Engineering Manager, Desktop Runtime

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Slack Technologies, Inc.
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Budget Hourly
Flexibility Full remote
Preferred timezone Central America Standard Time

About this job

Required experience: Lead experience
Role: Software Engineer
Category: IT Jobs

Job description

Slack is looking for a leader to join our Desktop Runtime team within Slack's Desktop Infrastructure organization. This team is responsible for maintaining the runtime underneath Slack's desktop apps for Windows, macOS, and Linux. The runtime is called Electron, open-source, and one of the most popular cross-platform development technologies. In addition to Slack, it also powers Visual Studio Code, Figma, Twitch, and hundreds of other popular applications. Our software, built with C++ and TypeScript, runs on billions of devices every day.
You’ll lead a hard-working group of core contributors to Electron. You’ll mentor and coach the team, helping the engineers grow within the open source community, and at Slack. Desktop Runtime works closely with other maintainers in the Electron organization and will frequently meet with stake holders at other organizations trying to move the desktop platform forward - be that operating system developers or the engineers behind other popular desktop apps.
The Desktop Runtime team has the unique responsibility of maintaining one of the most popular open source frameworks out there while also helping Slack build the best possible version of its apps.
What you will be doing
  • Support the team in planning the development road map, prioritizing internal and external feature request and bug reports, and creating estimates.
  • Represent the team in planning and product meetings, both internally at Slack as well as externally with other Electron maintainers and operating system developers.
  • Meet with the rest of the engineering management team to align engineering-wide priorities.
  • Represent Slack engineering and management at industry events.
What you should have
  • Experience coaching and mentoring engineers.
  • You have a drive to turn ideas into reality.
  • Experience involving multiple stake holders in multiple organizations.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, or equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience. A successful manager in this role should be able to understand and explain technical trade-offs and complexities inside Electron to other engineering teams, frontend developers, and customers.
  • You possess good written and verbal communication skills.
  • You are able to weigh several  — often conflicting — constraints and make rapid decisions in a fast-moving and quickly-growing company.
  • Experience with Electron or Open Source is preferable, but not required.
Slack has a positive, diverse, and supportive culture—we look for people who are curious, inventive, and work to be a little better every single day. In our work together we aim to be smart, humble, hardworking and, above all, collaborative. If this sounds like a good fit for you, why not say hello?

We thank all the candidates who have shown interest in our company, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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About the Slack Technologies, Inc.


New York, United States


1,001-5,000 employees


Web services


Between 1M - 10M Eur


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