Notion

Engineering Manager, Core Product

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What Notion is looking for in applicants

About Us:

We're on a mission to make it possible for every person, team, and company to be able to tailor their software to solve any problem and take on any challenge. Computers may be our most powerful tools, but most of us can't build or modify the software we use on them every day. At Notion, we want to change this with focus, design, and craft.

We've been working on this together since 2016, and have customers like Nike, Airbnb, Slack, Samsung and thousands more on this journey with us. Today, we're growing fast and excited for new teammates to join us who are the best at what they do. We're passionate about building a company as diverse and creative as the millions of people Notion reaches worldwide.

About The Role:

You'll lead a team of engineers responsible for improving the core experience of Notion as our customers expand their usage to hundreds of users and docs. You will work with your peers and listen to our customers to develop a strategy that makes software toolmaking intuitive and scalable for all. You will drive execution in your team to deliver high-quality products to Notion users. Also, as an engineering leader at Notion, you will contribute to up-leveling Notion's engineering organization as a whole.

What You'll Achieve:

  • You'll build and manage a diverse and inclusive team of engineers working on core parts of Notion's product. You'll create a healthy environment in your team that embodies Notion's values.
  • You'll recruit, coach, and develop engineers; you'll ensure engineers are regularly receiving feedback and are making progress on personal and professional goals.
  • You'll collaborate closely with cross-functional peers to set the direction of your team and develop your product roadmap.
  • You'll facilitate planning—the prioritization, sequencing, and staffing of work—for your team.
  • You'll own execution in your team to develop a steady cadence of delivering value to Notion users.
  • You'll be responsible for maintaining a high-quality bar for everything your team ships.
  • You'll work with the rest of the Engineering team to shape how Notion's engineering organization works—you'll help develop our technical practices, recruiting and onboarding strategy, planning and prioritization process, and more.

Skills You'll Need to Bring:

  • You have 2+ years of experience managing engineering teams with a record of shipping high-quality products in a fast-paced environment.
  • You have built, or are committed to building, diverse and inclusive teams.
  • You are passionate about improving the user experience and have built and launched high-quality user-facing products.
  • You create team environments that are at once collaborative, empowering, supportive, and challenging—ones where engineers do their best work.
  • You value empathetic and direct communication enabling you to give and receive feedback effectively and create alignment cross-functionally or cross-teams.
  • You have a sufficiently deep background in product and technology to ask the right questions and think through different tradeoffs.
  • You have a high tolerance for ambiguity and change. You enjoy jumping into whatever areas need attention and learning as you go.

Bonus Points:

  • You have managed engineering teams at startups before, particularly during periods of rapid growth and organizational change.
  • You have experience rolling out engineering and management practices and processes—e.g., code review, performance reviews, and levels and ladders—where they didn't exist before.
  • You've heard of computing pioneers like Ada Lovelace, Douglas Engelbart, Alan Kay, and others—and understand why we're big fans of their work.

Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for small businesses, you will find a home at Notion.

Notion is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristic. Notion considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Notion is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation made due to a disability, please let your recruiter know.

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