Engineering Manager, Backend (Remote) at Getaround | Powderkeg

Location: San Francisco, CA

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Software Engineering

Who we are

At Getaround, we’re building a global platform to enable a future where all cars are shared. There are more than 1 billion cars in the world, and these cars are parked, on average, more than 95% of the time. With instant and keyless car-sharing via our patented hardware and software platform and our industry-leading mobile apps, we’re helping communities around the world share these underutilized resources to reduce their vehicle footprint while increasing mobility solutions.

With headquarters in San Francisco, offices in major metropolitan areas across the US, our distributed team is building the future of mobility. If you want to help create this future with us and change the landscape of cities worldwide, Getaround might just be the place for you.

The Opportunity

Getaround is looking for Backend Engineering Managers who serve two key roles. First, you will serve as a manager to Getaround’s backend engineers. We have talented software engineers dedicated to backend engineering for applications designed for a number of different users. Your technical expertise helps you provide guidance and mentorship to your team. Your empathy and communication skills help align their growth with the company’s needs, and accelerate the work of everyone around you.

Second, at Getaround, the Engineering Management team also represents engineering in strategic decisions across all major aspects of Getaround’s business. You will work not only with engineers outside your area of expertise (Frontend, Mobile, and Firmware engineering), but also colleagues in Product Management and Design. You’ll take ownership of business outcomes, while also tending to the team’s ability to confidently, safely, and consistently deploy new features to users.

What You'll Do

  • Grow the engineering team. Continually improve the process of hiring and onboarding talented, motivated, and thoughtful engineers
  • Be a mentor. Be keenly aware of what motivates a given engineer and help guide their career development
  • Represent your team. Effectively communicate your progress and challenges. Secure commitments from leadership for the resources you need to build something great
  • Set direction. Establish a roadmap alongside Product and Design colleagues that aligns with the priorities of the larger organization and commit to deadlines
  • Manage team efficiency. Implement effective engineering processes and policies that emphasize quality and forward progress. Manage project scope and inter-team dependencies
  • Stay close to code. Shepherd architecture and foundational decisions in services and backend infrastructure

What You'll Bring

  • 1 year of management experience
  • 5 years of hands-on development experience, primarily in services or backend infrastructure
  • Currently proficient in a programming language
  • Prior experience with – and enjoyment of – Python
  • Experience in agile development in a fast-paced environment

Benefits & Perks

  • 🌎 Remote First Workplace, with flexible work hours (we mean it!)
  • 💰Competitive salary and generous Stock Options
  • 💫401k plus platinum plans for medical, dental, vision, life, and disability benefits
  • 📝 Annual Work Smarter stipend to optimize your home office and individual wellness needs
  • 🧠Free Access to our Udemy learning portal and annual education stipend to focus on your career growth and development
  • 🏖Flexible PTO policy and monthly Wellness Days to reset and recharge
  • 💻Virtual events to connect with your fellow Getarounders, including educational speakers, cooking sessions, game nights, mixology classes and +!
  • 🤝 A company culture that keeps Diversity, Equity and Inclusion top of mind, thanks to our dedicated Task Force. We are committed to being a place where you’re empowered to bring your full self to work
  • 🗓 Monthly Getaround credits and discounts for you, your friends and family


At Getaround, we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no matter your race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, your perspective has value.

Come join us in continuing to make Getaround a great place to work!

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Engineering Manager, Backend (Remote)
  • Company
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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