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We're project management without all the management. Shortcut is built by our software team for your software team.


Based in New York but fully distributed, Shortcut builds project management software for software and product teams that people actually want to use. Thousands of the fastest-growing software companies use Shortcut to plan and build software, including Glossier, Venmo, Daitaku, Scale AI, FullStory, LaunchDarkly, and others.

We’re looking for an Engineering Manager to lead and grow our User Experience and Performance team. This team helps keep our app fast, builds shared abstractions for other teams to use, and generally tries to make engineers at Shortcut effective. 

Our engineering team is made up of a diverse mix of individuals with experience at large and small companies and with a range of technical skills. You'll be managing three to eight engineers within that squad, supporting their career growth and job satisfaction. This role will report to our Director of Engineering and will be responsible for a mix of team management and technical leadership.

Salary Range: $150,000 - $200,000

What you'll do

  • Lead, mentor, coach, motivate and manage a team of software engineers.
  • Help grow the Shortcut team by attracting, onboarding, and retaining diverse software engineers.
  • Build psychological safety on your team to make sure everyone can contribute.
  • Eliminate dependencies and blockers for your engineers and provide direction and focus.
  • Lead the team in planning and scoping projects.
  • Collaborate with other engineering managers, engineers, product managers, and designers.
  • Help the team decide and move forward without perfect information.

What we look for

  • 1+ year experience as an engineering manager.
  • 5+ years of experience as a software engineer.
  • A servant-leadership management style.
  • A commitment to growing and developing your team.
  • Ability to track and successfully complete complex projects.
  • You can own delivery for your team, provide visibility into it, and be accountable for it. You drive towards outcomes and assess any opportunity for its potential impact, and help your team do the same.
  • You are knowledgeable about modern software engineering practices and how to apply them. You help the team deliver iteratively and continuously.
  • You’re comfortable with ambiguity and figuring things out as they evolve, change, and new requirements emerge. Our company and customer base are rapidly growing and this means new information can lead to new processes and outcomes.

Nice To Haves

Not required, but any of these would be helpful.

  • Clojure, AWS, JavaScript, Datomic experience
  • Experience managing a remote team
  • Front-end performance experience
  • Tech lead experience

What we offer

  • Competitive salary, benefits, and a meaningful equity stake in the company.
  • Opportunity to work on a product built specifically for software companies. Scratch your own itch!
  • Meaningful input in to the product direction. You are our target audience for Shortcut, so your ideas and experience help us figure out what to build.
  • Mentoring from the director of engineering, executives and other engineering managers to help you learn and grow.
  • Impact. Shortcut is small enough that one person have a lot of influence on our engineering culture and company direction. Help make us better!

If this sounds like you, please apply below and tell us about yourself. Our interview process will include a mix of software design discussions, role-playing, and 1:1 discussions.

If you're interested in the role but don't meet all the requirements, apply anyway! Job requirements are a wish list not a checklist, and we're happy to help the right candidate grow in to this role.

Shortcut is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Below is the interview process:

  1. Application Review
  2. Recruiter Screen
  3. Hiring Manager Interview
  4. Codepair(Language Fundamentals -Javascript) and System Design & Architecture Interview
  5. Virtual Onsite interview, includes sessions on collaboration and team building


Shortcut is a company that truly values fostering an inclusive and diverse environment for all employees. While we are not as diverse as we would like to be overall, we've worked hard and continue to work hard to create a culture that is inclusive of every employee regardless of background. We understand that being inclusive is more than just cultural events and celebrations, and more about creating an environment that allows everyone to know they making an impact and can grow here.

Our tech team has developed a skills matrix for their departments and managers have regular 1:1s with reports to help them develop, outside of performance review time. We value promoting and hiring internally for senior level roles; two of our three engineering managers are people of color and were interally promoted. We also value flexible working, being remote friendly/first since the beginning and are family friendly. It is understood that life happens, and we have an open vacation policy to help with this. We also offer extra company holidays in the summer in order to ensure that our employees are getting time off to relax and avoid burnout.

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