Engineering Manager at Instawork (S15)
Flexible staffing solution for hourly workers and hospitality
About Instawork

Instawork is the on-demand staffing app for hospitality gigs. We quickly and reliably match businesses with nearby qualified workers. We’re excited to enable our Professionals, a new generation of the emerging, diverse workforce, to be a part of the growing gig economy.

We’ve been fortunate to be funded by some of the greatest investors in Silicon Valley: Benchmark (Bill Gurley), Y Combinator, SV Angel, Crunchfund, Steve Chen (co-founder of YouTube), Mike Vernal (VP of Product at Facebook), among many more.

About the role

As an Engineering Manager, you will own and drive delivery of quarterly and shorter-term objectives, provide technical leadership to major projects, contribute to product strategy and help develop your team


  • Develop high-impact features end to end on web and mobile
  • Act as a tech lead and support hiring, retention, and team growth
  • Create and analyze A/B tests for new features
  • Work closely with PMs and designers to find the right approach to build a feature
  • Provide feedback to engineers in the form of code reviews and comments on technical documents
  • Provide technical expertise throughout the product lifecycle including design, implementation, and delivery of scalable services and infrastructure

Who are you?

  • 7+ years experience
  • Must be hands-on and coding 60% of time with strong engineering fundamentals
  • Experience with relational or NoSQL databases (MySQL, Elasticsearch, Redis, Neo4j)
  • Has worked in agile, fast-paced environments, with distributed teams
  • Soft skills: Strong English communication (written and verbal), strong ownership, organized, fast, collaborative
  • Team lead and mentorship experience
  • Recruiting experience (sourcing, interviewing, offering, etc) is ideal
  • Full-stack engineering and good experience working on both front-end and back-end technologies
  • Our tech stack: Python, Django, React/React Native, AWS, MySQL.

Instawork Values:

  • Bias for Action -- We practice high-velocity decision-making, despite encountering ambiguity frequently.
  • Act Like an Owner -- We have a strong ownership mentality. Because of this, every person on the team has the potential to make a huge impact.
  • Always Be Learning -- We learn rapidly and eagerly, from different teams within and outside the company. Respectful debate makes our organization stronger.
  • Empathy, Trust, Candor -- Being empathetic to our users and each other helps build trust in our community and company, and fosters successful decision-making.

Instawork Perks:

  • Medical/dental/vision insurance
  • Health FSA and Dependent Care FSA 
  • Open PTO – take the time you need 
  • 401k (non-matching) 
  • Weekly Lunch, snacks, drinks and fun hospitality events

About Instawork

Instawork's goal is to be the essential hiring engine for small to medium-sized businesses across the globe. Our first step toward this goal is to become the "the Uber of Staffing” as our technology enables us to service needs of the massive gig economy. We are well positioned in the hospitality space (think catering companies, multi-location restaurants, hotels, event venues, golf courses) and looking to quickly expand our reach across the country and then the globe. 10% of Americans work in the hospitality industry and staffing is the by far the biggest struggle the industry faces for both the business and the worker. This presents a unique opportunity for a major disruption to the outdated job boards or help wanted signs in the window.

We are making a difference for thousands of businesses in multiple markets and currently looking for top-notch talent that want to change the way brick & mortar and large event venues utilize on-demand talent to fill staffing gaps. Essentially we are enabling gig workers to spend their extra time to make extra money to close the gap on their financial needs.

We’ve been fortunate to be funded by some of the greatest investors in Silicon Valley: Benchmark (Bill Gurley), Y Combinator, SV Angel, Crunchfund, Steve Chen (co-founder of YouTube), Mike Vernal (VP of Product at Facebook), among many more.


Django, React, React Native, AWS, Neo4J

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