Mobile Engineering Manager

Posted on Mar 30, 2023

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Job Details

Full Time
🇺🇸 United States

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About Volley

Named one of Y Combinator's Top Companies, develops voice-controlled games and entertainment apps for Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Our voice apps are world-class and attract millions of users every month.

We’ve created several of the top experiences for voice-controlled devices, including:

  • Jeopardy - America’s most popular game show
  • Song Quiz - a name-that-tune music trivia game
  • Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? - a quiz game to test your elementary-level knowledge
  • Bedtime Stories - a soothing, narrated skill to help you fall asleep

We believe voice control will be the main way people access entertainment in their bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, and cars. Our goal is to build a destination for interactive audio entertainment, as Netflix did for television.

Volley believes in an inclusive workplace and is committed to building a team from a variety of backgrounds. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive the other benefits and privileges of employment.

We’re a small but quickly growing team that truly enjoys working together. We love coming together over Zoom happy hours, the funny and strange in Slack #random, and occasional karaoke sessions in our brand new Hayes Valley office. If this sounds like fun (we promise it is), get in touch!

Underrepresented candidates and candidates from nontraditional backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply!

The Position

Volley is looking for a thoughtful, decisive, and innovative engineering manager to join our mobile games team. You would oversee all production engineering for Volley’s flagship mobile gaming application: Faceoff — Song Quiz. You would also work to ensure a healthy and sustainable development process for all team members while constantly improving all aspects of product quality.

What you'll do at Volley

  • Report directly to the VP of Engineering and become a key technical leader within the company
  • Manage a varied product roadmap while prioritizing tech debt & the work-life balance of your team
  • Mentor and grow Volley's mobile engineering team as you build and scale to millions of users.
  • Dive deep into the architecture and lay out a vision for scaling up game development within Faceoff’s nascent dev SDK.
  • Run regular sprint planning meetings and road-mapping discussions as we drive towards scale and monetization.

Your first 90 days

  • Work with our tech leads to transfer knowledge around our product roadmap and tech stack.
  • Gather feedback from the team and implement process improvements for planning and road mapping
  • Grow existing roadmap projections to span multiple months, or quarters, of work.
  • Mentor our platform leads in the development of Faceoff’s new Mobile SDK for the creation of new games.

Our stack

  • Swift, SnapKit, & SwiftUI (iOS)
  • Kotlin & Jetpack Compose (Android)
  • Typescript & Node (Backend)
  • Martok for shared data schemas
  • Kotlin Multiplatform for shared mobile networking
  • Firebase


Stuff you may have done before

  • Built top-notch native iOS or Android applications
  • Managed a high-performance engineering team
  • Worked with Kotlin Multiplatform for Mobile
  • Created products for Smart TVs or Android Auto
  • Worked with audio, voice, or other emerging technologies


  • 5-10 years of proven mobile engineering experience
  • Experience managing high-performance mobile engineering teams.
  • A deep interest in code quality and architecture, and a willingness to dive in when needed.
  • Track record of working directly with products to negotiate an ambitious roadmap.
  • The ability to guide architecture across both mobile platforms and the backend.

Our Hiring Process

  • Stage 1 (Preliminary Phone Screen) with a member of our recruitment team
  • Stage 2 (Hiring Manager Interview) with our Vice President of Engineering, Aaron Sarazan
  • Stage 3 (1:1 Interview) with our Staff Mobile Engineer, Josh Shin
  • Stage 4 (Virtual On-Site Interview) with various partners and team members
  • Stage 5 (Offer)


  • The base salary range for this position is $180,000-$225,000 annually, based on a local (San Francisco) hire. The final offer amount may depend on experience, education, skills, and location. Base pay is one part of the total package that is provided to compensate and recognize employees for their work.
  • Your medical, dental, and vision insurance is 100% covered by Volley, for yourself and all dependents and we match 401k!
  • We offer a flexible, hybrid work-from-home and in-office work model.
  • We offer 4 weeks of paid time off (enforced 2-week minimum), 16 paid holidays, 40 hours of bereavement leave, and unlimited sick days.
  • Our generous parental leave policy includes 24 weeks at 100% pay for birthing parents and 12 weeks at 100% pay for non-birthing parents.
  • We offer visa support for eligible candidates, making relocating for the job smoother and more streamlined.
Mobile Engineering Managerat Volley