People Matter

Engineering Manager - Traffic and Activation



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024


Nextdoor is where you connect to the neighborhoods that matter to you so you can belong. Our purpose is to cultivate a kinder world where everyone has a neighborhood they can rely on.

Neighbors around the world turn to Nextdoor daily to receive trusted information, give and get help, get things done, and build real-world connections with those nearby — neighbors, businesses, and public services. Today, neighbors rely on Nextdoor in more than 315,000 neighborhoods across 11 countries.

Meet Your Future Neighbors

As the Traffic and Activation Engineering Manager on the Growth team, you will lead a team responsible for expanding Nextdoor’s user base through innovative strategies. Our team achieves that through focusing on driving new traffic to Nextdoor through methods like person to person content sharing, invites, and referrals and helping those new users get value from their first few interactions with the platform. You will partner with many other teams to design viral loops and create ways to entice new people to join their neighborhood. Your ultimate goal is to ensure that every new user has a seamless experience that leads to their first magic moment on the platform. By reaching new audiences, you can help create a more vibrant, Active Valued Community, for each neighbor.

At Nextdoor, we offer a warm and inclusive work environment that embraces a hybrid employment experience, providing a flexible experience for our valued employees.

The Impact You’ll Make

If you want the challenge of fast-paced growth, derive satisfaction from setting team direction and seeing your strategies come to life, and take pride in building a world-class engineering teams, this is the place for you. As a data-informed leader who values moving quickly, you will drive impactful changes and help shape the future of our growth initiatives.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Creating a strategy and prioritizing short term and longer term areas of focus on the user growth funnel
  • Scaling a growth team culture of strong, data driven decision making and quick product iteration
  • Providing technical guidance at the architecture and product level
  • Facilitating collaboration across functional teams such as product, design, engineering, and data science
  • Articulating a longer term architectural vision for feed that can be delivered progressively and incrementally
  • Recruit, build, coach and mentor, reinforcing engineering excellence
  • Participate in in-person Nextdoor events, trainings, off-sites, volunteer days, and other team building exercises
  • Build in-person relationships with team members and contribute to the KIND culture that Nextdoor values

What You’ll Bring To The Team

  • 2+ years of people management, leading technical product teams including fullstack, frontend, backend, and/or mobile, preferably on a consumer application with frequent release cycles. and/or the ability to perform at an advanced level in the domain
  • Strong technical background with the ability to set longer term architectural priorities while maintaining the ability to break those priorities into deliverable milestones
  • Ability to drive a strong sense of ownership across the team, build and maintain strong execution cadences, and motivate the team celebrating wins and learning from experiments
  • Experience guiding teams through planning, prioritization, and execution of work
  • Collaborative, thoughtful, and strategic leadership; comfortable with open communication and giving/receiving constructive feedback respectfully
  • Empathy and customer obsession for collaborating with other infra and product teams across the company.


Compensation, benefits, perks, and recognition programs at Nextdoor come together to create one overall rewards package.

The starting salary for this role is expected to range from $220,000 to $285,000 on an annualized basis, or potentially greater in the event that your 'level' of proficiency exceeds the level expected for the role. Compensation may also vary by geography.

We also expect to award a meaningful equity grant for this role. With equal quarterly vesting, your first vest date would be within the first 3 months of your start date.

Overall, total compensation will vary depending on your relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

We have you covered! Nextdoor employees can choose between a variety of great health plans. We cover 100% of your personal monthly premium for health, dental, and vision – and provide a OneMedical membership for concierge care.

At Nextdoor, we empower our employees to build stronger local communities. To create a platform where all feel welcome, we want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the neighbors we seek to serve. We encourage everyone interested in our purpose to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, or any other trait that unfairly targets a group of people. In accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

For information about our collection and use of applicants’ personal information, please see Nextdoor's Personnel Privacy Notice, found here.