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Engineering Manager



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024
About the Position
As we continue to change the game for GovTech, you will be jumping headfirst into a team of passionate and talented individuals. As an Engineering Manager, you will manage a team of 5+ full-stack Software Engineers and potentially an augmented staff of contractors, working closely with peers in Product and other stakeholders. Together, you will define and execute software engineering solutions that align with company vision and R&D goals, challenging your skills as a technology leader as you guide the build of cutting-edge features. Beyond enhancing and pushing forward the capabilities of our client-facing application, you will be critical in guiding and developing software that powers our applications.
The members of your team will be working on a diverse set of challenges, representing any of the company’s product lines and corresponding technology stacks. Your focus will be to see and plan for the connections across that work and develop best practices that prioritize excellence and collaboration. In addition to strategic technical leadership, you will dive into the tech, leveraging your development and engineering experience to advise your team while providing opportunities for growth and professional development.
About the FiscalNote Team
Our team has a wealth of diverse life and career experiences that allow us to think outside of the box and ahead of the curve. You'll get the opportunity to work at an institution pushing the boundaries of open data transparency while collaborating with some of the industry’s brightest engineers, data scientists, and AI experts to devise, nurture, and implement cutting-edge solutions to continuously evolving engineering challenges.
About You
Ambitious. Bold. Driven. Thoughtful. Although proud of how far you’ve come in honing your craft, you look forward to continuing to grow in your technical abilities. You’re excited to share your skills and experiences and thrive in collaborative environments where the free flow of ideas serves as the catalyst for bold results. Feeding off of a highly competent engineering and product development culture, you yearn to contribute to the foundational growth of a company with unlimited growth and market capture potential.

What To Expect In This Position:

  • Lead a team of 5+ software engineers ranging from junior to senior experience, facilitating their growth and expanding their software development, engineering, and soft skills to meet both individual and company goals
  • Manage legacy and newly formed cross-functional teams to align with strategic goals and drive teams to achieve initiatives aligned with the R&D technical roadmap
  • Lead teams on several projects including the development of new product features, containerization, and CI/CD actions, developing best practices for secure software development and application security, and technology stack modernization to ensure product stability and enterprise integration, while simultaneously eliminating technical debt
  • Performance management of the engineering team including coaching and development meetings that help individuals become more dynamic, technology-agnostic engineers and leaders
  • Foster strong collaboration between peer groups in Engineering including weighing in on technical decisions and direction, and helping to drive alignment among a diverse collection of technical ideas

What You Might be Working On:

  • Lead the build and launch of new flagship products, including connecting to multiple data sources from across R&D, creating migration paths for multiple domains, all while leveraging best-in-class technologies and AI implementations
  • Lead the creation of new data products to be leveraged in multiple FiscalNote domains and across clients and personas
  • Find new ways to leverage advanced AI and LLMs to add efficiencies to legacy and existing workflows, helping to achieve new scales that were before impossible

What Sets You Apart:

  • 5-8+ years of experience as a Software Engineer with 1-3+ years of leading a highly talented and diverse team of full-stack Software Engineers as a people manager
  • Developed engineering best practices and processes that prioritize excellence in various areas (CI/CD, version control, cloud infrastructure, integration testing, etc.)
  • Strong understanding of coding best practices and controls and ability to lead a team in technical directions leveraging these best practices
  • Exceptional software integration and architecture exposure and experience driving a team to aligned technical solutions, including gaining buy-in from dissenting ideas
  • Experienced in Agile methodologies and practices
  • Collaborated across functions (Product and Design, UI/UX, and other stakeholders)
  • Communicated technical information to non-technical audiences and providing clear, concise, and constructive feedback
  • Technical experience with a range of technology stacks including AWS, Bash, Docker, ElasticSearch, Kubernetes, Linux, Mongo, Postgres, Python (FastAPI), React, Redis, and excited to learn new technologies while identifying the best technical solutions for technical challenges
  • Experience working with and integrating the latest LLM and AI technologies

Bonus Points if You Have:

  • Ember.js, Node.js, Ruby on Rails, Stimulus.js, native Mobile Application development experience
  • Ability to support both an established product that is being modernized and a rapidly growing product that requires both new feature updates while eliminating technical debt
Excited about this role, but don't meet 100% of the expected qualifications listed above? We'd still love for you to apply! FiscalNote is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce where unique experiences are valued and everyone has the opportunity to contribute. Research has continuously shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet all of the listed qualifications. We want to help overcome this trend and seek to make space for unique and relevant skills and attributes. So, when applying to FiscalNote, rest assured that your application is reviewed by a living, breathing human being and evaluated based on key competencies needed for success in the position. Our Recruiting team maintains awareness of all open roles which means your application may be assessed against multiple positions and we will reach out to gauge your interest in other opportunities as appropriate. Questions or concerns? Contact, we'd be happy to connect!
As part of FiscalNote's commitment to creating an accessible and inclusive hiring process, we strive to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with medical conditions or disabilities that will enable their access to the hiring process. If you need an accommodation, please send an email to to let us know the nature of your request.
About FiscalNote
FiscalNote (NYSE: NOTE) is a leader in policy and global intelligence. By uniquely combining data, technology, and insights, FiscalNote empowers customers with critical insights and the tools to turn them into action.
Home to CQ, FrontierView, Oxford Analytica, VoterVoice, and many other industry-leading brands, FiscalNote helps organizations stay ahead of political and business risk.
At FiscalNote, we Lead with Values
Know your Audience ∙ Find the Truth ∙ Drive Alignment ∙ Level Up ∙ Own the Job ∙ Bias for Action ∙ Support the Family
FiscalNote is continuing to hire new talent, with all interviewing and on-boarding done virtually due to COVID-19. New team members, along with our current staff, will temporarily work remotely (unless communicated otherwise).
Company Benefits
FiscalNote supports our people by enabling team members with flexibility and benefits to promote well-being and balance, ensuring all FiscalNoters can bring their authentic selves to work. We start by offering competitive salaries, retirement accounts, and equity packages to ensure we’re all FN owners. Plus, our comprehensive benefits packages align with regional requirements and expectations no matter where you are located across the globe. Learn more at
FiscalNote values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age. FiscalNote is an EEOC employer.
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