HODINKEE is a fast-growing media brand and shop that makes watches accessible to everyone. Over the past decade, founder Ben Clymer has grown HODINKEE into a thriving company of creatives. Our team now consists of writers, editors, designers, photographers, podcasters, engineers, and so many other key players who cement HODINKEE’s position as the most trusted source for watch news and products. We have a website. An app. A podcast. A magazine. A retail business. And more. HODINKEE’s goal is to bring readers and consumers the best in wristwatches in a way that’s approachable, authentic, honest and fun.

Who We Are

Do you wish you had a job you were passionate about?  Want to join a fast-growing brand driven by people who love watches? We would like to introduce you to HODINKEE – a media brand and shop with the goal to inspire readers and consumers by writing about and selling wristwatches in a way that is approachable, authentic, honest, and fun. By joining our exceptional HODINKEE team, you can help transform the watch industry by delivering a unique, superior, and customer-first experience.


HODINKEE is looking for a highly-skilled Software Engineering Manager to lead a team of engineers and help build the top platform for everything watch related. We are the combination of an editorial outlet, an e-commerce/retail platform, and a tech-forward product team. As a Software Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for the management of a team to deliver software that exceeds the expectations of our customers and stakeholders while simultaneously advancing and innovating our technical systems, keeping quality and maintainability front of mind.

What You Will Do

This role will lead key decisions and discussions and chart future paths for HODINKEE’s technical systems and organization. The Software Engineering Manager will work cross-functionally — planning and prioritizing delivery alongside designers, product managers, and others throughout the company. We are looking for someone that can identify problems and propose solutions through every stage of the development life cycle — from planning and estimation to testing and monitoring — while also instilling that instinct in the team and the engineering organization as a whole.

Who You Are

At a minimum, candidates should have at least 5 years of experience in the following:

  • Extensive web application and API development experience, including knowledge of relational and non-relational datastores.

  • Practical and abundant experience implementing and refining agile software development processes.

  • Taking accountability and ownership of logical sections of the technical ecosystem, while driving rapid, consistent, and measurable improvement across the organization.

  • Team leadership, including goal definitions and stakeholder management.

  • Working with a distributed and remote workforce.

  • Effectively splitting time between individual, hands-on contribution (roughly 30%) and people management (~70%).

  • Candidates must possess authorization to work in the U.S.

An exceptional candidate will have some additional, preferred qualities such as:

  • Expert knowledge of Ruby on Rails and its ecosystem.

  • Advanced knowledge of modern frontend frameworks and languages (ReactJS, Vue.js, Node, ES6)

  • Experience working as a technical owner inside of a journey team.

  • Experience working with software engineering team metrics e.g. cycle time and velocity.

  • Experience working in back-office systems for e-commerce platforms e.g. fulfillment, finance, and ERP.


HODINKEE is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We’re committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life.