Engineering Manager

Location: San Francisco, CA

Department: Zipongo

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor

About Zipongo

Zipongo is a digital nutrition platform that takes the guesswork out of healthy eating with personalized meal recommendations based on biometrics and food preferences. We work with employers, health plans and wellness companies to reduce chronic disease and improve the health of their employees and members. Our solution delivers real-time support for all the places a person makes food decisions – at home, at work, at the grocery story, and at restaurants. Pointing users to the healthiest recipe and menu choices reduces the likelihood of making poor food choices based on convenience, cost and other factors.

We're on a mission to reduce chronic disease by making it easy to eat well. Are you ready to join our team and make a difference?

About the Engineering Team

The Zipongo team is diverse, agile, responsive to great ideas, and growing fast! If you’re as passionate about nutrition, sports, and good food as we are, check us out. Help Zipongo make positive changes in real people.

About You

You'll lead 5–10 talented full stack engineers.  You'll work closely with your team, product managers, designers, QA engineers and other engineering teams to bring our products and infrastructure services to life. Our engineers are smart, flexible, and love solving difficult challenges.  They look to their managers for organizational transparency, career development, mentorship, and fast feedback.  Attention to detail is second nature for you and you’ve done enough projects to instinctively know what works, and what doesn’t. But above all, being part of a fast-moving startup environment, your personal interest in health and wellness, and your committed belief in Zipongo's mission are what drive you.

What we're looking for:

  • Management experience with an engineering team
  • Experience as a software developer
  • You are highly organized. With many people doing many things in a fast-moving company, strong organizational skills—both for yourself and for the team—will be required.
  • Communicate status, risks and requirements to other groups.
  • Facilitate continuous learning and improvement for the team and its members.
  • Work with product managers, designers, and engineers on the team to prioritize, plan and schedule work.
  • Recruit and hire exceptional engineering talent and facilitate onboarding of new team members.
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills

Bonus points for:

  • Strong Javascript skills and knowledge of frameworks (Node.js React.js, AngularJS, Backbone, etc.
  • Familiarity with logging, monitoring, tracking and deployment tools/APIs

Benefits & Perks:

Zipongo aims to take care of you and the people you care about. Zipongo is headquartered in ‘The Barc’, the corner of San Francisco near the Embarcadero, Levi’s Plaza, the new Exploratorium, and the Ferry Building.  We have a kitchen with fully-stocked snacks and a fresh variety of fruits on a daily basis. There is also a treadmill desk, communal standing desks, and our monthly in-house massage :)

For more information on Zipongo, benefits, & perks please check out our Careers Page and About Zipongo.

To all recruitment agencies (unless otherwise notified in writing): Zipongo does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our job alias, Zipongo employees or any other Zipongo company location.  Zipongo is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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