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Senior Engineering Manager



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

At Compass, our mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. Founded in 2012, we’re revolutionizing the real estate industry with our end-to-end platform that empowers residential real estate agents to deliver exceptional service to seller and buyer clients.

As a Senior Engineering Manager in the Search & Listings (S&L) organization, you will lead a team at the center of a real estate technology platform that simplifies the process of finding, buying, and selling homes. S&L encompasses bringing in property and listing data from hundreds of sources nationwide, cleaning the data and making them accessible across our customer platform, and building rich experiences for agents and consumers to search, track, share, and explore the properties and listings. Our tools are foundational in enabling the entire Compass platform as a place which enables agents to work more efficiently, putting time back in their hands to grow their businesses.

Your role oversees critical products and services such as Listing Pages, which are foundational to our agent workflows. Given its central position within the Compass platform and its integration with numerous core products, this role requires a seasoned manager who maintains the highest operational standards while also being skilled in facilitating essential discussions with stakeholders across various functions and organizations. Your role will involve working on projects that impact the highest priorities of our technology roadmap and the business, all while collaborating cross-functionally with multiple teams. Engineering managers influence teams outside of their own organization and deliver results that move the needle at the organizational level and impact company-wide goals. You will be responsible for managing a highly talented and energetic set of developers for delivering critical roadmap features. You will help develop and grow a strong and efficient team that can Own, Innovate and Move Fast while building a culture of collaboration and trust. The role will require you to work with Product Managers, Designers and Staff Engineers to identify and deliver the right long term solution for our customers.

You will play a valuable role in setting the north star, standards and operational excellence for the compass platform and engineering team.


  • Lead, mentor, and grow an organization of talented managers and engineers.
  • Participate in setting the organization’s goals, develop its roadmap with the organization, and represent core Listings teams interacting with senior leaders across the company.
  • Provide guidance and support in career development, skill enhancement, and performance management for team members.
  • Oversee the entire software development lifecycle, from requirements gathering to deployment, ensuring timely delivery of high-quality software solutions.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to align technical solutions with business goals.
  • Collaborate with the technical team and product management to drive innovation, maintain code quality, and ensure adherence to software development best practices.
  • Work closely with senior leadership and other stakeholders to define, execute, and report on the software development strategy in alignment with the company's overall goals.
  • Identify and implement process improvements to enhance team efficiency and project delivery.
  • Collaborate with other engineering leaders to champion and evangelize a technical vision for engineering at Compass.
  • Be a connector across engineering teams to drive sound technical and architecture decisions that help effectively scale our products, considering short and long-term risks.


  • 10+ years of experience in software development and at least 7+ years of which are management experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • A highly technical, hands-on technical leader and an effective people manager with experience directly leading teams and other managers.
  • Experience in designing, developing, and maintaining web applications, distributed backend systems or data platforms.
  • Experience with technologies such as Python, Typescript, Java, Golang, AWS, Kafka, React.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate and inspire a team.
  • Proven track record of using agile principles with multiple teams and products to meet project goals and deliver high quality products.
  • Excellent communication skills, utilized to collaborate both within Engineering and across all functions of the company to drive engineering initiatives.
  • Excellent mentoring and review skills to help engineers make technical and career progress.
  • Exceptional focus on customers by building products that are stable and reliable.

Compensation: The base pay range for this position is $167,000-$252,200 annually; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Bonuses and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of benefits. Base pay is based on market location. Minimum wage for the position will always be met.

Perks that You Need to Know About:

Participation in our incentive programs (which may include where eligible cash, equity, or commissions). Plus paid vacation, holidays, sick time, parental leave, marriage leave, and recharge leave; medical, tele-health, dental and vision benefits; 401(k) plan; flexible spending accounts (FSAs); commuter program; life and disability insurance; Maven (a support system for new parents); Carrot (fertility benefits); UrbanSitter (caregiver referral network); Employee Assistance Program; and pet insurance.

Do your best work, be your authentic self.
At Compass, we believe that everyone deserves to find their place in the world — a place where they feel like they belong, where they can be their authentic selves, where they can thrive. Our collaborative, energetic culture is grounded in our Compass Entrepreneurship Principles and our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, growth and mobility. As an equal opportunity employer, we offer competitive compensation packages, robust benefits and professional growth opportunities aimed at helping to improve our employees' lives and careers.

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