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Director or Senior Manager, Software Engineering - USA West of the Rockies (San Francisco Bay Area preferred)

Oakland, CA
Full Time
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Mission to reshape science

At Riffyn, we think beyond the conventional. We dream big. Our mission is to help accelerate the science that improves all of our lives and our planet’s quality and sustainability.

Riffyn believes there is a better way to approach research and development. And that is to empower scientists to make better decisions and faster discoveries by unlocking the power of data. Our technology and people change lives by driving advancements in biological research, medicines, sustainability, and more. If that inspires you, join us.

Life at Riffyn

Life at Riffyn is about working with teammates who are deeply passionate about what we do because we know that our work has the power to change lives. We approach our work with trust and honesty. And we’ve built a diverse team and culture fueled by collaboration and openness.

Our employees developed our five core principles — our ethos, and these extend beyond the work we do and into how we support each other. We are continually evolving to ensure that every employee feels appreciated and encouraged to do what matters for themselves, the company, and each other.

Riffyn’s ethos

• Get there honestly – have the courage to take the right path

• Do what matters – own the why of the work we do

• Make it fun – humor separates us from the machines

• Work well together – trust builds the strongest teams

• Keep evolving – challenge the status quo

The role

We are looking for an Engineering Manager to lead a full-stack team working on our flagship Riffyn Nexus product. We develop distributed, enterprise grade, SaaS software that allows our users to design scientific processes and gather experimental data to enable analytics at scale, while keeping our customers compliant with industry regulations.

You will work closely with cross-functional collaborators to define and refine technical requirements, collaborate with peers to define high-level architecture, manage, and mentor your development team through the development process, contribute to Riffyn’s technical vision, and communicate status updates, successes, and challenges to key stakeholders across Riffyn.


  • Work closely with program and product managers and based on the company roadmap commitments, evolve our Riffyn Nexus platform by delivering new features and improving platform scalability.
  • Manage a team of software engineers, support their growth, provide constructive feedback, and grow their technical skills.
  • Work with the Quality team to develop and implement efficient SDLC processes, ensuring the engineering team is operating with high velocity, ownership, and accountability while following best practices.
  • Communicate challenges, recommendations, and actions, to a broad set of stakeholders.
  • Foster long-term thinking and innovation in a complex space to ensure Riffyn Nexus can scale rapidly to meet growing demand.
  • Validate architecture, technical plans, and roadmaps with key stakeholders.

Your background and skills

  • 2+ years of experience managing a software development team (Minimum of 8 developers).
  • 8+ years relevant software development and systems architecture experience.
  • Extensive experience with data-intensive web application development, including JavaScript frameworks, REST/GraphQL APIs, and NoSQL databases.
  • Significant experience with AWS or other cloud providers.
  • Working knowledge of Kubernetes and Docker.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-directed, analytical, and comfortable working in a team environment.
  • B.S. or higher in Computer Engineering or Computer Science.


If you thrive in a fast-paced, down-to-earth, collaborative, and mission-driven environment, Riffyn is the place for you. Join the journey of a lifetime and be at the forefront of the next revolution of scientific discovery.

Apply with your CV, and, if applicable, a cover letter, and any portfolio of materials that illustrate your skills (presentations, websites, data analysis, etc.).

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Midnight Wilkinson

Midnight Wilkinson is a business administration professional with over a decade of experience in both Human Resources and executive office administration. Midnight has worked in many different industries, including construction and manufacturing but has focused on technology startups for over 5 years and is continually excited by the energy in this sector. A strong believer in the power of positive thinking in the workplace, Midnight is committed to building a culture of growth, integrity, and balance. She grew up in San Francisco (via South America) and is now a resident of the East Bay and enjoys communing with nature as well as the joys of urban living equally.

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