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Engineering Manager (Remote, US)



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Remote · United States
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2024


Openly is rebuilding insurance from the ground up. We are re-envisioning and enhancing every aspect of the customer experience. Doing this requires a rapidly growing team of exceptional, curious, empathetic people with a wide range of skill sets, spanning technology, data science, product, marketing, sales, service, claims handling, finance, etc.

Now is the perfect time to join the journey. Here’s why

  • It’s working. We’re in multiple states and on our way to operating countrywide. We have thousands of agents selling our product and millions of dollars of annual customer premiums.
  • We’re well-backed & stable. We closed our $100M Series D fundraise. We are supported by some of the top investors globally, including Google’s “Gradient” AI-focused fund, Obvious Ventures, Advance Venture Partners, Eden Global Partners, and Clocktower Technology Ventures.
  • It’s not too late! Despite this traction and stability, we’re still early enough in the journey that there’s time to make a real difference during Openly’s formative period.

If you’d like to understand more about Openly’s mission, consider checking out this video (https://vimeo.com/267654520) from a company pitch we gave several years ago at Techstars.

Job Details

We're hiring an Engineering Manager to drive their team's people, projects, and processes forward. In this position, you will play an essential role in growing and developing engineers to deliver mission-critical functionality to the Openly platform that will power our insurance products and customer experiences.

Key Responsibilities

  • Guide, support, and mentor a diverse group of engineers
  • Give engineers the tools, confidence, and motivation to make choices that result in recognition for themselves and not just for yourself
  • Remove roadblocks for your team and escalate when you need additional context or direction
  • Drive your team toward their career goals, identify milestones, and set them up for success along the way
  • Promote a culture of feedback and transparent communication
  • Partner with internal stakeholders on feature definition and drives breakdown of work to support organization objectives
  • Partner closely with the management team, HR, and Recruiting to attract, recruit, and develop a diverse team of high-quality engineers
  • Proactively maintain alignment between business goals and objectives with the team's day-to-day work
  • Work to resolve or escalate issues that serve as roadblocks and place deliverables and goals at risk
  • Gain and maintain visibility into trade-offs between options and priorities to positively influence the approach taken by the team
  • Design feedback loops to incorporate members' feedback into continuous improvement activities

Our stack

  • Backend/Core: Go & Postgresql
  • Frontend: Browser-based, VueJS, Webpack, Nuxt & Tailwind
  • Research/Data Science: R, ArcGIS, Jupyter Notebooks, & Python
  • Infrastructure: Google Cloud, specifically Cloud Run, Kubernetes, Pub/Sub, BigQuery, and CloudSQL, managed with Terraform. We use GitHub for code hosting, DataDog and HoneyComb for monitoring, and CircleCI for running our CI/CD pipelines.
  • Remote work tools: Slack, Zoom, Donut



If you don't think you meet all of the criteria below but still are interested in the job, please apply. Nobody checks every box, and we're looking for someone excited to join the team.

  • Experience guiding a group of diverse, bright, and motivated engineers while balancing their needs with business requirements
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of engineering experience and 3+ years of management
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders to maximize our resources
  • Highly autonomous with the ability to prioritize
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Passion for making progress in DE&I
  • Experience or familiarity with agile methodologies and strong organizational skills.
  • Logical thought processes and possess excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to think strategically and execute methodically

Compensation & Benefits:

The target salary range represents the budgeted salary range for this position. Actual compensation for this position will be determined based on the successful candidate's experience and skills. We are committed to providing a compensation package that not only reflects the responsibilities and requirements of the role, but also the unique expertise that the chosen candidate will bring to our team.

Target Salary Range
$181,050$191,700 USD

The full salary range shows the min to max salary range for this position. Actual compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications and determined based on various factors including the candidate's qualifications, skills, and experience.

Full Salary Range
$170,400$255,600 USD

Benefits & Perks

  • Remote-First Culture - We supported #remotelife long before it was a given. We'll keep promoting it.
  • Competitive Salary & Equity
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision Plan Offerings
  • Life and disability coverage including voluntary options
  • Competitive PTO - 20 days and 11 paid holidays (including floating holidays) per year under the Company’s vacation and holiday policies.
  • Parental Leave - up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of paid parental leave based on meeting eligibility requirements
    (Birthing parents may be eligible for additional leave through STD)
  • 401K Company Contribution - Openly contributes 3% of the employee's gross income, even if the employee does not contribute.
  • Work-from-home stipend - We provide a $1,500 allowance to spend on setting up your home workplace
  • Annual Professional Development Fund: Each employee has $2,000 in professional development (PD) funds to spend on activities or resources annually. We want each Openly employee to achieve personal and professional success and to feel supported, confident, and informed about improving their efficiency and productivity.
  • Be Well Program - Employees receive $50 per month to use towards your overall well-being
  • Paid Volunteer Service Hours
  • Referral Program and Reward

Depending on position, Employees generally are eligible for cash incentive compensation, including commissions for sales eligible roles. In all cases, eligibility for compensation and benefits is subject to applicable plan and policy terms in effect from time to time.

U.S. Citizens, Green Card Holders, and those authorized to work in the U.S. for any employer and currently residing in the US will be considered.

Openly is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Openly is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Openly will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities under applicable law.