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Engineering Manager

Posted on 3/29/2023



501-1,000 employees

Career networking platform for students, alumni


Compensation Overview

$1 - $1.2kAnnually

Mid, Senior

San Francisco, CA, USA + 3 more

  • Bachelors or advanced degree in CS, CE, EE or similar
  • 5+ years of Industry experience in building and leading backend services for large-scale consumer-facing applications
  • Good understanding on how modern Search systems are built or/and how modern Search products should be evolved
  • Good understanding with one or more of the following areas at scale: Lucene-based search systems (ElasticSearch or Solr), search ranking and retrieval, data science, or information taxonomy
  • Industry experience in building a consumer-facing Search product
  • Experience in building and leading a medium-size backend technical team
  • Build, lead, and develop successfully a team of software engineers from all levels; defining their career development plans, setting specific goals, and motivating them to achieve results as part of their growth
  • Successfully manage performance; mentoring and coaching software engineers, supporting both high and underperforming individuals
  • Partner closely with key stakeholders across Handshake, including Design, Product Management, and strategic business partners
  • Participate in technical decisions and provide technical coaching, helping tech leads to define and prioritize engineering roadmap
  • Lead with empathy as you help us nurture a culture of growth, inclusion, and belonging
  • 🏦Pension Scheme: Handshake will provide you with a workplace pension, where you will make contributions based on 5% of your salary. Handshake will pay the equivalent of 3% towards your pension plan, subject to qualifying earnings limits
  • 🏝Up to 25 days of vacation to encourage people to reset, recharge, and refresh, in addition to 8 bank holidays throughout the year

Handshake is a distinguished platform specializing in facilitating connections between students, young alumni, and a diverse range of employers including Fortune 500 companies, healthcare systems, and more through its advanced matching algorithms and seamless mobile applications. The company offers a uniquely supportive culture, promoting growth opportunities for young professionals by providing a dynamic environment where innovative educational and career solutions are developed. This makes Handshake an excellent workplace for those looking to have a tangible impact in the recruitment and educational technology industry, while also enjoying a collaborative and forward-thinking work environment.

Company Stage

Series F

Total Funding



San Francisco, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



💰Equity and ownership in a fast-growing company.

🍼16 Weeks of paid parental leave

💝Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision

💻Handshake offers $500/£360 home office stipend

📚Generous learning & development opportunities and an annual $2,000/£1,500/2k€ stipend

🏦401k Match: Handshake offers a dollar-for-dollar match on 1% of deferred salary, up to a maximum of $1,200 per year.