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Zenni Optical · Backend Software Development Manager

Company Overview:

Zenni pioneered the online eyewear industry in 2003 with a mission to make prescription eyewear affordable and accessible to everyone. Based in Marin County, California, Zenni offers men, women, and children the freedom to express their personal style and individuality through high-quality prescription and protective eyewear curated with a sense for fashion and incredible selection. With over 50 million frames sold worldwide, a pair of Zenni’s is owned in every country across the globe. Zenni is proud to be the Official Eyewear Partner of the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Bulls and San Francisco 49ers. For more information, visit www.zenni.com or connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. 

Position Overview:

We’re looking for a Software Development Manager to lead our backend development team to modernize our ecommerce platform and website. This is a remote role to lead and manage high-visibility, complex projects with large-scale and high-impact systems.

A strong predictor for success will be evident in a candidate who:

Excellent learning skills

The spirit of getting things done with high velocity

Ability to accept and offer constructive criticism

Responsibilities for a Software Development Manager will include:

Build a high-performance team and help create a mission-driven culture

Manage performance and growth for high-performing team members

Plan and track day-to-day activities for developers in the team

Delivering new features, fixing defects, and improving the existing codebase

Mentoring team members and modeling best coding practices

Contribute towards architecture and design decisions.

Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability.

Working closely with other Developers, Product Managers, Designers, Testers and Business Stakeholders to understand and gather requirements

What you’ll need to succeed:

Bachelor’s degree in software engineering, multimedia integration or other relevant training

8+ years of work experience in software development

Proficient understanding of the following:

o Microservices architecture

o Modern programming languages like Golang, Python or NodeJS

o Modern databases and storage systems

o Containerized deployments using docker and Kubernetes

o Experience with cloud environments – AWS or GCP

o Code versioning tools, such as Git

Write unit, integration and end-to-end tests

Knowledge of GraphQL and REST APIs

Extensive knowledge of designing and developing scalable and reliable systems

Desire to deliver work in a fast-paced agile environment


Your choice of PC or Mac hardware and accessories

Excellent health benefits that the company pays for and a 401k with company match

Annual employee eyeglasses stipend

Interesting projects with opportunities for growth and professional development in a financially stable, successful, growing Company


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