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Frontend Engineering Manager

The Frontend Engineering Manager specializes in Frontend Engineering Management as a manager of people. Engineering Managers at GitLab see their team as their product. While they are technically credible and know the details of what engineers work on, their time is spent safeguarding their team's health, 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.

Responsibilities

  • Seek to build out a great team
  • Make your team happy and successful
  • Improve processes to make your team more effective
  • Hold regular 1:1's with all members of your team
  • Plan and execute long term strategies that benefit the team and the product stage
  • Conduct code reviews, and make technical contributions to product architecture
  • Get involved in solving bugs and delivering small features
  • Foster technical decision making on the team, and make final decisions when necessary
  • Discern engineering metrics and seek to improve them
  • May have more than one specialty on their team, per our shared manager team concept

Requirements

  • Collaborate effectively with others
  • Ability to achieve consensus amongst stakeholders
  • 5 years or more experience
  • 2 years or more experience in a leadership role with current technical experience
  • You have an expert comprehension of core web and browser concepts (eg. how does JavaScript handle asynchronous code)
  • You have in-depth experience with CSS, HTML, and JavaScript
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Our values of collaboration, results, efficiency, diversity, iteration, and transparency resonate with you
  • Ability to use GitLab

Nice-to-haves

  • You have experience contributing to open source software
  • You have experience working with modern frontend frameworks (eg. React, Vue.js)
  • You have working knowledge of Ruby on Rails
  • You have domain knowledge relevant to the product stage in which you are looking to join (eg. someone with CI/CD experience applying for the Verify & Release team)

Levels

Job Grade

The Frontend Engineering Manager is a grade 8.

Performance Indicators

Frontend Engineering Managers have the following job-family performance indicators.

Hiring Process

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

  • Selected candidates will be invited to a 30 minute screening call with our Technical Recruiters
  • Next, candidates will be invited to a 60 minute interview with the Hiring Manager.
  • Candidates will then be invited to a 45 minute peer interview with another Frontend Engineering Manager
  • Candidates will then be invited to a 45 minute direct report interview
  • Candidates will then be invited to a 60 minute interview with our Senior Director of Development
  • Successful candidates will subsequently be made an offer

Additional details about our process can be found on our hiring page.

About GitLab

GitLab Inc. is a company based on the GitLab open-source project. GitLab is a community project to which over 2,200 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, self-learning, frugality, collaboration, directness, kindness, diversity, inclusion and belonging, 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.

Top 10 Reasons to Work for GitLab:

  1. Mission: Everyone can contribute
  2. Results: Fast growth, ambitious vision
  3. Flexible Work Hours so you are there for other people and free to plan
  4. Transparency: over 2,000 webpages in GitLab handbook, GitLab Unfiltered
  5. Iteration: empower people to be effective, Merge Request rate, everyone using the product, DRI, have an impact
  6. Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging: high percentage of women, Team Member Resource Groups, other initiatives
  7. Collaboration: kindness, saying thanks, intentionally organize informal communication, no ego
  8. Compensation: pay at or above the 50th percentile, stock options, office equipment
  9. Work/Life Harmony: don't compete on hours worked, flexible workday, Friends and Family days
  10. Remote Done Right: all remote, prolific inventor of best practices

See our culture page for more!

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