Engineering Manager - Desktop Team Collaboration App

Engineering Manager - Desktop Team Collaboration App
Upwork is the world's top freelancing website. Each year over $1 billion of work happens through Upwork, helping businesses get more done and freelancers work anytime, anywhere on projects they love. At Upwork you'll help build on this momentum. Together we'll create economic and social value on a global scale, providing a trusted online workplace for professionals to connect, collaborate and succeed.

Join us to help develop the next generation collaboration app that is central to Upwork's workplace and drives a major portion of revenue for the company. In this role, you will lead the development of a hybrid technology desktop application that blends a cross-platform UI with a native-OS core that runs seamlessly on Windows, Mac and Linux. You will use cutting edge and open source technologies for both frontend and backend including Single Page Application frameworks, node.js, C++, web services, and more. You will be a hands-on manager, have the opportunity to solve complex technical and product challenges, and contribute directly to the bottom-line of the company.
Your Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of talented engineers, both UI and backend.
  • Partner with product management, customer support, and other cross-functional stakeholders to drive the roadmap and crucial decisions.
  • Have an eye for anticipating technology needs and balancing them with the product roadmap.
  • Own end-end execution and success of the team.
What it takes to catch our eye:
  • 8+ years of developing cross-platform or full stack web applications.
  • Experience leading a team of engineers.
  • Experience developing with one or more of the following: Java, C++, node.js, Angular/Backbone.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and high degree of organization.
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and object-oriented programming skills.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, creative and collaborative environment.
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or a related field.
How to really knock our socks off:
  • Experience working with Electron, Chromium Embedded Framework, V8 Javascript engine.
Come change how the world works
At Upwork you'll help shape the future of work. From our offices in San Francisco, Mountain View and Chicago, together we're creating exciting new opportunities for a world of professionals. You'll be part of a vibrant culture built on shared values: Inspire a boundless future of work, Build amazing teams, Put community first and, Bias towards action. Along the way you'll have fun and enjoy the perks of a people-first company: Work from Home Wednesdays, daily breakfasts and lunch, regular in-office happy hours, top-notch benefits and more. Check out Upwork's spotlight on The Muse for a glimpse of our daily work/life balance.

Upwork is proudly committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we never discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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