Engineering Manager

ActiveCampaign’s category-defining Customer Experience Automation Platform helps over 90,000 businesses in 161 countries meaningfully engage with their customers. The platform gives businesses of all sizes access to hundreds of pre-built automations that combine email marketing, marketing automation, CRM, and machine learning for powerful orchestration, segmentation and personalization across social, email, messaging, chat, and text. Over 70% of ActiveCampaign’s customers use its 300+ integrations including Shopify, Square, Facebook, Eventbrite, and Salesforce. ActiveCampaign scores higher in customer satisfaction than any other solution in both Marketing Automation and CRM All-In-One on
As the fastest-growing SaaS company in Chicago, we are scaling rapidly to keep up with market demand. We are growing all of our teams and looking for people who share our values, deliver innovation frequently and join us in our mission to grow our customer base from 90,000 today to millions.
ActiveCampaign’s engineering team is growing rapidly and we are looking for engineering managers to help us scale. Our engineering managers are people with varying technical backgrounds and interests who are heavily involved in the technical details of their team. As managers, our main focus is keeping our teams efficient and executing on the right goals. We build teams that are inclusive, collaborative, and have a strong sense of ownership for the things they build.
If you have a passion and track record for solving problems; moreover, have strong leadership skills and a strong software development background, this is a great fit for you.

What your day could consist of:

  • Lead a team of talented engineers who like to ship code and tackle hard engineering problems
  • Maintain rigor in high code quality, automated testing, and other engineering best practices
  • Contribute to and/or execute on the organization’s vision and standards around security, quality, observability and clean code
  • Support legacy and modern services and applications in the public cloud and deploy them through CI/CD practices
  • Create a collaborative work environment that fosters autonomy, inclusivity, innovation, learning, respect and transparency while holding a high bar for craftsmanship
  • Collaborate with Product Managers and Designers to ensure we’re building great products
  • Demonstrate problem solving and technical innovation through “rolling-up sleeves” and “getting hands dirty”
  • Collaborate with other engineering teams to identify, leverage, and successfully evangelize opportunities to improve engineering productivity
  • Share knowledge with team members via a formal mentoring relationship, reviewing code, reviewing design docs, giving technical talks and JIT feedback
  • Work closely with the ActiveCampaign People Team to hire high candidates from diverse backgrounds

What is needed:

  • Experience building and deploying scalable applications in the cloud using CI/CD/CT practices in one of the following languages: Java, Python or PHP
  • Solid database experience in SQL, NoSQL and event streaming technologies
  • Quality first mindset
  • Experience solving challenging technical problems with a focus on throughput and fast response time
  • 3+ years of hands-on technical leadership and people management experience
  • Strong communication skills and customer focus

Perks and benefits:

ActiveCampaign is an employee-first culture. We take care of our employees at work and outside of work. We’ll share all the details later on but in summary: comprehensive health and wellness benefits including no premiums for employees on our HSA plan, open time off plan, generous 401(k) matching with no vesting, lunch and endless snacks/ beverages, reimbursed commuting, education budgets, ongoing learning and development, a proactive approach to diversity and inclusion, career pathing and lots of swag.


ActiveCampaign helps growing businesses meaningfully connect and engage with their customers. With our SaaS platform, we help businesses go beyond marketing automation to optimize their customers’ experiences.

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