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Engineering Manager, Mobile Foundation

SeatGeek

SeatGeek

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

SeatGeek believes live events are powerful experiences that unite humans. With our technological savvy and fan-first attitude we’re simplifying and modernizing the ticketing industry.

We are looking for an experienced Engineering Manager to lead our Mobile Foundation team. As the Engineering Manager, you’ll help ensure that SeatGeek has the best live events apps in the world.

You’ll lead the Mobile Foundation team that builds industry-leading native mobile experiences for fans and helps uplevel mobile engineering across SeatGeek. From new functionality, to application architecture, to release process, to observability, you’ll have a large area of ownership across both native mobile platforms. You’ll be a critical leader in taking SeatGeek’s mobile apps to an even higher level.

What you'll do

  • Manage a team of Android and iOS engineers
  • Provide regular job performance feedback, hold one-on-ones, and provide career development support to your direct reports
  • Guide the team to improve operational and engineering best practices to keep our development machine humming
  • Set technical priorities, communicate business context to the team, build excitement about how innovative technology can enhance our core business
  • Play an active role in our recruiting process, helping us to grow our engineering team in any way you can
  • Perform code reviews and provide technical and design feedback to the team
  • Partner with your product counterpart and engineering peers in planning cycles, and help us keep our priorities in order
  • Communicate technical and product decisions to the right people, resolve blocking issues, and collaborate with other leaders across the organization

What you have

  • Excellent strategic mind able to set technical direction across native mobile engineering at SeatGeek
  • 6+ years as an engineer in a role that was mostly about writing mobile code (either Android or iOS)
  • 2+ years of experience as an Engineering Manager of high caliber, motivated native mobile teams
  • Irreproachable technical skills, and your team should look up to you as a mentor
  • Knowledge of industry technology trends so you can help your team make good tooling and framework decisions by setting them up for success across both platforms
  • An understanding of how to lead by setting context and facilitating collaboration between product, design, engineering and business leaders
  • Experience owning an entire high-quality consumer-facing application (either iOS or Android), including release, vendor, and platform management

Our stack

You absolutely do not need experience with all of these, but we thought you might be curious. This list isn’t exhaustive (yes, we still have a little bit of Objective-C and Java like everyone else), but shows our current stack for new development.

  • iOS: Swift, SwiftUI / UIKit
  • Android: Kotlin, Jetpack Compose
  • Infrastructure / Tools: Datadog, Mixpanel, Optimizely, Firebase/Crashalytics, Fastlane

Perks:

  • Equity stake
  • Flexible work environment, allowing you to work as many days a week in the office as you’d like or 100% remotely
  • A WFH stipend to support your home office setup
  • Flexible PTO
  • Up to 16 weeks of paid family leave
  • 401(k) matching program
  • Health, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Annual subscriptions to Headspace, Ginger.io, and One Medical
  • $120 a month to spend on tickets to live events
  • Annual subscription to Spotify, Apple Music, or Amazon music


The salary range for this role is $160,000-$250,000. Actual compensation packages within that range are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, years and depth of experience, certifications, and specific location.

SeatGeek is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, military or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. As an equal opportunities employer, we recognize that diversity is a positive attribute and we welcome the differences and benefits that a diverse culture brings.

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