Engineering Manager (Mid/Senior level)


3 weeks ago

11/15/2019 10:22:50

Job type: Full-time

Hiring from: US only

Category: Software Dev

Gremlin is on a mission to make the internet more reliable and resilient. Pioneering the new discipline of Chaos Engineering, Gremlin helps leading companies build resiliency into their increasingly complex software systems.

Our solution enables engineering teams to safely inject controlled failure into systems to identify, fix, and prevent outages. More resilient systems translate to happier users and better business.

About the role of Engineering Manager

This is a unique opportunity for an Engineering Manager who is passionate for

  • Building great products and

  • Growing healthy teams

Gremlin makes it easier for organizations to be reliable. You’ll improve Gremlin by managing engineering projects, working closely to support your team and build things you’re proud of. You’ll work closely with product management and design, and guide the technical direction for the Gremlin product.

We believe that healthy software requires healthy teams to back it. And as one of the first engineering managers at Gremlin, you’ll have a lot of influence on how we build thoughtful and  inclusive teams.


  • Manage projects incrementally (at Gremlin, the Engineering Manager does project management)

  • Set goals and objectives to clarify direction.

  • Curate and guide team process.

  • Support and coach the people on your team.

  • Hire new team members.

  • Manage effectively within a remote-by-default culture.

  • Guide the creation of cutting edge Chaos Engineering tooling.

Key Skills and Attributes

  • Past technical experience as an individual contributor.

  • You have experience managing projects.

  • Basic understanding of microservices, cloud native environments, and tech trends.

  • Understanding of the software development lifecycle (i.e. change management practices, source control, and automated build and deployment pipelines).

  • Effective team management, both in terms of product and people.

Nice to Have

  • Have been on-call and participated in an incident management program.

About Gremlin

We’ve lived and breathed incidents, on-call, and Chaos Engineering for a decade. Our founders, Kolton Andrus and Matthew Fornaciari, have served as ‘Call Leaders’ at Amazon and Netflix, where they were responsible for guiding on-calls through analyzing and rectifying global outages at scale. After years of developing and advocating Chaos Engineering internally, they've captured their learnings in the Gremlin product and aspire to democratize the practice.

We're backed by top tier investors, Index Ventures, Amplify Partners, and Redpoint Ventures, and have closed major enterprise customers with names you’ll recognize.

Our team is a mix of industry veterans and people eager to learn and bring their knowledge over from other companies. We value work-life balance, and you're a phenomenal fit if you value:

  • Transparency: Your communication is clear, concise and above all honest, even when the topic is difficult or uncomfortable.

  • Integrity: Do you choose to do the right thing, especially when it’s difficult?

  • Make It So: Are you the type of person that works to be the change you wish to see at a company?

  • Ownership: You use your skill and judgement to make decisions and autonomously act upon them, owning the outcome.

  • Unabated Ambition: Do you aspire to help build a lasting company?

If you're passionate about building and designing tools that help the best companies in the world deliver more reliable service to millions of customers each and every day, we'd love to hear from you.

Location Agnostic. Equal Opportunity.

Gremlin is an equal opportunity workplace committed to a diverse and inclusive culture. Though we boast a remote by default culture, we are headquartered in the Bay Area, with offices in San Jose & San Francisco.

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