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- Vice President of Engineering
GitLab Inc. is a company based on the GitLab open-source project. GitLab is a community project to which over 1,000 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, frugality, collaboration, directness, kindness, diversity, 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:
- Work with helpful, kind, motivated, and talented people.
- Work remote so you have no commute and are free to travel and move.
- Have flexible work hours so you are there for other people and free to plan the day how you like.
- Everyone works remote, but you don't feel remote. We don't have a head office, so you're not in a satellite office.
- Work on open source software so you can interact with a large community and can show your work.
- Work on a product you use every day: we drink our own wine.
- Work on a product used by lots of people that care about what you do.
- As a company we contribute more than we take, most of our work is released as the open source GitLab CE.
- Focused on results, not on long hours, so that you can have a life and don't burn out.
- Open internal processes: know what you're getting in to and be assured we're thoughtful and effective.
See our culture page for more!
- Support the CEO in the execution of company strategy.
- Work with CTO and product leads to execute technical vision for GitLab.
- Work across all of engineering teams to deliver quality.
- Signal potential problems to CEO early.
- Tackle cross-disciplinary / cross-team initiatives.
- Be available for quick turnaround time on new tasks.
- Ensure GitLab releases a new version every 22nd of the month.
- Ensure GitLab.com is fast, available, and resilient.
- Prioritize work and resources across teams.
- Make sure the handbook is used and maintained.
- Identify positions we need to hire for, open up vacancies, and interview applicants.
- Help to recruit for difficult to hire positions.
- Grow skills in team leads and directors, give them a sense of progress, and proactively promote people.
- Identify and remedy underperformance.
- Identify missing skills and organize training to remedy.
- Reorganize teams, mostly splitting them up.
- Ensure engineers can have career progress without being a manager.
- Push for individual accountability instead of project managers/coordinators.
- Promote GitLab as a great product and place to work by engaging on social media and writing blog posts.
- Reports will include the directors of backend, frontend, infrastructure, and maybe UX and Security
- Can handle the above responsibilities
- Lead multiple engineering teams before
- Familiar with open source work methods
- Engineering experience
- Potential to lead a 250 person engineering organization
Avoid the confidence gap; you do not have to match all the listed requirements exactly to apply. Our hiring process is described in more detail in our hiring handbook.
Work remotely from anywhere in the world. Curious to see what that looks like? Check out our remote manifesto. Apply