Engineering Manager

| USA | Remote
Employer Provided Salary: 140,000-190,000 Annually
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Who We Are:

KarmaCheck is a dynamic technology startup headquartered in San Francisco and is founded by Eric Ly, a trailblazer in the internet industry and former Co-founder and CTO of LinkedIn. Our mission is clear: to revolutionize digital identity verification. We're disrupting the antiquated healthcare credentialing sector within the Background Check industry using our cutting-edge proprietary technology powered by automation, machine learning, and data. Our cost-effective solutions are helping shape the future of digital identity and contributing to the authenticity of the evolving digital landscape.

About the opportunity:

We are seeking a dedicated Engineering Manager who is passionate about mentoring, fostering growth, and helping teams succeed, especially as we undergo a rapid period of expansion. You are a passionate people and project manager who can guide developers to perform at their best and address any obstacles that may arise. As the leader of a team of product developers, you will drive their execution to deliver high-quality product features to KarmaCheck users. You will build a motivated and capable team by hiring and developing top-notch talent while engaging and mentoring current employees. You will ensure seamless project management and bridge the gap with Product & Design to ensure that we are building products that meet customer needs and priorities.

As a member of Engineering's leadership team, you will be one of KarmaCheck's key technical leaders working alongside leaders from product, customer support, and customer success. You will collaborate with product managers and business leaders to align technical direction and provide thought leadership across the company.

This is a 100% telecommute position with the rare exception of travel for company/team meetings and/or customer engagement (paid for by KarmaCheck).

What you'll do:

  • As a strategic leader, you will help shape the technical practices, recruiting, onboarding, planning, and prioritization process for the engineering organization.
  • You will collaborate closely with product management to shape the product roadmap and establish the direction for the engineering team.
  • You will help coordinate and align roadmaps across teams.
  • You will align and establish engineering-wide priorities.

  • Engineering Leadership:

  • You will oversee and contribute to a multidisciplinary team of software engineers responsible for building and maintaining key components of the KarmaCheck platform.
  • You will roll up your sleeves and get into the technical weeds to help provide guidance to your team(s).
  • You will facilitate the planning and prioritization of work for your team(s).
  • You will develop and support initiatives to improve engineering efficiency, quality, and team morale.
  • You will lead your team in the execution of a steady delivery cadence, providing value to KarmaCheck users.
  • You will work with your team to reduce technical debt and scale our architecture sustainably.
  • You will collaborate with our data vendors to prioritize technical and product enhancements.
  • You will support and develop your team of engineers through feedback and coaching.
  • You will ensure day-to-day execution against priorities.
  • You will work with your team to set our engineering velocity and culture, ensuring both speed and quality.

  • Team Building and Culture:

  • You will help grow our engineering team by developing a best-in-class hiring process that attracts highly talented, diverse engineers.
  • You will help build and manage a diverse and inclusive team of engineers working on core parts of KarmaCheck's product.
  • You will recruit, coach, and develop engineers, ensuring they regularly receive feedback and make progress on personal and professional goals.
  • You will help create a healthy environment that embodies the company's values.
  • You will assess and close skill gaps within the team.
  • You will develop new leaders and match them with appropriate opportunities.


  • 2-4+ years of experience as an Engineering People Manager
  • 7+ years (or relevant experience) in Software Development relevant to our tech stack (Including but not limited to: Javascript, Vue, React, Angular, NodeJS, Typescript, AWS, SQL, 3rd Party APIs) 
  • A proven track record of managing large-scale projects from concept to completion.
  • Strong people management skills and the ability to coach software engineers, providing both short-term direction and long-term career development support.
  • Experience creating collaborative, empowering, supportive, and challenging team environments where engineers thrive.
  • Experience with hiring and growing inclusive teams to foster growth and diversity.
  • A deep understanding of software architecture and development practices.
  • A solid understanding of the needs of enterprise customers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with cross-functional groups, including engineering, product management, and customer support.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as polished interpersonal skills.

You’re a great addition if…

  • You have experience rapidly growing a development team 
  • You have experience in recruiting and hiring engineering talent for startups, with a focus on identifying candidates who are a good fit for a fast-paced startup environment
  • You have experience rolling out engineering and management practices and processes—e.g., code review, performance reviews, and levels and ladders—where they didn't exist before.
  • You can work with product, customer support, and customer success equally well
  • You are detail oriented, analytical, and enjoy making process and organizational improvements

Perks & Compensation:

  • Become a key team member on the ground floor of a startup set to disrupt the background check industry and innovate digital identity.
  • 100% remote work environment with only limited required travel
  • Competitive benefits package including medical, dental, 401k, and EAP.
  • Take the time to Check Yourself - we have an unlimited time off policy.
  • The expected base compensation for this role is between $140-190K for work performed in the United States. Starting pay for the successful applicant will depend on a variety of job-related factors, which may include seniority level, experience level, transferable skills, education, location, business needs, training, and market demands. This range may be modified in the future.

Interview Process:

  • Recruiter Screen (30 minutes via Zoom, video OFF)
  • Hiring Manager Screen (60 minutes via Zoom, video ON) 
  • Team Interview (60 minutes via Zoom, video ON)
  • Final Interview (60 minutes via Zoom, video ON)


KarmaCheck is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse environment for our employees. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status, or any other reason protected by law.

More Information on KarmaCheck
KarmaCheck operates in the Artificial Intelligence industry. The company is located in San Francisco, California. It has 78 total employees. To see all 5 open jobs at KarmaCheck, click here.
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