Engineering Manager - Intelligence

East Bay, CA, United States, Los Angeles, CA, United States, New York, NY, United States, Seattle, WA, United States, San Francisco, CA, United States, Silicon Valley, CA, United States, Toronto, ON, Canada, Vancouver, BC, Canada


Role Locations

  • East Bay, CA, United States
  • Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • New York, NY, United States
  • Seattle, WA, United States
  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Silicon Valley, CA, United States
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada


101 - 250 people


695 Minna St
San Francisco, CA, 94103-2717, US

Tech Stack

  • Python
  • MySQL
  • Redis
  • HAProxy
  • Linux
  • nginx
  • ansible
  • JavaScript
  • Kafka
  • Electron
  • React
  • Redux
  • RXJS
  • Elastic Search
  • AWS
  • Jenkins
  • MyPy
  • Flux
  • Flow
  • Go

Role Description

About the role

We're looking for an experienced engineering leader who will take our existing world-class communication stack to the next level. As the Engineering Manager, you are expected to attract, manage and retain a team of engineers in the U.S. and Toronto, and collaborate with your peers and engineers distributed globally. You will own our intelligence stack and build out the AI/ML and NLP infrastructure capabilities.

The Intelligence team at Nylas is responsible for the Neural APIs and other intelligence features that build on top of emails, calendars, and contacts. We utilize natural language processing, machine learning, and integrations with external APIs to categorize and contextualize information for developers to build an intelligence layer on top of Nylas communication channels.

The Nylas platform handles over 1 billion API calls and stores over 22TB of data per day. The company is expected to grow over 2 times in usage year over year. We are looking for a leader who can inspire the team to hit aspirational goals, drive design discussion and jump into code to unblock the team.

In this role, you will manage a team of 4 engineers initially with expectations to double the size of the team quickly. The Engineering Manager will report directly to the Director of Engineering and work alongside other engineering leaders in the organization.


Communicate priorities clearly to engineers, and act as a liaison with the business org to set clear and realistic expectations, and allow engineers to come up with ways to meet priorities Provide support to engineers in terms of making sure they have what they need to be productive and successful. This might mean: Setting up mentorship Ensuring engineers are working on things that interest and motivate them Ensuring engineers are growing and meeting their professional goals Providing feedback in a kind, direct, and actionable manner so engineers are aware of areas they can improve upon Should make sure engineers feel valued and supported, that their contributions are valuable, and that they are happy Hiring, providing mentorship/coaching, and budget planning Always looking for ways to optimize and improve individual and team processes Be hands-on in execution, including architecture design, code review, and even contribute code when time permits

About Nylas

Nylas is a pioneer and leading provider of universal communications APIs that allow developers to quickly connect their applications to every email, calendar, or contacts provider in the world.

Company Culture

Here at Nylas, we are on a mission to power the productivity layer of the modern technology stack, and we do so by fostering an ethical and human-centric environment. Nylanauts are empowered and encouraged to take risks while striving to bring the best version of themselves. We are guided by our values that enable us to dream big, drive decisions, solve problems, and cultivate relationships. As a fast-growing startup, we welcome individuals who possess the gumption, empathy, creativity, and humility that is needed for Nylas to be successful.

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