Engineering Manager, Scalability Worldwide

Company: GitLab

GitLab's DevOps platform empowers 100,000+ organizations to deliver software faster and more efficiently. We are one of the world’s largest all-remote companies with 1,400+ team members and values that guide a culture where people embrace the belief that everyone can contribute.

This role is fully remote based. Preference to candidates from the Americas or APAC region due to the current team distribution.  

The Engineering Manager, Scalability directly manages the engineering team responsible for GitLab and at scale, working on the highest priority scalability items in the application in close coordination with other Infrastructure and Development teams and providing feedback to other Engineering teams so they can become better at scalability as well. Team mandate is described in the team handbook and it consists of Backend Engineers and Frontend Engineers.


  • Hire an incredible team that lives our values
  • Improve the happiness and productivity of the team
  • Hold regular 1:1's with team members
  • Drive scalability initiatives of GitLab and, and coordinate with the Development Department through the Availability and Scalability Board
  • Manage agile projects
  • Work across sections within Engineering
  • Improve the scalability of the product
  • Work on small changes outside of the critical path


  • 2+ years managing software engineering teams
  • Strong technical background
  • Demonstrated teamwork in a peak performance organization
  • Experience running a consumer scale platform
  • Product company experience
  • Enterprise software company experience
  • Computer science education or equivalent experience
  • Exquisite communication skills
  • Leadership at GitLab
  • Remote work experience


  • Online community participation
  • Remote work experience
  • Startup experience
  • Passionate about open source and developer tools
  • Significant open source contributions

Performance Indicators

Learn more about the Engineering Management - Infrastructure roles, including compensation at the engineering management - infrastructure page.

Learn more about the team, including the team vision, key metrics, etc., in the team handbook.


For Colorado residents: The base salary range for this role’s listed level is currently $125,400 to $220,400 for Colorado residents only. Grade level and salary ranges are determined through interviews and a review of education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities of the applicant, equity with other team members, and alignment with market data. See more information on our benefits and equity. Sales roles are also eligible for incentive pay targeted at up to 100% of the offered base salary. Disclosure as required by the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, C.R.S. § 8-5-101 et seq.

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