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Engineering Manager at Platform9
Sunnyvale, CA, US
Ideal Characteristics / Profile
  • Built and led strong engineering teams in the distributed systems space
  • Well-defined hiring and retention process and philosophy, set up to create diverse, high performing teams
  • Mentor and motivate team members, along with aiding their growth and advancement 
  • Exposure to, and understanding of open-source projects
  • While not limited to specific technologies, some exposure to public / private cloud based development with the big 3 clouds / OpenStack / Kubernetes, and languages like nodejs, python, Go, Ruby is desirable 
  • Technically proficient enough to drive tradeoff evaluations and execution decisions.  Dives deep and understands tradeoffs in technology and strategy decisions.
  • Can manage geographically distributed teams, even with small numbers of individual contributors in different locations
  • Strong organizational skills - ability to manage schedule, people and cost / budget
  • Culture fit: identifies with our core values
  • Bar raiser - Amplifies the overall ability and productivity of the team
Nice to have
  • Exposure to application development in the cloud-native landscape is a bonus
  • Entrepreneurial bent - ability to balance growth with development
  • Evangelism - interest and ability to be the spokesperson for Platform9 externally
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes, and the associated ecosystem
  • Exposure to serverless / FaaS technologies, particularly within the Kubernetes ecosystem
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