Engineering Manager, Solutions Engineering at Attentive
New York City, NY, US
Attentive is a mobile messaging platform changing the way consumers interact with businesses. The company is one of the fastest growing startups in New York City and recently raised a $40 million Series B investment led by Sequoia Capital in July 2019. Across our key product metrics, YoY growth is 1000%+ and is only accelerating. Attentive was founded in 2016 by the co-founders of TapCommerce, a mobile marketing platform that was acquired by Twitter in 2014.
As the leading technical point of contact, you would be the voice of the Attentive engineering team, responsible for engagement and management of the technical aspects of the client relationship.  As a Solutions Engineering Manager, you are the engineering lead of a team of engineers assigned to building engineering solutions that unlock value of the Attentive platform for existing and prospective customers.  
This is a hands-on role where you are expected to balance people management, cross-functional leadership, and coding.  You will handle customer escalations by combining business judgment with effective technical assessment skills. You will develop your team members into highly skilled troubleshooting experts who can diagnose a wide variety
This integral team member will be a leader for our Solutions Engineering team and provide coaching and mentorship of Solution Engineers around demo delivery, proof of concepts, technical feasibility of the proposed solution, and subject matter expertise for our product suite. 
Required is a strong customer centric mentality and genuine curiosity for the breadth of the customers’ real business challenges, along with the ability to match our growing solution set to solve them.


    • Be a combination of a highly-technical hands-on solutions engineer and an effective people manager.
    • Hold your own in technical and business discussions with customers, customer success and product and engineering.
    • Understand the business of your customers, identify problems or opportunities then address them using technology.
    • Be a subject matter expert on the Attentive platformPartner with Product Management and Engineering to translate customer needs into a better overall product. 
    • Write simple yet elegant, readable, and well-documented code.


    • Can apply an entrepreneurial approach and passion to problem solving to building products
    • Excellent communication skills including experience speaking to technical and business audiences
    • Built and shipped complex software products
    • Managed a high performance team

Benefits & Perks

    • Robust benefits package including 401k and various medical, dental and vision plansUnlimited vacation and a number of company-wide holidays
    • Catered lunch every day, customized snacks and drinks
    • Budget to buy whatever equipment you need to do your job
    • Excellent team offsites, regular company-wide social events