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Software Engineering Tech Lead

Company: AppFolio
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Job Description:

Who we are:

Over ten years ago, we launched AppFolio (NASDAQ: APPF) to revolutionize the way small and medium-sized businesses grow and compete. Today our software solutions serve the property management and legal industries. At the heart of our products and services is a talented and agile team that understands the importance of a 100% customer focus.

With offices in Santa Barbara, Dallas, and San Diego, our business is built for long term success fueled by happy, loyal customers and a team of AppFolians who contribute to our great culture every day.

To learn more about AppFolio and our company values check out our profile on The Muse!

Why AppFolio?


  • Competitive Compensation
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and a 401k Match
  • Amazing company culture: focus on a complete lifestyle
  • Recharge: 20 Days PTO + 9 Paid Holidays
  • Built to last: Grow your career in an innovative, public company
  • Make an impact: your work plays a key role in transforming our customers' businesses
  • Love your team members: co-workers are often friends too
  • Offices stocked with healthy snacks, games, and goodies
  • A commitment to health/wellness including onsite fitness classes
  • Give back to your team and your community

    As a tech lead for AppFolio's property management products, you will lead and grow a passionate group of engineers to make every aspect of property management simpler for our customers. You will lead the teams you work with to make our customers' businesses thrive by providing them with the best tools possible. You will collaborate closely with product managers, engineers, and other business leaders across AppFolio to quickly identify and launch new products and services that help our customers run their businesses more efficiently.

    You will:

    • Manage and grow your teams of 5 to 10 engineers
    • Empower and coach your teams to achieve a high level of productivity, quality, and agility to address evolving customer needs
    • Develop engineers on your teams, helping them advance in their careers
    • Ensure platforms and systems are healthy and scaling well to meet customer needs
    • Contribute to engineering-wide initiatives as part of the engineering management team
    • Recruit top engineers, from outreach through close
    • Lead your teams to rapidly deliver on ambitious business goals

      You may be a good fit if:

      • You have an eye for great products and can work effectively with product managers, designers, and other engineers to quickly and iteratively deliver
      • You've collaborated closely with product, marketing, and design teams to launch new products and to iterate on existing ones
      • You thrive on a high level of autonomy and responsibility
      • You have managed engineering teams that have a strong record of shipping
      • You've successfully recruited great teammates
      • You have 2+ years of engineering management experience at a fast-growing, product-focused software company
      • You are an accomplished engineer with technical chops to back your leadership abilities
      • You are comfortable and well-versed with agile concepts like kanban and lean software development
      • You are just as comfortable writing and reviewing code as you are leading team discussions
      • You coach and support your directs to achieve great results rather than micromanaging or giving out orders
      • You have a BS, MS, or Ph.D in Computer Science or related technical discipline

        Nice to haves:

        • Experience with Ruby on Rails or similar web application frameworks
        • Experience with ReactJS or similar JavaScript frameworks
        • Experience with microservices or SOA


          Requires a Bachelor's/Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or related field plus any amount of knowledge in the following: developing business or other application software for web based users; Ruby or Ruby on Rails or related programming language; JavaScript or CoffeeScript; HTML; CSS; SQL; and SVN or GIT source control. Employer will accept knowledge gained through any employment, education, training or coursework.

Keywords: AppFolio, Santa Barbara , Software Engineering Tech Lead, IT / Software / Systems , Santa Barbara, California

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