Engineering Manager


Sparrow is the first high-tech, high-touch employee leave management solution. Our mission is to make it simple for companies to provide their employees with all kinds of leave (i.e. family, medical, etc.). As the industry leader, Sparrow has managed thousands of leaves for hundreds of happy customers like Headspace and Figma.

Currently, the leave management process is painful and inefficient for everyone. Company leaders struggle to keep up with regulations and processes that change frequently, and the employees going on leave are overwhelmed by bureaucracy at an exceptionally important juncture in their career. Sparrow transforms this ordinarily tedious, error-prone, complex to remain compliant, and time-consuming process into a 30-minute end-to-end experience saving teams time (20 - 40 hours per leave) and money (up to $30K per leave).   

Sparrow is headquartered in San Francisco with remote employees across the country. Sparrow is a diverse, highly talented, and supportive team. Together, we are hardworking, collaborative, smart, and humble—after all, we’re solving real problems.

We are growing quickly and looking for engineering leaders to join our team. In this role you will:

  • Support and lead a talented team of engineers;
  • Recruit and hire engineers to grow the team;
  • Shape critical team practices and process around onboarding, interviewing, planning, execution and more;
  • Partner closely with teams across the company to define, scope and plan out the engineering roadmap;
  • Nurture and develop a team culture that values collaboration, engineering excellence, inclusivity and psychological safety;

As an early member of the engineering leadership team, you will have a significant opportunity to play a pivotal role in Sparrow’s growth and setting the direction and culture of the engineering team.

About You

We are looking for people with:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience, with a minimum of 6 years of experience with software development;
  • 3+ years of experience in a technical leadership role, with at least 2+ years of people management experience;
  • Proven track record of leading teams to successfully execute projects in dynamic environments;
  • Experience building strong and diverse engineering teams;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Ultimately, though, most important to us is someone who is passionate about applying technology to real difficult problems, who loves building beautiful useful products, and who finds our mission compelling. If that is you, please reach out to us!


Our work at Sparrow is impactful. We help People teams with one of the hardest parts of their job, and we support employees at a time when they need it most. We’re driven by our mission, much like a nonprofit, but with the resources and scale of a fast-growing venture-backed company.

Sparrow is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. While we are united by our excitement for the mission and product, the diversity of our experiences is one of our strengths. The Sparrow team is made up of people with all types of backgrounds, and we have teammates in 30 states and counting. To learn more about the Sparrow team and its benefits, check out our careers page.

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