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Engineering Manager, Runner Saas

Closing: Nov 13, 2022

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Published: Nov 11, 2022 (26 days ago)

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You should apply if you bring:

  • Knowledge of CI/CD
  • Experience scaling SaaS products
  • An ability to operate within our view on leadership
  • Demonstrated experience as a People Manager with a servant leadership mindset
  • Technical credibility: The team works with Golang and deploys the Runner service onto VMs themselves. While we don't require hands-on cloud infrastructure or development experience in these areas, it's helpful to understand how SaaS applications are built and deployed
  • Exquisite brokering skills: you'll need to regularly collaborate with your team and internal stakeholders within the organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • You share our values, and work in accordance with those values


Responsibilities

You should apply if you bring:

  • Knowledge of CI/CD
  • Experience scaling SaaS products
  • An ability to operate within our view on leadership
  • Demonstrated experience as a People Manager with a servant leadership mindset
  • Technical credibility: The team works with Golang and deploys the Runner service onto VMs themselves. While we don't require hands-on cloud infrastructure or development experience in these areas, it's helpful to understand how SaaS applications are built and deployed
  • Exquisite brokering skills: you'll need to regularly collaborate with your team and internal stakeholders within the organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • You share our values, and work in accordance with those values


  • Manage and grow the Backend Engineers in the Runner SaaS group
  • Collaborate with the Product Manager to help inform planning and author project plans for epics, and influence the overall direction of SaaS Runners
  • Build an understanding of SaaS Runners, including their operational and performance challenges on gitlab.com. Be able to help manage requests or coordinate any incidents that arise, collaborating with team members across the organization.
  • In addition to the Product Manager, work with the rest of the team (e.g. Engineers, Software Engineers in Test) to ensure the team direction is clear, and the team is delivering value aligned with business needs. 
  • Run agile project management processes. We work iteratively and release monthly.
  • Maintain empathy for the team by keeping awareness of engineering processes and practices. Examples may include:

    • evaluating individual workflow during one on ones
    • ensuring production readiness reviews are being conducted
    • collaborating with internal stakeholders throughout the department, as the single point of contact for any internal Runner requests
  • Actively seek and hire globally-distributed talent
  • Contribute to the sense of psychological safety on your team
  • Foster technical decision making on the team, but make final decisions when necessary
  • Draft quarterly OKRs and Engineering KPIs


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