Robin – Engineering Manager – Boston, MA

November 23, 2022

Job Description

Job title: Engineering Manager

Company: Robin

Job description: Remote Work. We know the best work doesn’t always happen in person. Our people have the choice to work from wherever they do their best work. For some of us that means our homes, while others prefer to use our office in Boston (the Seaport). With flexible working locations and hours, we support Robinauts across the US.

About Robin:

Robin is the hybrid workplace company. Since 2014, we’ve empowered people to do their best work by building tech solutions that fuel vibrant workplace experiences. Our platform redefines work and community building for hybrid companies everywhere. It is our mission to empower people to do great work and foster a sense of community regardless of location.

What We’re Looking For

As an Engineering Manager at Robin, you’ll be responsible for the success of your team. On the project side of things, you’ll run sprints and drive toward “done”. In this role, you’ll balance strategic and tactical thinking to execute against our common goals. You’ll work with product management and make sure that the team understands what they’re working on and why they’re working on it. On the technical side, you’ll contribute to technical decisions and even write code sometimes. On the management side of things you’ll hire great engineers into the team and grow existing engineers. Your team’s success is your success.

As an engineering manager, you’re responsible for living by and espousing our engineering values:

Ship frequently


Reduce complexity


Trust ourselves and others

Communicate often

Help everyone

We’re Hiring Someone Who Will:

  • Be Tactical
  • Assist your team in creating sound technical designs and approaches
  • Help your team to iterate on their process and deliver frequently
  • Seek to reduce complexity wherever possible
  • Assure product quality and performance
  • Assure proper monitoring of production systems
  • Contribute code where it makes sense
  • Work with customer support to ensure customer needs are being taken care of
  • Utilize recent industry experience to make appropriate operational decisions for your team
  • Innovate within your team or project area
  • Contribute to your team by making your employees more productive and delegate appropriate tasks and projects to individual contributors
  • Be strategic
  • Have a deep understanding into why the work your team is working on is important and how that fits into the company’s business priorities
  • Drive engineering culture internally and with other groups within the company
  • Be transparent about what we’re working on and it’s progress to the rest of the company
  • Partner with peer managers to address cross-functional issues. You may participate in cross-company initiatives
  • Align team goals with the needs of the business, and provide transparency into the decision making process
  • Structure your team and assign work in order to maximize team members’ contributions in the areas of communication, productivity, and innovation

​​You’ll Succeed In This Role If You:

  • Have leadership and values
  • Assist communication inside and outside of your team
  • Manage team backlogs and prioritize work
  • Support and mentor engineers in achieving their career goals
  • Hire new engineers into the team and retain existing ones
  • Follow and be an example for engineering values
  • Represent Robin values to candidates
  • Monitor and document the performance of your employees and share timely feedback in 1-on-1’s and team meetings
  • Understand and minimize retention risks
  • Encourage experienced team members to contribute to discussions and empower them to make decisions appropriate to their role
  • Work with guidance from HR and your manager to implement Performance Improvement Plans where appropriate, and act deliberately when employees fail to meet expectations


– Medical & Dental Insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield covered at 100% for employee-only plans and 85% for family members.

– Vision Insurance offered through EyeMed

– Company sponsored 401k with up to a 3% match

– Incentive Stock Options

– 100% Paid Parental Leave

– Unlimited vacation time (that we actually use!)

– 12 company holidays


– Work from Anywhere

– Monthly Hybrid Stipend Program

– Equipment Stipend

– Weekly Meal Stipend through DoorDash

– Professional Development Stipend

– Talent Referral Program

– Recognition perks through Blueboard

– Travel to HQ for Remote Employees

We Celebrate Diversity

Robin is committed to creating a workplace that reflects the world around us. We believe that the key to good work is empowering our people and we know that diversity and inclusion are a large part of this equation. Our realities shape our everyday experiences and it’s our responsibility to our employees, our customers and our communities to address the issues with workplace representation. Robin does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Expected salary:

Location: Boston, MA

Job date: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 05:04:19 GMT


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