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Engineering Manager (Frontend)

Torch Leadership Labs

Torch Leadership Labs

Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024
At Torch, we believe in the power of people. People are the heart of every success story. They collaborate to achieve ambitious things together. And they inspire others to build a better future.
That’s why our mission at Torch is to unlock the potential of people, teams, and organizations. We believe that trusted relationships are the key to helping people realize their full potential. When people experience transformational growth in the context of a trusted relationship, they achieve more, their teams excel, and their organizations thrive.
By combining a community of expert coaches, scalable technology, and the latest behavioral science, Torch helps our customers develop their people, create stronger leaders and managers, and drive business performance.
Backed by top-tier investors, Torch is a fast-growing, mission-driven SaaS startup comprised of people who are passionate about helping leaders, their teams, and their organizations achieve more. If that sounds worthwhile to you, join us. Torch is a remote and distributed team with an office in San Francisco. The rest of the team is scattered around the U.S.
All Torch employees are expected to reflect and enhance our company values, GROWS:
Go Deep
We study the science, learn from the best practitioners, and dig in with customers to solve their unique needs.
Relationships Matter
We lean into relationships with empathy to create more meaningful connections and more meaningful impact.
Own It
We take responsibility for our commitments, our contributions, our results and for the success of those around us.
Win Together
We believe that happiness and fulfillment at work comes from shared success and value.
Sprint Forward
We prioritize, sprint, learn, adjust, and then sprint again.
At Torch, we are looking for a talented Engineering Manager who has experience developing web systems from the ground up and is passionate about doing work that matters.
The Engineering Manager works alongside technology and product leadership to ship a high quality, engaging digital coaching platform using technologies and engineering processes. This role is crucial in continuing to build and sustain a world class engineering culture - one which provides team members open and supportive leadership and a clear path for growth both personally and as a group.
This role requires a leader who can inspire and mentor a team of talented engineers, fostering a culture of innovation, precision, and collaboration. The ideal candidate will bring both technical expertise and strategic insight, driving the team to deliver results that align with Torch's overarching goals of growth and customer satisfaction.
Please note we are only accepting US based applicants at this time.


  • Collaborate with product teams to design and build creative solutions, enabling personal growth for our clients while empowering our coaches.
  • Guide discussions of architecture, technical debt, and long-term technical strategy.
  • Lead and mentor a team of onsite and offshore engineers, by establishing and maintaining high technical and professional standards.
  • Help to create scalable, high-performance web applications consumable on various device form factors.
  • Develop and implement strategic plans for frontend technology, in alignment with the company's overall goals.
  • Establish and maintain design systems and component libraries to promote consistency and efficiency across applications.
  • Collaborate with UX/UI designers to implement responsive and intuitive interfaces that meet user needs and business objectives.
  • Uphold high standards in code quality and system reliability through peer code reviews and advocating for best practices in software development.
  • Provide focus and direction by driving execution on some of our highest priority projects.
  • Willingness to be hands on and support your team whenever necessary whether coding, debugging, or testing new product features.

YOUR EXPERIENCE - Basic Requirements

  • 10+ years of software engineering experience, plus a degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or other STEM area.
  • 3+ years leading an agile software development team.
  • 5+ years experience developing complex front-end applications using modern frameworks such as React, Angular, or Vue.js.
  • Experience integrating and leveraging LLMs to enhance product functionality and user experiences, including natural language processing, recommendation systems, or other AI-driven functionalities.
  • Experience in responsive design and cross-browser compatibility issues, ensuring consistent user experiences across different devices and browsers.
  • Experience with component-driven development and proficiency in tools like Storybook for building and maintaining design systems.
  • Skilled in building and utilizing RESTful and GraphQL web services.
  • Proficiency with Git and cloud technologies in AWS.
  • Comprehensive understanding of various testing methodologies, ensuring thorough coverage and high-quality user experiences.
  • Understanding of distributed application design patterns and asynchronous programming models.
  • Familiar with both relational and non-relational databases.
  • Knowledge of security best practices and adherence to data protection regulations.

INTERVIEW PROCESS - consists of the following

  • Technical Interview with the CTO (45 minutes) and a Principal Engineer (45 minutes).
  • Design/Coding Session (60 minutes) to assess problem-solving skills and technical proficiency.
  • Joint Interview with an Engineering Manager and Product Manager (45 minutes) focusing on experience working with cross-functional teams, integration of product development processes, and managing engineering teams.
  • Leadership/Cultural Fit Interview with the COO (45 minutes).


  • Health Insurance (medical, dental, and vision)
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Torch Coaching
  • UP Days
  • Remote Workstation Stipend
Torch ensures equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.