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Engineering Manager, API Client



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Who Are We?

Postman is an API platform for building and publishing APIs. Postman simplifies each step of the API lifecycle and streamlines collaboration so you can create better, secure APIs—faster.

Postman’s vision is to create a API-first world, where developers focus on developing API’s first before writing code. The API-first approach prioritizes APIs at the beginning of the software development process, instead of treating them as afterthoughts. Especially in the world order where developers are working remotely, this will help reduce the dependencies a great deal.

Postman is used by more than 30 million developers and 500,000 organizations, including 98% of the Fortune 500.

The company is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in Bangalore, where it was founded. Postman is privately held, with funding from Battery Ventures, BOND, Coatue, CRV, Insight Partners, and Nexus Venture Partners. Learn more at Postman API Platform | Sign Up for Free or connect with Postman on Twitter via @getpostman.

Postman recently closed a $225 million Series D investment round led by existing investor Insight Partners, and joined by new investors Coatue, Battery Ventures, and BOND, along with existing investors CRV and Nexus Venture Partners.

P.S: We highly recommend reading The "API-First World" graphic novel to understand the bigger picture and our vision at Postman.

About the Team

The API Client team is responsible for building Postman’s request-sending workflow for all protocols (HTTP, GraphQL, gRPC, Websockets, and more!). More than 5M developers rely on Postman each and every day, and the work of this team directly impacts the lives of millions of developers as they build the API-first world. Our goal is to get to 30M developers in next 1-2 years.The work of this team is directly at the center of Postman’s product experience and business, and in many ways the API Client is in the center of the overall Postman universe. With that comes great expectations, great challenges, and you know, just a bit of fun as well!

We’re looking for an experienced engineering leader to scale the product and help shape the roadmap. This will involve deeply understanding the developer using Postman and the overall API space and landscape, as well as balancing needs of the underlying architecture and technical roadmap. This person will lead a key set of initiatives that needs close working with the community, product and business stakeholders to improve the end user experience, constantly strive towards excellence to maintain Postman as the leader in the REST API Client and for every protocol Postman supports now and in the future (HTTP, GraphQL, gRPC, Websockets, and more!)

Join us, and help us build the API-first web with Postman.

What You’ll Do

  • Understand the vision and the bigger picture of Postman and ensure the team fully understands and appreciates how their work fits into the larger scheme of things.

  • Grow and develop teams, drive conversations with the engineers on topics such as career development, and align their growth with the long term vision and wider business needs.

  • Encourage teams to make decisions independently and foster an environment of accountability and ownership.

  • Participate in the end-to-end recruiting process, hiring & onboarding exceptional engineering talent.

  • Identify broader problems (Product features, End User Experience, Technology & Business), provide multi quarter roadmaps to the team, embrace constraints and priroitize effectively.

  • You are responsible for the End User Experience, Performance, Security & High availability of the product. You will work towards building a lean API client that provides best in class response times.

  • Be well versed in S/W architecture and design. Be ready to be a part of design reviews (& code reviews) and ensure right decisions are made across the development lifecycle (Both front end and back end)

  • Collaborate & Partner with peers in Product, Design & Engineering to craft the best building blocks, guidelines, & standards, & evolve the team’s vision, mission & strategy.

  • Provide measurable OKRs for the team and promote a culture of real time employee feedback.

  • Regularly recognize and celebrate individual engineer’s achievements, both big and small, while emphasizing the importance of team success.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Computer Science related field or equivalent practical experience

  • Min. 5 years of experience with software development in one or more programming languages (e.g. JavaScript, NodeJS).

  • 3 years of experience in a technical leadership role building exceptional products that deliver a delightful experience for end customers.

  • 2 years of experience in people management, team leadership role.

  • 2+ years of experience building user interfaces with modern web technologies

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

  • Lots of smiles

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working on standardizing and solving common problems in engineering in a growing company

  • Experience building Microservices or Micro frontend architectures.

Our Values:

At Postman, we create with the same curiosity that we see in our users. We value transparency and honest communication about not only successes, but also failures. In our work, we focus on specific goals that add up to a larger vision. Our inclusive work culture ensures that everyone is valued equally as important pieces of our final product. We are dedicated to delivering the best products we can.

What Else?

We offer competitive salary and benefits, and a flexible schedule working with a fun, collaborative team. Enjoy full medical coverage, unlimited PTO, and a monthly lunch stipend. Yes, seriously. We want you to eat well wherever you’re at.) Plus, our wellness program will help you stay healthy from your location with fitness-related reimbursements. Our frequent and fascinating virtual team-building events will keep you connected, while our donation-matching program can support the causes you care about. We’re building a long-term company with an inclusive culture where everyone can be the best version of themselves, and we want you to be part of it.

This position requires you to be present in our Bangalore office on Mondays,Wednesdays & Fridays.