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Engineering Manager, Product Engineering

Date: Sep 24, 2022

Location: CHICAGO, IL, US, 60603-4013 LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

About Grainger:

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.


Position Details:

As a Software Engineering Manager at Grainger, you will lead a team of engineers, and partner with product management, platform engineering and architecture to deliver products end-to-end. We are looking for leaders who will be champions of Agile software development, continuous delivery, the DevOps culture("You build it, you test it, you run it") and the encompassing engineering best practices.

You will also be responsible to evaluate team and individual performance, provide coaching and mentorship to engineers to help them grow in their career, evaluate and improve existing process or introduce new ones and create an awesome team culture.

You will report to the Senior Manager, Product Engineering and will be based in either Lake Forest, IL or downtown Chicago.


You Will:

  • Set and communicate team priorities that support the broader organization's goals. Align strategy, processes, and decision-making across teams.
  • Partner with Product Management to help develop and drive the roadmap within the scope of your team. Evolve the roadmap to meet anticipated future requirements and infrastructure needs.
  • Set clear expectations with individuals based on their level and role and aligned to the broader organization's goals. Meet with individuals to discuss performance and development and provide feedback and coaching.
  • Be an advocate for Agile software development and Extreme Programming practices such as small batch size, test-driven development, trunk-based development, pair programming, code reviews, continuous delivery, daily deployments
  • Believe in breaking down Silos and complete team autonomy. There are no QA teams, Release teams, DevOps teams etc. "You build it, you test it, you run it"


You Have:

  • Minimum 2 years experience managing a team of engineers in a fast-paced environment
  • Minimum 8 years experience in software engineering
  • Hands-on experience as a UI engineer using Node.js, Javascript specifically React.js,
  • Experience with operational concerns of a micro front-end & microservices based architecture in a daily deployment model such as performance, resiliency, observability, deployment, monitoring, discovery and routing
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field or equivalent work experience


Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs


DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.