Engineering Manager, Backend API - Remote

All Postman Open Positions/Engineering Manager, Backend API

Postman is the only complete API development environment. Today we have 15+ million developers and over 500K companies using our comprehensive set of built-in tools to support every stage of the API lifecycle. With Postman, you can design, mock, debug, test, document, monitor, and publish your APIs all in one place.

Our customers are doing more and more astounding things with the Postman product every day. As a result, we are growing rapidly, and we’re looking for people like yourself to help us deliver delight to our customers.

We are looking for an Engineering Manager to lead a fast-moving team in delivering new features and APIs while improving the performance and reliability of our systems as we rapidly scale our product and organization.

Strong preference will be given to candidates based in Europe and regions around UTC+0 to UTC+2 timezones.

About the Team: 

The team works closely with the Product teams to build and expose APIs that enable delightful experiences for developers who build modern software for the API first world. We’re a small team that learns from each other and iterates rapidly to make a large impact. Our APIs are written in Node.js, MySQL, Redis, and Linux deployed on the AWS Platform.

A taste of our scale:

  • 700k+ daily active users

  • 200+ million requests per day spread across 30+ microservices

  • resting around 20 TB of data

  • ingesting around 2TB of monthly internal service logs

  • 200k+ peak concurrent web socket connections

What You'll Do

  • Develop engineers on the team and help them advance in their careers. Conduct regular 1-1s with the team.
  • Grow the team by recruiting great engineers from outreach through close.

  • Manage the processes necessary to operate the team effectively.

  • Contribute to company-wide engineering initiatives as part of Postman’s engineering management team.

  • Support the engineering and product teams in achieving a high level of technical quality, reliability, and ease-of-use

  • Manage a team where engineers build and own APIs while working with a cross-functional team of Product Managers, Designers, Support and Product, Quality, Security, and Platform Engineers.

About You

  • You have experience building web applications for 3+ years.
  • You have 2+ years of experience managing engineering teams that have a strong record of shipping.

  • You put a strong emphasis on recruiting and developing your team.

  • You have an eye for great products and can work effectively with Engineers, Product Managers, and Designers to build them.

  • You are deeply technical but prefer to lean on your leadership skills.

  • You are a strong communicator who can streamline the flow of information between Engineering and other teams.

  • You have curiosity about how things work.

  • You have customer orientation.

Nice to Have

  • You have deep knowledge of REST, OpenAPI, and AsyncAPI.

  • You have previous experience both as an API producer and consumer.

  • You have deep knowledge of the TCP/IP stack, HTTP, and Asynchronous protocols, e.g., AMQP.

Benefits 

We offer competitive salaries and benefits and a flexible schedule working with a fun, collaborative team. Enjoy full medical coverage, unlimited PTO, and a monthly lunch stipend. (Yes, seriously. We want you to eat well wherever you’re at.) Plus, our Wellness Program will help you stay healthy from your location with fitness-related reimbursements. Quarterly team offsites and monthly happy hours will keep you connected. At the same time, our donation-matching program can support the causes you care about. We’re building a long-term company with an inclusive culture where everyone can be the best version of themselves, and we want you to be part of it. Join us, why doncha?

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