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Engineering Manager, API

AsanaFull-time$220k - $336kSan Francisco, CaliforniaNov 9, 2023

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Asana’s API gives external developers the power and flexibility to extend Asana's functionality in creative ways that Asana doesn't yet provide. In turn, this rich ecosystem of apps, integrations, and scripts helps us ensure that Asana can support every customer use case out there – no matter how big or small the team, and no matter which tools or workflows they use. The API team at Asana builds the Developer Platform that makes this possible; we own the gateway that facilitates data flow in and out of Asana.

We’re looking for an empathetic and strategic Engineering Manager to lead this engineering team that extends across platforms and products. You’ll work closely with your Tech Lead and Product Manager to help the API team craft and deliver a vision, strategy, and roadmap that drives tremendous value to our largest customers. If you care deeply about building effective interfaces and experiences for other developers, then we’d love to hear from you!

This role is based in our San Francisco office with an office-centric hybrid schedule. Along with most Asanas, you’ll work from this office in person on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Most Asanas have the option to work from home on Wednesdays and Fridays. If you're interviewing for this role, your Talent Acquisition Partner will share more about the in-office requirements. 

What you’ll achieve

  • Manage a team of 6-8 product engineers
  • Own the guidelines for what good API design and change management looks like, and enable partnered engineering teams to implement those best practices in a self-serve manner
  • Partner with Product Management, Design, Data Science, and User Research to deeply understand developer needs, and then propose and deliver elegant solutions to those needs
  • Work and learn alongside great peer managers with a strong sense of community
  • Coach engineers in their technical and professional development
  • Collaborate with engineering leaders across the organization to help keep Asana's workplace balanced, performant, inclusive, and aligned with our values
  • Master the arts of delegation and scaling yourself aided by our strong team and frameworks like Asana’s Areas of Responsibility (“AOR”) system
  • Work closely with recruiting and other Engineering Managers to expand the team by sourcing & interviewing candidates, participating in conferences and events, and onboarding new employees

About you

  • 5+ years of experience working in the technology industry, with 2+ years experience managing a technical team
  • 1+ years of building public-facing API products or Developer Platforms
  • Excellent communication skills for collaborating with other teams
  • Experience working cross-functionally with product management and infrastructure teams
  • Focused on maximizing impact for yourself, your team, and Asana as a whole
  • Care deeply about the happiness, growth, and motivation of your reports
  • Equipped with the intelligence, empathy, integrity, and technical chops required to quickly earn the trust of a technically astute team
  • Comfortable with ambiguity; you enjoy figuring out what needs to be done—and then doing it

What we’ll offer

Our comprehensive compensation package plays a big part in how we recognize you for the impact you have on our path to achieving our mission. We believe that compensation should be reflective of the value you create relative to the market value of your role. To ensure pay is fair and not impacted by biases, we're committed to looking at market value which is why we check ourselves and conduct a yearly pay equity audit. 

For this role, the estimated base salary range is between $220,000 - $336,000. The actual base salary will vary based on various factors, including market and individual qualifications objectively assessed during the interview process. The listed range above is a guideline, and the base salary range for this role may be modified.

In addition to base salary, your compensation package may include additional components such as equity, sales incentive pay (for most sales roles), and benefits. If you're interviewing for this role, speak with your Talent Acquisition Partner to learn more about the total compensation and benefits for this role.

We strive to provide equitable and competitive benefits packages that support our employees worldwide and include:

  • Mental health, wellness & fitness benefits
  • Career coaching & support
  • Inclusive family building benefits
  • Long-term savings or retirement plans
  • In-office culinary options to cater to your dietary preferences 

These are just some of the benefits we offer, and benefits may vary based on role, country, and local regulations. If you're interviewing for this role, speak with your Talent Acquisition Partner to learn more about the total compensation and benefits for this role.

About us

Asana helps teams orchestrate their work, from small projects to strategic initiatives. Millions of teams around the world rely on Asana to achieve their most important goals, faster. Asana has been named a Top 10 Best Workplace for 5 years in a row, is Fortune's #1 Best Workplace in the Bay Area, and one of Glassdoor’s and Inc.’s Best Places to Work. After spending more than a year physically distanced, Team Asana is safely and mindfully returning to in-person collaboration, incorporating flexibility that adds hybrid elements to our office-centric culture. With 11+ offices all over the world, we are always looking for individuals who care about building technology that drives positive change in the world and a culture where everyone feels that they belong. 

We believe in supporting people to do their best work and thrive, and building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive company is core to our mission. Our goal is to ensure that Asana upholds an inclusive environment where all people feel that they are equally respected and valued, whether they are applying for an open position or working at the company. We provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also comply with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and similar laws in other locations.



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