Engineering Manager

Job description

Note: we are hiring an engineering leader as either an Engineering Director or Manager. Your title and compensation will be commensurate with your experience, regardless of which posting you apply to.


As an engineering manager, you’ll lead our growing engineering team. You’ll partner closely with CTA’s leadership and Product org to lead end-to-end our software engineering lifecycle. You’ll foster a creative environment, adding order to a fast-growing team. Most importantly, you’ll provide coaching and mentoring to our diverse team of engineers.

Our infrastructure leverages powerful open-source and cloud-based tools, including Google BigQuery, Cloud Composer, Airbyte (ELT/ETL), and dbt. We use this tooling to empower our progressive organization partners to help them run effective campaigns and help bring clarity to pressing analytics and targeting problems in the progressive space.

About us

Community Tech Alliance is a group of progressive technologists and strategists formed to provide data infrastructure building blocks to the progressive ecosystem at a low cost. CTA seeks to uplevel program impact by unlocking the potential of data, using software and data engineering, and removing the barriers to entry. We are a small team of engineers, data practitioners, product managers, and strategists looking to create infrastructure for progressive change.

Community Tech Alliance believes strongly that:

  • Inclusive teams are strongest, and supportive work environments take investment, intentionality, and openness
  • Empathy is the cornerstone of building smart technology solutions
  • All team members should take ownership of the project and team’s development
  • Iteration is key, and smart solutions require action not perfection
  • Nothing great has been built without making mistakes and learning from them

Job requirements

As an Engineering Manager, you should:

  • Have a few years of day-to-day engineering management experience, leading both technical and people responsibilities

  • Be ready to dive into solving problems, writing code alongside the team, while also helping to guide our larger technical vision

  • Have experience working with cloud-based infrastructure projects with multiple engineers or contributors

  • Have experience working day-to-day using a popular data warehouse, like Redshift, Vertica, BigQuery, or Snowflake

  • Bring a security and reliability-first mindset to how we build and support products

  • Have led engineers through faster iterative product cycles, empowering engineers to bring their best work to our organization

  • Be able to work with, clarify, and find creative solutions to (sometimes) ambiguous requirements from our partners

We use things like:

  • Python, SQL, and Java run in containerized environments on Google Compute Engine and Kubernetes Engine

  • ReactJS frontends and NodeJS-powered backends, hosted serverlessly in Google Cloud Platform

  • HashiCorp Terraform and open-source build and testing tooling

  • Google Cloud Platform (too many individual services and APIs to name!)

  • Airplane and other cloud-hosted tools that allow us to run an efficient remote team and solve problems quickly and without a lot of overhead. You can even read a case study written about our (fanatical) usage of Airplane here.

We don’t expect every applicant to know or have worked with every technology we’ve listed, so we urge you to apply if you’re interested and some of the above apply to you! We’re looking for engineers of all levels and hiring for the people over the position above all else.

Physical Demands

The physical demands here represent those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Ability to sit at a computer monitor for extended periods of time

Salary and Benefits

Salary and title commensurate with experience. Salary starting at $160,000 annually.

We are a remote-first organization, so we provide equipment for your home workspace. We offer a competitive compensation salary and benefits package, including:

  • Generous healthcare, vision & dental insurance for employees
  • Matching 401K contributions
  • Generous paid time off (PTO)
  • Generous holiday schedule
  • Paid family leave
Community Tech Alliance provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type 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 federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.