Senior Engineering Manager at Lumos Labs | Powderkeg

Location: United States

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Engineering


Lumos Labs is the industry leader in brain training. Since the launch of Lumosity in 2007, more than 100 million users have trained their cognitive skills by playing over 7 billion training games. We believe in helping people keep their brains challenged through playful, meaningful experiences grounded in science.

From neuroscience to art, we combine diverse disciplines to create a brain training program that is both engaging and accessible — making cognitive research available to everyone. We draw upon scientific research, user- friendly design, and engagement with our user base to continuously improve our product. Through the Human Cognition Project, we collaborate with over 100 leading researchers and clinicians from institutions around the world.

We’re committed to building upon our brand to become world leaders in digital health and medicine.


Lumos is looking for a Senior Engineering Manager to join the application engineering team. This team is responsible for all applications that the user interacts with directly. We are passionate about giving our customers a first- class experience by creating frictionless, entertaining, and robust applications they can interact with. We’re looking for someone that can help us build and scale the engineering teams that make that experience possible.


  • Partner with our VP of Engineering to build and scale our user-facing application engineering teams.
  • Partner with our Product, Design, and Science teams to help drive our product development.
  • Collaborate with business partners as well as engineers to help define future roadmaps and balance tech debt and feature development.
  • Proactively find and create opportunities for engineers to further their development
  • Be a champion of clear documentation and distribution of information regarding architectural choices, processes, and database schemas.
  • Provide clarity whenever there’s ambiguity.
  • Be an active participant in shaping and maintaining our culture by suggesting improvements to processes and technologies.


  • Experience building and scaling engineering teams.
  • Experience with Agile and support a pragmatic approach to adopting its processes.
  • A people-oriented management style and a belief that results are achieved through strong relationships and mentorship.
  • Deep understanding of modern web and native mobile development paradigms.
  • A product-focused mindset and a get-things-done attitude.
  • Superb interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving aptitude.
  • Great organizational and time management skills.

Not required but nice-to-haves:

  • Experience with game development.
  • Knowledge of infrastructure on AWS and serverless architectures.


  • Lumos Labs offers a wide range of competitive benefits for all of our full-time employees:
  • The excitement and fun of an early-stage startup paired with the maturity and stability of a later-stage business with substantial revenue and company infrastructure.
  • A remote-first culture, building a team that spans the Eastern-to-Pacific U.S. time zones.
  • Competitive compensation packages, including salary and benefits on-par with later-stage companies, and equity options on-par with earlier-stage ones.
  • Flexible time off throughout the year to rest, reset, and recharge, and an end-of-year holiday break.
  • Generous company-sponsored medical, dental, and vision plans (options for individual, spouse and/or domestic partner, and family coverage).
  • Continuous learning budget for conferences, professional and skill development – think Udemy Courses, Coursera and books.
  • Monthly fitness, wellness, internet, coworking, and cell phone reimbursements.

Lumos Labs values diversity and recognizes that employees from a broad range of perspectives improves both the practice of science and the brain training experience for everyone. We are committed to inclusion, diversifying tech, and advocating for diversity in our employees, their experiences, and the people we serve.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Senior Engineering Manager
  • Company
    Lumos Labs
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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