Engineering Manager, CaptivateIQ

Experiences Platform


Senior and Expert level
Remote in Canada, US

Commission management platform

Job no longer available


Commission management platform

201-500 employees


Job no longer available


Senior and Expert level
Remote in Canada, US

201-500 employees


Company mission

To modernise the world of incentive compensation in the hope that people will feel more connected at work if there is greater transparency in how they are rewarded for their efforts.


Who you are

  • 5+ years software development experience as an individual contributor
  • 3+ years of Engineering Manager, people management and hands-on engineering management
  • Strong product sense to bridge the gap between product, design, and engineering
  • Experience building and shipping market-leading products that delight customers
  • Experience building and rolling out platform & platform services iteratively
  • Exceptional interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Previous experience in a high-growth startup is a plus
  • Strong inclination towards data-driven decision making and measuring impact
  • High sense of ownership and accountability with a proven track record of driving top-notch execution


  • Collaborative, humble, learner with a strong growth mindset
  • Strong command of frontend web development
  • Penchant for incorporating generative AI tools to up level team productivity

What the job involves

  • CaptivateIQ offers the smartest, most flexible way to automate sales commissions and track sales performance - two critical processes that power every successful sales organization on the planet
  • The Experiences Platform team is responsible for building first-class reporting & workflow product experiences and the platform that powers it, used by commission administrators, strategic leaders and sales reps to maximize their potential and company revenue
  • Recruit, inspire, manage and grow a team of software engineers
  • Mentor the professional development of each engineer through personal and performance management and coaching
  • Design, build, and maintain user-facing components, APIs, services, and systems to solve problems and delight users from end-to-end
  • Work closely with product owners to set priorities, objectives and clarify direction for the engineering team
  • Build and evangelize best practices, high engineering and security standards, and continuously improve our codebases and team processes

Otta's take

Theo Margolius headshot

Theo Margolius

COO of Otta

CaptivateIQ is an incentive compensation platform using AI to automate commission workflows, potentially helping companies make savings on the $800 billion spent each year to manage commission processes. Its no-code SaaS should improve both the efficiency and accuracy of existing legacy processes, providing a much-needed tech overhaul to the sector.

The founding team has real experience with the often over-complicated and cumbersome process of managing commission payments and is joining a raft of companies like UiPath and Celonis in capitalizing on the need to automate sales and finance workflows. CaptivateIQ, founded in 2017, has seen an impressive 600% year-over-year growth and is used by big-name clients like Hopin and ClassPass, attracting healthy investment. This suggests the company is laying firm groundwork in a growing and promising industry.

CaptivateIQ has been smart to keep the platform general enough to apply to any organization needing a performance-based compensation plan. The company's broad customer acquisition, paired with the need for new, robust incentive programmes for scattered and remote workforces has helped CaptivateIQ reach Unicorn status.


Top investors

Some candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

-14% employee growth in 12 months


Funding (last 2 of 3 rounds)

Jan 2022



Apr 2021



Total funding: $159m

Company benefits

  • 100% of medical, dental, and vision covered including 75% for dependents ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • Unlimited vacation days and quarterly mental health days so you can recharge ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • $1,000 to explore your dream destination on your work anniversary ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • $500 annual professional development stipend to continue growing and learning ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • $500 home office stipend to decorate your home office ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • $1,000 caretaker stipend to make sure our parent colleagues are being supported ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • Virtual team lunches to keep you connected ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • 401k plan to participate in and save towards the future ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • Newest hardware and tools for the job ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to support and celebrate the shared identities and life experiences of communities within CaptivateIQ. ERGs directly support our company-wide DEI goals as a space for developing and retaining diverse talent ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Company values

  • Elevate everybodyโ€™s game - We empower people with solutions that help them do their jobs faster, better, and smarter. Going the extra mile is ingrained in the way we set up our team and customers for success
  • One team, one dream - Weโ€™re all different but we find common ground and strive to invent, collaborate, and create more. Our synergistic team is two steps ahead of the competition because we treat our stakeholders like teammates
  • Share the playbook - We build trust with each other by openly communicating the game plan, the big wins, and the difficult losses. We value constructive feedback from others because that's how we learn and grow
  • Enjoy the moment! Everyone is encouraged to bring their authentic selves to work. We play to win but enjoy the fun along the way. Each day is an opportunity to express yourself, create joy, and do good

Company HQ

China Basin, San Francisco, CA


Former Investment Professional at Carrick Capital Partners and Finance and Strategy Manager at BrightRoll. Former Investment Banking Analyst at Jefferies & Company and Lehman Brothers. BA in Business Administration from Berkley School of Business.

Conway Teng


Former employee at Gusto in Finance and Business Operations. Previously Head of Growth at OrderAhead. Founder of FiveStars. Graduated from Berkley.

Former Senior Software Engineer at Vungle, OpenTable and CoPilot Labs. BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Berkley.

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