Mason

Mason is the fastest way to take smart devices from idea to end user

Engineering Manager

Location
Seattle, WA, USA / Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
3+ years
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About the role

Mason is the only fully managed infrastructure for developing and delivering dedicated devices. We make it easy for anyone to turn an idea into a smart product and ship it to anywhere in the world. Our mission is to enable our customers to create smart and sustainable products on behalf of humanity.

We're looking for the right person to join our close-knit team and help take our foundational product and business to the next level. Mason's core product is mobile infrastructure as a service ("mobile IaaS") -- think elastic, customizable hardware + software + services.

This role is for an Engineering Manager to own and evolve the team that is responsible for shipping devices and the software which powers those devices. The “Devices Team” owns the device firmware and OS software (our fork of Android), the Mason Core Apps suite, and other infrastructure which powers the Mason platform. You’ll work closely with our manufacturers, partners, and customers to drive initial device bring-ups as well our long-term upgrade strategy. This is a hands-on management role where you bring your technical, leadership, and people management skills to bear in delivering quality work from a small, close-knit team.

Mason is looking for a complex combination of grit, smarts, ingenuity and diverse perspectives (and more!). Check out our values and see if they resonate!

What you’ll work on:

  • Hire and grow your team to deliver on the critical, expanding enterprise-oriented road map for our Mobile IaaS platform
  • Mentor, develop, and grow your engineers through regular 1:1s, career conversations, and stretch goals
  • Help develop and implement engineering best practices and rigor
  • Interact regularly with product managers, account managers, and technical sales to ensure customer requests, feature work, and bugs are appropriately prioritized
  • Define and track your team’s performance metrics and present regularly to leadership
  • Work with People Ops to implement performance reviews at company-specified cadence
  • Stay on top of the engineering road map, and help set priorities for the team in conjunction with product owners
  • Always Be Shipping

What you bring to the table:

  • Experience leading, mentoring, growing, and nurturing engineers on a team
  • A solid, technical background shipping mobile devices
  • Hands-on experience with the Android operating system Experience going through several successful release cycles delivering software
  • War stories
  • Experience handling promotions, hiring, exits, conflicts, and everything in between with gusto
  • 3+ years in engineering management

Bonus points for:

  • Experience with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform
  • Experience building engineering road maps and vision for teams
  • Experience in startups

Fun Perks!

  • Remote-friendly: Employees may choose to work fully remote, in-office, or hybrid.
  • Healthcare: Full premium payments of medical, vision, and dental insurance for employees and their dependents.
  • Commuter: Monthly stipend for your commuter needs to get to and from work.
  • Fitness: Quarterly reimbursement for fitness classes or gym memberships.
  • Food: Catered lunch or delivery gift cards to keep you nourished while working.
  • Generous PTO & Sick Leave: We want you to take care of yourself with a flexible PTO plan or generous accrued PTO and added monthly mental healthy days during the pandemic.
  • Parental Leave: Caring for a newborn is an exciting time for parents! We offer 16 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • Full benefits are offered to full-time employees. Part-time employees participate on a limited basis.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Mason:

Belonging, psychological safety, and inclusivity unlock a Mason’s full potential. We don’t want Masons to quietly assimilate into a dominant culture and sacrifice a piece of themselves. We want our team members to be seen, validated, and welcomed.

Mason America, Inc. (the “Company”) is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the Company. Please inform the Company’s personnel representative if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Check out our website for all open jobs!

Why you should join Mason

Mason provides the only fully managed infrastructure for developing and delivering dedicated devices. Whether building a single-use device from scratch or scaling a line of smart products, Mason is the fastest way to take smart devices from idea to end user without reinventing the wheel.

DEI AT MASON A diverse workforce with a broad range of perspectives fosters an environment of trust, collaboration, and innovation. And those effects reach all the way to our customers.

PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY Psychological safety is feeling comfortable enough to take risks and feel vulnerable in front of your team members and peers. When we strive to foster an environment of safety, belonging, equity and diversity it nurtures our innovation and brings us closer to our vision. We are constantly working toward being a better workplace that positively impacts the communities our team members and partners call home.

EQUITABLE OPPORTUNITIES To keep our values aligned with our behavior and organizational structure we aim to eliminate barriers, then strategically create and reinforce positive practices to produce equitable opportunities and empower every Mason, especially those from underrepresented communities. We cannot possibly build smart and sustainable products without diverse and inclusive teams.

BE SEEN, VALIDATED, AND WELCOMED Belonging, psychological safety, and inclusivity unlock a Mason’s full potential. We don’t want Masons to quietly assimilate into a dominant culture and sacrifice a piece of themselves. We want our team members to be seen, validated, and welcomed. Although we still have a long way to go, when we engage with our team members and listen to their unique stories, we benefit.

We're post-series A, profitable, growing, and have LOTS to build! Check out our website for all open jobs: https://bymason.com/careers/

Mason
Founded:2015
Team Size:100
Location:Seattle, WA
Founders
Jim Xiao
Jim Xiao
President