Senior Engineering Manager, Slack canvas


Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Full time

Software Engineering / Software Developer

Nov 15

Job Details

Slack seeks a Sr. Engineering Manager to join the leadership of our Files team supporting our new product, canvas. The mission of this team is to prioritize work in Slack and make collaboration easier by crafting a central way for teams to share and interact with files. We are an engineering team partnered with Product, Product Marketing, Design and User Research and the work we do has a top-line impact on company goals.

In this role, you will meld creative product thinking, an appetite for understanding people from a variety of backgrounds, and thoughtful use of data to build outstanding canvas experience for Slack customers. You will lead and grow a hardworking team of frontend and backend engineers. We are seeking someone who will invest in their team's career development and that fosters psychologically safe discussions about project deliveries, process improvements, and mentorship. You should be proficient in full-stack design principles and be able to lead code architecture and implementation decisions.

What you will be doing

  • Lead projects from discovery to delivery, driving initiatives that impact the larger team of 30+ engineers in partnership with other EMs, PMs and TPMs
  • Collaborates with tech leads and multi-functional peers to develop a roadmap and resolve external dependencies
  • Craft a meaningful vision for the team, working in concert with product managers, designers, user research and customers
  • Ensuring we meet our commitments to ship high quality software on time, and clearly communicating across the product development team and company regarding key milestones or any time there are risk to our commitments
  • Be accountable for driving project execution
  • Define and fulfill the engineering hiring plan, including screening and interviewing
  • Build a diverse team while fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment

What you should have

  • 2+ years of engineering management experience leading effective, high-functioning teams
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related technical degree
  • Experience driving architecture and product decisions, and shipping products with consistent execution
  • Organized and thrive in rapid-paced environments.
  • You don’t shy away from performance conversations and you recognize the relationship between objective feedback and career growth.

Does this sound like a fit? Send us a note so that we can explore further. We look forward to hearing from you!

Slack has a positive, diverse, and supportive culture—we look for people who are inquisitive, inventive, and work to be a little better every single day. In our work together we strive to be smart, humble, hardworking and, above all, collaborative.


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