Engineering Manager, Notifications



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Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

🚀 Whatnot

Whatnot is a livestream shopping platform and marketplace backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, and CapitalG. We’re building the future of ecommerce, bringing together community, shopping and entertainment. We are committed to our values, and as a remote-first team, we operate out of hubs within the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, and Germany today.

We’re innovating in the fast-paced world of live auctions in categories including sports, fashion, video games, and streetwear. The platform couples rigorous seller vetting with a focus on community to create a welcoming space for buyers and sellers to share their passions with others.

And, we’re growing. Whatnot has been the fastest growing marketplace in the US over the past two years and we’re hiring forward-thinking problem solvers across all functional areas.

💻 Role

The Notifications team is responsible for building a world class messaging framework that will allow us to send the right messaging to the right users at the right time. As the Engineering Manager of the Notifications team, you’ll be involved in shaping the platform and product strategy to ensure buyers and sellers have a great Notifications experience and that we drive significant business growth through the channel.

In addition, you’ll:

  • hire and develop engineers across all our consumer applications and backend systems.
  • collaborate with your product and design counterparts to influence the strategic direction of the team, advocating for technical solutions that help us grow Whatnot as a whole.
  • plan and manage projects, coordinating and aligning your team‘s goals against others across the business.

👋 You

In addition to embodying our cultural principles, great candidates will also:

  • have experience leading a team of engineers to deliver significant business impact.
  • have experience guiding them through both their career development, and executing in a high growth environment.
  • have low ego, an appetite to build, and employ good judgment in making hard trade-offs with limited resources.
  • effectively recruit, mentor, retain, and measure high performing teams.
  • operate as a technical leader with hands-on experience in large distributed systems and complex user interfaces across web and mobile.
  • have great taste in building user experiences and the systems behind them, understand how form follows function, and effectively direct teams to build in this manner.
  • are comfortable with technical debt and how to leverage it.
  • understand how to instrument product metrics, recognizing the value and limits of data.
  • can effectively manage stakeholders, competing priorities and deal with ambiguity
  • have substantial hands-on experience of doing the job you’ll be managing.


For US-based applicants: $215,000 - $285,000/year + benefits + stock options

The salary range may be inclusive of several levels that would be applicable to the position. Final salary will be based on a number of factors including, level, relevant prior experience, skills and expertise. This range is only inclusive of base salary, not benefits (more details below) or equity in the form of stock options.

🎁 Benefits

  • Flexible Time off Policy and Company-wide Holidays (including a spring and winter break)
  • Health Insurance options including Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Work From Home Support
    • $1,000 home office setup allowance
    • $150 monthly allowance for cell phone and internet
  • Care benefits
    • $450 monthly allowance on food
    • $500 monthly allowance for wellness
    • $5,000 annual allowance towards Childcare
    • $20,000 lifetime benefit for family planning, such as adoption or fertility expenses
  • Retirement; 401k offering for Traditional and Roth accounts in the US (employer match up to 4% of base salary) and Pension plans internationally
  • Parental Leave
    • 16 weeks of paid parental leave + one month gradual return to work *company leave allowances run concurrently with country leave requirements which take precedence.


Whatnot is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, parental status, disability status, or any other status protected by local law. We believe that our work is better and our company culture is improved when we encourage, support, and respect the different skills and experiences represented within our workforce.