**Competitive relocation allowance provided**
Are you driven to build problem-solving applications? Do you get energized by collaborating with - and learning alongside - super-talented team members? Are you passionate and pragmatic about the craft of writing code? And, do you like to have fun while you’re at it? If so - and you have the track record to back it up - read on!
Our Engineering teams work on both front and back end applications. Whether you’re passionate about building tools that enable our business to get the job done or want to empower our customers to realize their creative potential through tools like our design lab - this could be the place for you.
What sets us apart?
We asked our Engineers why they love Custom Ink and here’s what they had to say: Modern tech stack, innovative culture, Work-Life balance, flexibility in schedule, stability of a growing company, respected peers, mature and predictable product development cycle, tackling hard / complex problems at a good pace.
We win awards. We've won a Google mobile web hack-a-thon, ranked in the top 10 of DC area companies that tech talent wants to work (through Hired’s Global Brand Health Report) and our Design team took 2nd place in an Adobe design contest. Custom Ink also has an award winning culture
We’re involved in the engineering community. We attend, speak at, and host engineering related events, like Code and Coffee, Papers We Love, 757rband RubyLoCo
We're dedicated to Innovation. We are passionate about trying new things and we follow through with 10% time and hosting regularly scheduled full-team hack-a-thons.
Custom Ink, the leader in custom apparel for groups and communities, is all about bringing people together. That's what inspires our innovative online platform, world-class customer support, and award-winning work environment. With 1,600+ team members (“Inkers”), we are passionate about the success and well-being of our team and have earned frequent recognition as a top workplace from such organizations as Fortune Magazine and The Washington Post. Our customers are counting on us to come through for them, and that’s important to all Inkers - no matter what role they’re in.
How you’ll make a difference:
As a hands-on Engineering Manager you’ll ensure that applications used by our teams and customers alike are modern, powerful, and deliver on our promise of a WOW! experience for both our team and customers. Millions of Custom Ink customers and more than 1,000 team members interact with our tools, so your work will ensure those interactions are seamless and intuitive. Whether focused on business or consumer facing applications, you’ll directly contribute to the evolution of Custom Ink as we grow.
Measures of success:
Your team of software engineers drives measurable value to the business while consistently delivers capabilities in quick iterations
Your business stakeholders have found a partner to maximize effectiveness of our deliverables
Custom Ink’s business requirements have been translated into elegant technical solutions that are supporting our current and future business needs
Engineers are being coached and are growing their careers
Engineering skills and practices have been evolved to position teams and business for success
Engineers are making decisions that are in line with our strategic direction and architectural principles
What we look for:
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Passion for mentoring, coaching, and building collaborative teams
Engagement with business OKRs and a passion to drive value with your efforts
Ownership of all aspects of a technical domain (project lifecycle, support, technical evolution)
Influencer across the teams, not just within your own team
Drive to continuously deliver code; each deployment adds value to the overall solution
Ability to ensure that the engineering team is balancing technical needs alongside the business needs
A deep technical background in building modern, large scale, web-based applications in a cloud environment
Passion and continued interest in new technologies and ways of working
Our stack: Ruby, Rails, Node, React/Redux, AWS, MySQL, Linux, Git
In addition, you must share our company values—practicing the Golden Rule, taking Ownership and driving and embracing Innovation.
While cover letters are not required, they are highly valued. CustomInk values individuality, so use your judgment and write to us in your own voice.