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Software Engineering Manager



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024

At MyFitnessPal, our vision is to be the most trusted brand for improving your health through better food choices. We believe good health starts with what you eat. We provide the tools and resources to reach your weight management goals.

We are looking for a Software Engineering Manager to join the MyFitnessPal Engineering team. Our users rely on MyFitnessPal to power their health and fitness journeys every day. As a member of our MyFitnessPal Engineering team, you’ll have the opportunity to positively impact those users by leading a cross-functional team of Android, Backend, iOS, and Web engineers for a Product Squad. The team focuses on outcomes over outputs, prioritizing work based on MFP’s product vision and strategy, using data and experimentation.

Essential Duties:

As the Engineering Manager you are first and foremost responsible for the team and their ability to support the objectives of the product squad. You will ensure engineers are working closely with Product and Design in discovery and the work is effectively transitioned through delivery, keeping an eye on the quality and maintainability of codebases.

You will take a hands-on approach to delivery management, ensuring the backlog is healthy, maintenance and tech debt work are scheduled, and work is broken down appropriately, in a timely manner.

You will run agile sprint ceremonies and coach others to do the same. Everyone on the team should feel engaged in the process and empowered to suggest necessary work and ways to improve. Your success is dependent on the success of your team, and you’re committed to coach and support a team of skilled engineers.

To effectively coach, you must care about each team member individually and aid them in both their personal growth and their ability to work as a team. You will coach engineers using weekly one-on-ones, building trust and delivering feedback with kind candor. You must lead by example, embodying our three engineering values:

  • Build with Others, for Others
  • Focus on Impact
  • Learn and Iterate

What you’ll be doing:

  • Build a world-class engineering team who works closely with product and design to solve user problems, aligned with MyFitnessPal’s product vision and strategy
  • Manage the transition of engineering work seamlessly from discovery through delivery
  • Facilitate agile ceremonies and adopt best practices in delivery management
  • Ensure the engineering team is maintaining a high-quality product that supports rapid prototyping and testing
  • Promote the growth of teammates through mentorship and coaching
  • Live our core values in all you do:
    • Be Kind and Care
    • Live Good Health
    • Be Data-Inspired
    • Champion Change
    • Leave it Better than You Found It
    • Make It Happen

Qualifications to be successful in this role:

  • Have experience leading an engineering team in the Product Team model as an Engineering Manager or Technical Lead
  • Are experienced leading teams using Agile principles and Scrum methodologies
  • Enjoy working with Product and Engineering teams to plan, execute, and deliver projects
  • Help other teammates grow through mentorship and coaching
  • Have knowledge of common patterns and software engineering and best practices
  • Have experience working with high traffic, scalable mobile applications
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar field, or equivalent real-world experience

Please consider applying even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications. Research shows you can still be considered for a position if you meet some of the requirements. At MyFitnessPal, we’re building a fitness product for everyone and believe our team should reflect that. We encourage people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply.

The reasonably estimated salary for this role at MyFitnessPal ranges from $157,000 - $175,000. Actual compensation is based on factors such as the candidate’s skills, qualifications, and experience. In addition, MyFitnessPal offers a wide range of comprehensive and inclusive employee benefits for this role including healthcare, parental planning, mental health benefits, annual performance bonus, a 401(k) plan and match, responsible time off, monthly wellness and technology allowances, and others.

Exciting Full-Time Employee Benefits, Perks and Culture

Embrace the Freedom: Be a digital nomad, work from anywhere we have operations within the continental U.S.

Office Vibes: If you prefer working in an office, we've got you covered, our HQ is in vibrant Austin, TX.

Face-to-Face Connections: We value personal connections. Enjoy opportunities to meet and connect with your team members in person to help forge meaningful relationships that extend beyond the virtual realm. Teams meet as often as needed and all of MyFitnessPal gathers annually.

Flexibility At Its Best: Achieve the work-life balance you deserve. Enjoy a flexible time-off policy and work on your own terms with our Responsible Time Off benefit.

Give Back: Use your volunteer days off to support what matters most to you. Each full time teammate receives 2 days per calendar year to give back to their community through service.

Mentorship Program: Take control of your career through our mentorship program where, if you’d like, you will be matched with a teammate who can help you scale your skills and propel your growth.

Family-Friendly Support: Embrace the journey with confidence and care. Enjoy our paid maternity and paternity leave, to provide time to balance family responsibilities with your career and take the time needed to strengthen family relationships. We understand the complexities of starting or expanding a family, which is why we provide best-in-class comprehensive assistance for fertility-related matters.

Wellness Comes First: Live Good Health is one of our core values. Receive a monthly Wellness Allowance, empowering you to focus on your physical and mental well-being by choosing from a range of wellness initiatives, including dedicated mental health days.

Celebrate Greatness: Your hard work deserves recognition! Our reward and recognition platform empowers peers to acknowledge and reward each other for the exceptional contributions they make.

Elevate Your Health & Fitness: Get access to MyFitnessPal Premium, allowing you to take your fitness, health and wellness journey to new heights.

Unlock Your Potential: Access our virtual learning and development library, and participate in training opportunities to continuously grow and enhance your skills.

Championing Inclusion: Our dedicated DEI Committee actively fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace by setting actionable goals and evaluating progress across the organization.

Healthcare Matters: Your well-being is our priority. Take advantage of our competitive medical, dental, and vision benefits that cater to your holistic healthcare needs. Feel secure and supported on your wellness journey.

Secure Your Future: Benefit from our retirement savings program, giving you peace of mind for your financial goals. Reach them sooner with MyFitnessPal’s competitive employer match.

At MyFitnessPal, our mission is to enable people to make healthy choices. And it wouldn't be possible without our team. We celebrate the unique POV that each person brings to the table and believe in a collaborative and inclusive environment. As an equal opportunity employer, we prohibit any unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion, military or veteran status, sex, gender, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability. These are our guiding ideologies and apply across all aspects of employment.

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