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Engineering Manager, Scalability

Department: Infrastructure

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EMEA - Remote

This role is fully remote based. Preference to candidates from EMEA region due to the majority of the team being Europe based.  

The Engineering Manager, Scalability directly manages the engineering team responsible for GitLab and at scale, working on the highest priority scalability items in the application in close coordination with other Infrastructure and Development teams and providing feedback to other Engineering teams so they can become better at scalability as well. Team mandate is described in the team handbook and it consists of Backend Engineers and Frontend Engineers.


  • Hire an incredible team that lives our values
  • Improve the happiness and productivity of the team
  • Hold regular 1:1's with team members
  • Drive scalability initiatives of GitLab and, and coordinate with the Development Department through the Availability and Scalability Board
  • Manage agile projects
  • Work across sections within Engineering
  • Improve the scalability of the product
  • Work on small changes outside of the critical path


  • 2+ years managing software engineering teams
  • Strong technical background
  • Demonstrated teamwork in a peak performance organization
  • Experience running a consumer scale platform
  • Product company experience
  • Enterprise software company experience
  • Computer science education or equivalent experience
  • Exquisite communication skills
  • Leadership at GitLab
  • Remote work experience


  • Online community participation
  • Remote work experience
  • Startup experience
  • Passionate about open source and developer tools
  • Significant open source contributions

Performance Indicators

Learn more about the Engineering Management - Infrastructure roles, including compensation at the engineering management - infrastructure page.

Learn more about the team, including the team vision, key metrics, etc., in the team handbook.