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Engineering Manager



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Los Angeles, CA, USA · New York, USA · Remote
Posted on Saturday, December 16, 2023

Ghost is a private, b2b marketplace that helps scale distribution for the best brands in the world. Ghost works with leading brands in streetwear, apparel, footwear, beauty, and home to find alternative distribution channels for surplus inventory. By providing transparency, data, and a network of vetted buyers, the Ghost platform serves as the backbone for sellers to diversify and optimize their inventory lifecycle. Backed by top VC funds (Cathay, USV, Equal, Eniac), Ghost is one of the fastest growing startups in LA.

We’re looking for a Engineering manager who loves solving complex problems. You will help us build our platform from the ground up to serve our growing customer ecosystem. Reporting to the VP of Engineering, you’ll be tasked with being a leader who will drive design and shipping systems to serve the right items to the right buyers at the right time. . We are an early-stage startup with amazing traction, and we’re moving with velocity! Our team has abundant growth potential as well as a direct impact on shaping the future of Ghost.

This role is remote-friendly. Our headquarters is in Los Angeles, California, and we have an office in New York City.

About Role:

  • Team Building and Leadership: Recruit, mentor, and lead a high-caliber engineering team, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement. Ensure an environment where engineers feel supported, challenged, and motivated to excel.
  • Leading Delivery: Oversee the planning, execution, and delivery of engineering projects, ensuring timely releases, high quality, and efficient use of resources. Maintain a balance between building sustainable, maintainable systems and shipping things quickly.
  • Technical Excellence: Maintain a strong understanding of the technology stack and architecture, ensuring engineering decisions are well-informed and contribute to a robust and scalable engineering ecosystem. You’re not the go-to technical expert, but you understand our technology choices.
  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Work closely with product, design, and other stakeholders to ensure alignment and deliver products that meet business and user needs. Facilitate effective communication between engineering and other teams within the organization.

About You:

  • Proven track record of leading engineering teams to deliver scalable, high-quality software on time at a startup
  • Experience with Agile methodologies, CI/CD, and modern development tools and practices.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, focusing on promoting a positive, inclusive team environment.
  • Data-driven outcomes validate their work
  • Genuine passion and interest in the problems we are solving
  • Ability to make decisions and find alignment with the team


  • Competitive salary + Equity + Benefits.
  • Remote-friendly work environment
  • Apple hardware MacBook
  • Home-office stipend
  • Unlimited PTO (Yes, we encourage breaks)
  • Our engineering team offers:
    • Autonomy
    • Trust
    • Big impact
  • We live by our values of being:
    • Mission-Driven, Product first.
    • Empowering our people.
    • Managing to results.

Compensation for this position includes a base salary, equity, and a variety of benefits. The U.S. base salary range for this role is $150,000 - $200,000. Actual base salaries will be based on candidate-specific factors including experience, skillset, location, and local minimum pay requirements as applicable. We are actively hiring for this role in California, New York, or US remote, and offer competitive local pay and benefits.