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Engineering Manager

BlinqFull-time$110k - $260k*Melbourne, AustraliaDec 21, 2023

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WHAT IS BLINQ?

đŸ€ The first interaction two people have is the bedrock of all strong business relationships. If you can make that experience special, you can start to build a great second interaction, and so on. Blinq is the tool to help people do that. We're building a platform that allows you to share a snapshot of who you are with anyone, anywhere via digital business cards, dynamic email signatures and virtual backgrounds. Join us on our mission to help the world connect.

(We will get to the fun perks part at the bottom, keep going!)


Let's dive into what makes Blinq an extraordinary product:

🚀 We're on an incredible growth trajectory, doubling our ARR every few months. Get ready to soar to new heights as we make waves in the industry!
😃 Our app is trusted and loved by employees at renowned companies like Patreon, Tesla, Uber, and Google. Rub shoulders with industry leaders and be part of the Blinq revolution.
🙌 Backed by Australia's top venture capitalists, Blackbird and Square Peg, we've brought together their investment prowess since Canva's seed round. It's a testament to our potential and the caliber of our vision.
❀ With over 50K reviews and a stellar 4.9/5 star rating on the App Store, we've become one of the top 65 Business apps. Join a team that's making waves and be a part of our success story!

Role Overview: We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Engineering Manager to join our rapidly growing team. In this role, you'll lead and manage a cross functional team driving the development of our products while ensuring continuous improvement in velocity and efficiency. You'll play a pivotal role in shaping our technological roadmap and fostering a culture of innovation and excellence. Join us at Blinq and be part of a talented team passionate about transforming the digital identity space through innovation and technology!

What you will do:

  • Team Leadership: Lead and mentor a cross-functional engineering team, fostering a collaborative and high-performance culture. Provide guidance, support, and mentorship to engineers, fostering their growth and skill development.
  • Product Ownership: Collaborate closely with product managers and stakeholders to understand business objectives, translate them into technical requirements, and drive the execution of the product roadmap. Take ownership of product delivery and quality, ensuring alignment with business goals.
  • Velocity Improvement: Identify bottlenecks and inefficiencies in development processes and workflows. Implement strategies to increase team velocity, optimize development cycles, and improve overall productivity without compromising quality.
  • Resource Planning and Allocation: Work closely with senior management to define resource needs, allocate engineering resources effectively, and manage priorities in a rapidly evolving startup environment.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Foster collaboration and communication across teams and departments, ensuring alignment and synchronization of efforts to achieve company goals.
  • Technical Leadership: Maintain a deep understanding of current technologies, industry trends, and best practices. Provide technical guidance, make informed decisions, and drive innovation within the engineering teams.

Who you are:

  • Previous Experience: Proven experience (3+ years) in a leadership role managing engineering teams in a fast-paced, agile startup environment. Experience scaling engineering teams during rapid growth phases is highly desirable.
  • Technical Background: Strong technical background in software development with expertise in NodeJS, TypeScript, GraphQL and Postgres, along with experience in building event-driven, test-driven and stateless systems. Ability to guide technical discussions and make informed decisions.
  • Product Mindset: Demonstrated ability to balance strong product ownership with a focus on increasing team velocity. Experience working closely with product managers to deliver high-quality products.
  • Leadership Skills: Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. Proven ability to inspire, motivate, and mentor team members to achieve their best while fostering a collaborative environment.
  • Adaptability: Thrives in a fast-paced, ever-changing startup environment. Adaptable, proactive, and able to navigate ambiguity while maintaining a solution-oriented mindset.

Now, let's talk about our inspiring work environment:

🇩đŸ‡ș Based in Melbourne, Australia, our vibrant team of 28 (and growing rapidly) is making waves in the industry.
đŸș Fun-fact: Our office overlooks the oldest building in Australia, an enchanting old Irish pub. Experience history and innovation coming together!
đŸŽČ We believe in fostering a healthy work-life balance, board games, and top-notch stand-up desk workstations. It's all about creativity and collaboration.
🏡 Autonomy is our guiding principle, which is why we embrace hybrid work. Come in when you need to, or work at your optimal hours—whether that's burning the midnight oil or rising with the sun.

And here's what we offer:
😎As an early member of the Blinq family, you'll enjoy a one-of-a-kind chance to influence the company's direction in a dynamic, self-managed, and results-driven startup environment. Say goodbye to corporate nonsense and micro-management because here, you are your own boss. We believe in empowering our team members to unleash their full potential.
💾Equity in the business and a competitive salary: We value our team members and want to ensure they share in our success.
✹But here's the real magic: at Blinq, we're not just creating innovative solutions – we're creating a culture that thrives on transparency, autonomy, collaboration, and big ideas. We believe in celebrating individuality and encouraging out-of-the-box thinking. With us, you'll be inspired to push boundaries, drive innovation, and ultimately leave a lasting impact on our users on both B2C and B2B realms

🚹 If you do not check all the boxes above, that is okay - we enthusiastically encourage you to apply!
We welcome individuals at all experience levels and take pride in being an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workforce. Join us on this remarkable journey as we reshape the way people connect and network

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