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Engineering Management - Growth

Managers in the engineering department at GitLab see the team as their product. While they are technically credible and know the details of what fullstack engineers 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.

Engineering Manager, Growth

Engineering Managers in the Growth department own the delivery of features and improvements that aim to scale GitLab usage by connecting users to the existing value that GitLab already delivers. The Growth department consists of two Engineering Managers, one responsible for Acquisition and Conversion, and one for Expansion and Retention. They lead teams of fullstack engineers that work across the breadth of the GitLab project in order to make the necessary frontend and backend changes to test hypothesis that drive improvement in user metrics. These teams work closely with their counterparts in the Product team to analyze the entire customer journey from acquisition of a customer, to the flow across multiple GitLab features, and even reactivation of lost users.

Responsibilities

  • Hire an incredible team that lives our values
  • Improve the happiness and productivity of the team
  • Work on small features and bugs (nothing critical path)
  • Own Incident and Change Management, RCA, and Error Budget Management
  • Hold regular 1:1's with team members
  • Manage agile projects
  • Work across sections within engineering
  • Improve the quality, security and performance of the product

Requirements

  • 2-5 years managing software engineering teams
  • Demonstrated teamwork in a peak performance organization
  • Experience working in Growth teams
  • Experience running a consumer scale platform
  • Product company experience
  • Enterprise software company experience
  • Computer science education or equivalent experience
  • Passionate about open source and developer tools
  • Exquisite communication skills
  • Leadership at GitLab
  • Ability to use GitLab

Nice-to-haves

  • Online community participation
  • Remote work experience
  • Startup experience
  • Significant open source contributions

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 complete a short written assessment.
  • Next, candidates will be invited to schedule a 30 minute screening call with our Global Recruiters
  • Next, candidates will be invited to schedule a 60 minute technical and behavioral interview with the Director of Engineering, Growth
  • Candidates will then be invited to schedule a 60 minute interview with the Director of Product, Growth
  • Candidates will then be invited to schedule a 60 minute Peer interview
  • Candidates will then be invited to schedule a 50 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.

Compensation

Components

Compensation at GitLab consists of:

  1. Base salary
  2. Options
  3. Bonus in some functions
  4. Discretionary bonus
  5. Retirement contributions in eligible regions
  6. Pay for equipment
  7. Remote work
  8. Unlimited time off
  9. Benefits

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. 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!

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