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Engineering Manager



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2022

What we’re building and why we’re building it

Trellis is an insurtech start-up. Our mission is to build industry-leading solutions that make insurance easy for everyone, from consumers to partners to insurers. Our embedded insurance solutions bring the market's leading insurance brands into the apps and ecosystems consumers already use to help them find, compare, and purchase personal insurance, harnessing the power of their personal data.

We’re fast-growing! Our partners include 4 of the top 5 digital banks and 7 of the top 50 personal finance apps in both app stores, including Rocket Money (formerly Truebill), Albert, and Acorns. We have backing from multiple top venture capital investors, including QED (Credit Karma, SoFi), General Catalyst (Airbnb, Stripe), Nyca (Acorns, Revolut), as well as Amex Ventures.

We’re fully remote. We believe it allows us to find the best talent wherever it is, provide our team with maximum flexibility, and stand out to candidates.

Trellis is led by third-time fintech entrepreneur, Daniel Demetri, who has previously founded multiple fintech and insurtech startups that now operate as publicly-traded companies.

Our Values

  1. Extreme Ownership – We fulfill our promises to each other and to our customers. We own our responsibilities 110%.
  2. Speed – We work quickly and pragmatically. We move fast and get things done.
  3. Craft – We are constantly learning and bettering ourselves and the way we work.
  4. Collaboration – We work transparently, solicit feedback, and leave our egos at the door.
  5. Positivity – We see a cup half-full, focus on the team's potential, and rise to challenges..

About the role

The Engineering Manager will be responsible for the performance, output, and culture of their team. They will accomplish this by coaching, mentoring, and hiring team members while also owning the team-level product roadmap through conceptualization and leadership of team-level projects.

This role is multifaceted; balancing people, product/project, and technical leadership. Today, the ratio is an even split between those pillars, but that could change depending on the needs of the team you build.

In this role, expect to

  • Remove roadblocks from the team before they are reached, and sometimes get your hands dirty in the code by doing pieces that would cause too great a context switch for your team.
  • Coach, mentor, and performance manage a team of software engineers.
  • Identify opportunities to incorporate new technologies or techniques into our process that improve engineering velocity.

To succeed in this role, you have

  • 8+ years of relevant engineering work experience.
  • 4+ years of hands-on technical management experience.
  • Intimate knowledge of JS ecosystem (tooling, libraries, etc).
  • Expert level familiarity with RESTful APIs and Service Oriented Architectures.
  • Ability to uphold code quality standards, demonstrated through passion about technical stewardship.
  • Experience with complex code bases and know how to incrementally improve them.
  • Proven ability to recruit and develop top technical talent.

Nice to have but not essential

  • You have more than a few years experience in cloud infrastructure, a high level of comfort with Kubernetes and ideally some experience with Google Cloud.
  • A mastery of continuous integration and deployment best practices.
  • Exceptional system design abilities which includes experience with architectural patterns of large, high-scale applications

Trellis is a fantastic place to work

  • Join a talented, passionate team that we call friends, mentors, and colleagues
  • Flat,collaborative, transparent culture; get in at the ground floor and be a true business partner
  • Opportunities for growth and development within your role and all areas of the organization
  • 75th-percentile (competitive!) compensation
  • 100% remote work environment
  • Quarterly, fun team bonding events

Trellis additionally offers competitive benefits:

  • Unlimited vacation time
  • 100% employer-paid insurance for employee, 60% for dependents
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Bonuses and equity opportunities
  • Budget for home office equipment