FirstMile Ventures
FirstMile Ventures

Senior Manager of Software Engineering



Software Engineering
Arlington, VA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Pax8 is the leading value-added cloud-based SaaS distributor, simplifying the cloud journey for our partners by integrating technology, business intelligence and proactive service to deliver an unparalleled experience. Serving thousands of partners through the indirect sales channel, our mission is to be the world’s favorite place to buy cloud products. We are a fast-growing, dynamic and high-energy startup organization, allowing you to make a meaningful impact on the business. Culture is important to us, and at Pax8, it’s business, and it IS personal. We are passionate, creative and humorously offbeat. We work hard, keep it fun, and expect the best.
We Elev8 each other. We Advoc8 for our partners. We Innov8 continuously. We Celebr8 life.

No matter who you are, Pax8 is a place you can call home. We know there’s no such thing as a “perfect" candidate, so we don’t look for the right "fit" – instead, we look for the add. We encourage you to apply for a role at Pax8 even if you don’t meet 100% of the bullet points. We believe in cultivating an environment with a diversity of perspectives, in hopes that we can all thrive in an inclusive environment.

We are only as great as our people. And we have great people all over the world. No matter where you live and work, you’re a part of the Pax8 team. This means embracing hybrid- and remote-work whenever possible.

Position Summary:

The Sr. Manager of Software Engineering oversees and coordinates the people, resources, and processes required to deliver new software or upgrade existing products. They achieve all or most of their goals through delegation to their team. The Sr. Manager coaches and mentors their direct reports in a way that results in high growth. They have a high amount of influence on their team as well as within their broader organization. The Sr. Manager moves past being only tactical but is strategic in the way they run their team. They command a high degree of trust and remove obstacles so that their team can attain optimal performance. The Sr. Manager provides direct leadership in delivering critical or at-risk projects.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Strategically grow, manage, and develop a team highly skilled team of Software Engineers (includes hiring, mentoring, developing, giving performance reviews, giving feedback at weekly 1:1 meetings, etc.)
  • Lead projects to completion
  • Influence the team and broader organization by providing technical advice during the planning of complex solutions
  • Document solutions so that information can be easily disseminated to the Engineering team
  • Contribute to projects and software releases
  • Coordinates and manages on-call rotations

Ideal Skills, Experience, and Competencies:

  • At least eight (8) years of software development experience
  • At least two (2) years of software management experience
  • Ability to be passionate about managing software developers
  • Solid understanding of software engineering principles
  • Ability to build strong identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals
  • Ability to develop people to meet both their career goals and the organization's goals
  • Ability to paint a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action
  • Ability to know the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Ability to see ahead to future possibilities and translate them into breakthrough strategies

Required Education & Certifications:

  • B.A./B.S. in related field or equivalent work experience


  • Qualified candidates can expect a salary beginning at $160,000 or more depending on experience

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*Note: Compensation is benchmarked on local Denver Metro area market rates. Qualified candidates in other locations can expect a salary package that may be adjusted based off applicable cost of wages in their respective location.
At Pax8 we believe that your Total Rewards should include a benefits package that shows how much we value our greatest assets. All FTE Pax8 people enjoy the following benefits:
  • Non-Commissioned Bonus Plans or Variable Commission
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employer Paid Short & Long Term Disability, Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Flexible, Open Vacation
  • Paid Sick Time Off
  • Extended Leave for Life events
  • RTD Eco Pass (For local Colorado Employees)
  • Career Development Programs
  • Stock Option Eligibility
  • Employee-led Resource Groups

Pax8 is an EEOC Employer.