lattice

Lattice is on a mission to build cultures where employees and their companies thrive 💪. In an age where employees have more choices than ever before, businesses that put employees first are winning 🏅– and Lattice is building the tools to empower those people-centric companies. Lattice is a people success platform that offers performance reviews, employee engagement surveys, real-time feedback, weekly check-ins, goal setting, and career planning in a way that allows companies to focus on employee development, growth, and engagement – yielding stronger employee retention, performance, and impact to the bottom line 📈. Since launching in 2016, we have grown to over 4,600+ customers globally, including brands like Slack, Pinterest, Reddit, and Asana.

What else does Lattice have to offer? We’re so glad you asked! We invest in our people’s personal and professional growth because that sort of growth begets business impact and personal fulfillment 🤗. We believe in the value of continued learning investments 🤓and reimbursements. We offer a competitive salary (including equity💸) and our benefits are thoughtful. We believe that taking the time for you is important and have a flexible vacation/time-off policy to prove it. We even incorporated Lattice “Recharge Days” 🔋to ensure you’re getting a break every month. Lattice has also implemented a 💻 remote-first hybrid model (team-dependent, you work from wherever makes you most comfortable). If that gets you excited, now is the perfect time to join; so bring your appetite for ownership and creation and help Lattice continue to grow! 🎉

Lattice is committed to equal treatment and opportunity in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to gender, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law. Lattice is an equal opportunity employer; committed to a community of inclusion, and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

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