Engineering Manager


Date listed

1 month ago

Employment Type

Full time



Total Funding

$149.0 million

Glassdoor Rating

4/5 (55 reviews)

Keywords: coverage net backbone

About Checkr
Checkr builds people infrastructure for the future of work. And we believe everyone should have a fair chance to work. That's why we've designed a faster—and fairer—way to screen job seekers. Established in 2014 and valued at $5B, Checkr puts modern technology powered by machine learning in the hands of hiring teams, helping thousands of companies like Uber, Instacart, Netflix, Compass Group, and Adecco to hire great new people with an experience that’s fast, smooth, and safe.

A career at Checkr means collaborating with brilliant minds, disrupting an industry, and opening channels of employment to often overlooked candidates. Checkr has been recognized as one of BuiltIn's 2023 Best Places to Work in the US and is a Y Combinator 2023 Breakthrough Company and Top Company by Valuation.

Checkr is looking for an Engineering Manager to lead the Verifications team. The team is responsible for the end to end experience of our screening products including the candidate and customer experience, order fulfillment and screening lifecycle logic, and vendor integrations across both existing and net new offerings. As the Engineering Manager of this team, you will be responsible for the technical strategy, project delivery, and professional development of members on the team. The ideal candidate for this role is someone who takes a proactive approach in ramping up across both the people management and product domain and leverages their strong communication skills to build a professional network internally, enabling them to overcome any obstacles the team encounters.

What you’ll do

  • Analyze qualitative and quantitative data to drive product, technical, and team improvements
  • Represent the team in planning and product meetings
  • Work with the team to reduce technical debt and sustainably scale our architecture
  • Optimize engineering processes and policies to drive velocity and quality
  • Partner closely with product management to build new features and enhance existing ones 
  • Partner closely with our data vendor to prioritize technical and product enhancements
  • Mentor and develop the careers of team members varying in seniority and experience
  • Hire and grow the team

What you bring

  • 2+ years as an engineering manager 
  • 7+ years as an engineer
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong skills in critical thinking, decision making, problem-solving, and attention to detail
  • Experience managing quality incidents as both a technical lead and communication lead
  • Experience working on products at scale, and understanding the data, legal, human impact, and technical nuances of supporting highly regulated products
  • Strong experience with TDD, pair programming, and agile methodologies
  • Deep understanding of service architecture and system design as well as lean software development principles
  • Ability to make high-level prioritization decisions quickly and thoughtfully
  • Backbone to make tough decisions when necessary
  • Able to develop inclusive teams to foster growth and diversity 
  • Ready to mentor the team to grow by providing stretch assignments and opportunities relevant to their interests
  • Humility, openness to feedback, and eagerness to learn

What you get:

  • A fast-paced and collaborative environment
  • Learning and development allowance
  • Competitive compensation and opportunity for advancement
  • 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Up to 25K reimbursement for fertility, adoption, and parental planning services
  • Flexible PTO policy
  • Monthly wellness stipend, home office stipend

At Checkr, we believe a hybrid work environment strengthens collaboration, drives innovation, and encourages connection. Our hub locations are Denver, CO, San Francisco, CA, and Santiago, Chile. Individuals are expected to work from the office 2 to 3 days a week. In-office perks are provided, such as lunch four times a week, a commuter stipend, and an abundance of snacks and beverages. 

One of Checkr’s core values is Transparency. To live by that value, we’ve made the decision to disclose salary ranges in all of our job postings. We use geographic cost of labor as an input to develop ranges for our roles and as such, each location where we hire may have a different range. If this role is remote, we have listed the top to the bottom of the possible range, but we will specify the target range for an exact location when you are selected for a recruiting discussion. For more information on our compensation philosophy, see our website.

The base salary range for this role is $223,818 to $302,812 in San Francisco, CA.

Equal Employment Opportunities at Checkr

Checkr is committed to hiring talented and qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds for all of its tech, non-tech, and leadership roles. Checkr believes that the gathering and celebration of unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures enriches the workplace.   

Checkr also welcomes the opportunity to consider qualified applicants with prior arrest or conviction records. Checkr’s commitment to diversity extends to hiring talented individuals in spite of a prior criminal history in accordance with local, state, and/or federal laws, including the San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance.

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