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Engineering Manager

New York, NY
Denver, CO

At Pico, we’re building the marketing platform for content creators. And as we enter an exciting new chapter of growth, we’re looking for an Engineering Manager to join our fast-growing, mission-driven team. As a manager in our Engineering org, you should be hungry to extend your range, driven to creatively solve problems to increase the team’s capacity, willing to get your hands dirty and join the trenches when needed, and excited to work collaboratively with both the engineering and business teams. 

We believe coming up with the best solutions requires not only intelligence and empathy, but also the patience to explore, experiment, and even get things wrong every now and then. We also believe product experiences are better when they're designed and engineered by a team of people with diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from people of all stripes, regardless of your gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy status, veteran status, or whether or not you have a disability.

You are:

  • A dynamic and successful engineering manager, with a minimum of 4 (but ideally more than 7) years of experience as an engineer and 2+ years of experience managing direct reports
  • Fascinated by complex products with deep interactions and delightful outcomes
  • At peace in the eye of the storm and a prolific over-communicator
  • A natural recruiter and team builder, with a rich variegated people network to draw on
  • Obsessed with the measurement of coding behaviors and delivery metrics
  • An accomplished coder in Javascript and/or Python, at ease with databases and CICD

You have:

  • Flourished in a dynamic startup environment
  • Been the source of calm and empowerment on product teams
  • Been at the heart of growth, delivery, and success cycles
  • Worn a lot of technical hats with fearless joy
  • Love numbers, metrics, analytics, measurement of team performance

You will:

  • Work directly with our CTO, Director of Product, and other Engineering Managers
  • Be a critical part of our agile pods and cohorts in defining, planning, and delivering magnificent scopes and products
  • Review code for adherence to our checks, standards, acceptance, test coverage, and quality metrics
  • Balance managerial, recruiting, and analysis with your own individual contribution
  • Be a recruiting force of nature as we grow our engineering team in 2022 and beyond!

Why you should join us:

It's a rare opportunity to work on something you love, to have the power to improve the world around you, and to get rewarded for doing it. If protecting the press and elevating the standards of public discourse sound like interesting challenges to you, and if you’re in search of a startup that has de-risked upside and strong validation among the investor community, then working at Pico is that rare opportunity.

As an early employee, you have the chance to not just build an amazing platform, but to also help cultivate a company culture that reflects the type of community of which you want to be a part. Trust, mutual respect, and passion already run deep in our young company's DNA. Jason and Nick became friends in elementary school and started Pico several years after graduating from Stanford together. You'll fit right in if, like us, you're curious about the world, anxious to fix what's broken around you, and thoughtful about how you do it.

There's a lot of exciting work to be done to fulfill the vision and potential of Pico. Join our journey, and let's get there together.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

To apply for this role, please email your resume to [email protected].

Want to apply?

Please email your resume to [email protected] along with your answer (preferably in a Google Doc) to the following prompt:

In the show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Kimmy grows up and spends her young adulthood in a bunker underground where she is held prisoner. After being rescued from the bunker, she’s invited to a talk show in New York City. She’s given a plane ticket in the mail and told that a car will take her to the airport nearby in Indianapolis, but she has no idea what to do once she arrives at the airport. Explain to her in clear and concise instructions how to get on her flight to New York and how to get to the TV studio once she lands in New York. (There will be a limo driver waiting for her outside JFK. The driver will be holding a sign with her name on it.)

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Our Interview Process

We look forward to learning as much as we can about your skills and interests, but we also aim to be respectful of your time. Below are the 3 steps to joining the Pico team:

Apply for the role.

Email your resume (and portfolio, if applicable) to [email protected].


If we believe there is a potential fit, we will schedule an initial interview with you, after which you may be asked to complete a take-home assignment.


The top candidates for this role will then be invited to interview with other key members of the team. From the homework assignment to the job offer, you can expect the process to take 3-4 weeks.