mPulse Mobile
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Senior Engineering Manager (REQ100097) - Virtual/Remote



Purpose of the Role:
mPulse Mobile seeks a Senior Engineering Manager who will manage our product development team and development process for our award winning learning experience platform, The Big Know. The daily duties involve working with Business Analysts, QA, Product, and technical team members specifying technical requirements for each sprint / project. This role will coordinate with development staff to accomplish sprint requirements in the most efficient and expeditious manner, working with our QA team to ensure quality builds, and managing all aspects of the Big Know learning platform development projects.

This role is a contributing leader in our organization. This role will lead a highly productive team of software engineers that will make supporting your onboarding that much better! This person will be a key organizational point of contact for members of our internal team, as well as client facing as needed.

This role will be responsible for understanding the architecture of the platform and working with the team to design new elements to the platform that leverage the capabilities of this rich, well architected platform. Additionally, this role will be responsible for the continued evolution of this platform, and additional platforms that will be built to augment the functionality of the learning platform.

*This will be a remote position with options to work in the MN or CA office.

What you likely have done:

  •  If you are a fit for this role you probably have some code or sites we can look at. We are interested in those. Be prepared to share sample sites, bitbucket or github code repos that you are able to share.
  • Worked in medium to small organizations· Worked in agile environments
  • Created entity relationship diagrams
  • Follows database design best practices
  • Interpreted or created wireframes and application designs
  • You’ve used different tools to prototype and test things prior to building
  • You’ve defined processes for the dev shop
  • Have lots of backend dev experience
  • Have a decent amount of front end dev experience
  • You’ve worked with lots of different technologies and frameworks
  • You’ve been part of working with a mixed on-shore / off-shore balanced team
  • You’ve likely been an architect of an application or two
  • You spent some time doing some sys administration (at least a little bit!)
  • You’ve got people who will say amazing things about the work you’ve done for them
  • You’ll have a spirit of contribution, with a demonstrated desire to make a difference with the work you produce, and how you produce it
Company Mission and Highlights:      
mPulse Mobile is reimagining health engagement to inspire healthier lives and deeper relationships between healthcare organizations and their consumers. Healthcare’s leading Conversational AI platform combines with award-winning health education for the streaming age to deliver tailored digital health engagement that educates and activates healthcare consumers. With over a decade of experience, 100+ healthcare customers and more than 300 million conversations annually, mPulse Mobile has the data, the expertise and the solutions to drive healthy behavior change.

The Big Know, now part of mPulse Mobile, delivers wellbeing for the streaming age through a modern learning platform and cinematic content created with popular experts. Offering custom and licensable content solutions, The Big Know helps health innovators reach more people and lower costs to serve and improve health outcomes. Combined mPulse’s proven ability to reach and engage vital member populations with The Big Know’s learning expertise and rich media health education experiences, enabling health innovators to deliver personalized conversational experiences in preferred member channels and streaming content formats

mPulse Mobile is now 100% a Flexible Hybrid working model! This means that we hire remotely but also support collaborative efforts in the office. Our managers may have scheduled team events meetings or collaborative efforts in one of our main office locations in Encino, CA (Headquarters) or Minneapolis, MN on occasion. (mPulse takes care of out of state travel accommodations if needed).

Our Core Values:
  • Model Integrity and Collaboration
  • Drive Innovation and Thought Leadership
  • Support Decision Making at All Levels
  • Create Value for Clients by Empowering Consumers
  • Improve Customer Experience Through Simple Design
  • Celebrate Success… Often
Perks and Highlights:
  • Enjoy Flexible PTO and flexible work hours
  • mPulse now supports a permanent flexible schedule!
  • Full Vision, Dental and Healthcare - all individual premiums paid by mPulse!
  • 401K Program with a 4% match
  • 3 Weeks Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Paid Parking as well as Car Pooling incentives
  • Laptop fitness stations
  • Ping pong conference table and Foosball
  • Working with stakeholders from the Design Team, Business Analysis, Account Management, Project Management, Product Management and others in the organization to define, build, and test platform functionality.
  • Collaborate on defining new features and the architectural approach to build them§ Overall understanding of a wide and rich application architecture
  • Creating supporting tools and applications to streamline the process of authoring content, managing content, and automating manual tasks to speed the onboarding on clients to our toolset
  • Working on a cloud based Platform as a Server Provider
  • Focusing on delivering scalable solutions (we have high scale and continue to grow rapidly!)
  • Work with a RoR backend framework
  • Work with a Javascript, Vue.js based front end framework (among others)
  • Lead and manage local and offshore resources in a sprint based agile development environment
  • Work with PostgreSQL
  • Work with third party tools to ensure stack optimization
  • Integrate third party functional tools into our platform stack as appropriate
  • Not building an ERP back end business system - you’ll have lots of interesting roles here!
  • Making a big difference in the lives of our team members and our clients!

Skills / Abilities:
  • We are seeking a seasoned development leader that thrives in small to medium sized company environments
  • You are entrepreneurial and willing to take risks, fail quickly, and learn· You like talking to people, debating issues, having a point of view and sharing it
  • You enjoy being a leader, manager, and contributor – we have lots of hats for you to wear!
  • You show a willingness to compromise
  • You participate in code reviews
  • You appreciate how business dynamics shape the work of the dev team, and enjoy playing an active role in those business dynamics
  • This role will ideally be full stack with stronger emphasis on back end skillset, but able to architect and put in place front end patterns for team members to carry forward.
  • Our Backend Stack
    • Ruby
    • Rails
    • SQL (PostgreSQL)
    • PaaS Stack Management (Ideally Heroku)
    • API Dev
    • SAML 2.0 or other standard Auth frameworks
    • Some of our front end technologies
    • Javascript
    • Vue.js
    • jQeuery
    • RoR
    • HTML 5
    • CSS 3
    • Responsive Design
    • Helpful General Skills
    • GitFlow
    • Bitbucket / GitHub
    • Docker
    • Stripe
    • Sendgrid
    • Redis
    • PaperTrail
    • NewRelic
    • Memcached Cloud
    • Amazon Cloudfront
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Computer Science
  • 7 years’ experience in software development
  • 3  years of team management experience
  • 7 years’ experience in software development
  • 3 years of team management experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or other related field.
  • Knowledge in: microsoft office suite
  • Knowledge in: Teams
  • Knowledge in: SQL
  • Knowledge in: Ruby
  • Knowledge in: Rails
  • Knowledge in: PaaS Stack Management (Ideally Heroku)
  • Knowledge in: API Dev
  • Knowledge in: SAML 2.0 or other standard Auth frameworks
mPulse Mobile provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.