Jobs at Alumni Ventures Portfolio Companies


Engineering Manager



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2024
Quince was started to challenge the existing idea that nice things should cost a lot. Our mission was simple: create an item of equal or greater quality than the leading luxury brands and sell them at a much lower price.
EVERYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO AFFORD NICE THINGS. Quality shouldn’t be a luxury. We’re proud of our mission to bring the world’s highest quality goods to people at affordable prices.
QUALITY IS MORE THAN MATERIALS. True quality is a combination of premium materials and high production standards.
WE FOCUS ON THE ESSENTIALS. From the perfect crewneck sweater to hotel quality sheets, we're all about high quality essentials that bring enjoyment to daily life.
WE’RE INNOVATING TO MAKE UNREAL PRICES A REALITY. Our uniquely developed factory-direct model lets us offer exceptionally high quality goods for much lower prices than our competitors.
ALWAYS A BETTER DEAL. We believe in real price transparency, for both our customers and factory partners. This way, everyone gets a better deal.
FAIR FACTORIES. We are committed to working with factories that meet the global standards for workplace safety and wage fairness.
Quince is a retail and technology company co-founded by a team that has extensive experience in retail, technology and building early stage companies. You’ll work with a team of world-class talent from Stanford GSB, Wish.com, D.E. Shaw, Stitch Fix, Urban Outfitters, Wayfair, McKinsey, Nike etc.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter, problem-solver and successful in combining technology and data into best-in-class outcomes. The candidate is energized by solving complex business problems and consistently effective in making high-judgment decisions at rapid pace amidst the frequent ambiguity that comes with charting a course of action with no precedent. Moreover, the ideal candidate is energized by an environment where strategy, innovation and decision-making are intentionally distributed, where candor, speed and data are highly valued and colleagues at all levels hold each other to unusually high standards on behalf of Quince customers.
We are looking for a self-motivated and passionate Leader to join our Technology team as Engineering Manager. In this role you will lead an Engineering team responsible for end-to-end Technical solutioning of a business vertical. The role involves building next generation product used by our customers and architecting solutions to support our exponential business growth.

What you'll do:

  • Manage a group of highly skilled senior engineers by providing technical management, guidance, coaching, best practices and principles
  • Active participation in design, development, delivery, and maintenance of software projects
  • Responsible for resource planning, execution, and quality of the software delivered by the group
  • Lead the group to build sophisticated products using cutting edge technology stack. The products will be used by retail customers and internal business users.
  • Work closely with various business stakeholders like Product Management Team, and other Engineering teams to drive the execution of multiple business strategies and technologies
  • Act as a point of contact for TCO (total cost of ownership), managing and driving production defects & stability improvements to resolution
  • Ensuring operational efficiency and actively participating in organizational initiatives with the objective of ensuring the highest customer value
  • Tailor processes to help manage time-sensitive issues and bring them to appropriate closure

What you'll need

  • A bachelor's degree in Computer Science with 8+ years of experience
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience in Java programming and any of the Java frameworks such as Spring or Spring boot
  • Must have done Performance Appraisal, Hiring and building teams from ground up
  • Experience of working in highly dynamic Engineering environment like a start-up
  • Deep understanding of Object-Oriented programming languages
  • Strong technology acumen, knowledge of software engineering process, design knowledge and architecture intelligence
  • Exposure to any of the prominent cloud service providers (AWS/Azure/GCP)
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills
  • Attention to detail and quality, and the ability to work well in and across teams
  • Ability to advocate & influence multiple stakeholders
  • Experience and knowledge of delivering products with low/no-touch support along with SRE principles
Quince seeks to build high-performing teams of people from various experiences and backgrounds who can collectively push our company into new realms. We seek a diverse pool of applicants and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, Veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. If you have a special need or disability that requires accommodation, please let us know.
Security Advisory: Beware of Frauds
At Quince, we're dedicated to recruiting top talent who share our drive for innovation. To safeguard candidates, Quince emphasizes legitimate recruitment practices. Initial communication is primarily via official Quince email addresses and LinkedIn; beware of deviations. Personal data and sensitive information will not be solicited during the application phase. Interviews are conducted via phone, in person, or through the approved platforms Google Meets or Zoom—never via messaging apps or other calling services. Offers are merit-based, communicated verbally, and followed up in writing. If personal information is requested to initiate the hiring process, rest assured it will be through secure and protected means.