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Software Engineering Manager

Website FriendFinder Networks

FriendFinder Networks is looking to hire a Software Engineering Manager. S/he will be responsible for managing multiple software engineering teams that are designing and implementing features and functionality to scale and grow FriendFinder Networks’ Live Video Streaming products and platforms. This key position requires the ability to balance between people management, leadership, and technical leadership responsibilities. S/he will be a key contributor to growing the team by recruiting and hiring software engineers, helping to mentor and lead the current software engineering teams toward building world class software. S/he will be responsible for working collaboratively within their teams, other teams and managers, and senior leadership in creating an engineering culture of excellence.

The Software Engineering Manager’s mission is to maintain, architect and develop new features and ensure consistent flawless availability. S/he must foster teamwork and a spirit of collaboration among team members across teams and departments.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Responsible for creating a world-class digital offering and supporting the overall customer experience
  • Embrace and advocate FriendFinder Networks coding culture around thoroughly tested, high-quality code and peer code review
  • Motivate, mentor and develop talent while providing vision and setting direction for the team; lead effectively through outcomes rather than tasks
  • Oversee the design and operation of various services, systems and applications
  • Work closely with software engineers, quality assurance, product managers and other engineering teams to achieve high-quality products and features through the software project lifecycle (build, test and release on time)
  • Identify ways to improve design, development and testing workflows
  • Review business requirements/functional specifications and provide guidance on proposed technology solutions, including integrated systems
  • Support continuous improvement of our integration and deployment pipelines
  • Communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical individuals at all levels
  • Ensure adherence to architecture standards, risk management and security standards
  • Architect, design, implement, test and deliver highly scalable products

WHAT YOU MUST HAVE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 5+ years of hands on full stack programming experience
  • 3+ years of managing software engineers
  • Expertise with Python and React and related frameworks
  • Expert in object-oriented design and problem solving
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be at least 21 years old or older
  • Must be comfortable with adult content

WHAT IS PREFERRED

  • Prior experience with web services
  • Demonstrated record of learning new languages, skills and technologies quickly, with minimal guidance
  • Prior experience with DevOps and related technologies

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to effectively communicate with stakeholders, Influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
  • Deadline oriented, able to work on multiple projects at the same time in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Team-player, positive attitude and flexible
  • High degree of honesty and integrity

 

REPORTING TO THIS POSITION: Engineering Team

 

PERKS

FriendFinder Networks Inc. and its subsidiaries offer a business casual work environment, flexible work hours, and a competitive salary.  The benefits package includes:

  • 401(k) with a 5% match on eligible earnings with no vesting period
  • Medical (Kaiser HMO, Aetna PPO), Dental, and Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account for Healthcare and Dependent Care
  • Life Insurance, AD&D, LTD and Short and Long Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off (20 days PTO) and Holiday Pay (12 company paid holidays off)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health Club Reimbursement

 

WORKING WITH US

 

WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT WHAT WE DO

Not only do we love what we do, but we truly believe in it. We grow through positive education, skill training, courses, big stories, and big dreams. We are constantly improving and striving for perfection to revolutionize and enhance the lives of our members.

 

WE CARE ABOUT PEOPLE

The main precondition of any relationship is the ability to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes to truly understand them. Satisfied customers, employees, and business partners are not just a cog in the wheel, but the main ingredient of the company’s success.

 

WE EMBRACE DIVERSITY IN ALL FORMS

FriendFinder Networks has embraced diversity from the beginning of its history dating back to the mid 1990s. We created the first online personals sites for gays and lesbians, for non-English-speaking audiences, and for those who enjoy what was once called “alternative lifestyles”. Headquartered in San Francisco / Silicon Valley and staffed throughout the world, our team also relies on diversity of background, perspectives, and ideas.

To apply for this job email your details to kschmidt@ffn.com

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