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Manager, Software Engineering - Dev Mode Extensibility (London, United Kingdom)



Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Figma is growing our team of passionate people on a mission to make design accessible to all. Born on the Web, Figma helps entire product teams brainstorm, design and build better products — from start to finish. Whether it’s consolidating tools, simplifying workflows, or collaborating across teams and time zones, Figma makes the design process faster, more efficient, and fun while keeping everyone on the same page. From great products to long-lasting companies, we believe that nothing great is made alone—come make with us!

We’re looking for an Engineering Manager to help lead our Developer Extensibility team as part of the broader Dev Mode team. Dev Mode is a major initiative at Figma focused on building for developers, a key part of our customer base. With the goal of making developers more efficient, improve the collaboration between developer and designers, as well as drive overall improvements to our customer’s workflows.

The developer extensibility team is just getting started and you would be the first engineering manager to lead this new team, helping define the strategy & roadmap for future extensibility work as it relates to Dev Mode. As all customer’s workflows & challenges are unique, extensibility is crucial to enabling customers to drive the largest efficiency gains with Dev Mode by tailoring it to their needs. Extensibility encompasses our plugin platform, REST APIs, integrations with tools such as VSCode, and much more.

This is a full time role that can be held from our London hub or remotely in the UK.

What you’ll do at Figma:

  • Manage and support a team of product engineers focused on building and expanding Figma’s Dev Mode product.
  • Partner closely with cross-functional stakeholders to coordinate work across product, design, engineering, and other functions.
  • Define strategy & roadmap for your team and execute on that roadmap with a high degree of autonomy, velocity, and craftsmanship.
  • Provide hands-on technical leadership to your teams and others that collaborate with your teams to ensure a cohesive product experience and the right technical abstractions.
  • Recruit, mentor and retain high performing engineers (and help with other cross functional roles). You’ll foster a culture of innovation, collaboration and taking calculated risks.

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • 2+ years of experience managing software engineers working on products used by external users.
  • A proven track record of building products (both as a manager and individual contributor) that are best in class in user experience.
  • A relentless focus on business impact through product & engineering excellence.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in building a high-performing and highly engaged engineering team; including mentoring, and growing senior engineers.

While not required, it’s an added plus if you also have:

  • Experience building or leading a team focused on design systems, extensibility, APIs.
At Figma, one of our values is Grow as you go. We believe in hiring smart, curious people who are excited to learn and develop their skills. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the points outlined in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

At Figma we celebrate and support our differences. We know employing a team rich in diverse thoughts, experiences, and opinions allows our employees, our product and our community to flourish. Figma is an equal opportunity workplace - we are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity/expression, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

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  • Holding interviews in an accessible location
  • Enabling closed captioning on video conferencing
  • Ensuring all written communication be compatible with screen readers
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