Sr. Engineering Manager

Engineering Team | San Francisco

About the team:

Our engineers are pioneering tools and technologies to efficiently build best in class user experience across more than 10 platforms for multiple brands. We work closely with innovative design, user- experience, and user-testing teams to deliver dynamic experiences. Video is at the core of our streaming service and is supported by dedicated playback and infrastructure teams. As VRV is a multi-channel video offering, our CMS team supports both external partners and internal stakeholders end-to-end, as content is ingested and published within our applications.

Location: San Francisco

Our headquarters is located in downtown San Francisco, where our group of cross-functional experts assemble to create experiences for Crunchyroll and VRV’s passionate communities.

About the role:

As the Senior Engineering manager for CMS team you will have ownership of critical components of our service. You will directly manage a team of engineers focused on the mission of building best in class technical solutions for our rapidly growing video subscription platform. The services you would own in leading the CMS team are at the heart of our video streaming operation including a react / redux web portal, ingest engine, client facing API surface and internal API consumers of the catalog data set.

You will lead a team of engineers in supporting these critical services including designing and shaping future API direction in collaboration with stakeholders. You will work closely with the CMS product owner, code quality assurance, devops and other teams. Ellation has an aggressive roadmap for this service and we need a strong owner to help us deliver on these goals.

A day in the life of our CMS Team:

  • Hands on Engineering Management
  • Technical Vision for CMS APIs
  • Strategic planning with product ensuring key business needs are addressed while keeping tech debit in check
  • Test coverage as part of definition of done mindset and practice  
  • Management of project risks and cross team dependencies
  • Work closely with operations to build new services in coordination with our design patterns and support evaluations of new infrastructure
  • Possible travel to Moldova to coordinate with client and service team stakeholders
  • Possible blog posts, open source publishing of projects and conference presentation opportunities

About You:

  • 2+ years of management experience
  • BS or higher in Computer Science
  • 7+ years working on API’s and/or web technologies
  • Strong fundamentals in data structures, algorithms, and networking
  • Familiarity with internet video or content management systems is a plus
  • Familiarity with MVC frameworks
  • Familiarity with code design principles, patterns, and best practices
  • Understanding of SQL and NoSQL data stores and their applications
  • Active participation in one or more open source projects is a strong plus
  • Familiarity with Go is a strong plus
  • Familiarity with React/Redux is a strong plus
  • Familiarity with AWS technologies is a strong plus

Benefits and Perks: San Francisco Office

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and life insurance
  • Health care and dependent care FSA
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Employer paid commuter benefit
  • On-site gym, showers, yoga, and wellness classes
  • Support program for new parents
  • Catered lunch 4 days per week
  • Fun, passionate and skilled co-workers
  • Pet friendly - pet insurance and dog friendly office


What’s with the name, Ellation? We’re all a cast of characters that get passion and strive to celebrate fandom in all its forms. So we’re building a collection of destinations (a constellation, if you will) that connect people with their passions. Each day, we work to achieve complete fan elation (our vision), starting with popular subscription-video-on-demand brands, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, and VRV. Our team spans across San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Chișinău, and Tokyo to develop the product, design, engineering, marketing, and content that brings our communities of fans together.


Crunchyroll is the world’s largest destination for anime and manga. We’re an international business focused on creating both online and offline experiences for anime fans, through content (licensed, co-produced, and originals), merchandise, events, gaming, news, and more.  

Rooster Teeth

Rooster Teeth is the entertainment company for gamers. A pioneer in digital entertainment, we’ve spent 16 years fostering a passionate worldwide community around original western-style anime, animation, podcasts, gaming personalities, and comedy content. Rooster Teeth’s diversified business encompasses subscription video, live events, merchandise, brand integrations, licensed studio productions, game development, and more.


VRV is a collection of fandom brands on a unified platform and includes Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Viacom’s NickSplat, and more. Our community connects through immersive content experiences in a digitally-driven environment via bundled subscription, a la carte subscription, or ad-supported options.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Ellation. Pursuant to applicable law, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.