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Our mission.

As the world’s number 1 job site, our mission is to help people get jobs. We need talented, passionate people working together to make this happen. We are looking to grow our teams with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for creating the best experience for job seekers.

The team.

We are a rapidly growing and highly capable engineering team building the most popular job site on the planet. Every month, over 250 million people count on us to help them find jobs, publish their resumes, process their job applications, and connect them to qualified candidates for their job openings. With engineering hubs in Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, Tokyo and Hyderabad, we are improving people's lives all around the world, one job at a time. 

The base salary range below represents the low and high end of the Indeed salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to location, experience, and performance. The range listed is just one component of Indeed's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include quarterly bonuses, Long Term Incentive Plan units, an open Paid Time Off policy, and many region-specific benefits. 

Seattle Base Salary Range: 178,000 - 225,000 USD per year

Your job.

Resume Search. ‘Find and Engage the People you’ll Hire’

Helping people to get jobs is hard, even in today’s market. Hundreds of thousands of recruiters sift through millions of resumes. Our vision is to use innovative technology to positively disrupt the status quo and enable recruiters to be more effective. We use the right tools for the right situation (e.g., machine learning and other automation techniques) to offload the repetitive, time-consuming tasks so that recruiters can concentrate on authentic customer service. Our system will match the best applicant to each job, based on both skills and culture fit. The recruiter will receive recommendations, rather than having to manually search.

All Indeed teams work together towards our mission by constantly innovating and improving every part of the job seeking experience. In the Resume Search team, our focus in on employers and our goal is to make recruiting easy and frictionless. We provide a suite of world-class recruiting tools on a highly distributed platform that scales to the needs of the 3+ million companies that use Indeed to hire.

Your job:

As a software development manager (SDM), you will craft a long-term technology vision, build your team, deliver high quality software, and invent new ways to improve the job seeking experience. You will actively partner with Product Managers (PM) and other key team members to create and prioritize the product roadmap and to help refine and enhance the business strategy. We are organized into vertical areas of the customer experience such as Search, Candidate Engagement, and Administration & Payment. You will lead a vertical area, that includes both frontend and backend systems and internal/external customer commitments. Quality Assurance (QA) and Data Science (DS) engineers will be embedded within your team, in addition to the software engineers directly reporting to you. Your obsessions are customer experience, growing a rich, vibrant business, and leading the career development and satisfaction of your team.

Does our mission and these challenges resonate with you? Have you ever been frustrated by the job hunting process at one point or another? Then we need to talk.

About you.

We're looking for someone who:

  • Is enthusiastic about software quality, persistent in improving the software development process, and experienced in building highly available systems

  • Is passionate about mentoring others and career development

  • Remains calm under pressure and can strategically make high judgement trade-offs in situations with multiple competing priorities

  • Thrives in a highly diverse, collaborative, and cross-functional environment

  • Stays abreast of modern technologies and practices, and judiciously recommends the introduction of new technology and innovative processes


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field (Master’s is a plus)

  • 5+ years of experience in leading software development with a consistent track record of on-time delivery for large, cross-functional projects

  • Strong comprehension of Computer Science fundamentals, distributed system architecture, and can demonstrate significant prior success in a software engineering role solving complex problems

  • Self-directed and capable of working effectively in a highly innovative and fast-paced environment

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Deep understanding of the best engineering practices for the full SDLC, including coding standards, code review, source control, build, test, deploy, and operations

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