Guideline is looking for a Senior Engineering Manager to join our expanding engineering team. As a senior manager on a 40-person engineering team, you’ll be responsible for setting product and feature delivery by coaching, mentoring and unblocking the engineers on your team. We’re a fast growing company and successful management means getting hands on with code and design reviews as well as playing a part in the continued growth and development of our engineering team.


Company Mission


Guideline wants everyone to arrive at a safe, secure retirement, whether you’re a small business owner, an employee, or self-employed. Our platform leverages technology to take the complexity and doubt out of retirement planning. The first product we launched was Guideline 401(k), which now has over 20,000 clients and has saved Americans over 4.5 billion dollars to date. Now, the team is utilizing our latest round of funding to broaden the functionality of our core product and expand into new products so that everyone can invest in their financial future with confidence.


You Will

  • Provide organizational and technical leadership by contributing to functional requirements and design.
  • Deliver high quality software by problem-solving and unblocking team members.
  • Build and grow the team through interviewing, career development, coaching, and mentoring our current and future engineers.
  • Drive and help improve full cycle software development in line with company goals and priorities.
  • Create and guide your teams using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Objective and Key Results (OKRs).


What We’re Looking For

  • 7+ years of software engineering experience, 2+ years of managing a team of 5 or more engineers
  • Familiarity with at least one modern backend language (like Ruby or Python) and one frontend language or framework (like React, Redux, Angular, etc.)
  • Experience operating in a modern operational environment (we use GCP, Kubernetes and Docker)
  • Proven success at delivering high quality software in a fast-paced environment
  • Effective at project management and using agile software development principles


We understand that not everyone will be an expert in all of these areas on Day One. We value people with grit and a growth mindset and will consider someone with the fundamentals who is willing to learn and further their skill set.

Guideline provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Software Engineering
Problem Solving
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
KPI Reporting
Ruby (Programming Language)
Python (Programming Language)
Software Development