Engineering Manager - Trust & Community at Nextdoor
San Francisco, CA, US

Nextdoor’s purpose is to empower neighbors everywhere to build stronger local communities. Our mission is to be the essential local platform for neighbors to build connections, stay informed, and help each other in their everyday lives.

The team is looking for an Engineering Manager to lead Community Health who is passionate about bringing neighborhoods online and deepening Nextdoor’s impact within communities. You will lead an engineering team to execute on strategies to strengthen the bonds within communities.

Robert Putnam’s “Bowling Alone” warned us of the trend of Americans becoming isolated from one another. He writes about how social institutions in our communities, such as the PTA or church, have been devastated. Today, one-third of people say they don’t know any of their neighbors by name. The Community team will be responsible for bringing the best of neighborhoods online, including setting the vision for identity, social roles and norms, and online and offline member engagement.


  • Develop a full-stack engineering team through personal coaching, mentorship, and management.
  • Provide technical guidance at the architecture and product level.
  • Ensure quality and timeliness of shipped software.
  • Ensure project health and progress using project management tools such as JIRA.
  • Play an active role in recruiting engineers.
  • Facilitate collaboration across engineering teams.
  • Communicate plans and status with the leadership team.


  • 6+ years of relevant engineering experience, working on the development of consumer web/mobile applications.
  • 3+ years of hands-on technical management experience leading fullstack teams including backend, frontend, iOS and Android engineers.
  • Demonstrated passion for product-lead engineering.
  • Experience working with Designers, Product Managers, and User Researchers


  • 100% company-paid health insurance premiums (medical, dental, and vision) for you and your dependents
  • Paid vacation and company holidays
  • Free catered dinners Monday through Thursday and catered lunch on Wednesdays
  • Monthly gym stipend
  • One time cell phone & headphone stipend
  • Annual learning and development stipend
  • Two paid volunteer days off
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Fully stocked kitchen with drinks, snacks and candy
  • La Marzocco espresso machine with Blue Bottle coffee
  • Health FSA
  • 401K plan