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Engineering Manager - Geo

Employment: Full Time Experience: Lead

GitLab Geo is an enterprise product feature set that speeds up the work of globally distributed teams, adds redundancy for GitLab instances, and provides Disaster Recovery as well. As the Engineering Manager for the Geo team, you will take overall responsibility for hiring, team management, agile project management, and the quality of the feature set. This position will report to the Director of Backend.

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As an Engineering Manager, you are expected to:
  • Be a steward of product quality
  • 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
  • Be a leader for the team
  • Draft quarterly OKRs and have regular 1:1’s with team
  • Actively seek and hire globally-distributed talent
  • Conduct managerial interviews for applicants, and train the team to screen applicants
  • Contribute to the sense of psychological safety on your team
  • Generate and implement process improvements
For the Geo team specifically, you will be involved in and responsible for:
  • Architecting Geo and Disaster Recovery products for GitLab
  • Identifying ways to test and improve availability and performance of GitLab Geo at scale
  • Instrument and monitor the health of distributed GitLab instances
  • Educate all team members on best practices relating to high availability
  • 5 years or more experience in a leadership role with current technical experience
  • Experience architecting and implementing fault-tolerant, distributed systems
  • In-depth experience with Ruby on Rails, Go, and/or Git
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • You share our values, and work in accordance with those values
  • A technical interview is part of the hiring process for this position.
Hiring process

Applicants for this position can expect the hiring process to follow the order below. Please keep in mind that applicants can be declined from the position at any stage of the process. To learn more about someone who may be conducting the interview, find her/his job title on our team page.

- A screening call with one of our Recruiters
- An interview with the interim Engineering Manager - Geo
- An interview with the Director of Backend
- An interview with a Senior Developer with deep knowledge of the Geo feature set
- An interview with the VP of Engineering

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