Software Engineering Manager at SparkCognition (Remote)

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Voted Best Places to Work in Austin, Best Paying Companies,
and Top Startup Companies by Forbes

SparkCognition looks to bring in the best talent in the world. To accommodate the hiring of our wildly talented teams. SparkCognition sponsors visa opportunities when appropriate.

Who are we and why this opportunity?
Drive change and create a footprint. SparkCognition invests in our employees and fosters
collaboration throughout the organization. Our employees have the ability to work globally
with award-winning artificial intelligence (AI) technology within multiple industries.
What are the benefits and perks at SparkCognition? 
You and your loved ones will be supported with a competitive and comprehensive benefits package.

Below are some highlights - we’d love to connect and share more! 

  • Fast-paced evolving culture with the opportunity to drive new ideas and technology.
  • Dynamic Work Environment - Remote and In-Office Options  
  • Stock Option Grants
  • Generous Time Off Programs
  • Medical Coverage, and Parental Leave Plans 
  • 401k with Employer Match
  • Monthly Technology Allowance 
  • Large 2022 renovated office space centrally located near the Arboretum in Austin, TX- including fully stocked beverage and snack areas!

Join us and:
• Work closely with other managers, product managers, and architects to set the direction and priorities of the domain development team
• Provide management and support to a team of software engineers and data scientists who are responsible for all aspects of developing specific domain product components
• Provide technical leadership, guidance, and knowledge of software development best practices to the team
• Act as Product Owner and Release Manager for one of our products.
• Contribute to the development of software as an active member of the development team as necessary
• Further define and build out our infrastructure engineering capabilities
• Manage and improve the day-to-day operations of our build, testing, and continuous integration environments
• Support an effective developer workflow including build, test automation, and deployment
• Lead and mentor software development and domain-specific architecture teams

You’ll have:
• 7+ years of software development and management combined
• Strong ability to lead a team of software engineers, assess their strengths, and enable them to succeed in their day-to-day work
• Excellent communication skills and being able to interact effectively with other members of the management team.
• Proven experience managing multiple projects and competing priorities in a fast-paced work environment
• Experience with agile software development, preferably from a leadership perspective
• Experience with at least one programming language: Scala, Python, C#, Java, etc.
• Experience with development operations of continuous integration, automated testing, build automation, and automation of dev process

Explore SparkCognition: 

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SparkCognition is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to diversity, equality, and inclusion, and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.  SparkCognition prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • PythonLanguages
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • Adobe XDDesign
    • Adobe InDesignDesign
    • Adobe After EffectsDesign
    • Adobe PremiereDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • PardotEmail
    • DemandbaseLead Gen
    • PardotLead Gen

What are SparkCognition Perks + Benefits

SparkCognition Benefits Overview

SparkCognition offers a combination of benefits + perks that align with our brand and culture. This includes: competitive medical benefits, HSA contribution, employer paid STD & Life Insurance, 401k match, 4+ weeks of PTO, and parental leave. In addition we strive for our team to be active in our communities and to focus on leading supportive and healthy lifestyles. As we are in a high-growth stage, we offer support and encouragement for employees' career development, including mentorship opportunities, online course subscriptions, and more.

Volunteer in local community
SparkCognition participates in local volunteer activities, most notably with Austin Sunshine Camps.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
SparkCognition has a cross-departmental Culture Committee that ensures the company represents our values and mission. They plan events, launch initiatives, and represent the employees of the company.
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
SparkCognition offers group-term life insurance with a potential payout of 2X an employee's annual salary for the duration of employment.
Wellness Programs
SparkCognition's current health and wellness program provides a Lifetime gym stipend to all employees of SparkCognition.
Mental Health Benefits
SparkCognition offers a unique service called First Stop Health. This is a company that puts mental health resources front and center for our employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
SparkCognition's 401(k) retirement plan matches 50% of an employee's contribution up to 6% of their annual base salary, with a 3-year vesting schedule for matched contributions.
Company Equity
SparkCognition offers stock options for all employees as a part of the incentive package, including vesting over a four-year period.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We offer up to 10 weeks of parental leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
SparkCognition offers flexible schedules, allowing each employee to work with their team to determine hours.
Remote Work Program
Our post-pandemic return to office policy will allow employees and their managers to work together and determine if their role will be fully remote, a hybrid work model, or fully in-office.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
No matter what time of the year a new employee joins, we believe strongly in rest & relaxation and encourage employees to utilize flexible PTO.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Catered Friday lunches and Taco Tuesdays!
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

At SparkCognition, we're been focused on adding and improving perks and benefits. Some of these include offering prorated PTO throughout the year, 401k matching, a cell phone subsidy for all employees, parental leave (up to 10 weeks), and a choice between Mac or PC work laptops. Additionally as we look to return to the office, we are offering all employees a hybrid or fully remote work model, and we are actively hiring remote employees nationwide.

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