Engineering Manager Worldwide
Managers in the engineering department at GitLab see the team as their product. While they are technically credible and know the details of what developers work on, their time is spent hiring a world-class team and putting them in the best position to succeed. They own the delivery of product commitments and are always looking to improve productivity. They must also coordinate across departments to accomplish collaborative goals.
This is a remote only position.
- Help your developers grow their skills and experience
- Author project plans for epics
- Run agile project management processes
- Conduct code reviews, and make technical contributions to product architecture as well as getting involved in solving bugs and delivering small features
- Actively seek and hire globally-distributed talent
- Conduct managerial interviews for candidates, and train the team to screen candidates
- Contribute to the sense of psychological safety on your team
- Generate and implement process improvements
- Hold regular 1:1's with all members their team
- Foster technical decision making on the team, but make final decisions when necessary
- Author project plans for epics
- Draft quarterly OKRs
- Run agile project management process
- Train engineers to screen candidates and conduct managerial interviews
- Improve product quality, security, and performance
- Exquisite communication: Regularly achieve consensus amongst departments
- 5 years or more experience in a leadership role with current technical experience
- In-depth experience with Ruby on Rails, Go, and/or Git, in addition to any experience required by the position's specialty
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- You share our values, and work in accordance with those values
- Experience in a peak performance organization
- Deep Ruby on Rails experience
- Product company experience
- Startup experience
- Enterprise software company experience
- Computer science education or equivalent experience
- Passionate about open source and developer tools
- Selected candidates will be invited to schedule a 30 minute screening call with our Global Recruiters.
- Next, candidates will be invited to schedule a 1 hour first interview with our Director of Engineering, Dev Backend.
- Candidates will then be invited to schedule 45 minute interviews with two peers.
- Candidates will be invited to schedule a third 45 minute interview with our VP of Engineering.
- Finally, candidates may be asked to schedule a 50 minute interview with our CEO.
- Successful candidates will subsequently be made an offer via email.
GitLab Inc. is a company based on the GitLab open-source project. GitLab is a community project to which over 1,000 people worldwide have contributed. We are an active participant in this community, trying to serve its needs and lead by example. We have one vision: everyone can contribute to all digital content, and our mission is to change all creative work from read-only to read-write so that everyone can contribute.
We value results, transparency, sharing, freedom, efficiency, frugality, collaboration, directness, kindness, diversity, boring solutions, and quirkiness. If these values match your personality, work ethic, and personal goals, we encourage you to visit our primer to learn more. Open source is our culture, our way of life, our story, and what makes us truly unique.
Avoid the confidence gap; you do not have to match all the listed requirements exactly to apply. Our hiring process is described in more detail in our hiring handbook.
Work remotely from anywhere in the world. Curious to see what that looks like? Check out our remote manifesto.
Top 10 reasons to work for GitLab:
1. Work with helpful, kind, motivated, and talented people.
2. Work remote so you have no commute and are free to travel and move.
3. Have flexible work hours so you are there for other people and free to plan the day how you like.
4. Everyone works remote, but you don't feel remote. We don't have a head office, so you're not in a satellite office.
5. Work on open source software so you can interact with a large community and can show your work.
6. Work on a product you use every day: we drink our own wine.
7. Work on a product used by lots of people that care about what you do.
8. As a company we contribute more than we take, most of our work is released as the open source GitLab CE.
9. Focused on results, not on long hours, so that you can have a life and don't burn out.
10. Open internal processes: know what you're getting in to and be assured we're thoughtful and effective.
See our culture page for more!