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Software Engineering Manager (Sleep & Recovery)



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024
At WHOOP, we're on a mission to unlock human performance. WHOOP empowers users to perform at a higher level through a deeper understanding of their bodies and daily lives. Our wearable device tracks key physiological metrics such as heart rate variability, resting heart rate, and sleep quality to provide personalized insights into users' fitness, health, and recovery. We seek a passionate Engineering Manager to lead a dedicated team of engineers responsible for the infrastructure and platform supporting our core physiology organization. This team plays a pivotal role in managing the technical backbone of our services, ensuring robust and scalable infrastructure. They are also crucial in handling partnerships and integrations, ensuring seamless interoperability with external systems. Additionally, the team is responsible for the efficient flow of member data throughout their daily activities, ensuring data accuracy, security, and accessibility.
As an Engineering Manager at WHOOP, you will have technical and people management responsibilities. On the technical side, you will work closely with product management, design, and quality assurance teams to successfully enable your team to deliver. You will support the team in developing their features' technical designs, architecture, and operational excellence needs. You will ensure that the engineering team adheres to best practices and standards for software development. You will be instrumental in guiding your team to innovate and maintain the high standards of our platform, driving the success of our core physiology services.
On the people management side, you will manage and mentor a team of up to 12 engineers, provide regular performance feedback, and ensure professional development and growth. You will work to foster a culture of innovation, teamwork, psychological safety, and continuous learning. You are responsible for promoting a positive work environment where all team members feel valued, supported, and empowered to do their best work. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to transition from a hands-on role into a leadership role or further develop their engineering leadership experience.


  • Guiding and managing a team of engineers responsible for developing features
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure the successful delivery of these features.
  • Defining technical strategy, architecture, and design for product features.
  • Ensuring the engineering team adheres to best practices, standards, and processes for software development, testing, and deployment.
  • Driving continuous improvement initiatives to optimize the engineering team's productivity, quality, and efficiency.
  • Providing mentorship, guidance, and coaching to team members to ensure their professional development and growth.
  • Fostering a culture of innovation, teamwork, psychological safety, and continuous learning.


  • Experience as a software developer with experience operating in a management or team lead role.
  • Strong technical skills in software development, testing, and deployment.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and management skills.
  • Passion for wearable technology and a desire to work in a fast-paced startup environment.
Find out more about us: "WHOOP Software Principles"
This role is based in the WHOOP office located in Boston, MA. The successful candidate must be prepared to relocate if necessary to work out of the Boston, MA office.
Interested in the role, but don’t meet every qualification? We encourage you to still apply! At WHOOP, we believe there is much more to a candidate than what is written on paper, and we value character as much as experience. As we continue to build a diverse and inclusive environment, we encourage anyone who is interested in this role to apply.
WHOOP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-verify to determine employment eligibility