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Engineering Team Lead, Zap Creation

Engineering Team Lead, Zap Creation - Location: Remote - New Zealand

Hi there!

We're looking for an Engineering team Lead to join the Zap Creation team at Zapier. Zapier’s on a mission to make everyone more productive at work. Zapier has helped millions of people build businesses through the power of automation. 

The Zap Creation team has the important job of building and maintaining the core of the Zapier product: the workflow editor. This team owns the full-stack experience our customers use to create Zaps, including the underlying backend storage service for Zaps. The team's work is integral to Zapier's customer experience, so the Zap Creation team needs to work closely with multiple stakeholders as Zapier evolves through constantly shipping new features. 

If you’re interested in advancing your career at a fast-growing, profitable, impact-driven company, then read on…

Our Commitment to Applicants

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About You

  • You are an effective team builder. You are early in your management journey, with at least one year of experience leading a team of Engineers, and want to grow to engineering management. Team Leads at Zapier have around 3-4 direct reports.
  • You’re a product thinker. As a Team Lead, you’ve worked to set goals, metrics, and a strategy for a product-focused Engineering team. You push your team to prioritize impactful work to meet the company’s goals.
  • You can keep track of, prioritize, and lead multiple projects. We're a small team, and there's no shortage of things you could be doing in a day. You'll carve out time for functional projects and make sure they solve real problems the team faces -- ideally making development even easier.
  • You have excellent communication skills. You regularly work with engineers and other stakeholders from various disciplines, balancing engineering concerns such as technical debt with product concerns. Ideally, you find solutions that address both the team and user needs but if not, help build understanding around difficult decisions.
  • You are a skilled engineering leader. You've got a strong background in leading a team of Engineers working in our stack (Python & Django or ES6 & React, etc.). While you may not write code for critical-path features, you still push your team to improve the quality of the final product.
  • You're adaptable. You've been in fast growing companies and know how to build, change, and adapt to the needs of a company as it grows.

Things You’ll Do

  • Work closely with your engineering function, your Engineering Manager to whom you will report, and peer design function and product function to create a trio that tackles user problems and solutions.
  • Develop effective ways to communicate, monitor, and lead your team through weekly one-on-one’s and team meetings.
  • Spot gaps, propose and enact solutions for development processes and team metrics
  • Keep the leadership team informed on your team’s progress in ways that are easy and enjoyable to receive, like one-on-one's, update posts, and regular team hangouts.
  • Build rapport with each member of the Engineering Team and support them through coaching and mentorship to help level up their skills.
  • Participate in code reviews, learning and spreading technical knowledge throughout Zapier -- moving knowledge to documentation where appropriate.
  • Occasionally dive into the code; fixing bugs, improving developer experience, smoothing edges -- sometimes even spiking out small proofs of concept.
  • Collaborate across various disciplines (Product Managers, Designers, Researchers) to help set technical roadmaps that will achieve business goals through engineering best practices.
  • Actively recruit, onboard, and train new engineers at Zapier. This might involve tweaking the skills portions of interviews, or writing better documentation.

The Whole Package

Location: Remote - New Zealand

Our flexible, distributed environment lets us work with the best people from around the world. Zapiens live in 40+ countries, including the United Kingdom, Thailand, India, Nigeria, Taiwan, Guatemala, New Zealand, Australia, and more!

Zapier offers:

  • Competitive salary and profit-sharing program
  • Equity for All: Stock options (or equivalent) for every Zapien
  • Healthcare + dental + vision coverage*
  • Retirement plan with 4% company match*
  • $2,000 annual learning stipend for use on courses, conferences, and more—your choice
  • Two annual all-company retreats
  • 14 weeks paid leave for new parents of biological or adopted children
  • Customized Zapiversary rewards on your 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10 year work anniversaries
  • Leading-edge equipment. We set you up with an Apple laptop and provide an additional budget for you to choose other home office accessories and software you may need.
  • Time to renew. We encourage Zapiens to take at least 2 weeks off each year. Most of us take 4-5 weeks, in addition to locally recognized holidays.
  • Opportunity to work with Zapier’s amazing partners network

*While we take care of Zapiens around the world the best we can, healthcare and retirement plans are currently available specifically in the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and United States.

How to Apply

We have a non-standard application process designed to promote inclusion and equity. We first ask a few questions in our application form that would typically be asked at the start of an initial interview. This helps speed up the process and lets us get to know you a bit better right out of the gate. Please be sure to answer each question; the resume and CV fields are optional.

After you apply, you are going to hear back from us—even if we don’t see an immediate fit with our team. In fact, throughout the process, we strive to make sure you never go more than seven days without hearing from us.

Zapier is an equal opportunity employer. We're excited to work with talented and empathetic people, and do not discriminate based on race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, age, or any other status protected by local law. Our code of conduct provides a beacon for the kind of company we strive to be, and we celebrate our differences because those differences are what allow us to make a product that serves a global user base.

Zapier is is committed to inclusion. As part of this commitment, Zapier will ensure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact jobs@zapier.com.

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