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Engineering Manager



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2023

Expected comp: $180k-$275k, .3-.5% equity

About Arcade

Arcade’s mission is to empower the Product Led Growth Economy. We aspire to support the future generation of founders and products by raising the bar for product excellence, and in turn providing economic freedom to builders.

We want to pioneer the concept of Demo Driven Development by giving users the visibility into why, how, and where users get value from their products.

Culturally, we are a team of ex Atlassians, AngelList, and Shopify teammates — we believe in empowering the end user, and unifying companies around the needs of the end user. We believe that we have the potential to change how software companies work.

About the role

As Arcade’s Engineering Manager, you’ll be responsible for implementing best practices in order to build a great and fast-paced engineering culture. You’ll partner with the team to identify high-impact initiatives, prioritize technical projects, and manage execution to accomplish our goals. This role reports directly to Caroline Clark, founder and CEO and will partner closely with Rich Manalang, the CTO.

To date, we’ve been shipping fast: check out our changelog. Since January 2022, we’ve shipped a new Teams product, a new way to capture content with our Chrome extension, a way to export our content as GIFs and MP4s, and loads of other improvements and bug fixes. We have a lot of complex initiatives and ambitious product goals and need help delivering what our customers need.

Today we are 12 people in total — and half of the team is engineering. While we are a globally distributed team, this role will be hybrid (2 days in office) based in our San Francisco, CA office.

What you’ll do:

  • Build out a world-class engineering team and culture: You will design a rigorous engineering process and foster collaborative working relationships.

  • Recruit, develop, and manage a team: You will build a team of diverse, high-performing engineers. This includes sourcing strong engineering talent, building effective interview processes, weekly 1:1s with directs, own career development, and creating stretch goals and performance discussions/processes.

  • Design a great product release process: You will work with our CTO to design and manage a product release process that informs existing users of new value in the product and attracts new customers.

  • Own longer-term technical projects: You will contribute to attaining and maintaining SOC2 and GDPR certification, as well as managing regular pen testing and tabletop exercises.

You are someone who:

  • Has a strong sense of both frontend and backend: This is not an IC role, but we expect you to ship from time to time. This is critical for both being able to review pull requests but also building trust with the team.

  • Has a strong coaching mentality: Seek to up-level the team with best practices in engineering, and grow everyone to a new level.

  • Has a strong sense of urgency: You are regularly looking for ways to accelerate the pace of product development.

  • Not required, but ideally someone from a company a stage or two ahead us (a company size that ranges from 50-200 employees).


  • Competitive salary and meaningful equity

  • Unlimited PTO and sick days

  • 401k, and top tier Health, Dental and Vision insurance

  • $500 a month remote work stipend

  • Remote first and meeting light culture

  • Biannual company retreats

  • Latest productivity software such as Notion, Linear and Superhuman

  • A team that values diversity and inclusion

Our values ❤️

  • Be a coach: We want the best for our customers and ourselves. We coach people to help them achieve their best potential. An “Arcader” is both a teammate and a customer. There is a reason that the same word describes both.

  • Carry the weight: We act like owners. Let’s empower each other. When we see something that needs change, we lead through it.

  • An open book: We are open as a team and as a product. We don’t put walls up unless it’s necessary. We become better when we share information. We are open to diversity of opinion, backgrounds, and thought.

  • Play as a team: We play because we’re a creator tool. Life is short. Let’s build something meaningful. We play as a team because great teams build great things together. We keep those standards high.

  • Be kind: We can be honest and kind. We can have high standards and be kind. We can say no and be kind. Kindness can vary across cultures, upbringings, and languages - but we try our best to be kind.