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Frontend Engineering Manager


A brief overview:

GitLab is building an open source, single application for the entire DevOps lifecycle—from project planning and source code management to CI/CD, monitoring, and security. We already have a large team of Frontend Engineers and we're planning to more than double the team's size over the next year. You can look over our organizational chart to see open vacancies. At GitLab, we live and breathe open source principles. This means our entire handbook is online, and with a few clicks you can find the details of upcoming releases and an overview of the product vision you’d contribute to when working here.

What you can expect in a Frontend Engineering Manager role at GitLab:

  • Actively seek to build out a great team
  • Make your team happy and successful
  • Improve processes to make your team more effective
  • Collaborate effectively with others
  • 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, but make final decisions when necessary
  • Understand engineering metrics and seek to improve them

Teams you might be a part of:

We have vacancies across our Secure, Defend, Configure, Geo, Fulfillment, Ecosystem, and Distribution stage groups. We work using Agile methodologies and ship features monthly.

You should apply if:

  • You regularly achieve consensus amongst departments and teams
  • You have 5 years or more experience in a leadership role with current technical experience
  • You have an expert understanding in 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
  • You share our values, and work in accordance with those values
  • Ability to use GitLab

Nice to have:

  • 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)

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 her/his 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.

What it’s like to work here at GitLab:

The culture here at GitLab is something we’re incredibly proud of. Because GitLab team-members are currently located in 51 different countries, you’ll spend your time collaborating with kind, talented, and motivated colleagues from across the globe. Some of the benefits you’ll be entitled to vary by the region or country you’re in. However, all GitLab team-members are fully remote and receive a "no ask, must tell" paid-time-off policy, where we don’t count the number of days you take off annually. You can work incredibly flexible hours, enabled by our asynchronous approach to communication. Also, every nine months or so, we’ll invite you to our Contribute event. Our hiring process for the Frontend Engineer position is consisted of the following steps. The compensation for the role can be found at the bottom of this 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!

Work remotely from anywhere in the world. Curious to see what that looks like? Check out our [remote manifesto and guides](/company/culture/all-remote/).