Software Engineering Manager

Irvine, California
Jul 15, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About Allergan Aesthetics
At Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie company, we develop, manufacture, and market a portfolio of leading aesthetics brands and products. Our aesthetics portfolio includes facial injectables, body contouring, plastics, skin care, and more. Our goal is to consistently provide our customers with innovation, education, exceptional service, and a commitment to excellence, all with a personal touch. For more information, visit

Allergan Data Labs is on a mission to transform the Allergan Aesthetics beauty business at AbbVie, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Our iconic brands include Botox, CoolSculpting, Juvéderm, and more. The medical aesthetics business is ripe for rapid growth and disruption, and we are looking for an experienced Software Engineering Manager to add to our high-performing team to do just that.


Our team has successfully launched a new and innovative technology platform, Allē, which serves millions of consumers, tens of thousands of aesthetics providers, and thousands of colleagues throughout the US. Since its launch in November 2020, Allē has delivered curated promotions, personalized experiences, and millions of consumers use it as part of their beauty journey. Now, we are looking for a Software Engineering Manager as we prepare to launch a new array of game-changing technologies on our successfully adopted platform.


We're looking for a Software Engineering Manager interested in working within a startup-oriented environment while having the backing of a very large company. If that's you, please read on.


As the Software Engineering Manager, you will report to the Director of Engineering and continuously collaborate with key stakeholders across the business to solve the most critical technical problems.

You Will
    Manage, lead, and mentor a team of 5+ Backend and Frontend Engineers to deliver high quality code that is secure, reusable, elegant, and scalable.

    Elevate the quality of engineering across the organization by conducting code reviews, participating in design sessions, improving documentation, and encouraging automation.

    Conceptualize and execute technical approaches for emerging systems and architecture.

    Build the Data Labs engineering brand through blog posts, culture, conferences, open-source projects, and meet-ups. 

    Collaborate with the Director of Engineering to help grow the engineering team and foster a culture that embodies our core values (see below).


Required Experience & Technical Skills
    8+ years as a Software Engineer or Architect and 4+ years of experience leading teams, and mentoring directly.

    You are experienced in developing production-grade applications using JavaScript, TypeScript, and Node.js.

    You've built and scaled APIs with GraphQL, Apollo, and REST.

    Proficient with SQL and NoSQL flavors like PostgreSQL, MySQL, and DynamoDB.

    Experience with front-end frameworks like React and NextJS

    Experience with mobile applications using React Native or Native for iOS and Android

    Proficient building cloud-native architectures in AWS. You understand when to use Serverless/Lambda, but you also know where servers and Kubernetes can have their place.

    You understand infrastructure as code using Terraform, Consul, CI/CD, and other tools.

    You've set up successful test suites to cover unit, integration, e2e, load, and security tests.

    You've worked in cross-functional Agile Scrum teams and rely on proven management methodologies.Excellent communication, presentation, and white-boarding skills.

    BS or MS in Computer Science or related field; or comparable experience.

Core Values
    Be Humble: You're smart yet always interested in learning from others.

    Work Transparently: You always deal in an honest, direct, and transparent way.

    Take Ownership: You embrace responsibility and find joy in having the answers.

    Learn More: Through blog posts, newsletters, podcasts, video tutorials, and meetups, you regularly self-educate and improve your skill set.

    Show Gratitude: You show appreciation and return kindness to those you work with.

    Competitive salary

    Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance

    401k with up to 8% company match

    Unlimited PTO

    An entire week off for the holidays

    MacBook Pro and accompanying equipment to do great work

    Attend a tech or marketing conference of your choice each year

    On-campus restaurant and amenities

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
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About AbbVie
AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.
Equal Employment Opportunity
At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.