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Publish 25 January 2020

Engineering Manager, iOS Team @ Ellation

Ellation  VIP 
Employment type:
Work experience more than 5 years

Job description


Crunchyroll is the world's most popular anime brand. 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. 

About the Team

iOS team is full of passionate and professional engineers. We are responsible for building and maintaining iOS applications which are a core part of the Ellation business.

We care about code quality. We stay up to date with new technologies. We automate all the things when we have the chance. We contribute to the company’s best practices. And we care about our users and the community.

Location: Chișinău

Ellation Moldova brings media and technology innovation to Chișinău -- our team of 150+ works alongside our colleagues in San Francisco and Tokyo. Awarded a top employer of the year in 2019, the growing team is made up of technical, functional, and domain experts that come together to create exceptional experiences for fans.

About You:

We are looking for an ambitious Engineering Manager for iOS team with strong technical and soft skills. You will be responsible for building high-quality iOS applications, maintaining team morale and supporting career development for team members. You will be coordinating with the rest of the organization to ensure key business needs are addressed. You’ll manage a team of talented iOS engineers who work closely with several PMs, Design, QA and QE teams. This role also requires occasional travel.

Skills and Requirements

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Math, related technical field, or equivalent practical experience
  • 5+ years experience developing and deploying high-quality iOS/tvOS applications
  • 2+ experience managing/leading a team of engineers
  • Excellent knowledge of Swift/Objective-C
  • Excellent knowledge of Git
  • High attention to details, product and design quality
  • Advocate for coding best practices, clean and testable code
  • Strong fundamentals in data structures, algorithms, and networking 
  • Experience with Continuous Integration services (Jenkins)
  • Proven experience as a leader capable of motivating and energizing the very best software engineers, as well as gaining their respect
  • Ability to influence others with your ideas, contribute to company-wide best practices and initiatives
  • Strong written and spoken English communication skills

Nice to have:

  • Familiarity with Ruby and experience building Fastlane plugins
  • Familiarity with AWS technologies
  • Experience in open source projects
  • Experience in multiple software languages/technologies


  • Lead by example, hands-on Engineering Management
  • Provide technical vision for iOS applications
  • Be professional and encourage professionalism in teams
  • Be a champion for high-quality code and reduce tech debt in negotiation with the product
  • Strategic planning with product ensuring key business needs are addressed
  • Oversee engineering responsibilities around product development from conception to completion
  • Support development scrum process and team building exercises
  • Demonstrate consideration of project risks, cross-team impact against services and features to be developed
  • Consistently evaluate processes for efficiency and refine them
  • Take an active part in the hiring process
  • Write technical blog posts, participate in open-source publishing of projects
  • Travel occasionally to San Francisco to coordinate with product and service team stakeholders

Benefits and Perks:

  • Competitive salary
  • Private medical insurance
  • Catered lunch 4x/week
  • English courses
  • Free access to the company’s onsite gym
  • Fun, passionate and skilled co-workers
  • Frequent social and office events


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 most popular anime brand. 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.

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