Senior Engineering Manager, Fulfillment & Operations

Published on May 23, 2023

At Babylist, we help expecting parents get exactly what they need for the arrival of their new baby. Founded in 2011, Babylist is a popular baby gift registry in the US. We serve millions of families every year to help them make the journey to parenthood less overwhelming and more fun. Families can add any item from any store to their registry, including products Babylist directly sells, alongside meaningful gifts like babysitting and meals, which they can’t buy in stores. The baby retail market is underserved and Babylist is well positioned to be the trusted brand that helps new families through this monumental life stage. In the US alone, 4 million babies are born every year and we have over 1.5 million new families signing up to create a baby registry with us annually. This year, 10M loved ones will give the perfect gift using Babylist.

Who We Are
Babylist is the leading vertical marketplace and commerce destination for baby, driving purchase decisions for more than 8 million people each year. Utilizing robust proprietary data, patented technology, and unbiased editorial guidance, Babylist recommends expert-tested products to those starting their parenting journey so loved ones can offer their support. Babylist registries connect new parents and their community of family and friends who help plan, prepare, and shop for a child's arrival. Babylist is the generational brand in baby, leading the $67 billion baby products market as the trusted go-to solution for growing families. To learn about Babylist’s registry options, editorial content, and more, visit
Our Ways of Working
We’re a remote-first company with team members located across the United States spanning multiple time zones. We know how valuable the flexibility of remote work is for our employees so people can get the work done in the way that suits them best. With rare exception, our employees generally work 9-5 in their home time zone. 
We also know that personal connection is the foundation for the great work we do together. In order to build community and collaboration, we gather in person two times a year at a full company offsite and a departmental offsite. These offsites are expected of employees and are great opportunities to meet the people you work with every day and to do some of the work that is much more difficult to do virtually.
Our Tech Stack
  • Ruby on Rails
  • AWS
  • MySQL
  • Sidekiq
  • Redis
  • React
  • Native iOS and Android
What the Role Is
The Senior Engineering Manager, Fulfillment and Operations will lead one of the most critical initiatives for Babylist: scaling and enhancing our supply chain systems to support the growth of Babylist’s ecommerce business to $1B+. They will lead a growing team of experienced software engineers to deliver an aggressive roadmap that optimizes thousands of supply chain decisions. They  must be an influential, experienced, and highly-technical leader that’s adept at building and maintaining a culture of engagement and excellence. They will build and maintain productive relationships with our CEO, VP of Engineering, Director of Engineering, and other senior leaders across the business.  
Who You Are
  • Before becoming a leader you were a high-performing engineer with a track record of end to end software development of live systems. Ideally you have done this in a Ruby on Rails environment
  • You have experience creating robust integrations with 3rd party systems. Bonus if you understand the domain of fulfillment, operations and supply chain
  • You have led high functioning teams and meaningfully built and maintained engineering culture
  • You’ve successfully led teams through growth and change which means you know how to adapt but also set and maintain standards for your team that scale with the business
  • You are a great coach of engineers with experience hiring, developing talent, and giving feedback
How You Will Make an Impact 
  • Define, build, and maintain high-performance, results-driven, and collaborative culture that's aligned with Babylist's core values
  • Own the tactical planning and execution for your team while partnering with other Engineering and Product leaders on shared goals against Babylist's strategic imperatives
  • Empower and inspire your team to achieve their highest potential. Play the key role in on-boarding and mentoring your team
  • Serve as a thought leader for the technical roadmap. Help the team on key technical decisions by providing guidance around process, tooling and systems
  • Be accountable for your team. Help them to ship high-quality software that meets the business needs
  • Own communication across the product development team and company regarding key milestones, providing frequent transparent updates on progress towards our goals
  • Partner closely with product owners to design, implement, and deploy systems to support and scale our growing e-commerce business
  • You have exceptional understanding of your team’s coding abilities and know when projects need extra support.  You have the experience to help the team make the right architectural decisions that balance business value and system stability
  • You’re skilled at testing, monitoring and running a production software system
  • You have worked effectively with senior leadership in setting strategic 6+ month direction
  • You have 5 or more years of experience as an Engineering Manager
Why You Will Love Working At Babylist
  • We are a remote first company and invest in infrastructure you’ll need to be supported and successful: tools, opportunities to connect with colleagues, and a stipend to help you set up your office
  • We build products that have a positive impact on millions of people’s lives
  • We work at a sustainable pace which means work/life balance is a real thing here
  • We believe technology and data can solve hard problems 
  • We believe in exceptional management 
  • We are committed to providing an actively antiracist organization and doing the work to support differences of all kinds
  • We offer competitive pay and meaningful opportunities for career advancement
  • We have great benefits like company paid medical, dental, and vision, a generous paid parental leave policy, and 401k with company match
  • We care about employee wellbeing with perks for physical, mental and emotional health, parenting, childcare, and financial planning 
Babylist takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. Your actual base salary will depend on factors such as your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location. 
The estimated pay range for this role is:
$161,000-$230,000 USD
$169,000-$244,000 CAD
In addition, Babylist offers equity, bonus, and benefits, including company paid health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) matching, flexible spending account, and paid leave (including PTO and parental leave) in accordance with our applicable plans and policies.
If your experience is close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying. Experience comes in many forms – skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. We know that diversity makes for the best problem-solving and creative thinking, which is why we’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply.