Glynn Capital
Glynn Capital

Engineering Manager - Growth Engineering



Software Engineering, Other Engineering, Sales & Business Development
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Job description

Algolia is a fast-growing company that helps users deliver an intuitive search-as-you-type experience on their websites and mobile apps. We provide a search API used by thousands of customers in more than 100 countries. Today, Algolia powers 1.5 Trillion searches a year – that’s 4 times more than Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, Baidu and Yandex combined!

As an Engineering Manager in the Growth org, you will lead an engineering team working on a variety of topics. The Growth org aims to help our customers realize the value of our products, helping them build a great search experience. Some of our recent projects include:

  • developing an OAuth2.0 based API allowing our partners to deeply integrate Algolia into their offerings
  • launching a new service powering onboarding for various features
  • creating an analytics and experimentation platform
  • and much more.

Come, work with us and get to shape the user experience of our customers as they start using Algolia, mentor software engineers, and introduce best practices.

Your role will consist of:

  • Defining the overall technical direction and strategy for your team
  • Mentoring and nurturing software engineers, helping them grow in their career
  • Being responsible for technical decisions taken by the team
  • Working alongside the engineers to design and implement monitoring and alerting to ensure high availability, performance and reliability of your team’s services
  • Improving engineering quality, processes and tooling
  • Collaborating with product managers and designers to help define the team roadmap (we follow a bottom-up approach)
  • Interfacing with a wide range of teams to build and evangelize a solid growth foundation

You might be a fit if you:

  • Have 2+ years of engineering management experience and 5+ years of engineering experience
  • Are an excellent communicator able to translate product requirements into technical tasks and vice-versa
  • Have a mindset to take data driven decisions and analyzing impact of the changes you introduce
  • Are experienced with frontend technologies like JavaScript, TypeScript, React
  • Are experienced with a server-side scripting language (we use Ruby, however languages can be learned - your engineering proficiency is more important than any particular language)
  • Are capable of jumping in the trenches with the engineerings — coding, managing incidents, handling on-call
  • Are able to identify and introduce relevant SLOs and SLAs within the team
  • Are fluent in Agile methodology and can lead a project from the idea to production


Algolia’s flexible workplace model is designed to empower all Algolians to fulfill our mission to power search and discovery with ease. We place an emphasis on an individual’s impact, contribution, and output, over their physical location. Algolia is a high-trust environment and our team members have the autonomy to choose where they want to work and when. We know community comes in many forms and strive to create opportunities for intentional in-person connection in our offices and virtually for our remote colleagues around the world.

We have a global presence with physical offices in San Francisco, NYC, Paris, London, Sydney and Bucharest.


Algolia prides itself on being a pioneer and market leader offering an AI Search solution that empowers 17,000+ businesses to compose customer experiences at internet scale that predict what their users want with blazing fast search and web browse experience. Algolia powers more than 30 billion search requests a week – four times more than Microsoft Bing, Yahoo, Baidu, Yandex and DuckDuckGo combined.

Algolia is part of a cadre of innovative new companies that are driving the next generation of software development, creating APIs that make developers’ lives easier; solutions that are better than building from scratch and better than having to tweak monolithic SaaS solutions.

In 2021, the company closed $150 million in series D funding and quadrupled its post-money valuation of $2.25 billion. Being well capitalized enables Algolia to continue to invest in its market leading platform, to better serve its thousands of customers–including Under Armor, Petsmart, Stripe, Gymshark, and Walgreens, to name just a few.


We’re looking for talented, passionate people to build the world’s best search & discovery technology. As an ownership-driven company, we seek team members who thrive within an environment based on autonomy and diversity. We're committed to building an inclusive and diverse workplace. We care about each other and the world around us, and embrace talented people regardless of their race, age, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, color, veteran status, disability and socioeconomic background.


If you share our values and our enthusiasm for building the world’s best search & discovery technology, we’d love to review your application!