Engineering Manager



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Posted on Saturday, October 1, 2022

Join our growing team at Vetcove, and help us transform how veterinarians buy the supplies they need to keep America's pets healthy. Vetcove's eCommerce and mobile platforms enable veterinary practices to compare and buy from all of their vendors in one place. Our community of more than 17,000 veterinary hospitals employs tens of thousands of veterinarians, and delivers care to many millions of animals every year across all 50 states. We’re a growing team on a mission to modernize the $50B+ animal health industry. Simply put, Vetcove helps veterinary organizations spend more time giving care, and less time shopping and comparing across vendors to supply their practices. Vetcove is a Y Combinator and venture-backed growth stage company with notable investors in Silicon Valley and NYC. We're looking for exceptionally talented and passionate people to join our growing team.

About the Position

We are looking for a technical Engineering Manager to lead a lean team of software engineers and be hands-on in supporting projects from conception to completion. This level of involvement includes mentorship to our engineers, plan formulation, creation, maintenance and upgrade implementations across most of the technology stack. As a contributor to the core features of the Vetcove platform, you will be an integral part of planning and ensuring we are creating intuitive and innovative products that our users need for success in their day to day.

About our team

We believe every engineer at Vetcove should have a holistic view of Vetcove and work on many areas of our technology stack. We encourage you to apply to help us grow a system that facilitates billions of dollars in orders each year. We move lightning-fast in an industry that was previously slow to adopt technology. As Vetcove quickly expands its offerings to better serve veterinary groups and its supply chain partners, we’re quickly growing our engineering team to keep pace with the rapid expansion of our business, while maintaining exceptional code quality and system integrity. You’ll have an opportunity to work closely with end users, handle large scale infrastructure challenges, and everything in between.

Some projects we've worked on recently

- A real time streaming analytics platform to display billions of dollars in purchase history

- A dynamic advertising platform that gives away millions of dollars in cash back rewards to clinics each month

- A mobile shopping experience that lets clinic shop using their phone’s camera and OCR transcription technology

What you'll do

  • Contribute to the collaborative development processes within the team and organization from across both product and technical domainsIdentify and propose improvements to the current system architecture that emphasize reliability and scalability

  • Work with the product and engineering teams to produce development plans and see through to delivery and success

  • Grow and mentor the team, ensuring continuity and ongoing career development for the team and the members within it

  • Build and extend interactive React applications that will be used by tens of thousands of veterinary purchasers, corporate hospital groups owners, and animal health manufacturers

  • Add good test coverageWork directly with our CTO and Head of Engineering, as well as other functions to continuously evolve our platform and products

You should have

  • 3 years of professional software engineering experience (preferably building web applications)

  • High proficiency over at least one industry-common language and be conversant (and interested to improve!) in others

  • Experience in building a professionally successful production application in a modern web framework

  • Ability to design new features around data models with accuracy, security, and performance in mind

  • Fluency with JavaScript’s features as a prototyped and functional language

  • Good software testing habits

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to adapt quickly and manage many concurrent responsibilities

  • A strong desire to help our customers succeed

  • A positive attitude and one-for-all team mentality

  • Experience working with a backend language, an ORM, and writing API endpoints

  • Startup work experience is a plus

Tools we use

  • Backend: Python (Django, Django Rest Framework)

  • Frontend: JavaScript (React), Less.js, Typescript, Webpack

  • Datastores: Postgres, Elasticsearch, Redis

  • Mobile: React Native

  • Version Control: Git

Benefits (Full Time Roles)

  • 100% remote within the USA

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Automatic 401k contribution

  • Employee referral program

  • At home office set up

  • Bi-annual company retreats

  • Open vacation policy

  • Equity

  • Monthly team events

Please note we are unable to sponsor work visas at this time.

Attention all job seekers! We want to ensure that you’re well-informed about a serious matter affecting the job market. It has come to our attention that scammers are operating in the industry, impersonating employees and attempting to deceive savvy applicants like you. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Our job listings are exclusively available on official sites (our careers page, LinkedIn, BuiltIn, and Indeed). Be cautious of other sources claiming to represent us or any organization that you’re interested in. Stay on the lookout!

  2. Authentic communications from our company will only come through verified email addresses and phone numbers. If you receive unexpected messages or calls, exercise caution and verify their authenticity. Don’t let scammers catch you off guard!

  3. It's essential to independently verify the legitimacy of any job postings you come across. Visit our official careers page to confirm the validity of any openings. Stay proactive and protect yourself!

  4. Remember that during the application process, we will never request sensitive personal or financial information from you. Be wary of anyone asking for such information. Keep your personal data secure!

  5. If you suspect any fraudulent activity or encounter suspicious individuals, please report it immediately to our recruiting department. By working together, we can combat these scams and keep the job market safer for everyone.

We understand the importance of your job search and want to ensure your experience is positive and secure. Always exercise caution and stay scam-smart!

Vetcove is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. If you require accommodations during the application or interview process, please let us know and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.