Distinguished Engineers are recognized experts in multiple technology domains within GitLab, and represent the senior technical leadership within their organization and throughout the company at large. They are responsible for helping shape the future direction of the organization, assisting management establish strategic roadmaps, and driving priorities to meet objectives. They also have a strong track record of growing and influencing others, working with all levels of senior leadership, and fostering the psychological safety and happiness of members of their team.
The Infrastructure Department is the primary responsible party for the availability, reliability, performance, and scalability of all user-facing services (most notably GitLab.com). Other departments and teams contribute greatly to these attributes of our service as well. In these cases it is the responsibility of the Infrastructure Department to close the feedback loop with monitoring and metrics to drive accountability.
The Distinguished Engineer, Infrastructure is a key member of the Infrastructure team and works with both management and individual contributors to achieve the department's objectives.
This role reports to Director-level managers.
The Distinguished Engineer is a grade 10.
The Senior Distinguished Engineer role reports to and acts as the individual contributor equivalent of a Senior Director or Director, Infrastructure role.
The Senior Distinguished Engineer is a grade 11.
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