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Engineering Manager

Vancouver & Hybrid • Pacific Time   |  Updated March 19, 2024

We’re hiring an Engineering Manager to help guide our delivery team as we develop engaging mobile experiences and further our culture of collaboration and teamwork. If you have experience managing product-oriented engineering teams, we’d love to meet you!

Steamclock is a profitable and growing studio in Vancouver that makes very nice mobile apps. Our focus is shipping great products, and building the company we want to work at. We make apps for interesting clients like Lush, Mozilla, and Ridwell, and we also build tools for ourselves and the open-source community like BlueJay, Netable and NiceComponents.

Like any small company, you’ll have the chance to wear many hats – from development to technical project/product management, coordination to strategic planning and leadership. We’re trying to build the best darn software studio around, and your skills and perspective will help us bring that to the next level.

Most of the work can be done remotely, though we are looking for somebody who is able to work from our Vancouver office roughly once per week.

The Details

You’ll have the opportunity to:

    • Build an engineering culture that values shared growth and shipping high-quality work, so our team not only succeeds, but thrives together
    • Lead and nurture our engineering folks to achieve their highest potential with help from tools like 1:1s, mentorship and coaching, career planning and feedback skills
    • Guide the team through technical challenges by leveraging your broad knowledge of web and/or mobile development
    • Help the team pragmatically navigate and adapt to change, ensuring we’re positioned to succeed
    • Drive improvements to our software development practices
    • Collaborate cross-functionally with folks from product, design, and other functions
    • Add the right amount of process to help the team get past obstacles and keep communication paths flowing
    • Play a key role in strategic planning, contributing to the company’s growth and direction
    • Lead by example in both technical and non-technical situations


    • At least 3 years’ experience working as an engineering manager or in a similar technical management role
    • A strong background in people management, and a desire to prioritize a career as a people manager
    • A solid technical foundation, preferably having served as a senior or lead software developer, or architect, with a broad understanding of mobile and/or web technologies
    • The ability to guide technical discussions and decision-making processes
    • A strategic mindset, and excellent organizational and planning skills, with the ability to navigate through ambiguous situations and prioritize effectively
    • Pragmatism and adaptability, with a history of making informed decisions that help the team keep pace through the ebbs and flows of building software
    • You live in the Vancouver area and can work in-office roughly once per week in Vancouver (much of the role can be done remotely on PST hours, however)
    • 💯 communication skills, including asynchronous communication in docs and chat
    Bonus points for:
    • Experience in client services or startup environments
    • A proven track record of product thinking and strategy development
    • Contributions to the tech community, through events, speaking, writing, or open source


The salary range for this role should be roughly $130k-$160k/yr, plus our various benefits. Actual compensation will depend on experience level and the resulting level of responsibility.


  • Extended health and dental for you and your dependents
  • Enforced minimum vacations (3 weeks to start)
  • Home office stipend
  • Profit sharing
  • Charitable donation matching
  • RRSP matching (3%)
  • No overtime
  • Flexible work hours
  • Autonomy over your work
  • No Meeting Wednesdays™
  • Paid Parental leave
  • Paid sabbatical after 4 years
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health Spending Account ($500)
  • A culture of investing in people

Next Steps

    • Submit your application, including your resume.
    • If we think you’re a potential fit, we’ll send you an email with some follow-up questions.
    • After we review the email responses, we’ll schedule interviews with applicants who we think are the best match for what we’re looking for. We’ll use Zoom to connect. Subsequent interviews might be in person, but we can discuss those details in the first interview. The technical component of the interview process will involve a take-home programming project and a technical interview.
    • Once all the interviews are complete, we’ll contact the successful applicant to make an offer.