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Engineering Manager



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Posted on Monday, June 17, 2024

🧠 About Cortex

Cortex is the internal developer portal that cuts noise for developers with paved paths to production. Companies like Netflix, Dropbox, and Adobe use Cortex to catalog, score, and assign action to improve service quality and velocity, so devs can get back to work that drives the business forward.


We’re fully remote and welcome candidates from anywhere in the US! We have all-company offsites a few times a year where we fly the whole team out to meet in person, build stronger relationships, kick off important projects, and have fun!

🤝 The Team

We are a mighty group of ~90 passionate individuals excited about building a product that developers love. We raised $35M in Series B Funding in 2023 led by IVP with Sequoia Capital and previously raised a series A co-led by Tiger Global and Sequoia Capital. You can read more about it here.

💼 Job Summary

We are seeking an Engineering Manager to join our team. As an Engineering Manager, you will lead and mentor a team of highly skilled engineers, fostering a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement. You will work closely with our CoFounders, Product, Go-To-Market and Support teams to define and execute the technical roadmap for our IDP.

💻 Responsibilities

  • Manage, coach, and mentor a team of software engineers, fostering professional and technical growth
  • Collaborate with multiple departments to define projects, product specifications, timelines, scope, deliverables and technical initiatives
  • Lead and manage the planning and execution of engineering projects
  • Work closely with the team to architect scalable and maintainable software
  • Promote best practices for coding, architecture, and testing
  • Identify and address bottlenecks for the engineering team, propose solutions to address them, and implement new processes
  • Foster a culture of collaboration and communication within the engineering team and across departments.
  • Participate in the recruitment process to attract top engineering talent, conducting interviews and making hiring decisions.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • At least 5 years of experience managing Senior Software Engineers
  • 5+ years of experience as a Software Engineer
  • Strong technical background
  • Experience in a hyper-growth environment is highly preferred
  • Experience at a B2B company is preferred
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously
  • Familiarity with developer portals, API management, or related technologies is a plus.

🌴 Perks & Benefits

  • Competitive salary and equity
  • National medical, dental & vision insurance (we cover 100%!)
  • Fully covered life insurance
  • $400 monthly perks stipend
  • $1000 yearly Learning & Development stipend
  • 401k plan
  • Pet Insurance
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Remote & flexible working hours
  • Gender-neutral parental leave
  • All-Company Retreats (previously San Diego, Miami, Austin)

✏️ Noteworthy

Our job titles may span more than one career level. The base pay for this role starts between $200,000 - $260,000 The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as: training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs and market demands. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. This role is eligible for equity and benefits.

Cortex is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Cortex is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please email [email protected]