Engineering Manager — 6

Overall

As an Engineering Manager, you’re the manager of a small to mid-sized team. You're a strong project manager and are comfortable with management practices. As a leader, you track your the team's efficiency and quality of work and regularly assist in adjusting processes and timelines to ensure that they’re meeting expectations.

Responsibilities

You spend less time writing code than a Staff Engineer, but there is an expectation that you still engage in some technical deliverables such as bug fixes and small features, without blocking or slowing down your team’s progress. More than writing code, you’re responsible for identifying process bottlenecks and clearing any potential roadblocks to success for your team.

You and Your Team

You’re expected to have a large impact on the success of their team as a whole. Specifically, as a leader, you’re capable of identifying the most high-value projects and keeping your team focused on them. In doing so, you’ll partner closely with Product Managers and Project Managers to manage project scope and ensure that technical deliverables are met. In addition to focusing your team’s efforts, you’re capable of identifying headcount needs, as well as planning and recruiting as needed.

You’re an independent manager. You're comfortable managing team members whose skills may differ from your own. You communicate expectations clearly to all team members - soliciting and delivering individual feedback often. You are also expected to identify areas of technical debt, to carry out cost/benefit analyses for resolving it, and communicating suggested timelines to the Product and Engineering teams in order to do so.


SKILL EXAMPLE
Team Work You develop talent within your team. You coach your squad and chapter to make the right technology choices.
Expertise You effectively manage a team of engineers, ensuring that the highest quality code makes its way into production. You set the tone for code reviews within your squad.
Smart Execution You set ambitious objectives and consistently achieve results for yourself and your team. You prioritize initiatives effectively.
Cultural Impact You contribute to the evolution of Glossier culture.
Communication You know how to get decisions made at Glossier.

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