Engineering Manager Web Technologies
Hallmark Labs is a subsidiary of Hallmark Cards, Inc based in Santa Monica, California.
We currently operate two digital subscription services, Hallmark Movies Now and
Hallmark eCards, as well as ongoing initiatives in personalized, print-on-demand
greeting cards. We are a diverse team of innovators, creators and influencers
leveraging Hallmark’s deep experience in creating meaningful connections and
progressing it into the digital age with cutting-edge technology.
Are you great at what you do and passionate about your work? Are you honest and
Are you a self- motivated, go-getter that likes to have fun?
If so, you are in the right place.
Who we are…
Hallmark Labs (a subsidiary of Hallmark), based in Santa Monica, CA, is currently the parent company of two digital subscription services: Hallmark Movies Now and Hallmark eCards. We are also building out other e-commerce products and services. We focus on leveraging Hallmark's experience creating meaningful connections with great sentiments while pushing it into the digital age at a rapid pace with cutting-edge technology.
Of course, we have the normal perks for a company in Santa Monica: drinks, snacks, writable walls, collaboration spaces, casual dress, weekly catered lunches, ample parking – but we know that is not what you really care about. We are a small and growing company with a talented and driven group of software professionals focused on building great things together, all while having fun!
Hallmark Labs is looking for a hands-on engineering manager to join Hallmark Digital Greetings team. The successful candidate will be joining a small, flexible team with a history of delivering production software. Primary responsibilities include system architecture, feature implementation and team leadership for the web based applications within the Digital Greetings team. In addition, providing insight to Product Managers and UX Designers about platform requirements and limitations.
The job involves the following responsibilities:
This is a hands-on position with coding and architecture making up a consistent percentage of time. While overall leadership for the team members and acting as the main liaison to the team are required core competencies.
We want someone who is driven, takes ownership and is solution oriented. The ability to context switch is important: we want someone who can get down into the weeds in one moment and, in the next, stay above the tree line to give great guidance.
Build robust and scalable software in multiple modern object oriented and functional languages. We are currently building our microservices stack using Elixir, Java, and Scala.
Implement scalable clients and scalable aggregation services
Implement microservices using both asynchronous messaging and through RESTful endpoints
Work on integrations with other internal and external teams
Participate in creating and clarifying User Stories, and in planning Sprints
Dive into hard problems and successfully deliver great results on schedule
Design and implement multi-threaded and multi-processor solutions
Who we think would be a fit:
We are looking for someone who not only loves building great software but is also passionate about getting stuff done. You might have worked at large top name companies but you prefer small nimble companies with tight knit cross-functional teams that focus on quickly getting stellar products to market. You have the skills and experience but you still love to learn - and you want to work with super talented folks to build great products.
are a polyglot who enjoys learning new languages, and choosing the right language to solve the problems at hand
have a track record of projects completed on time – you excel at getting things done
design solutions to integrated systems you often think in Service-oriented architecture (SOA), microservices, and REST APIs
enjoy learning bleeding edge technologies, but cutting edge or other more stable technologies for built to last solutions
think that having an intelligent data modeling conversations with a data architect sounds like fun
enjoy refactoring code to reduce code complexity but understand delivery matters more than perfect code
think in multi-threaded or multi-processor solutions
know design patterns like the back of your hand and you chose which ones to use based on the task at hand, not just because one is popular at the moment
are comfortable with performance tuning applications with tools like JMeter or Apache Bench
prioritize mitigating security vulnerabilities as a part of your normal development process
are not afraid of Data Oriented Design, in fact, kind of like it
enjoy heads down coding, but also have great communication skills, love collaborating and are fun to work with
8 + years professional programming experience with at least two (2) as a team lead or manager.
Two (2) or more years of experience each, with two or more object oriented or functional languages:
BS in Computer Science or related fields, or equivalent experience
Experience with Service-oriented architecture (SOA) environments, microservices, and REST APIs
Familiarity with both SQL and NoSQL technologies such as MongoDB, Redis, or Neo4j
Experience in scaling applications
Strong computer science theory fundamentals like algorithms and data structure design
Experience mitigating security vulnerabilities
Familiarity with performance tuning applications with tools like JMeter or Apache Bench
Experience with Data Oriented Design (DOD)
Experience with Test Driven Development (TDD)
Comfortable working on small, cross-functional, fast paced teams
Excellent communication skills
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, education verification and satisfactory reference and background checks.
To be considered an applicant for this position you must show how you meet the basic qualifications of the job in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields. Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT. Individual file size attachment limit is 10 MB.
Excellent medical benefits
401(k) match up to 5%
Life insurance policy for every employee, at no cost
Cell phone and home internet reimbursement
Carpool and parking pass cash-out program
Generous maternity/paternity leave
Employee assistance programs
Fully stocked kitchen with fresh fruit and delicious snacks and beverages
Monthly catered lunches
Soft serve machine 24/7
Great eateries close by, oh, and we're near the beach!
Massage chairs and bicycles
Onsite free parking
Flexible work hours/work from home
Hallmark Labs is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status. Principals only please.